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Wednesday, 10 May 2017

When Dimple Met Rishi | A fresh story with diverse characters {Yomna's Review}

This book was so cute! Took me just one day to read it.

My rating: 3/5

When Dimple Met Rishi is about a girl called Dimple, who doesn’t support or understand her family’s traditions and doesn’t see marriage as a priority for herself. She wants to become a coder, and she gets an opportunity to attend a coding contest and meet her idol. There, she meets Rishi, a romantic, a firm believer in tradition. A dreamer of star-crossed love and marriage. Their worlds collide so that they might discover that all their beliefs about what world was limited to in possibility weren't true after all.

Positive thoughts:
  • Good-boy love interest.
  • Romantic love interest
  • Great writing. I found it quotable and concise, allowing me to really fly through this book.
  • Fast-paced
  • Feisty main character.
  • Some Indian traditions, culture and some basics learned about Hinduism.
  • Super cute and slightly steamy romance. I was rooting for the main characters and cared about their connection.
  • Very easy to get into

Negative thoughts:
  • Supporting characters weren’t GREAT. I found them to be rather flat and forgettable.
  • A bit of insta-love.
  • Typical rich mean kids. No villains I loved to hate, rather they were just…there. They weren’t charismatic enough to come off as truly evil and arrogant.
  • Switching POVs were a bit annoying at times.
  • A bit repetitive. The main characters kept repeating what their goals and beliefs were. I think it was supposed to feel like reassurance, but it was a bit too much.

·         Too much foreign language without translation. Sometimes I understood from the context, but sometimes I was just oblivious. And trust me, I tried.
Overall, I recommend this book but it was more of an airplane read for me. It was good, but I wasn’t obsessed with it. It’s a fresh story with diverse characters, and it was intriguing to read about their traditions and culture and how they are different from other contemporaries!




  1. I'm excited about this one! Your review makes me eager to start it, despite your negative thoughts. I feel like a lot of these remarks (like forgettable side characters and repetitiveness) are too often present in YA contemporary these days. Too bad, really. But as I said, still excited to try this one!

    Maaike @ All These Lives.

    1. You SHOULD be excited! It's honestly such a fun read! The main characters are so interesting and the diversity is great! Unfortunately, I wasn't in love as much as I thought I would. But I definitely still recommend it! I really hope you enjoy it more! :)

  2. I really really enjoyed reading this book, and I really appreciate your review and how you broke your positives and negatives down. Awesome review!

    I'm new to blogging and book reviewing, and I was wondering if you had any tips for newbie bloggers and book reviewers.

    If you have the time, please check out my blog @breenysbooks. I'd love any feedback. Have a wonderful day.

    1. Hello! Thanks so much for your comment! I'm flattered you think that I'm of experience enough to give you tips! I guess...just keep sharing and posting comments and interacting with people. I suggest twitter and Instagram and definitely bloglovin'.

      Have a lovely day! Thanks for stopping by!


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