Book Review: Milan By Simi K. Rao {Book Tour!}

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Hey guys!

I recently was invited to join in on the book tour for Milan (a Wedding Story) by Simi K. Rao.

Review below the cut!!

I'll be the first to admit that I have a very very limited knowledge of the traditions and such of India so I was pretty confused throughout this story when they went through their traditions or talked about food or anything like that. A lot of pages had little footnotes at the bottom that explained words and that was SUPER helpful!

I really love arranged marriage stories. Honestly it's like my (horrible) love for student/teacher stories. I probably read too much fanfiction(jk theres no such thing as too much fanfiction!). I was super excited when I saw that this was an arranged marriage story and I'm pretty sure that was 98% of the reason I said yes to the tour(I'm telling you, it's all that fanfiction!). So this wasn't like the arranged marriage stories that I'm used to reading, usually the parents force the marriage and neither person in the marriage wants anything to do with it and then they learn to get along and eventually fall in love. That is not what happens in this story. In this story Ahaan, the groom, wants the marriage. He has had a crush on Mili for years and he's the one that suggested the engagement. Mili on the other hand, does not want to get married. She's 24 and an amazing musician who wants to go far in her career. Marriage is the last thing on her mind. So that was totally new to me and I'm not sure how much I liked it like that. Ahaan seemed pretty pushy to me and even though he had good intentions it was still odd.

Mili kind of bugged me. Sometimes I liked her and agreed with her and sometimes I was like STOP you're being annoying. I'm still not totally sure how I feel about her. She seemed a little bit whiny to me but I guess that's to be expected when you're being somewhat forced into a marriage.

As I said before, I know next to nothing(practically nothing) about how things are done in India so even though I did learn a bit while reading this book I'm sure I would have enjoyed the book more if I knew more about the country and traditions.

Simi K. Rao's writing style isn't my favorite but I was able to read it pretty easily and I have definitely read worse so I'm not going to complain!

I gave this book 3 stars on goodreads!

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