Book Review- A Cage Of Desires By Shuchi Singh Kalra
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There’s a kind of love that makes you go down on one knee, and there’s the kind that brings you down on both. You don’t need the latter, because no matter what you do, you cannot make anyone love you back.’
Renu had always craved for love and security, and her boring marriage, mundane existence somehow leads her to believe that, maybe, this is what love is all about. Maya, on the other hand, is a successful author who is infamous for her bold, erotic books.
What do these two women have in common? How are their lives intertwined?
Renu’s thirst for love and longing takes her on a poignant journey of self-exploration. The answers come to her when she finds the courage to stand up for herself, to fight her inner demons and free herself from the cage of desires . . .


“Love should feel like clarity, not confusion

Comfort, not illusion

An ache, not pain

Longing, not loneliness

Love should feel whole”

I won’t spoil this for you- This is about Renu and Maya- distinct instincts which were needed to explore and time-bound with circumstances play a huge role.

A cage of desires is a perfect story thin lined between Romance and Erotica.
The author has managed to keep this discipline of writing and this book is hard to let down. It has got all the immense a true love can give. Much to my surprise, this is one of the most sensible stories blended with passionate love. The story is fast paced and can be completed in a day. I am just in love with how Shuchi ends each chapter- a serene finish to each chapter. The letters that Maya writes and throws to bin was written with such a clarity of life amidst so much confusion.

A cage of desires, the new book from Shuchi Singh Kalra, is a heady narrative—a walk on the wild side from a writer who has managed to write a wonderful story. The author manages to captivate you with her style of writing and her way of describing why some authors write. and what they write doesn’t matter. All that matters is how they make it an awesome read.
Even though Shuchi’s work hers is characterized as erotica (by the author herself) and probes the raw emotional states of characters on the edge, I sincerely feel that this is purely raw and elegantly poised.

Shuchi’s lively portrayal of the Carefree Maya, her superlative powers of description and delicate handling of a raw and sensitive topic matter have resulted in a profound narrative about beauty and mortality, loss and redemption.

As much as I have explained the inner beauty of this book, the cover is simply irresistible but somewhere I felt that blurb gave a little wrong hope.

A Cage of desires is a captivating and atmospheric read. Shuchi has created compelling, multifaceted characters—from Renu’s lonely housewife life to her heartbreak to the heart-wrenching betrayal. Shuchi’s emotional depth and the questions at its center have a surprising moral weight. Readers will root for Maya through every twist and turn of her story.

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