Review & Interview: From Twinkle, With Love by Sandhya Menon
Today’s review of From Twinkle, With Love by Sandhya Menon, is inspired by the cover reveal for her upcoming release, There’s Something About Sweetie, which you can see the cover in all it’s glory along with an excerpt on Bustle! Be sure to check out my interview with Sandhya as well as my review below!
From Twinkle, with Loveby Sandhya Menon
Published by: Simon Pulse
on May 22, 2018
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary Romance
Aspiring filmmaker and wallflower Twinkle Mehra has stories she wants to tell and universes she wants to explore, if only the world would listen. So when fellow film geek Sahil Roy approaches her to direct a movie for the upcoming Summer Festival, Twinkle is all over it. The chance to publicly showcase her voice as a director? Dream come true. The fact that it gets her closer to her longtime crush, Neil Roy—a.k.a. Sahil’s twin brother? Dream come true x 2.
When mystery man “N” begins emailing her, Twinkle is sure it’s Neil, finally ready to begin their happily-ever-after. The only slightly inconvenient problem is that, in the course of movie-making, she’s fallen madly in love with the irresistibly adorkable Sahil.
Twinkle soon realizes that resistance is futile: The romance she’s got is not the one she’s scripted. But will it be enough?
Told through the letters Twinkle writes to her favorite female filmmakers, From Twinkle, with Love navigates big truths about friendship, family, and the unexpected places love can find you.
Interview with Sandhya Menon
Ok so how does Sandhya have all of these words, characters, and stories in her!?
If Dimple was our meet cute rom-com, Twinkle is our coming of age epistolary exploration (oh yeah, there’s a cute ass love story in this one, too!).
Twinkle aspires to be like the female filmmakers she writes to but she’s got to learn a few things before she can aspire to their greatness. From Twinkle, With Love is exactly that story.
Twinkle is challenged with putting together a film her senior year, a difficult challenge all on its own. Add to it unrequited love, friendships that have their trials, and hitting the creative wall.
I appreciate the this isn’t the same story reworked. There’s a lot of complex character work in this story that takes Twinkle down a long winding path to self actualization. I experienced a lot of emotions with this book.
I’m here for Sandhya writing all sorts of contemporary stories!
Sandhya Menon & Kiley Roche | Hicklebee’s
May 26th, 2018