Book Review: Live in with a Ghost, Author – Kritika Sharma, Publisher – Half Baked Beans

My review


‘Live in with a ghost’? Does the question seem to be a spooky one? Well, it might seem to but truly speaking it’s not at all! Infact, take this as a cautionary note because you might crave for one after reading this account.


Ghosts have usually been associated with a horror factor and not much experimentation has been done relating them to the living beings; especially in a friendly manner. Moreover, they are envisioned  in not so charming and attractive avatar. What if, you get a chance to encounter one by yourself?  Will you accept the dare? What do you think your ordeal will shape up to? Do you think that you will be to sustain the uncertainties tagged along? One interesting point to be noted – what will you address the experience as – what if I suggest it to be – an out-of-the-world experience? Wait, where would you land up afterwards – this world or that world or some parallel world???


This story penned by Kritika Sharma unveils the emotions of a girl who finally lands up to live-in with a ghost! Now, whether this is a matter of chance or a sheer choice is what constitutes the content of the book. She has intelligently crafted a love story at the intersection of two world(s) and etched a connection between the respective inhabitants.


Strange, as it might sound; this is a very light hearted read which can be very easily fed in one cute sitting. Here, I would love to add a pinch of a reading tip. As winters are pouring in, just grab your copy along with a cup of coffee and snuggle up under your blanket. You will love to share your dreams with the dreaded.


Extending my statement, I further add that the simplicity of her writing style makes the characterization really strong. It was not at all required to make believe them rather they came gliding as smooth as the flow of the words with each passage. The simplicity remains the essence of her book cover as well. Free of all the mushy dialogues; it calls for love only and can be easily heard by the target readers.


She has very smoothly set up a platform to let the creepy creep in and in no time, you feel him next to you. She won’t stop here and builds up the enthusiasm to make him remain by your side every passing second. With her, he becomes your companion who rules your heart and reads your minds with equal fluency.


I admit that I am very much scared of horror stories and often decline the review proposals as soon as I receive them but this time Kritika was bold enough to challenge and convince me at the same time and after reading and reviewing her work, I say – keep that coming baby! Tons of thanks to you; especially for breaking that invisible barrier surrounding me and introducing me to a whole new concept and a new language of love!


I recommend this book for the romance readers who love to dig deep to hunt and find love and who all are non- believers of superficial love.


About the book


Jia & Jai have a unique love story where she is human and he is a ghost. They meet during an out-of-body experience after an accident. Although from different worlds, she is simple middle-class journalist and he is a rich playboy, they fall in love instantly. During the adventure of their relation they both go through various exciting events which include tears, laughter, love and even fighting-off goons. Throughout their relation, the only thing Jia fears is what if he wakes up and forgets her. And in the end of the story he does wake up but if he remembers her is yet to be known…


About the Author


Kritika is an enthusiast writer, reviewer, blogger and Senior Manager in a leading Market research company and is currently based in Mumbai.


Her passions lie in cooking, writing and reading. Apart from family and work, she spends most of her time reading different fantasy stories and she has eventually ended up building up one of her own. Kritika is also a singer and loves to write poems for varied occasions.



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