Before Time – Review
Fiction, Novella, Romance / May 17, 2015

First published in 2014 (Kindle), Before Time by Xunaira J. is the first book of a new series in tragic romance genre that explores relationship in the cyber world. Exploring mIRC chat software, Xunaira takes us through the lives of two people. Onaiza, a Islamabad-based girl preparing for medical school admission and Asher, a workaholic guy currently outside Pakistan. The book will soon be launched in Pakistan and currently undergoing printing. Synopsis Nineteen-year-old Onaiza Shahid is a loner and a dreamer, bookish and socially isolated. A chance ramble into a chatting software changes everything. The words of a stranger compel her. Addicted and falling fast, their secret love changes her life. But will the idealistic teenager get her happily ever after? The World of mIRC Most of the story takes place in mIRC where Onaiza and Asher chat anonymously. Most of the people they interact with, none know each others real names. The story starts with Onaiza encountering cyber harassment and banning the user, then chatting with the user Impassioned (Asher’s nickname) and having an intellectual discussion. The story moves on to Onaiza’s real life where we see her relation with her parents, siblings and her friends. Right after chatting with Asher she…