Book Review · Bookish · Fiction · Islam · Middle Grade · Muslim · YA

Book Review- Sadia: Hijab tropes and a story that could have gone right, but didn’t!

Blurb: ” Three female Muslim teenagers must decide how far they are willing to go to defend their beliefs when faced with the pressures of life.” Thirteen-year-old Sadia is Muslim and passionate about one thing: basketball. When her teacher announces tryouts for this year’s co-ed team, she jumps at the opportunity. Her talent speaks for…… Continue reading Book Review- Sadia: Hijab tropes and a story that could have gone right, but didn’t!

Book Review · Bookish · Curiosity-Quills · Fantasy · Fiction · magic · Romance · Sci-Fi · Steam Punk · YA

Book Review- Cogling: Hypnosis, slavery, and the power of magical beings!

Blurb: When fifteen-year-old Edna Mather tears an expensive and unfamiliar pocket watch off her little brother’s neck, he crumbles into a pile of cogs right before her eyes. Horrified, Edna flees for help, but encounters Ike, a thief who attempts to steal the watch before he realizes what it is: a device to power Coglings—clockwork…… Continue reading Book Review- Cogling: Hypnosis, slavery, and the power of magical beings!

Adult · Blog Tour · Book Review · Bookish · Contemporary · Sourcebooks

Blog Tour- Book Review of Friends and other liars: Realistic Events, Raw Emotions, PLL vibes, and a Bucket Full of Heartache!

Blurb: To all my old friends: So here you all are. Nice to see you can show up for a person once he’s dead. When Ruby St. James returns to her hometown, it is to the grave of her old friend Danny, a member of a group that was, ten years ago, Ruby’s whole world.…… Continue reading Blog Tour- Book Review of Friends and other liars: Realistic Events, Raw Emotions, PLL vibes, and a Bucket Full of Heartache!

10 Days Of ... · Chronic Pain Rep · Chronicles of a Spoonie · Creative Writing · Diversity · I Graduated, Now What?! · Introduction · Journal · Non-Fiction

Introducing: 3 new blog series

During the last few months of 2017, 2 new blog series ideas began blossoming inside of my mind! Now that I have had enough time to come up with appropriate titles, I was struck by a new idea that was inspired by Lucie Fank! With all of the three titles and banners ready, it is…… Continue reading Introducing: 3 new blog series

Bingo · Book Review · Bookish · Depression · Diversity · Fantasy · Fiction · Mental Illness · MHBingo · Non-Fiction · YA

#MHBookBingo 2018 Wrap Up!

  Ayah, it is the 9th of February!!! Isn’t it  kind of too late for you to post this?  *Sighs* I know, I know! However, I am still going to do this. Last month, January, we (Wendy, Sar, Laura, Inge, Christine, and yours truly) hosted our very 1st Mental Health Book Bingo. To learn more about this, click here. We hosted…… Continue reading #MHBookBingo 2018 Wrap Up!

Book Review · Bookish · Depression · Mental Illness · MHBingo · Non-Fiction · Own Voices

Book Review- Ending the Cycle of Abuse:”He decided that he can get over it by just saying that he is what he sets himself to be.”

I loved the title because it showed that you can still be okay and move on with your life despite your childhood trauma. However………… What I liked: The author failing many times after deciding to try to no tallow the past influence his present and future. This was so realistic and authentic that I was…… Continue reading Book Review- Ending the Cycle of Abuse:”He decided that he can get over it by just saying that he is what he sets himself to be.”

Book Review · Bookish · Diversity · Fiction · HMH Books for Young Readers · Mental Illness · MHBingo · Own Voices · YA

Book Review- Under Rose-Tainted Skies: Norah’s voice, and the actions of the people who love & support her are so unique & precious that I didn’t want this story to come to an end.

I LOVE! I ADORE! I STAN! Under Rose-Tainted Skies is an #OwnVoices mental health novel that was brilliantly written by Louise Gornall. I listened to the audiobook, and I was surprised with how perfect the narration was. The way Norah talked and thought was incredibly, well voiced. The rushed thoughts running through her mind, and…… Continue reading Book Review- Under Rose-Tainted Skies: Norah’s voice, and the actions of the people who love & support her are so unique & precious that I didn’t want this story to come to an end.