2019 · Book Review · Bookish · Children's Book · Diversity · Hena Khan · Islam · Muslim · Own Voices

Book Review of Under My Hijab: We need more beautiful stories like this!

Blurb Grandma wears it clasped under her chin. Aunty pins hers up with a beautiful brooch. Jenna puts it under a sun hat when she hikes. Zara styles hers to match her outfit. As a young girl observes six very different women in her life who each wear the hijab in a unique way, she…… Continue reading Book Review of Under My Hijab: We need more beautiful stories like this!

2019 · Book Review · Bookish · Bradley W. Wright · Children's Book · Diversity · Entangled Teen · Fantasy · Fiction · Hena Khan · Madeline J. Reynolds · Muslim · Neurodiversity · Own Voices · Paranormal · Quotes I Devoured This Month · Sara Crawford · Wrap Up · YA

Quotes I Devoured This Month: March 2019

(A monthly wrap up with a twist.) “Be brave. Be adventurous.” “It was amazing the illusion of familiarity a simple shortening of someone’s name could create.” “That’s one of the things I really like about you. Everything through your eyes is magical.”   Elias Caldwell needs more than his life in nineteenth-century England has to…… Continue reading Quotes I Devoured This Month: March 2019

Book Review · Bookish · Diversity · Neurodiversity · Own Voices · YA

Book Review of The Place Inside the Storm: A coming of age, dystopian story of a girl named Tara, who goes on a journey of self-discovery and learns more about neurodiversity.

The Place Inside the Storm takes place in the near future, 2038, where the word Autism has been deleted from dictionaries and published papers. Tara is a 14 years old girl who is extremely intelligent and struggles to make friendships. Her only current friend is Xel, an AI that looks like a cat. Her parents…… Continue reading Book Review of The Place Inside the Storm: A coming of age, dystopian story of a girl named Tara, who goes on a journey of self-discovery and learns more about neurodiversity.

2019 · Book Review · Bookish · Fiction · Indie Authors · Paranormal · Romance · Sara Crawford · Vampires · YA

Book Review of Into the Shadows: An action-packed, fast-paced read!

Blurb Is Chloe ready to travel into the shadows? Chloe Chastain thought the mysterious stranger from the internet was just another obsessed fan of her favorite vampire books, and she grew close to him, letting him see into her soul. When she discovered that he was the actual dangerous vampire, Theodore Dupont, from her favorite…… Continue reading Book Review of Into the Shadows: An action-packed, fast-paced read!

2019 · Book Review · Bookish · Diversity · Entangled Teen · Historical Fiction · LGBTQIA · Madeline J. Reynolds · Queer · Romance · Sci-Fi · Time Traveling · YA

Book Review of The Time Traveler’s Guide to Modern Romance

Blurb Elias Caldwell needs more than his life in nineteenth-century England has to offer. He’d rather go on an adventure than spend one more minute at some stuffy party. When his grandfather gives him a pocket watch he claims can transport him to any place and time, Elias doesn’t believe it…until he’s whisked away to…… Continue reading Book Review of The Time Traveler’s Guide to Modern Romance

2018 · 2019 · Book Review · Bookish · Cancer Rep · Debut Novel · Drug addiction Rep · Eric smith · Flux · Flux Books · Kati Gardner · Own Voices · YA

Book Review of Brave Enough- A raw, honest, heartbreaking, and beautiful story.

Blurb Teenager Cason Martin is the youngest ballerina in the Atlanta Ballet Conservatory. She never really had a choice of whether she learned to dance or not. Her mother, the conservatory’s artistic director, has made all the decisions in Cason’s life. But that’s about to change. Cason has been hiding an injury, and it’s much…… Continue reading Book Review of Brave Enough- A raw, honest, heartbreaking, and beautiful story.

2018 · 2019 · Asian Rep · Book Review · Bookish · Diversity · Entangled Teen · Lydia Kang · Own Voices · Romance · Sci-Fi · YA

Book Review Of Toxic- A very unique Sci-Fi thriller that dwells on one’s troubling cogitations & showcases brilliancy when it comes to world-building.

Blurb Hana isn’t supposed to exist. She’s grown up hidden by her mother in a secret room of the bioship Cyclo until the day her mother is simply gone – along with the entire crew. Cyclo tells her she was abandoned, but she’s certain her mother wouldn’t leave her there to die. And Hana isn’t…… Continue reading Book Review Of Toxic- A very unique Sci-Fi thriller that dwells on one’s troubling cogitations & showcases brilliancy when it comes to world-building.

2019 · Book Review · Bookish · Contemporary · Diversity · Eric smith · Fantasy · Fiction · Flux · Flux Books · Own Voices · YA

Book Review of The Girl and the Grove- A heartfelt Urban Fantasy that explores environmental activism, acceptance, family, and friendship!

Blurb Teenager Leila’s life is full of challenges. From bouncing around the foster care system to living with seasonal affective disorder, she’s never had an easy road. Leila keeps herself busy with her passion for environmental advocacy, monitoring the Urban Ecovists message board and joining a local environmental club with her best friend Sarika. And…… Continue reading Book Review of The Girl and the Grove- A heartfelt Urban Fantasy that explores environmental activism, acceptance, family, and friendship!

Book Review · Bookish · Dystopian · Entangled Teen · Pintip Dunn · Romance · Sci-Fi · SFF · YA

Book Review of Star-Crossed: A storyline that is very unique and weird and a bit hard to swallow.

Blurb Princess Vela’s people are starving. Stranded on a planet that lacks food, Vela makes the ultimate sacrifice and becomes an Aegis for her people. Accepting a genetic modification that takes sixty years off her life, she can feed her colony via nutrition pills. But her best friend is still getting worse. And she’s not…… Continue reading Book Review of Star-Crossed: A storyline that is very unique and weird and a bit hard to swallow.

2019 · Bingo · Book Review · Bookish · Depression · Diversity · Edgar Award Nominee for Best Young Adult · Emi Ali · Laurie Halse Anderson · Mental Illness · MHBingo · Muslim · New Adult · Own Voices · Penguin Books · Wrap Up · YA

Mental Health Book Bingo 2019 Wrap Up #MHBB

  My most anticipated month of the year has come and gone; unfortunately, I failed to make the best of it because my mental health sucked big time. Being a part of this amazing team and seeing other people join #mhbb definitely made have a couple of highlights while I was stuck in thy gloomy cave.…… Continue reading Mental Health Book Bingo 2019 Wrap Up #MHBB