2018 · African Literature · Bookish · Fiction · Historical Fiction · Own Voices · WOC

Excerpt- Of Captivity & Kings: A chapter that integrates the concept of ” A story within a story” with “African culture and history.”

Blurb: The laws are different in the Kushite ruled Kingdom of Nabara. The penalty for involvement in the slave trade is death, and if the King fails to provide justice and order under ma’at, the High Priests can order him to commit suicide. When a Roman slave ship wrecks off the coast of Nabara, peace…… Continue reading Excerpt- Of Captivity & Kings: A chapter that integrates the concept of ” A story within a story” with “African culture and history.”

African Literature · Book Review · Bookish · Historical Fiction · Own Voices

Book Review- Of Captivity & Kings: A storyline that is very captivating and rich in African culture!!!!!!

Blurb: The laws are different in the Kushite ruled Kingdom of Nabara. The penalty for involvement in the slave trade is death, and if the King fails to provide justice and order under ma’at, the High Priests can order him to commit suicide. When a Roman slave ship wrecks off the coast of Nabara, peace…… Continue reading Book Review- Of Captivity & Kings: A storyline that is very captivating and rich in African culture!!!!!!

Book Review · Bookish · Fantasy · Historical Fiction · Muslim · New Adult · Own Voices · Romance · YA

Book Review- City Of Brass: Jinns, Political parties, and a journey of self discovery

“ Greatness takes time, Banu Nahida. Often the mightiest things have the humblest beginnings” Basic Keywords and Intro: Own Voices: Muslim debut Novel New Adult Fantasy Novel Dual Narrative : Nahri & Ali Nahri lives in Cairo, and remembers nothing about her past. She is a 20 something  street healer by day, and con person…… Continue reading Book Review- City Of Brass: Jinns, Political parties, and a journey of self discovery

Bookish · Historical Fiction · Islam · Muslim · YA

Book Review of Blood & Ink: When Romeo & Juliet meets Terrorism. (Are you cringing yet?)

Basic Keywords and Intro: Romeo & Juliet meets Terrorism.( Are you cringing yet?) A Historical Fiction Novel: The 2012 coup in Timbuktu, Mali Ali belongs to the “Defenders of Faith” movement Ali begins to fall in love with Kadi What would he chose? Love or “ Faith” Points to address: Where do I even start?…… Continue reading Book Review of Blood & Ink: When Romeo & Juliet meets Terrorism. (Are you cringing yet?)

Book Review · Bookish · Fantasy · Historical Fiction · Middle Grade

Book Review: The Mesmerist by Ronald L. Smith

Title: The Mesmerist  Author: Ronald L. Smith Publisher:  Clarion Books Publication Date:  February 7th 2017  Genre: Middle Grade, Fantasy, Historical Fiction  Format: Ebook My Rating: 3/5 stars     Blurb: Thirteen-year-old Jessamine Grace and her mother make a living as sham spiritualists—until they discover that Jess is a mesmerist and that she really can talk to the dead. Soon she…… Continue reading Book Review: The Mesmerist by Ronald L. Smith

Book Review · Bookish · Fantasy · Historical Fiction · HMH Books for Young Readers · Mystery · YA

Book Review: The Disappearances by Emily Bain Murphy

Title: The Disappearances  Author: Emily Bain Murphy Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers Publication Date: July 4th 2017 Genre: Mystery, Historical Fiction, YA, Fantasy Format: Ebook My Rating: 5/5 stars   Plot: What if the ordinary things in life suddenly…disappeared? Aila Quinn’s mother, Juliet, has always been a mystery: vibrant yet guarded, she keeps her secrets beyond Aila’s reach.…… Continue reading Book Review: The Disappearances by Emily Bain Murphy

Book Review · Bookish · Fantasy · Historical Fiction · Sci-Fi · Time Traveling · YA

Book Review: Invictus by Ryan Graudin

Title: Invictus Author: Ryan Graudin Publisher: Little, Brown Books Publication Date: September 26th, 2017 Genre: YA, Sci-Fi, Historical Fiction Format: eARC My Rating: 4/5      Blurb: Time flies when you’re plundering history. Farway Gaius McCarthy was born outside of time. The son of a time-traveling Recorder from 2354 AD and a gladiator living in…… Continue reading Book Review: Invictus by Ryan Graudin