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 · Book Review · Bookish · Diversity · Entangled Teen · Fantasy · Historical Fiction · LGBTQIA · Madeline J. Reynolds · magic · Romance · YA

Book Review of Illusions: A uniquely written, piece of heaven!

    Thomas Pendelton was born into wealth and prestige. He has a sensitive heart and wants nothing more than to write poetry. Instead, he is apprenticing for Neville Wighton the Great, an aging magician who has become somewhat crazed over the years in his pursuit of fame. With Thomas’ help, Wighton is about to…… Continue reading Book Review of Illusions: A uniquely written, piece of heaven!

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