Title: Girl on the Verge Author: Pintip Dunn Publisher: Kensington Publication Date: June 27th, 2017 Genre: YA, Contemporary, Thriller Format: Ebook My Rating: 4/5 stars Plot: How far would you go to belong? In her small Kansas town, at her predominantly white school, Kanchana doesn’t look like anyone else. But at home, her Thai grandmother chides her for being too westernized.…… Continue reading Book Review: Girl on the Verge by Pintip Dunn
My Top 5 Reasons for Writing an #Ownvoices Novel #Ownvoices has become a hot hashtag this past year. It applies to any novel with diverse or marginalized characters written by authors from that same marginalized group. It was created to help identify authentic diverse books within a publishing world where #ownvoices stories were often overlooked.…… Continue reading Top5…#4: Shaila Patel’s Top5 reasons for writing #OwnVoices
Why I Write Ask me why I write on any other day and the answer would be different. Probably it would simply be that I can’t not write. Lately though, I’ve been thinking about how I got this way. How did I come to value the written word this much? If you read God Smites…… Continue reading WHY I Write??? #2 Ft Ishara Deen
Since the very thoughtful and kind, Ayah Assem, asked me to write a piece for her “Why I Write” blog series, I have been wracking my brain about this seemingly innocent clause. That brain power led me a few places, most of them being my kitchen for snacks, but some have also included my reasoning…… Continue reading WHY I Write??? #1 Ft Imani Josey
This is a new series that I am really excited to finally start. I have been thinking about doing this for quite a while now, and I can’t wait to share with you this new bookish series. I will be inviting mostly marginalized and diverse Authors over here to talk about why they wrote Own…… Continue reading Introducing: WHY I WRITE???
Title: God Smites and other Muslim Girl Problems Author: Ishara Deen Publisher: Deeya Publishing Inc. Publication Date: January 15th 2017 Genre: YA Links: Goodreads . Amazon I received a review copy in exchange with an honest review. A muslim version of Nancy Drew?????? Gimme that book! Asiya is a Canadian-Bengali teenager who always…… Continue reading Book Review: God Smites and Other Muslim Girl Problems by Ishara Deen
Title: The Blazing Star Author: Imani Josey Publisher: Wise Ink Publication Publication Date: December 6th 2016 Genre: Fantasy, Historical Fiction, YA My Rating: 4/5 stars Links: Goodreads . Amazon I received a review copy in exchange with an honest review. Very beautiful and descriptive writing was used in this book to describe…… Continue reading Book Review: The Blazing Star By Imani Josey