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A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown

For Malik, the Solstasia festival is a chance to escape his war-stricken home and start a new life with his sisters in the prosperous desert city of Ziran. But when a vengeful spirit abducts Malik’s younger sister, Nadia, as payment into the city, Malik strikes a fatal deal—kill Karina, Crown Princess of Ziran, for Nadia’s… Continue reading A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown

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The Court of Miracles by Kester Grant

In the violent urban jungle of an alternate 1828 Paris, the French Revolution has failed and the city is divided between merciless royalty and nine underworld criminal guilds, known as the Court of Miracles. Eponine (Nina) Thénardier is a talented cat burglar and member of the Thieves Guild. Nina's life is midnight robberies, avoiding her… Continue reading The Court of Miracles by Kester Grant

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Q&A series: Curly Hair Bibliophile

Hi guys, It's time for my first interview with a blogger as part of my new series and this week we have Liv from Curly Hair Bibliophile answering some bookish questions! I've followed Liv for a while over on Twitter and I love her energy, passion for books and also advocating for diverse representation in… Continue reading Q&A series: Curly Hair Bibliophile

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Monthly Wrap Up: May 2020

This month - or last month since I'm writing this in June - I prioritised reading books by Muslim authors due to Ramadan and I took part in my first readathon, which was the Ramadan Readathon run by Nadia aka Headscarves & Hardbacks. I really enjoyed taking part in the readathon and more consciously picking… Continue reading Monthly Wrap Up: May 2020

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Announcement: Q&A with a blogger series!

Hi guys, So by the title, you'll know what this post is about but I'm going to go into a bit more detail about it and do a proper announcement because I'm so excited! Interviewing fellow bloggers on this space has been one of my blogging goals for the past years but I just never… Continue reading Announcement: Q&A with a blogger series!

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Forest of Souls by Lori M. Lee

Sirscha Ashwyn comes from nothing, but she’s intent on becoming something. After years of training to become the queen’s next royal spy, her plans are derailed when shamans attack and kill her best friend Saengo. And then Sirscha, somehow, restores Saengo to life. Unveiled as the first soulguide in living memory, Sirscha is summoned to… Continue reading Forest of Souls by Lori M. Lee

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Descendant Of the Crane by Joan He

Tyrants cut out hearts. Rulers sacrifice their own. Princess Hesina of Yan has always been eager to shirk the responsibilities of the crown, but when her beloved father is murdered, she’s thrust into power, suddenly the queen of an unstable kingdom. Determined to find her father’s killer, Hesina does something desperate: she engages the aid… Continue reading Descendant Of the Crane by Joan He

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Saints and Misfits by S.K. Ali

How much can you tell about a person just by looking at them? Janna Yusuf knows a lot of people can’t figure out what to make of her…an Arab Indian-American hijabi teenager who is a Flannery O’Connor obsessed book nerd, aspiring photographer, and sometime graphic novelist is not exactly easy to put into a box.… Continue reading Saints and Misfits by S.K. Ali

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Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo

Camino Rios lives for the summers when her father visits her in the Dominican Republic. But this time, on the day when his plane is supposed to land, Camino arrives at the airport to see crowds of crying people... In New York City, Yahaira Rios is called to the principal's office, where her mother is… Continue reading Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo

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The Weight of Our Sky by Hanna Alkaf

A music-loving teen with OCD does everything she can to find her way back to her mother during the historic race riots in 1969 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in this heart-pounding literary debut. Melati Ahmad looks like your typical moviegoing, Beatles-obsessed sixteen-year-old. Unlike most other sixteen-year-olds though, Mel also believes that she harbors a djinn inside… Continue reading The Weight of Our Sky by Hanna Alkaf