Backlist Blast #7: Frankly in Love by David Yoon

Hello, friends! I’m trying out another new blog meme today called Backlist Blast.

Backlist Blast is a weekly book meme which was created by Milana @ A Couple Reads and Flavia @ Flavia the Bibliophile, and is meant to encourage book bloggers to feature and talk about backlist books (meaning books that were published 6 months before your post goes live, or earlier). The main purpose of this meme is to talk about those books and get excited about them (and ideally pick them up and read them). Another purpose is for readers to find out about awesome backlist books that they might have never heard of before!

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Backlist Blast #6: The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi

Hello, friends! I’m trying out another new blog meme today called Backlist Blast.

Backlist Blast is a weekly book meme which was created by Milana @ A Couple Reads and Flavia @ Flavia the Bibliophile, and is meant to encourage book bloggers to feature and talk about backlist books (meaning books that were published 6 months before your post goes live, or earlier). The main purpose of this meme is to talk about those books and get excited about them (and ideally pick them up and read them). Another purpose is for readers to find out about awesome backlist books that they might have never heard of before!

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Can’t-Wait Wednesday #8: Shine by Jessica Jung

 

Hello, friends! I thought I would hop on the blog meme train with Can’t-Wait Wednesday.

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine.

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Memorable Moments: The Candle and the Flame

Happy Monday, dear friends! Today I am going to share with all of you some of my favorite scenes from The Candle and the Flame by Nafiza Azad. This is a beautiful fantasy novel with many strong female characters, lots of diversity, and a fiery romance. If you want to know more about The Candle and the Flame read our book discussion here!

Also, you’ve been warned. If you don’t want to be spoiled, then turn away now!! Read The Candle and the Flame then come back to enjoy this post!

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Backlist Blast #5: Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie Dao

Hello, friends! I’m trying out another new blog meme today called Backlist Blast.

Backlist Blast is a weekly book meme which was created by Milana @ A Couple Reads and Flavia @ Flavia the Bibliophile, and is meant to encourage book bloggers to feature and talk about backlist books (meaning books that were published 6 months before your post goes live, or earlier). The main purpose of this meme is to talk about those books and get excited about them (and ideally pick them up and read them). Another purpose is for readers to find out about awesome backlist books that they might have never heard of before!

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Covers and Cupcakes #16: Stories by Maurene Goo

Hello, friends! Welcome back to another edition of Covers and Cupcakes! Today I want to feature stories by Maurene Goo. She has written three YA contemporary novels so far that star Korean American characters. In Maurene’s books you’ll find sweet romances, endearing characters, and an endless amount of laughs. These are some of my favorite rom-com books and ones that highly recommend for you to read!

Be sure to add these to your TBR!!

I Believe In A Thing Called Love 

The Way You Make Me Feel

Somewhere Only We Know

Without further ado…

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Can’t-Wait Wednesday #7: A Thousand Questions by Saadia Faruqi

Hello, friends! I thought I would hop on the blog meme train with Can’t-Wait Wednesday.

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine.

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Book Review: The Other Side of the Sky by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

Hello, friends! Today I will be reviewing The Other Side of the Sky by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner. Their latest YA collaboration is a spectacular blend of science-fiction and fantasy that spans from a hi-tech city in the clouds to a crumbling land teeming with magic. It follows a goddess and a prince as they search for answers to save their respective homes, all while fighting the growing bond between them.

Before I dive into my review, here is a brief summary of what The Other Side of the Sky is about.

Synopsis:

A genre-bending romance where The 100 meets a Miyazaki-inspired fantasy world, in which the prince of a hi-tech city in the sky falls into a goddess’s ancient land ruled by magicians and prophecy.

Prince North’s home is in the sky, in a gleaming city held aloft by intricate unknown technology. But North believes his sky island is sinking. Its engines are failing, and the key to saving his home is to venture to the place the engines were first created.

Nimh is the living goddess of her people on the surface, responsible for providing answers, direction – hope. But in the midst of the surface’s worst crisis yet, a mist that spreads madness and poison, doubts have arisen among the people about Nimh’s divinity. She must find a way to manifest her power – before she is overthrown, and all is lost.

North’s and Nimh’s lives are entwined – though their hearts can never be. Linked by a terrifying prophecy and caught between duty and fate, they must choose to either save their people, or succumb to the bond that is forbidden to them.

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Top Ten Tuesday #4: Books for My Younger Self

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

This week’s post features books that I wish I had read as a child/teen. All of the books on this list are by Muslim authors. I didn’t read a book by a Muslim author or see myself represented on the page till I was an adult. I’m so glad these books exist now for young Muslim readers.

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