Blog Tour + Review: 10 Things I Hate About Pinky by Sandhya Menon

Hello, friends! I’m thrilled to be the next stop on the 10 Things I Hate About Pinky Blog Tour! 10TIHAP is the third and final book in the Dimpleverse series by Sandhya Menon. If you haven’t read any of Sandhya’s books yet, you need to change that right now. I love the way Sandhya writes rom-coms: an enjoyable mix of swoony romance, charming characters, and sparkling wit. If you want to know more about the Dimpleverse books then read my reviews for When Dimple Met Rishi and There’s Something About Sweetie.

Be sure to grab your copy of 10 Things I Hate About Pinky on July 21st!

Before we go any further, check out the official synopsis for 10 Things I Hate About Pinky:

The delightful follow-up to When Dimple Met Rishi and There’s Something about Sweetie, which follows Ashish’s friends Pinky and Samir as they pretend to date in order to achieve their individual goals, to disastrous and hilarious results.

Pinky Kumar wears the social justice warrior badge with pride. From raccoon hospitals to persecuted rock stars, no cause is too esoteric for her to champion. But a teeny tiny part of her also really enjoys making her conservative, buttoned-up corporate lawyer parents cringe.

Samir Jha might have a few…quirks remaining from the time he had to take care of his sick mother, like the endless lists he makes in his planner and the way he schedules every minute of every day, but those are good things. They make life predictable and steady.

Pinky loves lazy summers at her parents’ Cape Cod lake house, but after listening to them harangue her about the poor decisions she’s made (a.k.a. boyfriends she’s had), she hatches a plan. Get her sorta-friend-sorta-enemy—who is a total Harvard-bound Mama’s boy—to pose as her perfect boyfriend for the summer.

When Samir’s internship falls through, leaving him with an unplanned summer, he gets a text from Pinky asking if he’ll be her fake boyfriend in exchange for a new internship. He jumps at the opportunity; Pinky’s a weirdo, but he can survive a summer with her if there’s light at the end of the tunnel.

As they bicker their way through lighthouses and butterfly habitats, sparks fly, and they both realize this will be a summer they’ll never forget.

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Blog Tour + Mini Review + Covers and Cupcakes #11

Hello! Welcome to the OF CURSES AND KISSES Blog Tour 

hosted by the

💖Sandhya’s Sweethearts💖 Street Team!

I’m so glad to finally be able to gush about this fabulous book! I was lucky enough to receive an ARC of this last year and completely fell in love with this contemporary retelling of Beauty and the Beast. It has everything you would expect of a Sandhya Menon novel: lovable characters, swoony romance, and celebration of diversity. If there is one retelling you read in 2020, make it Of Curses and Kisses!

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Blog Tour + Mini Review + Covers and Cupcakes #10!

Welcome to THE LIGHT AT THE BOTTOM OF THE WORLD Blog Tour! We are so excited to celebrate this phenomenal debut by London Shah that releases on October 29th. It’s a YA sci-fi set in a post-apocalyptic world where Earth is under water. It stars a British-Muslim teen named Leyla McQueen living in London. It has sub-racing, a dangerous rescue mission, and the exploration of the darkest depths of the ocean.

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Blog Tour + A to Z Reasons to Read ‘Love from A to Z’ by S.K. Ali


Welcome to one of the last stops on the Countdown to Love from A to Z Blog Tour!

It’s been so awesome being part of the Street Team and promoting this marvelous book! Before we share our post with you, here’s a little bit about the book and author to spark your interest.


From William C. Morris Award Finalist S.K. Ali comes an unforgettable romance that is part The Sun Is Also a Star mixed with Anna and the French Kiss, following two Muslim teens who meet during a spring break trip.

A marvel: something you find amazing. Even ordinary-amazing. Like potatoes—because they make French fries happen. Like the perfect fries Adam and his mom used to make together.

An oddity: whatever gives you pause. Like the fact that there are hateful people in the world. Like Zayneb’s teacher, who won’t stop reminding the class how “bad” Muslims are.

But Zayneb, the only Muslim in class, isn’t bad. She’s angry.

When she gets suspended for confronting her teacher, and he begins investigating her activist friends, Zayneb heads to her aunt’s house in Doha, Qatar, for an early start to spring break.

Fueled by the guilt of getting her friends in trouble, she resolves to try out a newer, “nicer” version of herself in a place where no one knows her.

Then her path crosses with Adam’s.

Since he got diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in November, Adam’s stopped going to classes, intent, instead, on perfecting the making of things. Intent on keeping the memory of his mom alive for his little sister.

Adam’s also intent on keeping his diagnosis a secret from his grieving father.

Alone, Adam and Zayneb are playing roles for others, keeping their real thoughts locked away in their journals.

Until a marvel and an oddity occurs…

Marvel: Adam and Zayneb meeting.

Oddity: Adam and Zayneb meeting.

You can find S.K. Ali on Twitter, Instagram & her website.

Buy the book! Barnes & Noble || Amazon

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Blog Tour + Review: Ayesha Dean The Seville Secret by Melati Lum

Welcome to the next stop on the Ayesha Dean The Seville Secret Blog Tour! We are so excited to finally share our review of this fantastic book by Melati Lum.

Melati Lum returns to the world of Ayesha Dean to take middle grade readers on a new, exciting adventure through Seville, Spain! The second book in the Ayesha Dean series is titled The Seville Secret and is just as thrilling and fun as its predecessor, The Istanbul Intrigue. Be sure to read our review for book one here.

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