Because books have the power to change your life, teach you lessons and inspire you [This is a snippet from my article for A Thousand Lives.] With your back against the plush chair and your legs crossed beneath you, the soft murmurs from the other students in the library, and a gentle noise in theContinue reading “Having Books As Friends Doesn’t Make You Weird”
Let’s talk about the legend that brought us, Tracy “bog off” Beaker and how readers remember her books [this is a snippet from my article on Medium for A Thousand Lives.]
[this is a synopsis from my article / review on Medium] Sometimes, we read books that end up changing us as people — how we think, feel or even behave. They impact the way we view the world around us and our relationships. These are the books that, in all the ways that count, matterContinue reading “The Book that Changed How I See Relationships”
Thank you so much to Holley Corfield at Wattpad for sending me a copy of REVENGE OF THE SLUTS by Natalie Walton! This does not affect my review, nor rating of the book. Double standards are about to get singled out.
I am so excited to post this interview with the lovely Tashie Bhuiyan. Her YA debut, COUNTING DOWN WITH YOU, releases in 2021, featuring a “Bangladeshi-Muslim teenager who navigates the difficulties of independence, family, and first love after being roped into a fake dating facade by a classmate”. I’m even more excited because Tashie herselfContinue reading “In Conversation with Tashie Bhuiyan”
Thank you so much to Head of Zeus for sending me this book to review — it meant a ton ; this in no way affects my review or rating. Trigger warning: bizarre as fuck gore / animal death / mentions of blood, explosions and death Samantha Heather Mackey couldn’t be more of an outsiderContinue reading “Bunny”
I’m so excited to tell you all that I have had the pleasure of interviewing the previous reigning Queen of teen fiction, Cathy Hopkins. She’s been writing since 1986, and has published over 70 books. Cathy has always been one of my favourite YA writers, loving how unapologetically British and relatable, feisty and lovable herContinue reading “Interviewing Cathy Hopkins”
TRIGGER WARNING: infertility, depression, cheating, mental health ALL YOUR PERFECTS by Colleen Hoover is another book my boyfriend gifted me. I finished reading it last night and cried. A lot. This book was so heartbreaking, devastating and life-changing in every meaningful, important way. Quinn and Graham’s perfect love is threatened by their imperfect marriage.
This book ripped my heart to shreds. TRIGGER WARNING: ABUSE SOMETIMES THE ONE WHO LOVES YOU IS THE ONE WHO HURTS YOU THE MOST.
Thank you so much to Kelly Doyle for sending me a copy of IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF TRUE to review, for the blog tour. This does not affect my rating or review of the book. Wow, I haven’t done one of these in forever. And by these, I mean a book review. It’s been what,Continue reading “In The Neighborhood of True”
[This article was first written for and published on The Opinion Panel.] As I was growing up, the children’s books I read mainly featured white, straight characters all of which could fit under the umbrella term of ‘white cishet’. They portrayed strong illusions of heteronormative (the suggestion or belief that only hetrosexual relationships are normal and thatContinue reading “Diversity in Children’s Books & Why We Need to Do Better”
i bought I LOVE YOU SO MOCHI after ages of wanting to read it, and i gotta say it’s like the cutest book evr. Kimi Nakamura loves a good fashion statement. She’s obsessed with transforming everyday ephemera into Kimi Originals: bold outfits that make her and her friends feel brave, fabulous, and like the UltimateContinue reading “I Love You So Mochi”
TRIGGER WARNING: POLICE BRUTALITY, RIOTS, MURDER, DEATH, VIOLENCE i read this book ages ago, and watched the movie as soon as it came out. there’s never really been a book that made me cry within the first 10 pages. until i came across The Hate U Give. Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: theContinue reading “The Hate U Give”
thank you ever so much to Page Street Publishing & Lizzy Mason for sending me an ARC of THE HENNA WARS to review! this does not affect my rating or review. TRIGGER WARNING: HOMOPHOBIA & RACISM When Nishat comes out to her parents, they say she can be anyone she wants—as long as she isn’tContinue reading “The Henna Wars”
i read THE PERFECT WIFE a little while ago and . . . well, it’s safe to say it’s stuck with me. it’s some wild, crazy stuff. TRIGGER WARNING: ABUSE, DEPRESSION, MENTIONS OF SUICIDE, VIOLENCE The perfect life. The perfect love.
thank you to NetGalley & Harper Collins HQ for a free copy of WE ARE NOT OKAY to review. this doesn’t affect my rating or review TRIGGER WARNING: RAPE, ABUSE, BULLYING, EATING DISORDERS, ISLAMOPHOBIA, SUICIDE, SLUT SHAMING If only they could have spoken out . . .
thank you NetGalley & MIRA for an e-book of GOOD GIRLS LIE to review — this does not affect my rating or review in any way. TRIGGER WARNING: ABUSE, MURDER, BLOOD, DRUG USE, MENTION OF RAPE Goode girls don’t lie…
thank you so much to NetGalley & Penguin Random House for sending me an e-book of FULL DISCLOSURE to review. this does not affect my rating. In a community that isn’t always understanding, an HIV-positive teen must navigate fear, disclosure, and radical self-acceptance when she falls in love–and lust–for the first time. Powerful and uplifting,Continue reading “Full Disclosure”
thank you to NetGalley and Penguin Random House for sending me an e-copy of FOUL IS FAIR to review. this does not affect my rating. this, first of all, is a book you have definitely got to read. bare in mind, it does go into detail about things which may be triggering for some. TRIGGERContinue reading “Foul Is Fair”
firstly, i want to thank NetGalley and Wednesday Books for sending me an e-copy of TWEET CUTE to review. this, in no way, affects my review or rating. secondly, thank you SO FUCKING MUCH to Emma Lord for writing this book. seriously. how adorable is this cover???????????? honestly, if the cover doesn’t make you fallContinue reading “Tweet Cute”
i’ve heard SO much about RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE that i knew i just had to have it. so the second it was delivered, i ripped the package open and began reading. and i fell head over heels in love. What happens when America’s First Son falls in love with the Prince of Wales?
hey, my loves !! so we all know that THE most anticipated book of 2019 came out two days ago. if you don’t know what i’m talking about, then you must have been living under a rock. because of course i’m talking about THE QUEEN OF NOTHING. WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD !!! He will be theContinue reading “The Queen of Nothing”
thank you so much to NetGalley for providing me with an ebook copy of All Eyes on Us. this does not affect my review or rating. TRIGGER WARNING: HOMOPHOBIA, EMOTIONAL ABUSE, ADDICTION Pretty Little Liars meets People Like Us in this taut, tense thriller about two teens who find their paths intertwined when an anonymousContinue reading “All Eyes On Us”
Thank you so much to NetGalley for a review copy of What Kind of Girl. This doesn’t affect my review whatsoever. TRIGGER WARNING: EATING DISORDER, ABUSE, SELF HARM Girl In Pieces meets Moxie in this unflinching exploration of the many forms of abuse society inflicts upon women, and the strength it takes to rise aboveContinue reading “What Kind of Girl”
Thank you so much to NetGalley for sending me a copy of Lock Every Door to review. This in no way affects my rating or review. I’m sorry guys, I know I’ve been totally MIA for the past week! I’ve been dealing with my depression and lack of motivation to write anything, and I didn’tContinue reading “Lock Every Door”
Thank you sooooo much to NetGalley for sending me a copy to review. This so doesn’t affect my review or rating at all, guys!! Isabelle should be blissfully happy – she’s about to win the handsome prince.
Thank you so much to NetGalley and Wattpad for sending me a copy of Trapeze to review. In no way does this affect my review or rating! ^.^ How do you trust the ground when all you’ve known is flight?
Thank you to NetGalley and Wattpad for a review copy of I’m A Gay Wizard. This does not affect my rating. You do magic once, and it sticks to you like glitter glue…
Thank you to NetGalley and Wattpad Books for sending me an ebook of Cupid’s Match to review. This does not, in any way, affect my rating. He’s mythologically hot, a little bit wicked, and almost 100% immortal. And he’ll hit you right in the heart . . .
Hey lovelies! I had the pleasure of interviewing Deanna Cameron, author of What Happened That Night. The book is out in September, being published by Wattpad Books. I reviewed it here.
Thank you so much to NetGalley for sending me an ebook to write an honest review. This does not affect my rating whatsoever. Raised in a small village surrounded by vast forests, Liba and Laya have lived a peaceful sheltered life – even if they’ve heard of troubling times for Jews elsewhere. When their parentsContinue reading “The Sisters of the Winter Wood”
“it’s the night-bloomers that shine so brightly against the backdrop of black and swaths of mystique. wound with layers of sensuality and dark passions, it’s the ones who tempt the boundaries of blasphemy in exchange of one pure, unadulterated breath, that stain the earth with desolation and broken olive branches.”
Thank you to NetGalley and Wattpad Books for providing me with the ebook for an honest review. In no way did that influence my opinions or rating. TRIGGER WARNING: RAPE, VIOLENCE, DOMESTIC ABUSE, THREATS OF VIOLENCE (not all of it goes into detail—some of it is implied.) How well can you ever really know yourContinue reading “What Happened That Night”
I recently reread this amazing series by Sarah J Maas and figured I’d write a review on it. After all, I need an excuse to talk about how much I love the Inner Circle. (Especially Cassian.) SPOILERS AHEAD. (Seriously, if you haven’t read these books, do not continue reading the review after A Court ofContinue reading “A Court of Thorns & Roses Series”
When I think of Sarah Dessen, I think of summer. (Even though she does have, I think?, three or four books also set during the school year—Lock and Key, Someone Like You, Saint Anything and What Happened to Goodbye). Her new book, The Rest of the Story, doesn’t disappoint. It is all about summer. ItContinue reading “The Rest of the Story”
Firstly, I would love to thank NetGalley for sending over a copy of All The Things We Never Said by Yasmin Rahman to give an honest review. I appreciate it so much. TRIGGER WARNING: MENTAL ILLNESS, SELF-HARM, SUICIDAL THOUGHTS, MENTIONS OF SUICIDE, SEXUAL ABUSE Synopsis: 16-year-old Mehreen Miah’s anxiety and depression, or ‘Chaos’, as sheContinue reading “All The Things We Never Said”
These Witches Don’t Burn is a spellbinding novel to a new series by Isabel Stirling. It features everything from (gay) witches, first loves and heartbreaks, trying to get over said first love whilst searching for the Blood Witch in town and trying to solve a mystery to meeting a cute ballerina at a party and trying to flirt and hopefully get a date with her.