On love and heartbreak: is it worth it?

Throughout history and literature, there have been various forms of art depicting, explaining and showcasing love, and along with it, heartbreak. They are not just words you read or hear about, but rather emotions felt reverberating in the deepest parts of us, for as long as we’ve existed. I’ve felt both. I have written about…

Trying to Survive Lockdown

TRIGGER WARNING: DEPRESSION, MENTION OF SUICIDE, DEATH who would’ve thought that 2020 would be one wild, crazy mess of a year? and we’re not even halfway through yet.

Brown Girl Guilt

i spent the entirety of today with J, free from the cultural toxicity and the unbelievably infuriating four words that i’m forced to hear every day; what will people say? but this freedom only lasted until i came home at 8pm.

The Henna Wars

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’t…

We Are Not Okay

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 . . .

Red, White & Royal Blue

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?

All Eyes On Us

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 anonymous…

The Sisters of the Winter Wood

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 parents…