• Book Review | Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall

    ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡  s t a r s Norah is seventeen years old, and she hasn’t really stepped outside of her house since she was thirteen except for the occasional visit to her therapist. She has agoraphobia, anxiety and OCD, and there are too many things in the outside world that can cause harm – so she stays inside the four walls of her… [read on]

    Book Review | Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall
  • ARC Review | When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

    ♡ ♡ ♡  .  5   S T A R S Dimple Shah has issues with her parents, more specifically her mother. Dimple’s a career woman with a passion for education and coding; she can’t stand putting on makeup or dressing up, and she couldn’t care less about finding an I.I.H – the Ideal Indian Husband. The problem is that her traditionally cultural mother… [read on]

    ARC Review | When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
  • ARC Review | The Djinn Falls in Love ed. by Mahvesh Murad, Jared Shurin

    ♡ ♡ ♡  .  5  S T A R S “Indeed We created man from dried clay of black smooth mud.  And We created the Jinn before that from the smokeless flame of fire.” (Quran 15:26-27) As a Muslim, lore for me has been rather different than the lore you might have grown up with. Of course there are no such things… [read on]

    ARC Review | The Djinn Falls in Love ed. by Mahvesh Murad, Jared Shurin

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New Blog (Surprise!) and to New Beginnings

Surprise! So, I have a new website with a completely different look (including a new logo!), a nifty new domain name without the .wordpress tagged at the end of it. I have a website with a custom theme that I have full power over, because I’m now self-hosting! I know this kind of came out of nowhere, and I’ve never…

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Wrap Up | February ’17

P E R S O N A L February wasn’t anything special for me in terms of life – I messed up supremely for something for my major. Applied Psychology majors are supposed to take fieldwork seminars for two consecutive semesters (and since I’m a junior, I have to take one next semester in order to graduate). I honest to God…

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Book Haul | February ’17

Hey, everyone! I hope you’re all well and that February was a good month for you and that you took advantage of all the great releases last month to buy everything (muahaha, I’m the devil on your shoulder.) I was doing so well with limiting my book-buying the past few months, and as soon as I increased my reading a…

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Book Review | 10 Things I Can See From Here by Carrie Mac

Maeve has severe generalized anxiety disorder, which basically means that she worries excessively about everything. Her mother doesn’t believe in medication for her anxiety until Maeve hits eighteen, so Maeve can’t get the help that she knows she needs. She’s found a way to keep her panic attacks in check, but even then, her day-to-day life is affected by her anxiety….

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Diversity Spotlight Thursday | #17

Diversity Spotlight Thursday is a weekly meme created by Aimal! Every week, you come up with one book in each of three different categories: a diverse book you have read and enjoyed, a diverse book on your TBR, and one that has not yet been released. You can check out the announcement post for more information. Guys, I’m so excited to be taking…

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The Education of Margot Sanchez: fast-paced, important and nuanced

Margot Sanchez had her summer in the Hamptons planned out and ready to go- that is before she was busted for ‘borrowing’ her father’s credit card to buy a $600 outfit. Now she needs to pay off everything she owes to her parents, and to do that, she’s working at her father’s deli in the Bronx. Her earnings don’t go…

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Book Review | A List of Cages by Robin Roe

In his senior year of high school, Adam Blake becomes an aide to the school psychologist to fulfill an elective. When she gives him the task of bringing to her the elusive freshman who keeps dodging their sessions every chance he gets, Adam comes face-to-face with Julian- his foster brother he hasn’t seen in over four years. Adam’s excited to…

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Life in a Fishbowl: fast-paced, hilarious and one of a kind

When Jared Stone is diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme cancer and given a few months to live, he finds himself in a predicament. He’s not scared that he’s going to die, but he’s scared that he’ll leave behind a wife and two daughters with very little financial security. When he comes up with the ingenious plan to auction his life on eBay, giving…

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Book Review | Not If I See You First by Eric Lindstrom

Parker lost her sight in a car accident that killed her mother when she was young. Since then, her father was her everything. They had a close-knit relationship, and he was her best friend. But three months before the novel takes place, Parker’s dad died of an overdose on anti-depressants. She had no idea he was even on them. Now…

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Book Review | Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire

Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children is closed off from the outside world- no solicitations, no guests, no visitors. The children inside aren’t ordinary; their experiences wouldn’t be called normal. All over the world, children disappear through cracks of the world. They walk into mirrors, disappear in bodies of water, crawl into the shadows, transporting from our world to somewhere…

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