• ARC Review // Release by Patrick Ness

    ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ . 5  s t a r s Adam Thorn hasn’t been having the best day of his life. His ex-boyfriend, who he might still be in love with, is going away tonight and Adam’s going to the going-away party, but the situation is bringing up old memories and pent-up emotions and the heartbreak Enzo left behind when he walked… [read on]

    ARC Review // Release by Patrick Ness
  • Book Review // Want by Cindy Pon

    ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡  s t a r s Zhou lives in a futuristic Taipei that’s divided on class lines and polluted beyond belief. The you are the elites who run businesses and large corporations, and continue to grow richer; while they have suits to protect them from their polluted surroundings, the mei – the lower, poorer classes – have a high mortality rate, and barely live past… [read on]

    Book Review // Want by Cindy Pon
  • Book Recommendations for Your Hogwarts House

    As readers, regardless of whether or not we’re fans of the Harry Potter series, we all know our Hogwarts house. You may have taken one of the thousands of quizzes all over the Internet, or it may just be intuition that tells you where you belong in Hogwarts, but chances are that you know where the Sorting Hat would put you if… [read on]

    Book Recommendations for Your Hogwarts House

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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…

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Adult Books for YA Readers

Hello, everyone! Today I come to you with a different type of blog post. Since I’m the master procrastinator, I’m putting off the nine reviews that I have pending to post this. And that’s because I’ve noticed something about myself recently: whenever I’m in a reading rut, the only books that can get me moving are from the adult genre. Now…

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Review | Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven

♡   S T A R Libby Strout is fat – she was once called “America’s Fattest Teen” after an unfortunate incident in her past. Libby’s just trying to live her life after her mother passed away, but kids in high school are cruel, and nobody wants to look past Libby’s weight and really get to know her for who she is….

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ARC Review | Everything You Want Me To Be by Mindy Mejia

☆ ☆ ☆ ☆  a n d  a  h a l f  s t a r s Hattie Hoffman is a senior in high school, and she’s admired by many – she has a stable boyfriend, lovely parents, and a dazzling personality that everyone is charmed by. But Hattie has a secret; she was involved in an online relationship with…

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Bollywood Movies You Should Watch – Part I

Today, I thought I’d do something different on the blog, and give you recommendations, but not book recommendations. Movies. And Bollywood movies, at that! Bollywood’s been a big part of my life ever since I was a kid; Indian cinema has a huge market in Pakistani audiences because we speak the same language, have extremely similar cultures, similar music styles,…

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A Very Arc-ish Readathon: Announcement & TBR

(Feel free to use this graphic in your posts!) Hello, everyone! Today, I come to you with an announcement for a readathon that I’ll be hosting in April. Us bloggers have the privilege of getting our hands on ARCs – whether those are physical ARCs or digital ARCs through Netgalley and Edelweiss and such. And sometimes, we go overboard and…

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Book Review | Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Homegoing follows the generations of two half-sisters, separated by forces out of their control. One sister is sold into slavery, and the other is married off to a powerful British slaver, but each sister’s story lasts for only one chapter. The book follows their children, and their children’s children at various points in time, following their bloodline from Ghana to Alabama…

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Top Ten Tuesday | Books on My Spring TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at The Broke and the Bookish– you basically get a topic every week, and you comprise a list of ten, or however many you’re able, that pertains to the topic of the week. Today’s topic is Top Ten Books on Your Spring TBR. Some incredible books are coming out this spring, which…

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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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