• 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… [read on]

    ARC Review | Everything You Want Me To Be by Mindy Mejia
  • 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,… [read on]

    Bollywood Movies You Should Watch – Part I
  • 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… [read on]

    A Very Arc-ish Readathon: Announcement & TBR

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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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Book Review | The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

The Hate U Give follows the story of Starr, a sixteen year-old girl who’s basically living two separate lives in two different worlds. She lives in an impoverished, crime-ridden community where she grew up, where her father works, where most of her memories are. At the same time, she attends a super posh high school that’s majority white and upper-class. Starr’s created…

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Wrap Up | January '17

Salaam! I’ve started to think that I should just stop apologizing for disappearing for weeks on end because I feel guilty, and then I end up making promises I can never keep, and it becomes a vicious cycle. So, no more apologies. Just that school started, and it’s already kicking my ass. Also, my laptop broke down- I have no clue what…

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Diversity Spotlight Thursday | #16

Diversity Spotlight Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by yours truly. 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. Hello, everyone! So, I…

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If I Was Your Girl: well-rounded, nuanced, full of hope

If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo Goodreads | Amazon | The Book Depository Disclaimer: this book’s main character is a trans girl, and I am a cisgender person. I will refrain from speaking about trans representation in the book because I do not think I am qualified to talk about it. If I Was Your Girl follows the story…

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The Ultimate Guide to Diverse YA Books Releasing in 2017: January – June

Hello, everyone! With the start of the new year, I thought I’d get back on track with blogging with a list of diverse books coming out this year. Although we’ve still got a long way to go when it comes to diversity in literature, I’m so proud that we’ve come so far. When I went scouring for diverse YA books releasing…

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