The Weight of Our Sky by Hanna Alkaf: A Stunning and Emotionally Charged Historical Debut

4.5 stars Emotionally moving, steeped with history, and full of meaning, Hanna Alkaf's The Weight of Our Sky is set during the historic race riots in 1969 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Melati Ahmad looks like your typical Beatles-obsessed sixteen-year-old, but she believes she harbors a djinn inside her--one who threatens her with horrific images of her mother’s … Continue reading The Weight of Our Sky by Hanna Alkaf: A Stunning and Emotionally Charged Historical Debut

The Kingdom of Copper by S.A. Chakraborty (ARC): Spoiler-Free Review of this Incredible Sequel

4.5 stars The Daevabad Trilogy (The City of Brass and The Kingdom of Copper, currently) is a sweeping adventure that conjures a world where djinn summon flames with the snap of a finger and waters run deep with old magic; where blood can be dangerous as any spell, and a clever con artist from Cairo will alter the fate of a kingdom. … Continue reading The Kingdom of Copper by S.A. Chakraborty (ARC): Spoiler-Free Review of this Incredible Sequel

#MailboxMonday: A Photo Journey of the Book Mail I’ve Forgotten to Share

I always feel really lucky to receive a lot of amazing bookmail--both from friends, authors, publishers, and giveaways. There's always an inner battle for me between thanking the person (and I am so grateful to be able to read these amazing books) and trying to not flaunt my privilege in a way, especially because I … Continue reading #MailboxMonday: A Photo Journey of the Book Mail I’ve Forgotten to Share

Wildcard by Marie Lu (ARC): Mixed Feelings on a Highly Anticipated Sequel (Spoiler-Free!)

  3.5 stars (note: No major spoilers for book 1!) This made me so sad that I wasn't completely blown away by this. I was hoping this would be the standout second book I was yearning for. I have a lot of mixed feelings, but in the end, it was slightly more positive than negative. … Continue reading Wildcard by Marie Lu (ARC): Mixed Feelings on a Highly Anticipated Sequel (Spoiler-Free!)

Over 35 Books!: June & July 2018 Book Haul (minus Book Con): Part 2

Welcome back to another week of "Vicky-was-not-ready-to-write-5000-words-of-thank-you's-in-one-post" with part 2 of my book haul from June & July! If you haven't read it already, check out the books I received in June in Part 1 here! This post is all about my July book haul & the cool swag I received...*wink wink* This is probably … Continue reading Over 35 Books!: June & July 2018 Book Haul (minus Book Con): Part 2

A Discussion on BooksForTrade & How It Fits into Inclusivity in the Community

Last Tuesday I posted a short skit/screenplay thing I wrote about #booksfortrade that I hoped was a more humorous, different take of opening up the discussion for today's post! (If you haven't read it yet, you can find it here! It's a good precursor to this discussion, but I do admit it's probably not necessary … Continue reading A Discussion on BooksForTrade & How It Fits into Inclusivity in the Community