I am officially in love with Tanaz Bhathena's books. I really enjoyed reading A Girl Like That last year, but The Beauty of the Moment absolutely blew me away! It finally gave me that romance I was craving--tropey enough that I was hugging it to my chest, but fresh enough that it didn't feel overdone. … Continue reading The Beauty of the Moment by Tanaz Bhathena: A Sweet, Fresh Take on the New Girl/Bad Boy Trope!
I am overjoyed to have the wonderful Kara McDowell on my blog today, chatting all about Just for Clicks! This is a very cute romance that's about the daughter of a mommy blogger who struggles with her Internet fame and comes across various roadblocks and secrets as she falls in love with the new boy in town! … Continue reading Writer Wednesday: Guest Post by Kara McDowell, Author of Just for Clicks (+Giveaway!)
This is such a hefty post, so have Goodreads ready for the 6000+ words that are ahead of you and are filled with the YA (and a bonus NA+A) romance reading recommendations! For Valentine's Day, I have all of these awesome romances I'm screaming about, and I hope you enjoy the recommendations! I wrote a … Continue reading The Ultimate YA Romance Reading Recommendation List: 80+ Romances to Fall In Love With This Valentine’s Day!
Welcome to this week's Writer Wednesdays post! I have Tiana Smith--or rather, the characters from Tiana Smith's debut, Match Me If You Can, on the blog today, chatting all about the spicy drama happening in Match Me If You Can! And oh, it's spicy. I'm really excited for y'all to read this character interview! Not only do you get to meet some of … Continue reading Writer Wednesday: Character Interview with Characters from Tiana Smith’s Match Me If You Can (+Giveaway!)
As I start to write this post, I'm anxiously waiting for my dream college decision (t-minus 7 minutes). SUPER HUGE ASIDE TIME (for life updates): I got in, y'all!!! I'm going to college next year which is something that I feel like has dominated my life for so long, and now I finally got in … Continue reading Favorite Feel-Good Reads, Why They’re Important, & Life Updates!
3 stars Rukhsana tries to live up to her conservative Muslim parents’ expectations, but lately she’s finding that harder and harder to do. Luckily, only a few more months stand between her carefully monitored life in Seattle and her new life at Caltech, where she can pursue her dream of becoming an engineer. But when … Continue reading The Love & Lies of Rukhsana Ali by Sabina Khan (ARC): An Intriguing Concept Paired with an Unsatisfactory Execution
4 stars Rosie Radeke ever expected that she, a random nobody from Ohio, would be accepted to the most prestigious cooking program for teens in the entire world. Life in Paris, however, isn't all cream puffs and crepes. Faced with a challenging curriculum and a nightmare professor, Rosie begins to doubt her dishes. Henry Yi's … Continue reading Love à la Mode by Stephanie Kate Strohm: A Sweet and Delectable Romance feat. Drool-worthy Foods and Paris!
Based on popular demand, I have some reading recommendations for teens of all ages! I have a more complete list of some of my most relatable reads coming in the future in partnership with someone else, so you'll have to wait on that, but for now, here are some reading recommendations for teens 12+! This post was … Continue reading Reading through the Ages: YA Book Recommendations for Teens of Any Age!
4 stars It’s 2002, a year after 9/11. It’s a politically charged time, but especially so for someone like Shirin, a sixteen-year-old Muslim girl who’s tired of being stereotyped. Shirin has built up protective walls and refuses to let anyone close enough to hurt her after seeing how rude and hurtful people around her are. … Continue reading A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi (DRC): A Very Personal Narrative of an American Muslim Girl in 2002
Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Bree Barton's Heart of Thorns! There's a bunch of fun things planned, such as a bunch of sneak peek quotes from the adavnce copy, a giveaway (ooh!), and a totally awesome list of reasons why you should read this book! Without further ado, let's get started! … Continue reading 5 Reasons Why You Should Read Heart of Thorns by Bree Barton (+Giveaway!)