Blog Tour: I Am Thunder by Muhammad Khan

I Am ThunderI Am Thunder by Muhammad Khan

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Genre: YA Contemporary

Publisher: Pan Macmillan


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Summary:

Fifteen-year-old Muzna Saleem, who dreams of being a writer, struggles with controlling parents who only care about her studying to be a doctor. Forced to move to a new school in South London after her best friend is shamed in a scandal, Muzna realizes that the bullies will follow her wherever she goes. But deciding to stand and face them instead of fighting her instinct to disappear is harder than it looks when there’s prejudice everywhere you turn. Until the gorgeous and confident Arif shows an interest in her, encouraging Muzna to explore her freedom. 

But Arif is hiding his own secrets and, along with his brother Jameel, he begins to influence Muzna with their extreme view of the world. As her new freedom starts to disappear, Muzna is forced to question everything around her and make a terrible choice – keep quiet and betray herself, or speak out and betray her heart?

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Life Updates, Booktube Channel and General Rambles

Hi friends! Boy, has it been a long time since I’ve sat down to write a blog post – so long in fact that I’m kind of scared I’ve forgotten how this whole book blogging thing works. Before I commit myself to anything too intense, I thought I would warm up the old blogging fingers by updating you all on where I’ve been for the past couple of months (I promise – I didn’t spend the entire time lying in bed, avoiding all responsibility). This is going to be a heavily rambly, not very book related post but I’ve just missed talking to you all and so I hope you don’t mind!

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Book Review: The Crown’s Fate by Evelyn Skye

The Crown's Fate (The Crown's Game, #2)The Crown’s Fate by Evelyn Skye 

Series: Book #2 in The Crown’s Game Series

Genre: YA Fantasy, Historical Fantasy

Publisher: Harper Collins Australia


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Summary:

Russia is on the brink of great change. Pasha’s coronation approaches, and Vika is now the Imperial Enchanter, but the role she once coveted may be more difficult—and dangerous—than she ever expected.

Pasha is grappling with his own problems—his legitimacy is in doubt, the girl he loves loathes him, and he believes his best friend is dead. When a challenger to the throne emerges—and with the magic in Russia growing rapidly—Pasha must do whatever it takes to keep his position and protect his kingdom.

For Nikolai, the ending of the Crown’s Game stung deeply. Although he just managed to escape death, Nikolai remains alone, a shadow hidden in a not-quite-real world of his own creation. But when he’s given a second chance at life—tied to a dark price—Nikolai must decide just how far he’s willing to go to return to the world.

With revolution on the rise, dangerous new magic rearing up, and a tsardom up for the taking, Vika, Nikolai, and Pasha must fight—or face the destruction of not only their world but also themselves.

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Author Q&A and Book Review: When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

When Dimple Met RishiWhen Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

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Genre: YA Contemporary

Publisher: Hachette Australia


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Summary:

A laugh-out-loud, heartfelt YA romantic comedy, told in alternating perspectives, about two Indian-American teens whose parents have arranged for them to be married.

Dimple Shah has it all figured out. With graduation behind her, she’s more than ready for a break from her family, from Mamma’s inexplicable obsession with her finding the “Ideal Indian Husband.” Ugh. Dimple knows they must respect her principles on some level, though. If they truly believed she needed a husband right now, they wouldn’t have paid for her to attend a summer program for aspiring web developers…right?

Rishi Patel is a hopeless romantic. So when his parents tell him that his future wife will be attending the same summer program as him—wherein he’ll have to woo her—he’s totally on board. Because as silly as it sounds to most people in his life, Rishi wants to be arranged, believes in the power of tradition, stability, and being a part of something much bigger than himself.

The Shahs and Patels didn’t mean to start turning the wheels on this “suggested arrangement” so early in their children’s lives, but when they noticed them both gravitate toward the same summer program, they figured, Why not?

Dimple and Rishi may think they have each other figured out. But when opposites clash, love works hard to prove itself in the most unexpected ways.

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Book Review: Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde

Queens of GeekQueens of Geek by Jen Wilde 

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Genre: YA Contemporary

Publisher: Pan Macmillian Australia (Swoon Reads)


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Summary:

When BFFs Charlie, Taylor and Jamie go to SupaCon, they know it’s going to be a blast. What they don’t expect is for it to change their lives forever.

Charlie likes to stand out. SupaCon is her chance to show fans she’s over her public breakup with co-star, Reese Ryan. When Alyssa Huntington arrives as a surprise guest, it seems Charlie’s long-time crush on her isn’t as one-sided as she thought.

While Charlie dodges questions about her personal life, Taylor starts asking questions about her own.

Taylor likes to blend in. Her brain is wired differently, making her fear change. And there’s one thing in her life she knows will never change: her friendship with Jamie—no matter how much she may secretly want it to. But when she hears about the Queen Firestone SupaFan Contest, she starts to rethink her rules on playing it safe

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#DiversityBingo2017 Update + Favourite Diverse Reads So Far

Hello friends! It’s been quite a while, how have you all been? I have had a crazy few weeks with university and life in general (read: Netflix) and so, I wasn’t blogging as much as I wanted to (read: at all). I was considering doing an April wrap up to break my little blogging hiatus but as I read a grand total of 1 book last month (A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi – it was fab), I thought I would do a Diversity Bingo update instead!

If you’re new to Diversity Bingo 2017, it’s basically a year long read-a-thon that celebrates diverse books and diverse authors and helps to promote an inclusive reading community for all. If you want to learn more (and if you want to join – it’s never too late), you can find an entire post about it here!

Anyway, let’s get onto the books!

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