Book Review · Fantasy · Islamic Lit

The Kingdom of Copper (The Daevabad Trilogy #2) by S.A. Chakraborty

The sky shatters into smoking pieces that dissipate like dust in water as the veil comes falling down, revealing a painfully azure sky from the realm beyond. The mountains groan as dunes of golden sand rush to swallow them, their life snuffed out.” PLEASE NOTE: THERE WILL BE SPOILERS FOR THE CITY OF BRASS IN… Continue reading The Kingdom of Copper (The Daevabad Trilogy #2) by S.A. Chakraborty

Book Review · Fantasy · Islamic Lit

The City of Brass (The Daevabad Trilogy #1) by S.A. Chakraborty

Crouched like a cat over the smouldering remains of a small fire—the sharp smell of burnt green wood filling the air—the djinn stared at her with a sort of wary curiosity in his bright green eyes." The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty is the first book in an #OwnVoices Islamic epic fantasy series called… Continue reading The City of Brass (The Daevabad Trilogy #1) by S.A. Chakraborty

Book Review · Chinese Lit

The Moon in the Palace (The Empress of Bright Moon #1) by Weina Dai Randel

In truth, we were similar. Like two sides of a fan, we were at odds with each other, we competed with each other, but our fates similarly rested in the hands of the Emperor--the holder, the commander, the manipulator of our destinies. The Moon in the Palace by Weina Dai Randel is an #OwnVoices Chinese… Continue reading The Moon in the Palace (The Empress of Bright Moon #1) by Weina Dai Randel

Ramadan Readathon · Readathon

A Celebration of Muslim Authors via the 2020 Ramadan Readathon

Ramadan is my favourite month in the year. Ever since I was a child, it has been a source of immense comfort and hope. Throughout the month as I join my family and fellow Muslims in fasting, I am able to reflect on a myriad of things that help me find significant gratitude within my… Continue reading A Celebration of Muslim Authors via the 2020 Ramadan Readathon

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