Book Review · Islamic Lit · West Asian Lit

The Map of Salt and Stars by Zeyn Joukhadar

Can sadness be too heavy for God? Maybe God can bear it all, but I don't know if I can. The world is a stone in me, heavy with Baba's voice and the old clock tower and the man selling tea in the street. I want to believe things are supposed to be better, but… Continue reading The Map of Salt and Stars by Zeyn Joukhadar

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