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Year of the Asian reading challenge #YARC2019

So I decided to participate in Year of the Asian reading challenge hosted by The Quiet Pond, Sprinkles of DreamsVicky Who Reads, and Shut up Shealea. If you are interested in joining go to this page.

I am Asian and I love reading Asian books and this will be my progress tracker for the challenge and I will update it throughout the year.

This is the Giant panda badge and that means i will have to read 31 to 40 books and I think I can do that and I am very excited about this challenge.

This is my Goodreads shelf for the challenge https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/71143198-kenzah-faruq?shelf=yarc-2019&view=covers

January

So the prompt for January was family “For January, let’s explore the idea of family — both the good and the bad. Read a book written by an Asian author that features strong family themes, whether it’s sibling or multi-generational.” and I read American Panda for that challenge and I really enjoyed it.

1. American Panda by Gloria Chao  ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.75

I loved this book so much, it’s probably my favorite contemporary book ever and I related so hard with main character, this was such a treat. I cannot recommend this enough. RTC.

2. Empress of All Seasons by Emiko Jean ⭐️⭐️⭐️.5

GIVE ME A SEQUEL OR ELSE I AM RIOTING BECAUSE NO ONE SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO END A STAND-ALONE NOVEL LIKE THAT.

I loved this book and it hurts to give it 3 stars but I cannot ignore the disaster that is the ending. That ending really pissed me off. This book ended abruptly it felt like a cliffhanger i couldn’t be certain of what exactly happened and that really angered and if a certain character really died or not but what angered me the most was how the whole story was wrapped up in the epilogue in a 2 PAGES EPILOGUE like who the fuck does that I felt like the author was lazy to continue writing this story. But the rest of the book was awesome I loved the main female character and the setting I even overlooked the insta-love in this, but the ending ruined this book. Full length review to come.

3. Fierce Fairytales: Poems and Stories to Stir Your Soul by Nikita Gill ⭐️⭐️

I admit there are some good poems in it but most of them were so boring and most of the poems were similar and they were delivering the same message and I realized I hate modern poetry so there’s that.

4. The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi ⭐️⭐️

It hurts to give this book two stars but I really didn’t enjoy this. It was too much like Six of Crows but I didn’t mind that so much, it really lacked in making me laugh despite the whirlwind of jokes it contained, it bored me to death and I just couldn’t connect with the characters or the story and the plot and the pacing seemed rushed it wasn’t flushed out well and I was confused during the majority of this book which is never a good sign and it felt like the book tried too hard with the rich history and world building and plot and characters and story that it ended up lacking in enjoyment and it really didn’t flush out anything properly too hard because it focused on everything but I would love to check out other books by Roshani Chokshi.

5. The Girl King ⭐️.5

This was the second biggest disappointment in my reading life. This was one of my most anticipated release of the year and it did a good job on disappointing me. Rant review to come

That’s my January Wrap Up for this challenge and I will make sure to update this post on February.

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January Wrap Up + Biannual Bibliothon Wrap Up ft. Mini Reviews

Hi guys!!! So in the month of January I read fifteen books which is wild, I don’t usually read that much in a month, this was the a record for me but I am really happy that I was able to read fifteen books. I also participated in Biannual Bibliothon readathon and read five books during that too. I don’t I will be able to read that much in February though.

These are all the books I read this month

1. The Wicker King by K. Ancrum ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I read this for Dragons and Tea book club and I really enjoyed it. It was a heartbreaking book and it had a strong impact on me and it was very complex. My favorite thing about it was the relationship it was so strong and layered and utterly heartbreaking. I just wish it was longer since I wanted to spend more time with the characters.

2. American Panda by Gloria Chao ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.75

I loved this book so much, it’s probably my favorite contemporary book ever and I related so hard with main character, this was such a treat. I cannot recommend this enough. RTC.

3. Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5

I really enjoyed this and it’s sequel very much but if you haven’t picked it up and if you want to read this, then I recommend you reading this after the third book comes out because that cliffhanger ruined me. RTC.

4. Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.75

This is the second book in the Six of Crows duology and it was so fucking amazing but I was a bit slow and not as amazing as Six of Crows but if you haven’t read this series I feel very sorry for you because you’re missing out a lot. I’m going to do a lengthy Grishaverse review after I finish King of Scars and I am going to do that soon because I cannot wait to go back to the world and be with my babies Nikolai, Nina and Zoya.

5. Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo ⭐️⭐️⭐️.75

I didn’t hate this book like everybody else did which was not a surprise for me but it was super slow and the ending was a bit abrupt and anticlimactic but I really enjoyed the rest of the book but my one big problem was the lack of Nikolai fucking Lantsov that really hurt but hopefully King of Scars will make up for it and as I mentioned I will make a lengthy review of this series once I read King of Scars.

Biannual Bibliothon Wrap Up

Biannual Bibliothon bullet journal spread

6. In An Absent Dream by Seanan McGuire ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.75

This book was super dark and utterly atmospheric and breathtakingly beautiful. Every line is meaningful and powerful, nothing is pointless and it’s like goblin fruit it will give you a taste and then it will make you ache for more and it will deny you that, i am girl made of heartbreak and emotions right now . The whole book is engaging with better plot and characterization and pacing than many books with five hundred pages and for all the author’s talk about fair value this book didn’t give me or it’s characters any fair value. It broke my heart into million tiny pieces and wrecked my soul (how dare you book?) and mind you Seanan McGuire there’s no fair value in ruining someone and author should do that to their on fucking characters ever it’s outright cruel. I will never recover from what this book did to me. If you want to read this series prepare for major heartbreak and Down among the sticks and bones is the fucking best fight me if you don’t agree with that.

7. Empress of All Seasons by Emiko Jean ⭐️⭐️⭐️.5

GIVE ME A SEQUEL OR ELSE I AM RIOTING BECAUSE NO ONE SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO END A STAND-ALONE NOVEL LIKE THAT.

I loved this book and it hurts to give it 3 stars but I cannot ignore the disaster that is the ending. That ending really pissed me off. This book ended abruptly it felt like a cliffhanger i couldn’t be certain of what exactly happened and that really angered and if a certain character really died or not but what angered me the most was how the whole story was wrapped up in the epilogue in a 2 PAGES EPILOGUE like who the fuck does that I felt like the author was lazy to continue writing this story. But the rest of the book was awesome I loved the main female character and the setting I even overlooked the insta-love in this, but the ending ruined this book. Full length review to come.

8. City of Glass by Cassandra Clare ⭐️⭐️⭐️

I really enjoyed this book it was fine and I finished this in a day but I enjoyed the first two books more than this and this is my fourth Shadowhunter book and I would really like to finish the whole thing this year, it’s one of my reading goal.

9. Summer of Salt by Katrina Leno ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

This book is stunning both inside and outside. It’s magical, whimsical and queer. This is a rather peculiar story and a story I love dearly, it’s nothing like any other books I read. This is a story about sisters and isolated island, bird murder and rape and how girls deal with that and it’s also about love and lose and grief and amazing friendship. Also the romance is not the highlight of this book but it’s wonderful nonetheless. Also look at that gorgeous cover!!!

10. Fierce Fairytales: Poems and Stories to Stir Your Soul by Nikita Gill ⭐️⭐️

I admit there are some good poems in it but most of them were so boring and most of the poems were similar and they were delivering the same message and I realized I hate modern poetry so there’s that.

Moving on to the rest of the book…..

11. The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi ⭐️⭐️

It hurts to give this book two stars but I really didn’t enjoy this. It was too much like Six of Crows but I didn’t mind that so much, it really lacked in making me laugh despite the whirlwind of jokes it contained, it bored me to death and I just couldn’t connect with the characters or the story and the plot and the pacing seemed rushed it wasn’t flushed out well and I was confused during the majority of this book which is never a good sign and it felt like the book tried too hard with the rich history and world building and plot and characters and story that it ended up lacking in enjoyment and it really didn’t flush out anything properly too hard because it focused on everything but I would love to check out other books by Roshani Chokshi.

12. A Winter’s Promise by Christelle Dabos ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

This was a slow burn book but it build up everything so throughly and I really enjoyed it, there was a lot of court politics and drama and that was wonderful. I am really looking forward for the sequel. Review to come.

13. The Vanishing Stair ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.75

This was so good, I cannot get enough of the series but this book was on the slow side but it was still so good, I demand the sequel, I need it like I need air. Review to come

14. The Girl King ⭐️.5

This was the second biggest disappointment in my reading life. This was one of my most anticipated release of the year and it did a good job on disappointing me. Rant review to come

15. Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ All the stars in the universe

This was a reread and it’s one of my absolute favorite book of all time and the rereading this made me love it even more if that’s possible. Everything about this book is phenomenal and the hype is so fucking real, nobody is joking when they say they love this book and this book deserves the love and adoration it gets. Review to come very soon

That’s it for my January Wrap Up, I hope y’all enjoyed and happy reading bye!!!

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Deadly assassin tries to save herself but ends up saving the world instead!!!

Alright challenge number 4 done. This is the biannual Bibliothon blog challenge 4 and in this challenge I am supposed to clickbait my favorite book and I did just that. So can you guess what my favorite book is? Probably can. So without further ado let me tell you about one of my favorite book series of all time also known as Throne of Glass series (surprise 🎉🎉). 

This is going to be brief I am just going to talk about the books and what I think about them since I am doing this for the challenge but I am going to upload a more personal one in which I am going to bare my feelings and emotions for this series eventually.

Okay as you all probably know Throne of Glass series and any Sarah J. Maas books in general received and will continue you to receive a lot of mixed reviews, many people love her books, many people hate her books too both for good reasons. But I personally love these books because they were there for me when I needed them and I felt so much for the characters (especially Aelin and Chaol) I love this series because they made me feel better about myself but as I mentioned I am not going to too personal in this post I will save that up for another post. I know the main reason many people hate this series is because of the lack of diversity and representation which I totally get as person who adores diversity and representation in books and many people also don’t like Sarah’s writing and that’s okay I am not the biggest fan of her writing either but I am used to it now when I was first reading ACOTAR (my first book by her) I didn’t like the writing.

Okay that’s enough of me babbling, now I will talk about what these or the first book is about.

Celaena is an assassin but she’s been captured and sent as a slave to a salt mine to work to death but the crown prince seeks her and offers her freedom but she should be his champion in this contest with other criminals like her it is hosted by the king and whoever wins this contest will be the “king’s champion” the person who does the ugly work for the king, Celaena accepts. Soon she goes to the palace to participate but things are not as it seems, other contestants are getting murdered by someone or something and Celaena has to find out who it is before her own life is at stake.

As you can tell I suck at describing books.

That’s it for now. I hope you all have a good day and happy reading!!!

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Biannual Bibliothon: day three challenge

The 2019 Winter Biannual Bibliothon was in full swing, but you were craving just a bit more adventure. As you settle in to pick up your current read, Aelin barges into your room, surprising you. You’re told that Aelin’s land is in trouble and you’re needed to aid in finding Wrydkey, the only item that will restore peace and that you’re the only person that can help.

Ecstatic to finally be the chosen one, you agree to help Aelin on this quest! As you begin to travel to their land, you find out that others have tried and failed to retrieve this magical artifact and that you are the last hope. You also find out that because no one has succeeded in this quest, no one knows what you’re up against. There are rumors that you need to defeat 50,000 Firebirds.

Excited, yet nervous, you and Aelin locate the wise elven protector of the land to learn as much as you can about this artifact and how to retrieve it. The elf informs you the artifact is located in the deepest part of The Goblin Market, to your dismay. You and Aelin venture for 12 years to make it to this new land.

Along your journey, you spent your free hours training to master Yoga, hoping this new skill will give you an advantage against your unknown foe. Shortly after arriving at this dangerous land, you finally are face to face with your nemesis, Malyen.

Though you’ve been training, coming face to face with your foe begins to strike you with fear. Your companion encourages you to be strong and reminds you that you’ve been preparing for this. When you go to use your new skill, you learn that Malyen is a master. Nervous, you use the only maneuver you have left. You challenge them to Boxing. Taken aback by this tactic, they hesitate before reluctantly accepting your challenge. Filled with new confidence, you quickly defeat them!

Begrudgingly, Malyen awards you the magical artifact, vowing revenge.

You and Aelin return to their home land, where you are greeted with cheers and applause. You’re thanked repeatedly for returning the artifact and saving the land.  Aelin even shows their gratitude by giving you Hug.

The next thing you know, you are back home with your book in hand. For a moment, you think you made up the whole thing, but then you see the glint of the magical artifact out of the corner of your eye. When you look over, nothing is there, yet you know your adventure was real. With a smile growing, your turn back to your book, already ready for another adventure.

This challenge was so much fun to do and I hope the next challenge is even better.

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Biannual Bibliothon: Day 2 challenge

Hi everyone!!! Hope you’re all doing great and since it’s Biannual Bibliothon and it’s day 2 so I am doing the blog challenge today. 

So today’s challenge prompt is :

“You’ve been invited to a Christmas tea/ or Christmas party and no one shows up and you have to think of 12 bookish characters that you would like to invite or bring with you to this tea/party. There will be food/drinks/games to play. But these characters have to play nice and get along with everyone else. Who would you bring with you.” 

Okay so i am to make a list of the characters I would like to bring with me to the Christmas party. 

I am going to pick some “civilized” characters to bring with me since I don’t want them to mess up and embarrass so I won’t pick up my most favorite characters since they would probably ruin the party or something 

  • Mei from American Panda
  • Marcella from Vengeful 
  • Rhysand from A Court of Mist and Fury
  • Dorian from Throne of Glass 
  • Val from Sawkill girls 
  • Wren from Girls of Paper and Fire
  • Zuzana from Daughter of Smoke and Bone
  • Mia from Nevernight
  • Jude from The Cruel Prince 
  • Aelin from Throne of Glass
  • Isabelle from The Mortal Instruments
  • Nina from Six of Crows

Not all of them are civilized but they are all I can think of right now so they would have to do but anyways those are the characters I would want to bring with me to a Christmas party.

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Biannual Bibliothon: Day one blog challenge

So, as I mentioned in my previous post I will be participating in the Biannual Bibliothon and it’s officially day one. Since there are blog challenges I will be participating in that too.

Okay so in today’s challenge I am supposed to be naming 3 book characters,  2 types of food/drink and one song I would want to have to survive being in a car during a snow storm in the middle of nowhere. Sounds scary but if I have my favorite food and book characters maybe I can survive. 

I would love to be stuck with Lazlo from Strange the Dreamer because he knows lots of stories and fairytales, he can entertain me with them so I wouldn’t get bored and he is the sweetest.

And Mei from American Panda. She would be a fun character to be stuck with. I cannot exactly explain the reason I want her with me but I love her so much and that’s a reason enough and we can probably complain about our strict parents during the storm maybe.

Jesper from Six of Crows because he would crack some lame funny jocks and make me laugh in the middle of that super scary situation.

I would want lots of chocolates and Coca Cola Zero to calm me down.

I don’t listen to a lot of music so I honestly don’t know what song to choose but I wouldn’t get bored listening to Burn (Hamilton) for nonstop (no pun intended).

So those are my picks for that scary scenario.

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Winter Biannual Bibliothon TBR

Hi again everyone!! Welcome back to my blog. So I decided to participate in the Winter Biannual Bibliothon  this year. I will leave their Twitter link https://mobile.twitter.com/BBibliothon?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor here since I am so lazy to type the information out. I love readathons and this one sounds so interesting to miss out.

So these are the books I am planning to read.

There are seven challenges and I am going to pick books according to the challenges.

1. Read the Group Book Empress of All Seasons by Emiko Jean

Okay, so that’s like obligatory or something so I’ll definitely be reading that and it’s been on my TBR since like last August and I love Asian inspired books

2. Read one of the hosts’ 5 star reads: 

     Pivot Point by Kasie West 

     Eliza and her Monsters by Franchesca Zappia

     Summer of Salt by Katrina Leno

     The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

     The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

     Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

     Emergency Contact by Mary HK Choy

For this one I’ll be reading either Pivot Point or The Graveyard Book or Summer of Salt. I cannot choose one and I am proud to say I already read the other picks

3. Read a book that got you into reading

I am going to skip that one because Twilight got me into reading but I have zero desire to reread it.

4. Read an adult genre

I am going to be reading In An Absent Dream for this challenge and I am so excited. I’ve been wanting to read that book since it’s been first announced.

5. Combine your favorite genre with your least favorite format or the opposite

For this one I am cheating a little since I’ll be reading Fierce Fairytales which is a poetry collection I believe and it’s got some fantasy elements i think and Fantasy is my favorite genre but I wouldn’t say poetry is my least favorite genre because it’s not but I cannot think of anything better, so I’ll just go with that one and poems reads quick.

6. Read a book with a cover you don’t like

City of glass because it’s about time I finally finish The Mortal fucking Instruments. And I don’t really like any of the Shadowhunter book covers no matter the edition but I did really like the cover of the new upcoming Shadowhunter book.

7. Read a book by an author you’ve never read before

Pivot Point or Summer of Salt. I never read anything by Kasie West and I never even heard about Katrina Leno before.

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Nope Book tag

Hello fellow book lovers!!! I am back with another blog but today I am here to spill some unpopular opinions and rant about certain books and tropes but who doesn’t love a good rant and unpopular opinions at least no one I know.

This tag was created by Farah from The Farah Project in Booktube.

This is like my “launching” tag or something since this is the first one I am doing but I would be doing LOTS of tag on this blog since they are my favorite kind of contents. So without further ado let’s dive right in (yes. that was me attempting to sound like Regan from PeruseProject who is my absolute favorite Booktuber.)

1. NOPE Ending: A book ending that made you go NOPE either in denial, rage, or simply because the ending was crappy.

I really had to think a lot About this since a book never drived me crazy with the ending but the ending of The Grownup really made me angry because I thought it was going to be good and it had a breathtaking twist that blew my mind but the author twisted the twist and it turned out super crappy and I was so angry after I finished that book. but I will definitely be trying more Gillian Flynn books in the future since I really liked her characters and writing.

2. NOPE Protagonist: A main character you dislike and drives you crazy.

Harper price from Rebel Belle she just drived me so crazy I hated her with everything thing in me I never hated any book character like that before. She was blaming every single girls because they were not dressed properly or they were flirting a lot or just because the sweared without any censor and she was trying too hard to be Caleana Sordothein (who is my favorite book character of all time) but I was reading that and being like honey you’re not even close.

3. NOPE Series: A series that turned out to be one huge pile of NOPE after you’ve invested all of that time and energy on it, or a series you gave up on because it wasn’t worth it anymore.

Hunger games I don’t hate it but I just didn’t think it was necessary for me to read.

4. NOPE Popular pairing: A ship you don’t support.

Darkling and Alina. I really like the darkling but I like him as a villain because he is a pretty good at that and I really like his character he is probably my second favorite character in the trilogy after my baby Nikolai but that doesn’t mean I ship him with Alina because it’s just not healthy it’s just going be a super toxic abusing relationship and Alina deserves better than that and she also deserve better that stupid Asshole bastard piece of a shit Malyen.

5. NOPE. Plot twist: A plot twist you didn’t see coming or didn’t like.

The plot twists from Language of thorns it’s a collection of short stories and the plot twists in each of those stories blew my mind and left me reeling with shock and emotions (I know I am being super dramatic here but it’s most certainly true) especially the plot twist of the story “The Witch of Duva”.

6. NOPE. Protagonist action/decision: A character decision that made you shake your head NOPE.

I cannot think of anything better right now so I’ll just go with Juliette denying Warner again and again  in Ignite me.

7. NOPE. Genre: A genre you will never read.

Erotica? Who knows the future me might crave for some cheesy bedroom scenes or maybe I won’t. I don’t have any strong dislike towards any genre to not read it ever.

8. NOPE. Book format: Book formatting you hate and avoid buying until it comes out in a different format

I don’t hate any format I love ebooks and audiobooks and paperbacks and hardcover but I don’t really like a manga version of a book since it replaces the way I see the characters in my head.

9. NOPE. Trope: A trope that makes you go NOPE.

I am not sure if this is a trope but I hate it when the author or people reading the book romanticizes an abusive relationship or a character. I cannot stand it when that happens. Please stop doing that it’s super unhealthy and disgusting.

10. NOPE. Recommendation: A book recommendation that is constantly hyped and pushed at you that you simply refuse to read.

Red Queen. I just sound so cliché for my taste.

11. NOPE. Cliche/pet peeve: A cliche or writing pet peeve that always makes you roll your eyes.

I let out a breath I didn’t realize I was holding, just kidding. I don’t hate it anymore that phrase just makes me laugh now. but I hate the kissing scene in almost every book I read no matter how good the writing is or how much I wanted the characters to kiss. I hate the scene because they are always written so dramatically I am sure kissing doesn’t feel like fireworks or lightnings.

12. NOPE. Love interest: The love interest that’s not worthy of being one. A character you don’t think should have been a viable love interest.

Tamlin from Acotar because he is the epitome of control freak.

13. NOPE. Book: A book that shouldn’t have existed that made you say NOPE.

I am not going to go that cruel on a book now. just kidding!! but I cannot think about a book that I hated so much that I didn’t want it to exist but The Twilight Guide could fit perfectly in this category because did we really need that?

14. NOPE. Villain: A scary villain/antagonist you would hate to cross and would make you run in the opposite direction.

Maeve from Throne of Glass I wouldn’t ever want to be on that woman’s bad graces but I guess I am since I would lay down my life for Aelin or Dorian.

15. NOPE. Death: A character death that still haunts you.

A certain someone from The Nightingale, their death still haunts me and makes me cry.

16. NOPE. Author: An author you had a bad experience reading and have decided to quit.

John Green. Don’t hate me. Trust me I tried reading his books , not once or twice but multiple times. and I didn’t enjoy them his books are way to philosophical for my taste.

So I hope you guys enjoyed this tag and I can totally wait to do another one but I hope you all have a good day and happy reading!!!

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January TBR

So (warning I use that word excessively) , I guess this is the first TBR of this blog which is a big thing since I make TBRs everytime (in my journal) but I never end up following them ever but this time since this is public I plan to actually follow my TBR I hope I do or else nothing. Okay so In the month of January I am planning to read 10 books.  


Ruin and Rising by Leigh Burdugo

I’ve been wanting to read this book since the moment I finished Siege and Storm which I adored. And King of Scars is coming out this month so i need to read this and Crooked Kingdom this month or this week.

Crooked Kingdom

Six of Crows was one of my favorite book of last year. I loved it with every piece of my heart and the only reason I haven’t read this yet is because I was spoiled but spoiled or not I need to read this before King of Scars.

The Wicker King

I just finished this book and this was on my January tbr. I only meant to read I few pages when I picked this up but I ended up reading the whole thing oops. But I really enjoyed it.

American Panda

I am currently reading this and very much enjoying it. I am in big contemporary mood right now, I just want to read so much Asian contemporary books.

In an Absent Dream 

This is coming out in a few days and this is my most anticipated release of the year. I’ve been looking forward to reading this since it was announced, I cannot wait to read this. I cannot wait to find more about this world and I cannot wait to read Lundy’s story and it’s set in a goblin market, I love goblin stories.



JCity of Glass

One of my main and important reading goal of this year is to finish every released books in the Shadow Hunter world which was my priority goal last year to but I only ended up reading 3 books but this year I am going to force myself to finish the books because I am so behind and it hurts when everyone in book community goes berserk when a new book releases and I have to look at the updates and be like I wish I was reading the new book with everyone else.

This is a French book translated to English and it’s apparently the most famous YA book in France and it’s getting a bit hype now plus the magic system and the premise sounds so unique and peculiar, so I’ve decided to read it.

The Girl King

This is also one of my most anticipated release of the year but right I have low expectations because of the mixed reviews on Goodreads but the premise sounds so interesting and I love me a good Asian feminist fantasy

Truly Devious

This book has been on my TBR since it came out but for some reason I always put off reading it but it seems like the perfect time to read this now since the sequel is coming out this month I think.

The Gilded Wolves

This book is getting a lot of hype right now and it’s most people’s most anticipated book of the year and it sounds so interesting so I need to read it too. Also I just noticed that cover is gorgeous.

So that’s it for today’s blog and I hope you’re all doing well and happy reading!!!

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About me

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Hello, My name is Kenzah (call me Kenya because everybody does) and as you can see I suck at describing myself. I don’t even know how to begin, so I’ll just tell you (if there IS a you) about myself. Okay I am a teen girl (fifteen) from India but I lived in UAE (Dubai) almost forever and I obviously love reading more than anything else but I do have other hobbies ( I wouldn’t call reading my hobby though) and I am an introvert and I have an excessive amount of social anxiety so writing this is like venturing outside my comfort zone. I tend to read a lot of fantasy but I read books from other genres every now and then. I absolutely adore clothes and chocolates or anything sweet. I am Muslim and queer but also asexual and I am quite sensitive. I love diverse books even though I don’t read them a lot since there aren’t enough diverse YA fantasy but I am going to change that this year ( I would love some recommendations). I am Slytherin so I am pretty ambitious I want to be an author which is hoping a lot since my parents won’t probably approve of me writing dark fantasy books that includes all sort of magic and necromancy and I love my parents and I don’t want to disappoint them, so this quote here by Laini Taylor basically rules my life “There comes a certain point with a hope or a dream, when you either give it up or give up everything else”. My other hobbies are writing, bullet journaling, shopping, sleeping and holding grudges.

My favorite authors are:

Sarah J. Maas

Laini Taylor 

Naomi Novik

Victoria Schwab 

Leigh Bardugo 

Tahereh Mafi

My favorite books are:

The Nightingale by Kristen Hannah 

Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire 

Strange the Dreamer duology by Laini Taylor 

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas 

Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik