The Great: My absolute favorite aspect of this book is the characters. I loved how relatable the main character, Azere is, how badass her younger sister Efe is, how loving and caring her cousin (who’s more like a brother to Azere) Jacob is. And how complex yet simplistic, the other main character and love interest, Rafael is. Not to mention Azere’s best friend Christina! Their friendship felt most genuine especially during some of the dramatic parts of the story. And the fact that Christina and Azere have rocky moments when they’re not seeing eye to eye, even with the best of intentions, was absolutely amazing to read.Read More
One of the industries hit hardest due to the pandemic is the travel industry. And travelers who’ve had vacations and trips planned are unfortunately, forced to change them. I had a few trips planned myself and I’m somewhat disappointed that I won’t be able to go on them. It doesn’t help that for a period…Read More
Hey foodie peeps! Nia and I are back with a plant-based recipe that we’ve enjoyed and possibly had 2 or 3 times … this week … alone lol And so we thought it’d be a great idea to share it with all of you. Recipe Prep Time: 20-25 min | Ready In: 30-40 min |…Read More
The Great: The characters! Specifically the main characters Camila and Diego. Camila is the main reason I love this book so much. She’s resilient, ambitious, self-aware and goes after what she wants and what she knows she deserves. She puts her best foot forward in absolutely everything that she does. But what I loved most about her was her fierce loyalty and love for her mama Isabel, brother Pablo, best friend Roxana her team and coach Alicia, as well for her first love Diego. Though that love doesn’t deter her from her dreams of becoming a successful fútbolera. She is La Furia through and through.Read More
Wow where are the words…
The Great: I am in love with Kim Johnson’s writing style—specifically the dialogue. It felt genuine and authentic and i just loved getting to know the characters through their own voices as much as the narrative.
Happy Weekend bookwyrms!! I’m so excited to reveal the cover for the sequel to the ground-smashing fantasy, Daughters of Nri! Feast your eyes on Descendants of the First by Reni K Amayo! Synopsis The king is dead – and with him, the last thread holding the kingdom together. Deep cracks are forming throughout the kingdom…Read More
Welcome to my stop on the A House is a Body Blog Tour! Special thanks to Algonquin Books and author, Shruti Swamy for an Advanced Reader’s Copy. Check out my review here. Synopsis – A Most-Anticipated Book of 2020 from The Millions * Bustle * BuzzFeed * Electric Literature “Swamy’s A House Is a Body will not simply be talked about as one of…Read More
Hey there Bookwyrms! With the end of the third quarter fast approaching, I realized I haven’t yet shared my top three books of the second quarter yet! So without further ado, let’s jump right in! The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna I feel like I haven’t stopped talking about this book since reading the ARC…Read More
The Great: I absolutely adored the main and side characters and their development!
Tau Solarin has my heart and soul! He is hands down one of the best main characters that I’ve encountered this year. And knowing that his journey hasn’t come to an end, makes me extremely excited for the next book!Read More
Hey there fellow writers! It has been quite a while since I’ve put up a WW post. What is consistency in the middle of a pandemic amirite? Today I wanted to discuss something life-changing! (at least it was for me) And that is Writing Buddies, Partners, Groups etc. Writing is hard work and you need…Read More
The Great: Simply put, the themes.This story definitely showcased a majority of the ways society has negatively impacted women/females. In Cinderella is Dead, Cinderella’s tale is akin to the likes of the bible. And citizens of Lille are expected to know and recite the tale, in reverence and worship. For it is the conditions of their lives. Sound familiar? Also, misogyny played a major role in the general story. The nobility and peasantry alike, delights in oppressing women and young girls in this story. And the anger I felt reading and witnessing how oppressed and sheeplike the citizens were rolled off me in waves. It sincerely frustrated me to no end. And that frustration made me realize just how much of that mentality still exists in today’s society.Read More
Hey Bookwyrms! It’s been awhile! To be honest June is the worst month for me for personal reasons so I anticipate i’ll be taking month long breaks in the future. While on break though, I may or may not have binge-watched a bunch of booktube videos. And they may have been the annual mid-year freak…Read More