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Review: Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé

An absolutely jaw-dropping and riveting novel that perfectly tackles all the ugliness of systematic racism, Ace of Spades is a terrifying and addictive story about two talented Black kids trying to survive in a world that is hell-bent on bringing them down.

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Blog Tour: Patches By Valicity Elaine [Sneak Peek/Excerpt]

A beautiful, thought-provoking, coming of novel featuring a teenage boy with vitiligo and learning how to survive high school with a condition that still bears heavy social stigma, Patches is a funny, fast-paced Young Adult contemporary novel by Valicty Elaine. Thank you to Enchanted Book Promotions for letting me be a tour host for this beautiful story.

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Cover Reveal: I Am Ayah – The Way Home By Donna Hill

Hi guys, today I am thrilled to do a cover reveal for I Am Ayah – The Way Home, a new, upcoming romance novel by best selling author Donna Hill. Thank you so much to Xpresso Book Tours for letting me be a part of this exciting cover reveal! 💜

Donna Hill is one of the most well known Black authors in the romance publishing industry for the past 28 years. Her new book, I Am Ayah – The Way Home comes out in August 2022. Not much is yet known about this book, except that it is being pitched as a fascinating, poignant novel where “history and the present collide”, so stay tuned to find out more.

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Blog Tour: Other People’s Butterflies By Cora Ruskin [Excerpt + International Giveaway]

Lately I have been into reading a lot of Young Adult Contemporary novels, and Other People’s Butterflies by Cora Ruskin caught my eye. A story about failing to fit in, juicy gossip, making stupid mistakes, teen drama and learning to love yourself? Count me in.

Blog Tour: Other People's Butterflies

Thank you Xpresso Book Tours for having me as a tour host for this book. Read on below to get the synopsis for Other People’s Butterflies on GoodReads.

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Blog Tour: Crystal’s House Of Queers By Brooke Skipstone [Exclusive International Giveaway]

Blog Tour: Crystal's House Of Queers By Brooke Skipstone [Exclusive International Giveaway]

A story about a group of queer girls who want to create a safe house for other LGBTQ+ teenagers and outcasts so they can protect themselves and take pride in their identity? Hell, yes! Crystal’s House Of Queers by Brooke Skipstone sounds like the perfect, wholesome LGBTQ romance for me.

Thank you Xpresso Book Tours for having me as a tour host for this book. I will share my review for this book as soon as I am done with it. In the meantime, check out the full synopsis below and enter an exclusive giveaway for the chance to win $25 Amazon gift card (open internationally)!

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Review: The Secret Diary Of Lizzie Bennet

 

Twenty‑four‑year‑old grad student Lizzie Bennet is saddled with student loan debt and still living at home along with her two sisters—beautiful Jane and reckless Lydia. When she records her reflections on life for her thesis project and posts them on YouTube, she has no idea The Lizzie Bennet Diaries will soon take on a life of their own, turning the Bennet sisters into internet celebrities seemingly overnight.

When rich and handsome Bing Lee comes to town, along with his stuck‑up friend William Darcy, things really start to get interesting for the Bennets—and for Lizzie’s viewers. But not everything happens on‑screen. Lucky for us, Lizzie has a secret diary.

5 out of 5

This review is part of The Calendar Girls monthly blog event, hosted by the lovelies at Darque Dreamer Reads and Never Not Reading. To know more about The Calendar Girls, click here

I have always been a lover of classics, but Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice holds a very, very special place in my heart. With a main character who is as witty, charming, and yet flawed as Elizabeth Bennet, the complicated yet strangely relatable family relationships (relatable only if you are a young adult female from a Southeast Asian country such as myself), and Austen’s viciously funny narration style, it’s hard not to love Pride and Prejudice.

And it’s equally hard not to love it’s very clever, very funny and extremely endearing modern-day retelling: The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet by Bernie Su and Kate Noble.

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