The Empire of Gold (The Daevabad Trilogy #3) by S.A. Chakraborty: The Biggest Disappointment of a Goddamn Lifetime – Book Review

The Empire of Gold by S.A. Chakraborty is the third and final instalment in the author’s epic adult own-voices Islamic fantasy series. The highly-anticipated conclusion follows Nahri, Alizayd al-Qahtani, and Darayavahoush e-Afshin as they must confront the consequences of their choices across the span of the first two volumes, all leading to a highly action-packed finale.

This Is All Your Fault by Aminah Mae Safi: An Amazing Tale of Friendship, Mental Health, & Indie Bookstores

This Is All Your Fault by Aminah Mae Safi is a diverse young adult contemporary novel that revolves around a group of ladies who work at a bookshop called Wild Nights Bookstore. When they discover that the bookstore is about close up shop for good, they come together to and try save a place that has become a sanctuary for each of them in their own unique ways.

Love from A to Z by S.K. Ali: A Truly Beautiful Bookish Marvel with a Fiercely Feminist & Endearingly Romantic Tale of Heartfelt Faith & Family Values

Love from A to Z by S.K. Ali is an #OwnVoices Islamic young adult contemporary romance novel about two Muslim teens that end up meeting by happenstance on their journey to Doha, Qatar right after experiencing some frustrating events in their personal lives. For Zayneb, it’s suspension after an Islamophobic teacher retaliates against her in…

The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty: A Culturally Vibrant, Character-Driven Fantasy Narrative of Jaw-Dropping Proportions – Book Review (#OwnVoices)

The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty is the first instalment in an #OwnVoices Islamic adult epic fantasy trilogy that I had no idea I desperately needed with every fibre of my being until I finally sat down and read it. I credit my obsession entirely to my mate Aimal because she yelled about this…

The Gauntlet by Karuna Riazi: A Proudly Islamic & Brilliantly Crafted Steampunk Adventure – Book Review (#OwnVoices MG Fantasy)

The Gauntlet by Karuna Riazi is an #OwnVoices Islamic and #OwnVoices Southwest Asian, middle-grade portal fantasy novel that was released in 2017 via Salaam Reads. It’s about a young girl named Farah who receives a strange board game from her aunt on her birthday. But when her brother accidentally gets sucked into it, she teams…