"A name can influence a person's behaviour or circumstances. It can play a huge role in who or what your child becomes in life. Your child's name is your child's destiny." Genre: Young Adult Pages: 330 Rate: 3.5 ⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis Based on interviews with young women who were kidnapped by Boko Haram, this poignant… Continue reading Review: Buried Beneath The Baobab Tree by Adoabi Tricia Nwaubani
"...the books don't feel like they belong to me anymore." Genre: Young Adult Fiction Pages: 304 Published: June 3rd, 2021 Rate: 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis Evie Thomas doesn't believe in love anymore. Especially after the strangest thing occurs one otherwise ordinary afternoon: She witnesses a couple kiss and is overcome with a vision of how… Continue reading Blog Tour: Instructions For Dancing by Nicola Yoon // Review
"Her most striking feature, however, is her eyes deep black and fathomless, as if she's seen the worst of humanity and survived to laugh at it all." Genre: Fantasy Fiction, Young Adult Pages: 432 Published: February 9, 2021 Rate: 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis Sixteen-year-old Deka lives in fear and anticipation of the blood ceremony that… Continue reading Review: The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna
"But I get ahead of myself. I go to the end when, to understand the truth, you have to start at the beginning." Genre: Thriller, Young Adult Rate: 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Pages: 368 Published: 8th April, 2021 Publisher: Penguin Goodreads Synopsis Winter. The sky is dark. It is cold enough to crack bones. Jack Morton has… Continue reading Blog Tour: What Beauty There Is by Cory Anderson // Review
Reader, ever since Text Book Centre CBD opened I have been there a total of 7 times in a span of 2 weeks! I honestly have no excuse other than I love books. I have been there with friends and also by myself, and one thing that is constant is that I can't stop browsing… Continue reading 9 Books I Can’t Stop Thinking About // A Wishlist
"So many books, so little time." Whoever said this was spot on. I get slightly panicky when I look at my unread shelf because when am I going to read all 60 books? And that's just the physical shelf. I tend to get quite overwhelmed when I'm faced with a big to be read (tbr)… Continue reading 5 On My TBR // Fiction, Fantasy, and More.
"Some people exist in your life to make it better. Some people exist to make it worse." Genre: Young Adult Fiction Published: 1st November 2016 Pages: 344 Rate: 3.5 ⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis Natasha: I’m a girl who believes in science and facts. Not fate. Not destiny. Or dreams that will never come true. I’m definitely… Continue reading Review: The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon.
"Strong wasn't a word anyone had ever used to describe her. Loyal. maybe. Reserved, definitely." Genre: Historical Fiction, Young Adult Pages: 256 Publisher: Pushkin Press Published: 15th October, 2020 Rate: 4 stars Goodreads Synopsis Twin sisters Hassana and Husseina's home is in ruins after a brutal raid. But this is not the end but the… Continue reading Review: The Deep Blue Between by Ayesha Harruna Attah
"You shouldn't let people make you so angry...if they make you angry, then they've won." Genre: Middle Grade Fiction Pages: 224 Publisher: Pushkin Press Published: 1st October, 2020 Rate: 3.5 ⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis For fans of deeply poignant middle grade about friendship and loss like The Thing About Jellyfish, comes the story about a young… Continue reading Review: When Life Gives You Mangoes by Kereen Getten.
Hey reader, I hope you have been reading some really good books lately. It being valentine’s week I have seen a lot of great romance recommendations and I thought to add to the many lists out there. I don’t read as much romance because I get bored and/or pissed easily with certain tropes (a post… Continue reading FromMyBookshelf: 8 Books For You To Read This Valentine