TAG #32: The Book Courtship Tag



Hello guys !

When scheduling my posts, I hadn’t planned on doing anything specific for Valentine’s day, no particular reason, it just wasn’t happening. And here I am getting ready to write this week’s tag when I realized that it is… kind of fitting? It’s weird haha I swear it wasn’t planned. Anyway, since the only romantic relationship I have at the moment is with books The Book Courtship tag is perfect. I was tagged way way back by the lovely Beth @ Reading Every Night. Thank you!

Book cover = Goodreads page



I didn’t exactly buy it, more like received it. But Unicorn Tracks by Julia Ember was a cover read for sure. The colors, the illustrations, everything about it is so so pretty that I couldn’t help myself. That being said, the premise is very intriguing as well. It has Unicorns and an F/F interracial romance, enough to seal the deal to me.



Again, I didn’t really buy this one BUT the summary of God smites and Other Muslim Girl Problems by Ishara Deen spoke to me on so many levels. It’s the Muslim girl version of Nancy Drew but not really. It is a mystery nonetheless. That’s pretty much all I know. And I AM SO INCREDIBLY excited to read it.



When will I not bring this book up, honestly? Never. I’m pretty sure one day very soon someone will scream at me to stop bringing this book up at every occasion I get. BUT I CAN’T HELP IT. When the Moon was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore is such a beautifully written book, the most beautifully written book I’ve ever read, if I dare say. It’s calm and lyrical. Amazing, I tell you.


Ryan Graudin - (#1) Wolf by Wolf

I’m going to use the same book as Beth which is Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin. This book sucked me in immediately and there was no going back. It didn’t really leave me any other choice but to fly through -after an agonizing wait for it to come out- the second and final book in the duology.


Adam Silvera - More happy than not

More Happy than Not by Adam Silvera. I think I slept at almost 4am when I was reading this. It was all good (well, not really *good* but relatively) until a certain thing happened and glued the book to my hand, I just COULDN’T put it down until I was done with it. I just needed to know what would happen to Aaron and that he would eventually be okay.



When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi. I read it at the beginning of January and thought of it every single day since. I have a feeling that book will stick with me my whole life. It is so brilliantly written and impactful that I just couldn’t help love and cherish it, and that won’t be changing anytime soon.



The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury. AMAGAAASH! THAT BOOK IS SO CUTE. It made me so so happy with it’s strong three-dimensional characters, accurate depiction of Jins, great world-building and most of all the slow-burn romance. It just had me broadly smiling at the end and really, what more could I ask for?


Khaled Hosseini - And the Mountains Echoed

My friends and family aren’t big readers, if readers at all but And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Husseini seems like something that anyone and everyone could enjoy because it is such a deep, real, meaningful story. It has such a wide variety of characters that everyone is bound to find one characters to hold on to.


Jandy Nelson - I'll Give You the Sun

A few weeks ago, my paperback of I’ll Give you the Sun by Jandy Nelson finally arrived and I’ve been itching to re-read it ever since. Seriously though, the urge is so real that I’m sure it will happen sometime in the upcoming months. Besides that, I knew from the moment I finished it that it was going to be a book I re-read many many times in the future. I just love it so much.


That’s it until next time.

Hope you enjoyed, write to you soon.


Most Bestest Books of 2016. Most Bestest English.

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Hello Guys!

You know what the new years means? I’ll be looking back to memorable things from 2016. I know it was a crappy year and I hope 2017 will be better BUT there were some highlights most of which are bookish, that’s what I’m doing here, highlighting my favorite books of the year,some of which have made it to my favorites of ever. I NEED YOU TO READ THEM ALL. Some of them are popular, some are underrated and most should be required reading. So, without further rambling, let’s list them. Also, I’m not ranking them. I CAN’T. I WON’T. I REFUSE.

Book cover = Goodreads page.



  • This is required reading number one.
  • The History of slavery in Ghana over 3 centuries + amazing relationships + raw emotions
  • It tackles 61583021 issues without being overwhelming with information.
  • Although, it is emotionally overwhelming. But trust me, you want to read it.

My Review



  • When I think about how  I was set on not reading these books my heart hurts.
  • I can’t choose a favorite, it always changes. For now, it’s Nina Zenik. Her love for food is me.
  • The plot is mind-blowingly good and I still can’t get over how intense it is.

My Review for SoC

My Review for CK


Stephanie Perkins - (#3) Isla and the Happily Ever After

  • The romance in this is the cutest thing ever and I need me a Josh of my own. Thank you.
  • This is 100% recommended if you’re in need of a dose of fluff. I know I need me some from time to time.
  • The opening scene in the book is one of the funniest and most awkward I’ve ever read.
  • I related to Isla so much and it felt so good.

My Review



  • Alternate Historical fiction set in a post-WWII in which Hitler won. Need I say more?
  • Okay fine, if you need more, it has one of the most badass MCs I ever read. SHE ROCKS.
  • Oh, she’s also a skinshifter and the whole world depends on her.
  • It’s impredictable and it will have your heart racing. It’ll break it eventually. Multiple times.

My Review for WbW

My Review for BfB



  • Required reading number two.
  • This is hands down the most gorgeous book I read this year, probably ever.
  • The writing is so beautiful, vivid and emotional, you don’t want to miss out on it.
  • The friendship/love in this book is so pure and innocent, I just want more from Sam and Miel.

My Review



  • Before we start, please applaud my brilliant puning abilities. Feels and hangover is the new series name.
  • Lila is my queen and the other most badass main character of all times.
  • The plot is fantastic and worldbuilding brilliant, it blows my mind.
  • Also, very diverse cast as well, an A+ villain and characters to make your heart sing.

My Review for ADSOM

My Review for AGOS



  • Most realistically heart-breaking book I’ve read in my life and I adored it.
  • The MC is amazing and incredibly brave even though he has shit friends.
  • The ability to erase memories is such an incredibly clever piece of the story.
  • I sobbed through the last 1/3 of the book non-stop even though I don’t cry easily.

My Review

best-9Markus Suzak - I Am the Messenger

  • The premise of the book is very intriguing and it’ll keep you sucked in.
  • The MC is the most normal character I’ve ever read about in my life and I loved him.
  • He was completely and utterly lost in his life and that’s the story of figuring himself out.
  • It explores family (a shitty one), friendship, meeting new people, etc… pretty routinal day to day life, but still NOT boring.

My Review


Jandy Nelson - I'll Give You the Sun

  • Required reading number three and my favorite contemporary of all times.
  • The way it’s formatted is absolutely unique and the writing style is full of imagery.
  • It has a set of twins as main characters and sibling stories are my favorites.
  • It has such a bright happy ending that I just found myself crying because I was overwhelmed.

My Review

That’s it until next time.

What are your favorite books of 2016? What Genre is predominant?

Have you read any of my favorite books? If so rant/rave with me in the comments!

Hope you enjoyed, write to you soon.


Blood for Blood – The Book that squeezed my Heart into Dust

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Publication date : November 1st, 2016goodreads

Publisher : Little Brown Books for Young Readers

Genre : Young Adult | Historical Fiction

Page Count: 481

Synopsis : There would be blood.
Blood for blood.
Blood to pay.
An entire world of it.
For the resistance in 1950s Germany, the war may be over, but the fight has just begun.
Death camp survivor Yael, who has the power to skinshift, is on the run: the world has just seen her shoot and kill Hitler. But the truth of what happened is far more complicated, and its consequences are deadly. Yael and her unlikely comrades dive into enemy territory to try to turn the tide against the New Order, and there is no alternative but to see their mission through to the end, whatever the cost.
But dark secrets reveal dark truths, and one question hangs over them all: how far can you go for the ones you love?
This gripping, thought-provoking sequel to Wolf by Wolf will grab readers by the throat with its cinematic writing, fast-paced action, and relentless twists.
(From Goodreads)

Rating : 5 stars


(No Spoilers)

So… The wait for this book has ended and I. AM. BROKEN. I know I kept ranting since I finished Wolf by Wolf but I WASN’T READY FOR THIS. Blood for Blood was equally brilliant and horrifying. I loved it as much as I hated it. It not only lived up to all the expectations I had built up for it, it also exceeded them by a lot. I.. I just feel like I have so much to say that I will be struggling to write this review because I am destroyed and heartbroken and sad. But I also feel happy because of how everything wrapped up even though I want more of these characters.

This book is 100% different from the first. Story wise which I’ll get into later but also some aspects of the writing. What’s similar is the feeling it conveys, it is as intense, if not more than in the first book, I felt it in my gut, twisting my heart and stomach in all kinds of way. The chapters are short which helped me fly through the book like no other. Now what’s different is that instead of having everything from Yael’s point of view we mainly have 3 POVs (with some other popping up here and there). Yael, Luka and Felix. And that I appreciated because it gave me a more rounded perspective and a clearer view of what was happening and when it was happening.

As its prequel, Blood for Blood goes back and forth between our characters’ present and their past with very well placed flashbacks that allowed me to get to know the characters a lot better, especially Felix and Luka and how they were shaped into the people they were during that period.

The story picks up a few minutes before Wolf by Wolf’s ending from Luka’s POV so we get to see things from the outside, so when Yael jumps, he follows and the action picks up -to never slow down. In the first book we don’t get to experience WWII much because it’s mostly the Axis Tour, so it’s mostly a competition but in this one we get to see the full impact that Hitler’s win had on the world, it’s was destroyed, angry, robbed of all freedom. The things happening were terrifying and heartbreaking. Ryan Graudin doesn’t chew on her words and portrays war in such a detailed, raw way that I was really impressed with all the research she must have done to have such a mind-blowing result.

Here, our MCs are essentially on the run so imagine how action packed that is. And multiply it by 10 to have it how it REALLY is. It was seriously unputdownable, I stayed up really late at night reading and read it every chance I got during the day which I don’t normally do. It is also unpredictable. When picking the book up, I imagined A LOT of ways it could go them, but none of them were the actual thing. It is so intricate and well thought out that I don’t think it is possible for anyone to predict the course of things from the beginning.

I also loved the book for the strong relationships it was built on, from romantic ones to friendships and family bonds (not just blood-family). Some characters were made stronger because of them, some others weak. Not only that but it has amazing women as leaders and I LOVED that, Yael, Henrika, the soviet commander (I can’t say her name because that is kind of a big spoiler).

Yael is as kick-ass as ever but she was vulnerable as well, which was a very interesting side of her to get to know. She was doubting herself and her decision as if she was just realizing that the future of the world was depending on her. I will never say this enough, she is one of my top 2 favorites female characters and I don’t think she’ll ever be detroned, she’s just too amazing for it. The other POVs made me realize just how intimidating and mysterious she seemed from the outside which a gave me a fresh side to look at her from.

I LOVE LUKA, YOU GUYS!!! He completely won me over in this book. He’s so cocky, sexy and snarky, even when it’s inappropriate and I think that his humour is what kept everyone sane when things got rough. Felix! Oh, Felix! I DESPISED HIM, things only got worse between us from where Wolf by Wolf left us, he was weak and easily impressionable and put them in extreme danger more often than not because of his stupidity. UGHH!!

The romance in this is PERFECT! I loved the way it evolved, how Yael and Luka started trusting each other, sharing personal things without even realizing they were actually getting closer. I shipped them with every fiber in my body and how they had each other’s backs through everything.

Last but not least, can we talk about that ending for a bit? IT RUINED ME. I AM SHATTERED. I AM DESTROYED. I cried non-stop through the last few chapters because I just couldn’t process and be okay with the things that were happening. But I guess that made things all the more brutal and realistic and my brain gets how appropriate that is but my heart can’t deal. To sum up this book, it is all chase, war, roth and death, with a tinsy bit of swooning that thankfully didn’t take front stage.

That’s it until next time.

Did you read Blood for Blood? If so, what did you think?

Who was your favorite character? What did you think of the ending?

Hope you enjoyed, write to you soon.


TAG #27: The Fictional Boyfriend Tag

Hello guys !

We all love our books over here, right? So from fangirl to fangirl/boy, I must confess that I have way too many fictional crushes. And you probably do too. They’re my babies, my precious little things that I love more than those creatures called real people (WHAT ARE THOSE?) Anyway. When I saw the Fictional Boyfriend tag, I thought this would be the perfect occasion to display my babies to you all. AND DON’T YOU DARE STEAL THEM. They’re mind. But we can share, if you’re nice enough.


I wasn’t tagged for this one per say BUT when I saw it in Cristina‘s blog @ My Tiny Obsessions blog back in February hmm.. I while back I just had to do it but the problem back then is that I just started collecting boyfriends. But now that this year is almost at an end, I have more than enough to fill these categories.

1. Most romantic boyfriend


I’d have to stick to Cristina’s answer on this one. Jem Carstairs from The Infernal Devices is probably the most romantic character I’ve ever read about and I don’t think anyone can top him from that matter. The way he expresses his love, with words and gestures and even music is so precious *swoons*. I can’t help but love him.

2. Dark and moody bad boy with a good side


Mmm… Maybe Kaz Brekker from Six of Crows? Like he’s most definitely dark and moody. Darkest and moodiest. And he definitely has a good side which he doesn’t show. BUT IT’S THERE. Somewhere deep. Very deep. He’s a bit tricky because he’s scarred and has a traumatic past and his coping mechanism would make it very hard to be his girlfriend. But I love him. And I believe in his good side so we’ll make it work.

3. Paranormal boyfriend


Patrick from The Catastrophic History of You and Me. He’s dead and a ghost now so that technically counts as a paranormal boyfriend right? I say it does. Plus, I don’t have any other choice because I don’t date vampires, werewolves and the sort. (The Picture is exactly how I imagine him)

4. Boyfriend you want to tame


Why would you go out with him if it is to tame him. pfft! *nasty stare* Though one that is definitely tamable is Luka Wolfe from Wolf by Wolf, he is A LOT. He has a big personnality, a big mouth and kind of the definition of a bad boy BUT all of that makes him what he is so I’m not sure I’d want to tame him. He’s just so darn sexy and funny and I don’t want to risk taking that away.

5. Boy you friend zoned


Kell Maresh from the Shades of Magic trilogy. Don’t get me wrong I ADORE HIM but the thing is that I love Lila even more so if he’s hers I’m not touching him. Plus, I don’t really see him as a boyfriend. THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT A FRIENDZONE IS, FADWA!! Darn it.

6. Your soulmate

Carswell Thorne from The Lunar Chronicles. AMAGAAAAD !! He really is my soulmate and I love him beyond words. He’s like the male version of me, he likes to stay as much away from feelings as it is physically possible, he’s sarcastic BUT he cares so much about his people even if he’s not great at showing it. Add to that the fact that he’s hella sexy and handsome. Yup. GIMME.

7. Boyfriend you want to elope with


Levi from Fangirl. He’d make an AMAZING husband. He’s so protective and caring, gentle and sweet. *swoons* and I can definitely see him being great with kids. Got carried a little bit too much there. Oops.

8. Boyfriend you’d venture anywhere with


Josh from Isla and the Happily ever After. He is the cutest thing that ever crossed this earth. He’s an artist and likes to explore the world, so I’m sure he’d take me to some beautiful places and show me things that I would probably glance over otherwise.

9. Boyfriend you’d want to be stranded on a desert island with


Oscar from I’ll Give you the Sun. I wouldn’t mind being stranded with him forever. Huh. Not at all. WHO WOULD THOUGH? He’s so dreamy and resourceful, I’m sure I wouldn’t starve and he’ll maybe even find a way to get us out of there.

10. Most badass boyfriend

I DON’T KNOW, THIS IS TOO MUCH PRESSURE FOR ME? A lot of them are badass and I can’t choose. Don’t make me. You can’t make me. Deal with it.

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Some new followers of mine, to welcome them!

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TAG #26: The Emoji Book Tag

Hello guys!

In this day and age, technology is EVERYWHERE so it’s only natural that at some point it get mixed with books and gives birth to Something that is great and could turn hilarious in a span of seconds. What I am talking about here is the Emoji book tag which I really like the idea of because a/ I love emojis and use them all the damn time and b/ I love books (duhh!!) So what could possibly go wrong?!


I was tagged by Icebreaker694 a gazillion years back so thank you! And also, sorry for being so late, I’m crap.

The rules:

  • Thank the person who tagged you.
  • Use your 5 most recent emojis and chose a book that goes along with it.
  • Tagged some awesome people.

I’m using my WhatsApp emojis as a reference, since that’s my main texting plateform. I might need too warn you that my emoji game is on fleek and that I’m a sassy person so… I can’t guarantee what this tag’s outcome will be.

Cover = Goodreads page.

heart-eyes       Stephanie Perkins - (#3) Isla and the Happily Ever After

What I use it for: Hmm.. So this is… like… more when my friends and I are talking about cute guys on the group chat. *Awkward laugh*

Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins is a book that has in it one of my favorite bookish boyfriends of all times. Josh *swoons*. He’s just so so sexy and confident and artsy and gentle and romantic. AND JUST PERFECT. Here’s my review, go read it and come flail with me.

middle-finger     Alwyn Hamilton - Rebel of the Sands

What I use it for: When a friend frustrates/angers me on purpose. And I use it quite a lot, a hundred times a day. What can I say? They know how to push my buttons. (The use of this emoji is supposed to be humorous, so please don’t take it too seriously)

I don’t want my choice of book to offend anyone but this is the book that angered me the most this year and by far. I just felt offended by a lot of elements in Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton because they could’ve made better just by actual research of the culture involved. Which happened to be my culture. Here’s my very ranty review.

cry-laughing     Jess Rothenberg - The Catastrophic History of You and Me

What I use it for: Well, this one is pretty obvious.When something is funny, and I use this one a lot too because my friends and I are pretty hilarious and it usually goes hand to hand with the previous one.

As I’m writing this, I realize that I don’t really read funny books. Like, yes some books make me laugh but their purpose isn’t to be funny, they’re just witty  and have sarcasm right up my alley. One of those is The Catastrophic History of You and Me by Jess Rothenberg. The banter in it is so cute and made me laugh more often than not. Here’s my review of it. (Which is one of the very first I’ve written for my blog)


What I use it for: When I do or say something embarassing or Something that makes me uneasy happens so I want to run away from it as fast as possible.

Little Miss Chaos by Paula R. Hamilton is a book I DNFed recently because I couldn’t take the levels of wrongness in it. It made my skin crawl and I didn’t want to suffer through it, it wasn’t worth it. Some wrong behaviors were normalized even romanticized and I don’t know if those issues got resolved but I couldn’t  bring myself to finish it and see it for myself. Here’s yet another rant of mine.

heart      Ryan Graudin - (#2) Blood for Blood

What I use it for: To be honest, this is one I rarely use, because as I’ve said many times before I am a heartless potato. But when I have my little love bursts my fingers have strong impulses to send hearts.

At the moment that I’m writing this post, I’m almost half-way through Blood for Blood by Ryan Graudin, and OH MY GOD!!! It is so damn good and I already know that I love it A LOT more that the first, keeping in my mind that Wolf by Wolf was one of my favorite reads this year -and ever. I JUST AAAAAAAHHHHH!! So intense, and mind-blowing and straight up brilliant. *Burries herself back in the book*

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Also, I couldn’t help mentioning these two books because they’re stunning and brilliant and I think everyone should read them. Here’s my review for Homegoing and When the Moon was Ours

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TAG #23: The Great British Bake-Off Book Tag

Hello guys,

Another Wednesday, another tag. And you know how much I love doing these, though coming up with books that fit the categories can be quite frustrating at times. This week I’m doing the Great British Bake-Off tag. I’ll be perfectly honest here, I didn’t know about it before this tag, but I know shows of the sort, either French or Moroccan, that do air here and that I used to watch religiously when I watched TV. I don’t know how but this show and books make perfect sense. Maybe because it’s food. And food and books are the perfect match, one that I would marry if I could. Okay, I’ll stop here, I’m getting carried away, you get the picture. Onto the actual tag now.


This tag was created by the incredible Zaheerah Khalik and she tagged me. So, Thank you! I really don’t know how people get Genius props for things like that, I can’t think of them to save my life. Anywho, let’s do this.

The Rules:

  • Link back to the creator’s blog. It’s appreciated but optional.
  • Tag people, don’t tag people, whatever. Just have fun.
  • Ready, get set, Bake! (or tag)

Cover = Goodreads Page



Just A Few Inches by Tara St. Pierre. This book is seriously so good. The idea behind it is unique and it adresses body image issues with humor while still getting the point across. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Oh! And bonus points, the author is very cool and I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next.

My Review



The Romantics by Leah Konen. This book was sooo cute to read and the romance very well built but that’s the problem, for all the buil-up that happened the ending was pretty meh and anticlimactic, I just wanted more of the MC and his significant other as a couple, because I feel like I was robbed off the swoon factor. *Le sigh*

My Review



Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout. I just… I… Just No. I really tried to find the Silver lining to the story, Something I could like and hold on to, but even the things I tolerated in the first book started frustrating me and it wasn’t worth it anymore. So I dropped the series, never to pick it up again.

My Review



Any and all books from Le Club des Cinq collection by Enid Blyton. Those books seriously made my childhood. I loved them so much. I read dozens and dozens of them. What they’re basically about is a group of 5 kids that solve various mysteries.



When the Moon was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore. I know, I know I’ve been talking about this book a lot since I read it, but HOW COULD I NOT? It is so amazing and brilliant and took me completely by surprise. I had never picked a magical realism book up before this and now I want to read them all just because of how much I adored this book.

My Review


Khaled Hosseini - And the Mountains Echoed

I’ll stick with Zaheerah’s answer on this one because of the same reasons. And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini. People around me aren’t much into reading BUT I feel like this story would touch them in more ways than one and they would enjoy it because of the amount of perspectives it has.

(Review coming on Friday)


  • 4th: Children of Icarus by Caighlan Smith (My Review)
  • 3rd: Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman (My Review)
  • 2nd: The Marauders’ Island by Tristan J. Tarwater (My Review)
  • 1st: Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin (My Review)


Markus Suzak - The Book Thief

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. First book I really thought of as a favorite and it has been ever since. I really need to reread it (which I’ve been saying since January) but I want to get a physical copy of it before doing so. My birthday is coming up in 2 months, if any of you want to send me gifts, this is the one.


Shades of Magic by V. E. Schwab. SHOCKER. HAHA. no. I love this trilogy beyond what words can express. I was going to use it for the one above too but I practiced what is called self control and didn’t. Seriously though, if you haven’t read it, DO IT NOW. Oh and also, can Febriary be here any faster? I need A Conjuring of Light. NOW.

My Review for Book 1. And Book 2.10

I don’t usually read novellas and the like so I don’t really have an answer for this one. The only one I read is Fairest and I didn’t love it.

I Tag:

Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books – Lauren @ Wonderless Reviews – Kat @ Life and Other Disasters – Puput @ Sparkling Letters – Aimal @ Bookshelves and Paperbacks – Kate @ The Nerdy Novelty

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Top 5 Wednesday #16: Read the Book, Love the Genre

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So today is Wednesday, this means that it is time for me to do another T5W.  It is a weekly feature created By Lainey @ Gingerreadslainey with a different theme each week. It is hosted now by Sam @ Thoughts on Tomes. For more information, you can check the Goodreads group.


I’m finally FINALLY posting another T5W, it has been a long time. 3 months to be precise (wait what?). You all know my reasons for that and if you don’t, here they are. Anyway. You know when a person asks for a recommendation to get into a certain genre and you just have a book or 2 you just want to throw at their faces, yeah, I thought so! Then, this is what this week is all about. And you know me, I can’t resist a cry for help -or recommendations. As you may or may not know, my 3 favorite genre are Fantasy, Contemporary and Historical fiction so here are my books/series:

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Duuuuh!! I’ll shove this series at anyone who mentions fantasy because this is the obvious choice to trick anyone into falling in love with it. There’s magic, thieves, princes, alternate universe, fights, what more can you ask for? It’s the perfect mix between all the elements that make a good fantasy series and this one is phenomenal. GO READ IT!



Jandy Nelson - I'll Give You the Sun

You were expecting this one, weren’t you? There’s no way I could be more predictable than this, but you know me, and you know how much I adore this book. The unique writing, the adorable characters, the family drama, the feel good ending are everything I love in a book and I’d love everyone to read it so that I can rave with a maximum amount of people. OH!! AND THERE’S A BRITISH GUY !


Markus Suzak - I Am the Messenger

This a whole other kind of contemporary. This is a slightly darker, more settle kind as the characters are very banal, the routine almost boring but it has a kind of mystery that keeps you going until the end. There’s a moral to get out of it all and I loved it even more for that specific reason.



Markus Suzak - The Book Thief

Keeping up with the predictablity theme, this is one I think you saw coming. I recommend this book because that’s the one that got me into this genre in the first place so I want people to experience that same feeling. Especially of you people like the WWII period. Highly HIGHLY recommend.



Can you tell WWII is my favorite to read about? Well, it is and even though this is alternate historical fiction, it still has the facts straight so it does count. And it also answers the question: “What if Hitler had one?” While I say that we’ll be in deep shit, this book while give you a more elaborate, detailed view on that.

That’s it until next time.

What is your favorite genre? What books would you recommend to anyone wanting to read more of it?

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My blog’s 6th monthaversary and the As to your Qs

Hello Guys !


I know I can’t. When I started I really doubted I’d make it over 4 months, then 4 months came and went , then 5, then 6, and I’m still going strong and loving it more each day !


I’ll be forever grateful to all of you for welcoming me in your midst and making me feel like I belong, you’ve honestly made this one of the best experiences of my life and I hope to maintain this blog for many many years to come. I’ve made wonderful friends from all around the world that I never would’ve met otherwise, I learnt things from them as well as from this whole experience, I grew as a person. And each one of you has played a small role in that.


My brains are overflowing with so many post ideas, and things I still want to share with you, as well as lame jokes I want to torture you with. Even with all of this, your opinions matter to me and I want your feedback on how I can improve the blog, any feedback is welcome but if you don’t know what to say (If you’re like me and your brain goes blank every few seconds) then here are some questions :

  • What kinds of posts do you prefer to see on here?
  • What would you like to see more of?
  • Do you have any other post suggestions?
  • What do you think of my #FMTM feature? Should I continue on with it or stop?


“Why are you so amazing? 😝Lauren @Wonderless Reviews

ISN’T THIS THE BEST QUESTION EVER? I seriously love you girl so much hahaha! I’m amazing because I have you obviously. And also because I’m like the funniest and most humble person on earth. Just saying.

“What’s your favorite book this year ?” Jillian @ Rant and Rave about Books

One? JUST ONE? Okay can I have one in each category, it’ll be three in total so that’s not too much right? I’ll give you a contemporary, a fantasy and a sequel and eeeeveryone has heard me going on and on, hundreds of times, but hey favorites are favorites, what can a girl do?


“Are there any hyped/popular books that you don’t plan on reading?” Lauren @ Wonderless Reviews

Mmm, do you seriously want to get me killed now ? I don’t plan on reading the Red Queen trilogy, nor the Throne of Glass series hihihiii ! Please people don’t come at me with pitchforks, the hype killed them for me.

“What is the blog post you are most proud of? there has to be one you are extra fond of.” Zena @ Cinderzena Blogs

Hmm, this one I’m really struggling with. I mean, I don’t know ??? I like all my discussion list type posts and I did many of those. But fond of? Let’s see what I can fish out … Oh, Oh I KNOW !!  My Diverse Reading – Or Lack there Of (click on that and you’ll be directed to the post) that’s a confession post, that really brought up interesting discussions, and I was really happy when it also encouraged other people to do the same and start reading more diverse. I must admit I haven’t made it very far in my quest but I’m looking to deflate my current TBR and read some of the books I already have before going and getting some of the ones I listed that I’m REALLY excited about.

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“Do you have a process when you write reviews? Do you take notes whilst reading or do you just wing it (like I do 😅)?”  Lauren @ Wonderless Reviews

Well YEP absolutely, I even wrote a whole post about that here. And also yes, this girl right here has no memory for things like that whatsoever so I gotta take notes or my review would be a bunch of screams and nonsense. I have a pretty yellow notebook for that where I have fun writing the titles in different fonts and colors.

“What’s your graphic process? How do you do it? What software do you use?” Sush @ Fervently Curious

For starters, I don’t use any complex, fancy software like Photoshop or Gimp (the free equivalent) although I do have it on my laptop, because this girl right here is a very lazy person and I’m quite frankly a bit intimidated by it all, though I plan to learn to use them in the future to make more intricate designs. What I use is an online website thingy called Canva that’s very handy, colorful (Let’s be honest, I’m a child, I need a little color thrown in there) and simple to use, I have several mock-ups already saved with the fonts, colors and most background pictures so I just go and change the titles and the job is done, and if necessary adjust things or/and change the background.

“How long did it take you to get your blog design how it is today?” Ashleigh @ A Frolic Through Fiction

5 months and a half probably? hahaha ! I am a chronically unsatisfied person so I just kept fiddling with it until recently. First of all, the colors and the layout have been here from Day1, I really loved both. But my blog was dull, no graphics, not a lot of color etc… The color things was quickly fixed, I started using blues and greens (which was completely wrong UGH !) but I just didn’t have time to do more. In May, two things happened. I discovered the awesomeness that is Adobe Color so I found the right color skim and I started playing around with graphics until I found the set-ups that worked for me and included them in my posts. Shortly after that I went on a graphics spree and made them for ALL of my previous post hehe. Perfectionist much? And Voila !

“If you could marry one author – dead or alive – who would it be?” Fatima @ Noteable Pad

Pierce Brown ? OKAY. OKAY. I’m shallow ! But who can resist those pretty blue eyes? And that smile? But that’s not the only reason, he’s witty and funny and although I admit I yet have to read his books, everyone’s raving about them ( Hey Kat ! hahaha) and I DO have the first one in the Red Rising Trilogy staring at me with a dirty eye waiting to be picked up. SO SOON FRIENDS ! And I know I’ll love them and have one more reason to marry him.


“Are there any real-life places you want to visit because of a book?” Ashleigh @ A Frolic Through Fiction

TOOONS. Hmm , here are the ones that I could think of :

  • San Francisco – Lola and the Boy Next Door
  • Istanbul – The Strange Journey of Mr. Daldry
  • Greece – The Sisterhood of the traveling pants

I know there are a lot more but most places I want to go to are either fictional or in the past, so woups ?

“What advice would you give to 10 year-old Fadwa in your position now?” Fatima @ Noteable Pad

Mmm… This is a good one. To be honest, the only thing I remember about my tiny 10 year old self is that I had friends trouble and that I was scared of what people thought of me. So first of all, I want to tell her that real friends wouldn’t do to her what those girls did and that she shouldn’t be as affected as she was by all the crap they pulled and also to stop giving a shit about people’s opinions. The ones that matter are supportive and that’s the most important. And also, don’t give up on your dreams, I had a dream then that is long gone now, and though I don’t regret it per say I most definitely feel nostalgic about it, which raises What Ifs.

Well that is it for today’s post ! I hope you enjoyed my ramblings and got to know me a little better.

That’s it until next time.

Do you have some other questions for me? Leave them in the comments and I’ll add them to the post !

And also, leave your suggestions if you have any !

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Award #9 : It’s sunny ! So let’s answer a Gazillion Questions

Hello Guys !

I’ll never cease to say it, I am THE WORST at keeping up with tags and awards ! It’s gotten so bad just when I thought I was doing better at managing them but hey it’s okay, there will be a very far time when I’ll have done all of them, maybe later than I’m supposed to, but at least I’ll do them all ! For today, it’s going to be The Sunshine Blogger Award and it is quite fitting to be honest, it has been SO HOT these past couple days in Morocco, my brain is melting and I can’t think straight, so excuse me in advance if I ramble. I’ve been tagged for this one by some lovely ladies: Giovannard @ Bookcoma Blog , Felicia @ Fell for Books and Sammie @ Bookshelves and Biros. Thank you so much !


The rules :

  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Answer 11 questions set by the person who nominated you.
  • Nominate 11 bloggers to receive the award and write them 11 new questions to answer.

Giovannard’s questions :

1. What is your favorite movie?

HOW? Just HOW am I supposed to know this with a billion movies out there. I genuinely don’t have a favorite movie *gasps*. I watch a lot of movies, and love a lot of movies but never thought of one of them as “YES! This one is my favorite.”


2. What is your dream job?

Umm.. The one I’m studying my ass off for right now? haha I hope to not blow some fuses in my brain before getting to be a decent doctor some day in the future, which I’m very pumped but also might-pee-my-pants nervous about.

3. What is your favorite color?

Blue no doubt ! All kinds and shades. Well, almost, there is one I don’t like but let’s forget about it.

4. What is your favorite food/restaurant?

What food is NOT my favorite you mean ? haha I’m just kidding, my favorite food has to be sushis, I’m always craving it and can’t get enough of it. Proof: I just ate it yesterday and want some more right now.

5. Favorite Band or Musical Artist?

This one is fairly easy … I think. My favorite band is probably The Script. I just love them so much and keep listening to their songs over and over again without ever getting fed up. So that answers it, right?


6. Hardback or Paperback Books?

Theoretically, Hardbacks. They just look so pretty on shelves and I’m admirative of anyone who manages to get ALL of their books in hardback. But really, I prefer Paperbacks, they’re just easier to manage and are cheaper.

7. What book was the last book you read, and gave 5 Stars?

A Gathering of Shadows Final

A Gathering of Shadows by QUEEN V. E. SCHWAB. I’m still not over how amazing that book is. I could rave on and on and on about it -which I did in my review that’s going up next week- and I wouldn’t do it justice. ALL OF YOU PEOPLE SHOULD READ IT NOW.

8. Have you ever given a book 1 Star, and if so, what book was it?

Alwyn Hamilton - Rebel of the Sands

Yep, just recently actually. It was Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton and just the thought of it gets me all worked up again. I won’t go into the detail about all the problems I had with it here, because all of probably know all about it from my review.

9. What is your favorite book genre?

It is a tie between Fantasy and Contemporary, please don’t make me choose, I CAN’T. Yes, they are at different ends of the spectrum but I loved both genres more than words can express and the amount of both I read this year is actually pretty similar, so that says it all.

10. Who is your favorite author?

Just this year, I added SO many new favorite authors to my list. And since I already brought up Schwab’s awesomeness in another question, I’ll say Jandy Nelson. HER CONTEMPORARIES THOUGH. Realest, most genuine portrayals I’ve ever read.

11. Have you ever traveled outside of your country? If so, where to?

Yes, I did once like 6 years ago (WOW WAS IT THAT LONG ?) and I went to both Spain and France on a kind of road trip with my aunt. It was SO good.

Felicia’s questions :

1. A book you want to read but haven’t yet because of it’s size?

This can either be Outlander by Diana Gabaldon or A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin. They’re MASSIVE BOOKS, especially the latter. But I’ll eventually end up reading them.

2. Your favorite tv-series?

What’s with you people and favorite? *faints* I’m a VERY indecisive person, I’m sure you have noticed so I just can’t deal with picking, there are way too many great things in the world. But to narrow it down, it’s between Grey’s Anatomy and One Tree Hill. (The Gif for GA made me sob a little, no biggy, I’m just broken here)

3. If you were a mythical creature, what would you be?

Medusa ? hahaha. Okay no, probably a centaur, they always fascinated me and they’re some of my all time favorite mythical creatures, so beautiful and strong but also very protective of their own.


4. What’s your dream job?

See the answer for Giovannard’s Q2.

5. Name 3 things you’re really good at.

Do eating, sleeping and reading count ? Okay probably not. So, I’m a great listener, I’m pretty decent at drawing and a good dancer.

6. Your ultimate OTP?

DECISIONS AGAIN ! This Award is going to be the death of me. I just have so many ships. But the first one that I truly shipped and that has a special place in my heart is Cather and Levi from Fangirl. kfhehk lsphvnb *-*


7. A new release you’re excited for?

J. K. Rowling - (#8) HP and the Cursed Child.jpg

HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD. YAAAS !! I can’t wait to get my hands on it and just dive right back in that wonderful, fantastical, magical world.

8. What color are your eyes?

Very, very dark brown.

9. A fictional world you want to live in?

Red London from the Shades of Magic trilogy. But can we please close off White London or something, that place gives me the creeps.

10. A book character you’d like to meet?

Everyone that I love maybe ? I’ll go with Yael from Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin. She’s just so badass and amazing, plus who wouldn’t want to meet and befriend a shapeshifter. I know you do too !

11. What’s the best book you’ve read this year so far?

All of you already know about this one ! It’s I’ll Give you the Sun by Jandy Nelson, duh !! That book has been SO hard to top. But there’s also Wolf by Wolf AND A Gathering of Shadows. I DON’T KNOW OKAY ? I CAN’T CHOOSE.

Sammie’s questions :

1. What’s your happiest memory?

Wow ! This is a deep one. Um.. Let me think about this for a bit ! It was probably when I knew I got into Med School. It was not only a dream come true but also the look of pride on my mom’s face meant the world to me. It reduced me to tears.

2. Which OTP (one true pairing) makes you the happiest?

Probably Oscar and Jude from I’ll Give you the Sun. Their interactions were so awkward and funny and I just rooted for them so much that thinking about them always makes me happy.

3. How do you like to relax and unwind?

Tv-shows. Anyone who answers books is a big fat liar. BOOKS STRESS ME OUT PEOPLE! Tv-shows or YouTube videos on the other hand don’t strangle my feelings so yeah ! Definitely those.

4. What do you find most satisfying about blogging?

The interactions with no doubt in mind. I just love seeing all of your comments, responding to them, discussing. And also just talking on Twitter and making new friendships that I’ll cherish forever. I love you guys ! You’re awesome !

5. What’s your spirit animal?

We’re talking about actual animals here right? In that case, it’s the wolf. Don’t ask why, I have no clue ! I just have always said the wolf hehe and recent books I read have only intensified that certainty.

6. If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life what would it be?

Pizza probably? I LOVE Pizza and I can play with the toppings however I want to make sure I never get tired of it, because this girl right here can eat anything on a pizza … except maybe pineapples, I hate those as a topping.

7. What one piece of advice would you give your younger self?

Don’t care so much about what people might or might not think of you. That’s the biggest issue I had growing up. People’s opinions affected and scared me so much that it got to a point (around 15) when I dreaded going out of the house, especially to go to school. If people didn’t like me? There was something wrong with me. If people criticized something I loved? I started hiding it. If people criticized something I was doing? I stopped it altogether. It was really bad and I only stopped giving a shit my senior year of High School and I’ve never been happier.

8. Tell us about one fictional character that makes you smile!

Cress from The Lunar Chronicles. She’s so shy, naïve (not the annoying kind) and endearing. She’s like a little baby that I want to cover in hugs and marshmallows and protect at all costs. But at the same time, for someone who doesn’t know her way around earth -and life- she’s not completely helpless and quite resourceful.


9. If you could go back in time and live in any era, what would it be?

Ancient Greece. I love it so so much ! And it is a time period that fascinated me since I was a kid. I just love the history and all the mythology surrounding it.

10. Do you have any secret talents or party tricks?

Mmm… I don’t know about a secret talent but I’m quite flexible which always surprises people haha. And also, my fingers are double jointed so I can do all kind of crazy things with them.

11. Give me a quote that makes you happy!

Guess where this quote is from. I’ll Give you the Sun obviously ! Almost all the quotes from that book make me happy, because the book in itself is my ray of sunshine (okay I’m turning into a fluffball here, I’ll stop) But this one makes me happy AND is about happiness.

“I watch him throw his head back in supreme happiness, like he’s hearing that he gets to choose the colors for all the sunsets from now on.”

My questions :

  1. What has been the highlight of the year for you ?
  2. Besides reading, what are your passions ?
  3. Only from the books you’ve read this year, what characters would help you break out of prison ?
  4. What’s a fictional world you wouldn’t survive in ?
  5. What are 3 things you love about yourself ?
  6. What’s a superpower you’d want to have
  7. If you could exchange lives with one character for 24h, which one would it be ?
  8. Do you have any pets ? If not, would you want to ?
  9. Beach or Mountains ?
  10. Who are the bloggers that inspire you?
  11. Where do you go to spend some time alone ? (Aside from your room)

My Nominees :

My Book File –  Puput @ Sparkling Letters – Beth @ Reading Every Night – Melissa @ Book Nerd Momo – Kevin @ Bookevin – Paige @ The Wild Readers – Emma @ Llady Literary – Jess @ JBelks Books – Reg @ She Latitude – Kendra @ Reads and Treats – Lila @ The Bookkeeper’s Secret

If you’ve already done it, or don’t want to do it, it’s okay, ignore silly me haha.

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Tag #15 : Mid-year Book Freak out Tag

Hello guys !

It’s been forever since I last did a tag *gasps* ALMOST 2 MONTHS. That list of tags awaiting isn’t getting any shorter, so what does a girl do as a remedy to that? She does a tag she wasn’t tagged for. That’s right people ! I’m rebellious like that.

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You know, they say that we’re more that half-way through 2016, but I don’t see it. I really don’t, is it February? Is it March? *Checks calendar and faints* LORD HAVE MERCY !! July is here and I can’t get over how fast this year has passed, it seems like the older I get the faster years go by and I am NOT ready to adult. Not now, not ever. So, in the midst of this -not so- mild freak-out, I decided to do a fitting tag, which is the Mid-year book freak out tag, for which, as I said previously, I wasn’t tagged but Lauren @ Wonderless reviews said that anyone can do it, so I jumped on the occasion because I am a good friend, I decided to fulfill her wish. This tag was created by Chami @ ReadLikeWildFire and Ely @ Ely Jayne. It’s where we look back at (and freak out over) the books we’ve read during the past six months. So let’s jump right into it :

Click on the book title to go to the Goodreads page.

Best book you’ve read so far in 2016

You know I can’t choose. If you’ve been following me for a while you know that there are 2 books I cannot for the life of me shut up about and those are I’ll Give you the Sun by Jandy Nelson (Review) and Wolf by Wolf (Review) by Ryan Graudin. READ THEM. I just can’t get over the both. I. CAN’T.

Best sequel you’ve read so far in  2016

A Gathering of Shadows Final

A Gathering of Shadows by V.E.Schwab. I’m still in the middle of it but I’m already in love (maybe by the time this post goes up I’ll be done with). I think I can eat up anything that woman writes, it is SO GOOD. And come on, it has Thief/Pirate/Smart-ass Lila in it and I can’t get enough of her witts.

New Release you haven’t read yet but you want to

There are two -again- that I cannot wait to read. One of which I already have and I plan to buddy read in a couple of weeks, it is And I Darken by Kiersten White. The other one, is one that I recently learnt about but that I cannot wait to get since, it is Juliet takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera.

Most Anticipated Books for the Second Half of the year

SO MANY. I’m trying to catch up on backlist titles more than keeping up with new releases, is it a wise thing to do? I don’t know ! Is it working for me? Yes ! Although I am finding it harder and harder to resist ALL THE BOOKS that are coming out. It is just too much for my grabby hands to behave. Here are some : When Michael Met Mina by Randa Abdel-Fattah, Labyrith Lost by Zoraida Cordova, Three Dark Crowns by Blake Kendare, Gemini by Sonya Mukherjee.

Ryan Graudin - (#2) Blood for Blood

But the mother of all anticipations is the one animating me for Blood for Blood by Ryan Graudin which is the sequel to Wolf by Wolf, I get SO excited/nervous/dead just thinking about it. I NEED IT NOW.

Biggest Disappointment

Alwyn Hamilton - Rebel of the Sands

You’ve probably seen this one coming because my review for this book just went up a few days ago, it is Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton. There was a time when I was very excited to read this book but as time went by and I started seeing negative reviews surging, my excitement for it went down as well as my hopes. And though I suspected I wouldn’t enjoy it, I still gave it a go and my suspicions became a reality.

Biggest Surprise

The girl in 6E

The Girl in 6E with no doubt. This is one sick, twisted, crazy book and I loved it. It made me doubt my sanity because I found myself rooting for a bloody murderer. I went into it with very low expectations because that is not what I normally read and it was a complete surprise when I enjoyed it so much. I hope to read the sequels soon.

Favorite New Author (Debut or new to you)

  • Ryan Graudin
  • Jandy Nelson
  • V.E Schwab

Newest Fictional Crush

Mmm … Let me think about it. Oh I KNOW ! Thorne from The Lunar Chronicles. I love him so so so much. He’s witty and hilarious and just perfect. I can’t help but giggle each time there’s a scene with him in it, even the most dramatic ones. Yep.

Newest Favorite Character

There’s Yael from Wolf by Wolf but I guess that one was at the beginning of the year so the most recent one is Lila from A Darker Shade of Magic. Oh boy ! She’s amazing. They both are actually, the two most kickass protagonists I’ve read about.

Book that made you cry

Jojo Moyes - Me Before You

Pft ! Obvious one. I teared up at the epilogue of Me Before you by Jojo Moyes because that letter was just my undoing. I just seem to have a soft spot for heart-wrenching letters like that because this is definitely not the first time something like that gets me. (The book that made me sob is I’ll Give you the Sun but I already used that one and I don’t want you to kill me, but I HAD to bring it up, didn’t I?)

Book that made you happy

Rainbow Rowell - Fangirl 2

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. I’m late to the party I know, everyone, their mother and their dog read it a couple years ago, but hey, I just got back on track. That book made me so happy with all its quirkiness, fangirling and awkwardness.

Favorite Book to Movie Adaptation

I sadly haven’t watched any yet but I’ve made a list throughout the year and what a list indeed ! Summer has just began so I intend to catch up on them all and then decide which one I like best but for now, I have none to talk to you about.

Favorite Post you have done this year

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I think that it might be the one from Monday, “My diverse reading – Or lack there of” . It wasn’t only a post but also a shift in my own reading habits which makes it kind of very personal but I had to share it with you guys. And your responses have been wonderful with some of you relating, others giving advice, it just made me tremendously happy.

Most Beautiful Book You’ve bought this year

Claudia Gray -  (#1) A Thousand Pieces of You

A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray. I’m seriously in love with that book’s cover and I can’t wait to dive into it. It’s been judging me for a couple months now waiting to be picked up but it’s just … SO MANY BOOKS.

What book do you need to read by the end of the year

Adam Silvera - More happy than not

You mean every book ever? Yeah that’s why I thought ! But one that I’ve been meaning to read for quite a while now and that I want to get to before the end of the year is More Happy than Not by Adam Silvera. I heard so many great things about it and I can’t wait to see for myself what it holds inside. Though I really need to get into every book on this list and start -almost- every series on this one.

I Tag :

Reg @ She Latitude

Shealea @ That Bookshelf Bitch

Astra @ A Stranger’s Guide to Novels

My Book File

Michelle @ The Writing Hufflepuff

And whoever wants to join the freak out party.

Ps: If you’ve already done it or you just don’t feel like it, I’m sorry just ignore my tag hah.

That’s it until next time.

If you did the tag, go ahead and leave the link in the comments so that I can check it out.

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