Apr 24, 2017

A YA Bollywood Rom Com || When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

Title : When Dimple Met Rishi
Author: Sandhya Menon
Release Date : May 30th 2017
Publisher : Simon Pulse
Synopsis : 
A laugh-out-loud, heartfelt YA romantic comedy, told in alternating perspectives, about two Indian-American teens whose parents have arranged for them to be married.

Dimple Shah has it all figured out. With graduation behind her, she’s more than ready for a break from her family, from Mamma’s inexplicable obsession with her finding the “Ideal Indian Husband.” Ugh. Dimple knows they must respect her principles on some level, though. If they truly believed she needed a husband right now, they wouldn’t have paid for her to attend a summer program for aspiring web developers…right?

Rishi Patel is a hopeless romantic. So when his parents tell him that his future wife will be attending the same summer program as him—wherein he’ll have to woo her—he’s totally on board. Because as silly as it sounds to most people in his life, Rishi wants to be arranged, believes in the power of tradition, stability, and being a part of something much bigger than himself.

The Shahs and Patels didn’t mean to start turning the wheels on this “suggested arrangement” so early in their children’s lives, but when they noticed them both gravitate toward the same summer program, they figured, Why not?

Dimple and Rishi may think they have each other figured out. But when opposites clash, love works hard to prove itself in the most unexpected ways.

Apr 16, 2017

The Ultimate Guide for 2017 Diverse Releases || April Edition

Hi bookworms!

It's time for the April edition of my ultimate guide of 2017 diverse releases! These month has some exciting titles coming out, and I am so excited to share them with you! Also I want you to be prepared for May already because spoiler alert - May is going to sooooo good with new diverse releases!!!

P.S - This list/post is part of DiverseReads2017 - a reading challenge hosted by myself and Shelly at Read Sleep Repeat. There's still time to join! You can sign up here

P.P.S - Since most of these titles are unreleased, this list is based on ARCs I've read, reviews I've checked from trusted sources, and GR descriptions. If by any chance there are any books in this list that is not qualified to be diverse, problematic, or if I've missed any important aspect - such as the title being #ownvoices - feel free to let me know through the comments!

Apr 11, 2017

Top Ten Books with Different Narrative Styles

Sometimes the Lit student in me tries to poke her head in my regular reads, and I've come to a point where I can't go without appreciating the literary techniques in every YA I read. So today, I decided to use the TTT prompt to present a list I've been wanting to share for a long time. Here are my top ten books with different narrative styles!