Sep 19, 2017

5 Reasons you should read A Semi Definitive List of Worst Nightmares || Blog Tour ( Review + Giveaway)

A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares

Title : A Semi - Definitive List of Worst Nightmares
Author : Krystal Sutherland
Release Date : September 5th 2017
Publisher : G.P.Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Synopsis :

Ever since Esther Solar’s grandfather met Death, her entire family has been doomed to suffer one great fear in their lifetime—a fear that will eventually lead each and every one of them to their graves. Take Esther’s father, for instance: He’s an agoraphobe who hasn’t left the basement in six years. Then there’s her twin brother, Eugene, whose fear of the dark goes far beyond the things that go bump in the night. And her mother, Rosemary, is absolutely terrified of bad luck.

As for Esther, she’s managed to escape the curse…so far. She doesn’t yet have a great fear because she avoids pretty much everything. Elevators, small spaces, crowds—anything that might trigger a phobia is off-limits and is meticulously recorded in her semi-definitive list of worst nightmares.

Esther thinks she has it all figured out, until she’s reunited with an old elementary school classmate—and first crush—Jonah Smallwood. The encounter leaves her stranded at a bus stop and swindled out of her phone, all her cash, a Fruit Roll-Up she’d been saving, and her list—not to mention her dignity. But the theft is also the beginning of an unexpected friendship between the two, one that sends the pair on a journey of self-discovery as they try to break the curse that’s consumed Esther’s family. Together they face their greatest fears, one debilitating phobia at a time, only to discover the one fear they hadn’t counted on: love.

Sep 16, 2017

14 Upcoming Desi YA/MG releases to be excited for

It's been a while since I graced all of you with my awesome presence. Well, I was in a very bad reading and blogging slump following A/Levels, but now I am all right and am officially back!!!

I was browsing through my goodreads shelves and realised that there's quite a number of YA and MG books coming out later this year and in 2018, which have desi protagonists, and almost all of them are ownvoices. There was a time when I had to dig deep to find these gems. You guys have no idea how glad I am that we've made so much progress. There's still a long way to go, but I am happy and excited about what we are getting in the near future, so I decided to share my finds with you all.