Sally did it to me AGAIN. Am I a romance fan now? I think I am. This is very hard for me to admit, but I am obsessed. I want all the swoon!
Ayser’s story is the perfect juxtaposition between the immigrant trying to fit into American society as well as the Muslim Arab raised in America that no longer fits into Arabic society. Essentially, Ayser is in limbo between two worlds that she doesn’t quite fit into. No matter where she sits, she’s on the wrong end of the table.
February was a great month of reading! I read and listened to quite a few novels this month, including a few ARCs. I took a dip into Fantasy, Romance, Nonfiction, and Urban Fiction. Take a look at these mini reviews and let me know what you think!
Historically, I’ve always steered away from romance novels. However, after reading 99 Percent Mine, I am a fan and Sally Thorne has won my heart.
A Very Large Expanse of Sea transports us back to 2002 in the wake of 9/11 when tensions are high and negative extremist stereotypes of Muslims are rampant. Here, we meet Shirin, a 16 year-old Muslim-American who’s learning how to navigate high school in this new post-9/11 reality. Shirin is just like any other American girl, but those around her can only see her hijab and the prejudices that surround her choice of showing her faith.
Ever feel like you have lifetime access to the struggle bus while your friends are living the Insta-perfect life with their big house, perfect husband and perfect baby?