Book Review: A Thousand Questions by Saadia Faruqi

Ah, these characters are going to stay with me for a while, I know it. A Thousand Questions (HarperCollins, October 2020) by Saadia Faruqi is one of those books where I so wished I could spend more time with the characters after the pages ran out. Mimi and Sakina are two seemingly very different eleven-year-old … Continue reading Book Review: A Thousand Questions by Saadia Faruqi

Book Review: The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury

The Forbidden Wish (2016) is a new release by author Jessica Khoury, a retelling of the Aladdin tale from the genie's - or rather, jinni's - point of view. Except in this lushly written YA fantasy romance, our jinni is Zahra, a beautiful young woman with a mysterious, four-thousand-year-old past. Inexplicably, a magic ring leads a charming young thief, … Continue reading Book Review: The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury