Interview With Nandini Bajpai || Asking 8 Questions Upon The Release Of A Desi-American YA Contemporary Romance: A Match Made In Mehendi

A Match Made in Mehendi is a YA Contemporary Romance by Nandini Bajpai that highlights the story of an Indian-American teenage girl, Simi, who wants to bring the art of matchmaking to a digital platform and figure out her own dreams and matches along the way. Today, I’m lucky to have Nandini Bajpai answer some curiosity-filled questions of mine as a token to celebrate the release of this lovely YA romance story of a brown girl.

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A House Of Rage And Sorrow by Sangu Mandanna || 5 Stars To The Sequel Of A Mythology-Inspired Fantasy Set In Space & To All The Emotions You Will Feel [Feat. Quote Art]

A House of Rage and Sorrow is a stunning sequel to a stunning YA Indian mythology inspired Sci-Fi Fantasy, A Spark of White Fire. It continues Esmae’s story after the tragic and unexpected ending of the first installment. From family dynamics to individual power building, and from revenge to love, this sequel brings more emotions—and consequently, more tears—to the plate. It breaks any barrier, if one even existed, between gods and mortals in the most surprising manner possible.

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The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang || 5 Stars To Calling God’s Powers & A War Story

The Poppy War is a story centred around war and the gruesome politics, violence, and dark themes that come along with it. Set during the Second Sino-Japanese War, it takes opium as a source to possess shamanic powers to consequently, destroy in order to save. The themes of lost humanity, gore violence, calling Gods, and doing too many wrong things while aiming for what’s right can quickly turn dark, but I’m all here for such exploration so this is easily one of my favourite fantasy books ever!

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Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston || 5 Stars To A Gay Prince And A Bisexual First Son Falling In Love

Red, White & Royal Blue is a new adult novel that gives you everything one might love:

✔ hate turning to love in the purest possible way
✔ a royal descendant and son of the president falling in love
✔ dating away from everyone’s eyes
✔ sexual diversity
✔ individuality exploration
✔ personal and relationship growth through every page
✔ a squad to join
✔ fun banter

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