“An Urdu phrase I loved including was ‘aaj jaane ki zidd na karo,’ which…loosely translates to: today, don’t insist on leaving”

A spoiled princess who fiercely loves her family and people is challenged by circumstances to become more while also being romantically intrigued by someone who’s forbidden—an intriguing ambassador. Pitched as a Pakistani-inspired retelling of The Lady or the Tiger, this fantasy brings forward a stunning culture, fascinating court politics, and an angst-filled love story. Published…

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“Every time someone connects with Michie I feel like I’ve given a voice to this thing that no one really talks about”

Sixteen-year-old Michie lives with her grandmother and hopes to get into her dream college, but the scholarship essay is a difficult one to write, especially when she shares a complicated relationship with her mother. Derek is the new kid at this high school and very much interested in Michie. Both are absolute sweethearts and the…

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24 Best New Books of January 2022 To Read

January is ready to bring some of the most anticipated books of 2022, from fantasy to contemporary. Debut authors like Akshaya Raman and Sue Lynn Tan are stepping in with an Indian-inspired fantasy and Chinese mythology-inspired fantasy respectively; and some books like Ashes of Gold and Beyond the End of the World are sequels to two very well received fantasy books.

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