Reviews for Already Published Books

REVIEW: We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal

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WHTF_JKT_2p.inddPublisher: Melia Publishing Services LTD
Release Date: May 14, 2019

People lived because she killed. People died because he lived.

Zafira is the Hunter, disguising herself as a man when she braves the cursed forest of the Arz to feed her people. Nasir is the Prince of Death, assassinating those foolish enough to defy his autocratic father, the sultan. If Zafira was exposed as a girl, all of her achievements would be rejected; if Nasir displayed his compassion, his father would punish him in the most brutal of ways. Both Zafira and Nasir are legends in the kingdom of Arawiya—but neither wants to be.

War is brewing, and the Arz sweeps closer with each passing day, engulfing the land in shadow. When Zafira embarks on a quest to uncover a lost artifact that can restore magic to her suffering world and stop the Arz, Nasir is sent by the sultan on a similar mission: retrieve the artifact and kill the Hunter. But an ancient evil stirs as their journey unfolds—and the prize they seek may pose a threat greater than either can imagine.

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Reviews for Already Published Books

REVIEW: Love from A to Z by SK Ali

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40148146._SY475_Publisher: Salaam Reads
Release Date: April 30, 2019
Received From: NetGalley / Purchased from Amazon

A marvel: something you find amazing. Even ordinary-amazing. Like potatoes—because they make French fries happen. Like the perfect fries Adam and his mom used to make together.

An oddity: whatever gives you pause. Like the fact that there are hateful people in the world. Like Zayneb’s teacher, who won’t stop reminding the class how “bad” Muslims are.

But Zayneb, the only Muslim in class, isn’t bad. She’s angry.

When she gets suspended for confronting her teacher, and he begins investigating her activist friends, Zayneb heads to her aunt’s house in Doha, Qatar, for an early start to spring break.

Fueled by the guilt of getting her friends in trouble, she resolves to try out a newer, “nicer” version of herself in a place where no one knows her.

Then her path crosses with Adam’s.

Since he got diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in November, Adam’s stopped going to classes, intent, instead, on perfecting the making of things. Intent on keeping the memory of his mom alive for his little sister.

Adam’s also intent on keeping his diagnosis a secret from his grieving father.

Alone, Adam and Zayneb are playing roles for others, keeping their real thoughts locked away in their journals.

Until a marvel and an oddity occurs…

Marvel: Adam and Zayneb meeting.

Oddity: Adam and Zayneb meeting.

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#MuslimShelfSpace: 19 Books by Muslim Authors Releasing in 2019

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Good morning all!

As my first post of the new year, I wanted to do one featuring several books I’m anticipating and several I’ve just recently learned about.

All by Muslim authors!

Because there are a lot of great books by Muslim authors coming out this year, but there are several I hadn’t heard of. Since some of you may not have either, I want to share them with you!

And keep in mind, this is just a small list! There are several more releasing in 2019, and you can find updates on The Muslim Shelf on Twitter.

The hashtag #MuslimShelfSpace was started in 2017 by Sajidah K. Ali and other authors in order to raise awareness of books by Muslim authors and to encourage people to share pictures of the books they own.

(Any erroneous information on the list is my fault alone, illustrating flaws in my research. If you notice anything that should be changed or removed, please don’t hesitate to let me know.)

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