Fortnight Frights Wrap Up

This year, I joined scary, Halloween themed read-a-thon. There were many options but I settled with Fortnight Frights that is hosted by Seji from The Artisan Geek! I only read five books during the challenge and I was too chicken to read anything in the horror genre. So, I settled with books that gives spooky, Halloween vibe.

The Girl and the Ghost by Hanna Alkaf: An Emotional Ghost Story

It’s not a secret that Hanna Alkaf is an excellent writer when it comes to playing her readers’ emotions. Like her previous work, The Weight of Our Sky, The Girl and the Ghost has the same elements, which are; family, friendship, emotional yet happy ending, Malaysian culture and folklore that really influence the story and of course, strong characters. The Girl and the Ghost is a thrilling, emotional middle grade book that makes children feel seen in a book.

More Than Just a Pretty Face by Syed M. Masood: Not Just a Rom-con!

More Than Just a Pretty Face turns rom-com into something heavy. The book starts like any other YA book, with our main character, Danyal, struggles to keep up with his life. For Danyal, he’s always reduced to his looks. People don’t really take him seriously because he isn’t a Grade A student. Then there’s an arranged marriage going on, and things started getting interesting from there.

Mini Book Review: The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water by Zen Cho

A nun joined a group of outlaws. A novella that revolves around identity and spirituality. A story that draws inspiration from Wuxia China and Malay culture. Found family with a lot of bickering and caring at the same time. The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water in conclusion is everything I need and I’m not surprised when I like this book very much. Read my review here!