WELCOME TO THE BLOG TOUR FOR THE Wonderful Contemporaray YA Novel – “THIS IS ALL YOUR FAULT” BY Aminah Mae Safi! Check out my review of this novel packed with diverse and mental health rep & focusing on friendship and coming together and check out a little excerpt on the blog today ❤
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Set over the course of one day, Aminah Mae Safi’s This Is All Your Fault is a smart and voice-driven YA novel that follows three young women determined to save their indie bookstore.
Rinn Olivera is finally going to tell her longtime crush AJ that she’s in love with him.
Daniella Korres writes poetry for her own account, but nobody knows it’s her.
Imogen Azar is just trying to make it through the day.
When Rinn, Daniella, and Imogen clock into work at Wild Nights Bookstore on the first day of summer, they’re expecting the hours to drift by the way they always do. Instead, they have to deal with the news that the bookstore is closing. Before the day is out, there’ll be shaved heads, a diva author, and a very large shipment of Air Jordans to contend with.
And it will take all three of them working together if they have any chance to save Wild Nights Bookstore.
When you find yourself intrigued by a blurb – especially when the blurb has diverse characters banding together to save the bookstore where they all work; which has been their saving grace for so long is now on the verge of closing down!
It took me a while to get into the story; with multiple POVs, it took a while for me start banding together how the individual characters seem to work – they have their own didn’t in the personalities; though it has a diverse set of characters, the focus seemed to be more on the female characters than anyone else.
In This Is All Your Fault, we have a reformed ex con teenager, an Instagram poet with penchant for disparaging comments, a book tuber with the “perfect” personality, in love with a tortured musician working in the bookstore with her, a young woman struggling with her mental issues – all of whom come together, despite their misconceptions and judgments about each other to save the one place they have found solace in!
While there are multitude of characters; most of the attention is focused on the three diverse and strong female protagonists, each with their own struggles and vices – Rinn, Imogen and Daniela!
Inspite of working together in the bookstore, for such a long time, none of the protagonists ever made effort to understand and even take the time to have a pleasant conversation with each other; but it was a wonderful journey that to see them band together to save the one place that binds them together!
THIS IS ALL YOUR FAULT by Aminah Mae Safi – is a wonderful celebration of book community and how a bookstore, a place of solace for them, bring them together – passionate personalities, misconstrued judgements, and brilliant and on point mental health representation + Biracial representation – this was a wonderful, feel good feel that took me back to the nostalgic times of the feeling of browsing a bookstore, the peace that gave me that.
This beautiful contemporary YA novel is a celebration of all things we bookworms love ♥️
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Prize: One finished copy of This is All Your Fault by Aminah Mae Safi
Starts: October 12, 2020
Ends: October 19, 2020 at 12:00 a.m.
Aminah Mae Safi is a Muslim-American writer. Safi was the winner of the We Need Diverse Books short story contest, and that story appeared in the anthology Fresh Ink. She lives in Los Angeles, California, with her partner and cat. This Is All Your Fault is her third novel, following Not the Girls You’re Looking For and Tell Me How You Really Feel.