Hi, Hello and Welcome. Today is my stop for the This Is All Your Fault blog tour hosted by Turn The Pages Tours. So without a further ado, let’s get into it!
A few things about the book before we start:
Book Title: This Is All Your Fault
Author: Aminah Mae Safi
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
Release Date: October 13, 2020
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, LGBT
Book Purchase link: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250242341
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.
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.
There’s even a giveaway for this book!
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.
Direct link: http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/1e4a114d5/?
I did give this book a 4 out of 5 stars.
I really enjoyed this book. It is set over the course of a day where the employees of this bookstore are trying to save if from closing down. I really liked how the author developed the characters and seeing how their relationships changed and grew throughout the novel was very satisfying. The characters themselves were scattered across the spectrum in the sense that they were all unique and were so distinguishable. I wasn’t a fan of one of the characters at the start of the book but the way she was explored and how we delved into her feelings and life, I couldn’t help but like her along with the whole cast of characters, except one guy, I can’t stand him. He is so annoying and I literally cannot even talk about him without my blood boiling. Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this novel but the only reason this isn’t 5 stars is because of that one character. Highly recommend this to anyone that’s looking for a quick, well-rounded and meaningful story.
“she always felt most like herself when she was talking about a book. That was her natural state, really. Books, she could do. Books, she loved.” This is so relatable like I see myself so much in this story.
“But she seemed to come alive in the store, surrounded by stories.” AGAIN, why does this book feel like all my thoughts in a story????
“It was in this old store that she felt like she was a part of anything, really.” periodT. This book honestly just feels so real and the characters and their monologues are just amazing.
That is all I have for today and I hope you guys enjoyed! Go and pick this book up because it is AMAZING and it deserves all the buzz! Thank you so much for reading and I’ll see you in the next one! Bye!