My 2018 Reading Challenge

This post should really be titled, “Books I intend to prioritise reading in 2018 but probably won’t get through more than half of, if I’m lucky.” But that’s not a very catchy title! As I was making this list, more and more things I wanted to read kept catching my …

What is Young Adult Fantasy? 

What is Young Adult Fantasy? Young Adult (YA) Fantasy is a subset of fantasy fiction aimed at a teenage audience. Fantasy is a wide genre and includes stories about made-up worlds, mythical creatures, and magic. Not all these elements have to be present to make a book fantasy, but a …

Top Arabian Fantasy Books! 

My young adult fantasy book, Where Carpets Fly, is influenced by some Arabian and Middle-Eastern elements: flying carpets, Persian architecture, and Mediterranean food and climate. I’ve been looking for other fantasy books that use similar themes and created a Goodreads list and bookshelf for Arabian-style fantasy, and also a Facebook …