“A Little Princess – with tigers! Orphan and outcast Sahira Clive is a brave and plucky heroine with a brightly burning heart. I was rooting for her all the way to the end of this thrilling – and thought-provoking – adventure.” Ally Sherrick, award-winning author of Black Powder
Sahira’s family are travelling to England to deliver two majestic Indian tigers to the menagerie in the tower of London.
But tragedy strikes and sickness steals Sahira’s parents from her on the journey. Left alone in London, Sarhira finds herself confined to a miserable and dangerous orphanage. Despite her heartache and the threats she faces, Sahira is determined to carry out her father’s last request – to protect God’s beautiful creatures: her tigers. To do so, Sahira must set out on an adventure and use all her powers of persuasion to engage the help of some new friends along the way.
Can the quest to find her tigers a safe home, lead Sahira to find her own place of hope and belonging in this strange and foreign land?
Sahira – Hero wiser than their years
For this prompt, I have to go with Althea, the main character from The Healer in the Mist by Samantha Dearing. The poor girl has been through so much, and yet she didn’t let anything stay in the way of her happiness. She’s gentle, driven, and her softness and power make her one of the wisest main characters. If you want to read the book, I highly suggest you to, but be mindful, it deals with abuse and toxic relationships. I wrote a review not long ago, and you can find it here.
Rama & Sita – Majestic book
I finished Bloodlaced not long ago, and I can’t tell you how much I loved it. This is the kind of novel which wraps itself around your heart and doesn’t let go in a million years. Asagy a gender-fluid somebody is the main character, and it makes this book an immaculate choice for the folks who want to diversify their shelf. Also, if you like historical novels, the action of this book takes place in Japan in the time of slavery. Be mindful though, just like the last book, Bloodlaced deals with abuse, and on top of that, self-harm and graphic violence.
Pence’s Orphanage for Pauper Children – Fictional world you wouldn’t want to live in
For this one, I have to go with the Hunger Games Trilogy. As much I would like to be the one who overthrows the government, I don’t think I’ll survive. The concept of this book and the world-building are magnificent, but even so, I wouldn’t like to find myself in Katniss’s skin.
Mr. Pence – Favorite Vilain
Jane Eyre was the first classic I have ever read, and I will never forget Mister Rochester. He was an interesting character indeed, but despite de ending of the book, I still see him as the villain. Let’s be real now, he locked his first wife in the attic and gaslighted Jane constantly. In the end, the man won Jane’s heart, but the girl has always been superior to him. I liked the happy ending, but at the same time, I hated it. I strongly believe he did not deserve Jane, but the novel has been good anyhow.
Sahira & Ned – Favorite unlikely friendship
The biggest surprise was the friendship Camino and Yahira shared. These two are the main characters of Clap When You Land, a book published just a few months ago. Instead of hating each other, these two learn that what their father did, even if it was atrocious, brought them together. They created a stong bond with each other, and I highly recommend you read it!
Mrs. Cops – Favorite Fictional Mother
For this one, I’m going to cheat, and instead of telling you my favourite mother, I’ll talk about my favourite grandmother that plays the role of a mother. She is one of the characters form A Pinch of Magic by Michelle Harrison. All of the characters were wonderfully created, but I loved the grandmother the most. She was such an untamed somebody and yet so caring for her nieces. Honestly, I would see myself in her skin when I grow old!
Tea & Ginger Cake – Book That Makes You Happy
Hands down for Lore Olympus! This is a graphic novel you can find for free on WebToon, and it has over 130 episodes at the moment. Lore Olympus tells the story of Hades and Persephone in modern times. I have to be honest with y’all, this book was recommended to me by a friend, and I wasn’t over the moon to start it. I was SO wrong, and the book was SO good. I highly recommend it!
Nebbie – Fictional animal you want as a pet
Even if I don’t agree with what J.K. Rowling is doing at the moment, I cannot stop loving Harry Potter. I am trying as much as possible to separate the work form the artist, but at the end of the day, I am still indirectly supporting her, and therefore her views. I couldn’t think of any other magical animal besides Harry’s owl that I WANT SO MUCH. Maybe I can trade Hedwig for a black cat, do you think Harry would agree?