Tuesday, May 12, 2020

The Henna Wars: Review

Rating: 4/5 stars
This was an enjoyable read and I loved the topic/theme of this book. A Bengali and Brazilian in Ireland who go against each other with their henna businesses and fall in love. This is a fresh story and I love how the book took place in Ireland because most books either take place in the states or in a magical world so I enjoyed the setting. I did love how the author added Bengali touches to it like how kids call their elders, the food, etc. The author did well adding some Bengali words to it without confusing the readers like me.

The characters were enjoyable especially Priti and Flavia. Nishat annoyed me sometimes throughout the book. I love how Priti, who is the younger sister of Nishat, supported her sister so much and helped her. Nishat did develop throughout the story but I feel like she never really supported her sister in the same way Priti did which annoyed me. I got to say that they have the same relationship as Kitty and Lara Jean from To All The Boys I've Loved Before. Flavia is a sweet, calm girl and I do like her and Nishat together.

Now the main component/element in this book is family because Nishat has a hard time being out since she has Muslim parents. Nishat's family does come around but she gets most of her full support from her sister. There are some sensitive topics like Nishat getting bullied for coming out and people being racist because she is Muslim. Other than that I do recommend this book, especially to LGBTQ+ lovers.


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*This book was sent to me by the publisher to give an honest review in return*

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