This is All Your Fault Blog Tour
Book Title: This Is All Your Fault
Author: Aminah Mae Safi
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Release date: 13th October 2020
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, LGBT
Book purchase links: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250242341
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐/ 5
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.
A story that relatively gnaws you from the inside as a reader. It is inevitable to deny that bookstores have always been offering you your own form of escapism - to strut down those endless aisles and to spend hours on those therapeutic babies is a privilege✋ But, what would you do if they were to close down?
Written from the third person omniscient point of view, it is not a mere story about a bunch of employees trying to save their bookstore. It is a devastatingly moving story about how these teenagers trying to overcome their insecurities and embrace their flaws along the way. Everyone has their own problem - being happy on the surface doesn't mean your life is like a bed of roses. Battling with anxiety and depression isn't as easy as you think of. Lying for the sake of your image will slowly devour you in the course of time. Repressing your feelings to yourself is a dangerous one because they will burn anyone once you've lost control. Yet, at the same time, you can't simply unleash those angsty feelings on someone else. That being said, these three girls have their ups and downs. They don't tell you their story, they show you and you will be easily sucked into their world. The common thing they have altogether is how they find the Wild Nights Bookstore a therapeutic place for them to escape from reality.
Plot-wise, the author just knew how to relate information about each character that the characters might not know each other - through umpteenth times of misunderstandings and miscommunication incurred amongst them until, at one point, they had made me frustrated for I, the only one who knew what's everyone been facing with. But it actually contributes to how the story progresses on. Hands down, this piece is raw and original in its own way, the kind of story that stays with you, and its ending is also satisfying. Bonus, the story itself beautifully written and lyrical. For me, it is worth to experience that when reading a slow-paced story. I would definitely recommend this book for the thrilling part that you'll enjoy seeing yourself as a booklover in one of these characters. *hint, this character does have an account that talks about books too!
A huge thank you to the Turn The Page Tour for granting me an e-arc of This is All Your Fault. And good news! There'll be a book giveaway on this tour.
Prize: One finished copy of This is All Your Fault by Aminah Mae Safi (available to US only)
Starts: October 12, 2020
End: October 19, 2020 at 12.00 a.m.
Click here to participate in the giveaway. Good luck, lovelies!
Aminah Mae Safi is s 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.