Unapologetically Muslim Challenge | An Ember in the Ashes Readalong (Sep 1-24)

I’ve been slacking on my the Unapologetically Muslim challenges this year. So many of my plans flew out the window for a time but I’m determined to get some of it done by the end of this year. Starting with our An Ember in the Ashes readalong!

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Laia is a slave. Elias is a soldier. Neither is free.
Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death. Those who do not vow their blood and bodies to the Emperor risk the execution of their loved ones and the destruction of all they hold dear.
It is in this brutal world, inspired by ancient Rome, that Laia lives with her grandparents and older brother. The family ekes out an existence in the Empire’s impoverished backstreets. They do not challenge the Empire. They’ve seen what happens to those who do.
But when Laia’s brother is arrested for treason, Laia is forced to make a decision. In exchange for help from rebels who promise to rescue her brother, she will risk her life to spy for them from within the Empire’s greatest military academy.
There, Laia meets Elias, the school’s finest soldier—and secretly, its most unwilling. Elias wants only to be free of the tyranny he’s being trained to enforce. He and Laia will soon realize that their destinies are intertwined—and that their choices will change the fate of the Empire itself.

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Unapologetically Muslim Readathon #1 | Mirage by Somaiya Daud

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It’s time for our first Unapologetically Muslim readathon!

The amount of love this challenge has gotten just means the absolute world. I’ve been feeling so soft since I announced it. I’m so excited to be sharing this with all of you! I made a poll with some book choices on Twitter yesterday and the results are finally in! Mirage by Somaiya Daud will be our pick for April. Keep reading to find out more about the book!

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Unapologetically Muslim Reading Challenge! (2020)


Welcome to the Unapologetically Muslim Reading Challenge!

My favorite 2020 project yet! This has been in the making for some time now, and I’m finally ready to announce it. I’m dedicating my 2020 to reading more books by Muslim authors. I want to show my support for Muslim authors who do their best to bring us the representation we’ve been waiting for, and the representation that we feel proud of and to raise our voices in literature.

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