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Nafiza Azad is a self-identified island girl. She has hurricanes in her blood and dreams of a time she can exist solely on mangoes and pineapple. Born in Lautoka, Fiji, she currently resides in BC, Canada where she reads too many books, watches too many Kdramas and writes stories about girls taking over the world. Her debut YA fantasy, THE CANDLE AND THE FLAME, was released by Scholastic in 2019.

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Nafiza Azad Wa alaikum us salaam Salma. CANDLE is a standalone. While there is a potential for a spin-off featuring side characters, Fatima and Zulfikar’s story i…moreWa alaikum us salaam Salma. CANDLE is a standalone. While there is a potential for a spin-off featuring side characters, Fatima and Zulfikar’s story is basically done.(less)
Nafiza Azad I never say never! I do have an Aladdin retelling steeping in my mind. I may also return to the world of THE CANDLE AND THE FLAME as there are one cla…moreI never say never! I do have an Aladdin retelling steeping in my mind. I may also return to the world of THE CANDLE AND THE FLAME as there are one clan of djinn that I don't mention much in the book but that have the potential to be developed into a story. (less)
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message 71: by Nafiza

Nafiza Kathleen wrote: "Yooh! Author page!!!!!!"


*cheese*


just kat Yooh! Author page!!!!!!


message 69: by Nafiza

Nafiza Laura wrote: "Like the new photo, and that you are low listed as an author. Hooray. But of course, we knew that, but how cool that Goodreads recognizes that."

I had to work for them to recognize it! Haha.


message 68: by Laura

Laura Like the new photo, and that you are low listed as an author. Hooray. But of course, we knew that, but how cool that Goodreads recognizes that.


Essie (Midknight.traveller) Thanks for accepting the req Nafiza, looking forward to our future chats!


❀Aimee❀ Just one more page... Thanks for the add. I'm looking forward to sharing the best and worst in books!


message 65: by Brandi

Brandi Hey, lady! I sent you a message :)


message 64: by Ksenia

Ksenia Nafiza, thanks for accepting my friend request.


message 63: by Srikari

Srikari Hey! Nice meeting u!hope to chat (or rather obsess) over books with u! :D


just kat Love your About Me. Thanks for the add! <3


Joshuanna-Marie Hey Nafiza, thanks for adding me!


message 60: by Jen

Jen Gotcha. Thanks for getting back to me, Nafiza. I have not read Cruel Beauty but went ahead and bought Gilded Ashes for my kindle because I love Cinderella retellings. I hope to read it soon.


message 59: by Jen

Jen Question: Have you read Gilded Ashes, the novella from Cruel Beauty and if you did, what are your thoughts on it? I am asking because your Cruel Beauty review was awesome.


message 58: by Meem

Meem 3605. It's not often that I come across a number this inspiring.


message 57: by Bipasha

Bipasha hi nafiza! thanks for the add! looking forward to chat books with you too! ;)


message 56: by Ellis

Ellis He, I figured it was time. Thank you for accepting! You might regret this later ...


message 55: by Sydney

Sydney Hey Nafiza thanks for accepting my friend request :)


message 54: by Sandra

Sandra Thanks so much for friending me! :)


message 53: by Titan

Titan Lol the titles of the last ~5 books you added to read. xD


message 52: by Sarah

Sarah I thought we were too--I guess we were just following each other!


message 51: by Jessie

Jessie Thanks for accepting, Nafiza! :) I look forward to the chatting!


message 50: by Rincess

Rincess Yeeeeees! Dude, thanks for accepting the friend request XD


message 49: by Lis

Lis No problem! You sure have read a lot o3o


message 48: by Nicole

Nicole Thanks for accepting the friend invite.
I hope 2013 brings you lots of good books! :)


Eyehavenofilter Yay... Thanks for jumping in.... Books are so much fun, especially when they are shared!


message 46: by Merary

Merary Yay! for invites! :DD


message 45: by Kara

Kara thanks for the add!


message 44: by Nafiza

Nafiza sanshow wrote: "Thanks for accepting, you're starting on Slated? Will stalk your updates, heheh."

I will attempt to update then. Haha.


shanghao Thanks for accepting, you're starting on Slated? Will stalk your updates, heheh.


 Athena Ivashkova ~♥~ Thx for accepting, Nazifa. And omg, you love Maid-sama the manga?! Me 2!


message 41: by Allie

Allie Young adult and fantasy.


message 40: by Allie

Allie Thanks for accepting my request! Do you have any recommendations for someone who is trying to get back into reading? Nothing too graphic, however! (The Lovely Bones has scarred me for life!)


message 39: by Rabia

Rabia thanks for accepting my friend request. Hopefully there are many book discussions ahead...happy reading


message 38: by Lawrence (last edited Jul 21, 2012 02:06PM)

Lawrence Hello Nafiza, Thank you for accepting my friendship into your circle of friends. I look forward to sharing books and reviews with you in the future. Your goal numbers are off the chain! :o) Are you planning on increasing your goal once you've reached 300, which is only 48 books away?


Keertana Hi Nafiza, thanks for accepting my friend request! I'm really looking forward to chatting book with you soon!(: I love your name as well - it's beautiful! :D


Kilikina Likewise! I love your name by the way. It's awesome.


message 35: by Jen

Jen Hey Nafiza. Thanks for accepting my friend invite. Look forward to reading your reviews and chatting books w/ you :)


message 34: by Jo

Jo Thanks for accepting, Nafiza :-D


message 33: by Nafiza

Nafiza Brandon wrote: "Thanks for the add. I am glad to see that there is someone else who values Bugs Bunny as much as i do!"

No problem. Always on the lookout for new friends.


message 32: by B.C.

B.C. Thanks for the add. I am glad to see that there is someone else who values Bugs Bunny as much as i do!


message 31: by cindy (last edited Mar 04, 2012 11:09PM)

cindy D'awww. I thank you for that last part. I just hope HarvardStanfordYalePrincetonMITJohnHopkins agree with you.


message 30: by cindy (last edited Mar 03, 2012 06:21PM)

cindy Whoops, forgot to specify. Yes, definitely English lit. I had no clue that there was an actual major just on English the language O.O Huh...
But yes, COLLEGE COLLEGE. I am very excited. Just need to get in somewhere first =.=


message 29: by cindy

cindy Completely random, but: I think I want to double major in Biology and English in college.

(And you're the only English major I know, so I'd say you had a bit of influence. And of course, the lovely English language.)


message 28: by Shannon

Shannon Ah, sorry if I led you to believe my degree was in Korean! It's actually in Japanese. Lol.


message 27: by Shannon

Shannon I actually haven't read any novels written by Koreans yet, so, I don't know! I fell in love with KPop a few months ago and it's been all downhill since ...

Very cool that you translate though. I thought I wanted to do that with my degree, but I'm too lazy.


message 26: by Laurel

Laurel You're welcome!
Thanks for the request! :]


message 25: by Reynje

Reynje Thanks for accepting Nafiza (and apologies for the very lame answer!). Fingers crossed this book is as good as I'm hoping :) R


message 24: by Sophia.

Sophia. Dude, I'd never pick anything but Gryffindor, either ;) Oh and I saw that you gave 4 stars to the Mayfair Saga by Anne Rice. *dance of joy*
You rock. Have I already said this before?


message 23: by Steph

Steph Sinclair Thanks for the friend request. I can tell already that we are going to be great friends!


message 22: by Shirley (last edited Dec 20, 2011 04:23AM)

Shirley Marr Nafiza wrote: "Why thank you for the friend request. I'm dying to read your book (and you didn't even have to email me about it!). Plus, I think your cat may be the awesomest cat around just because of her name."

Thanks babes for wanting to hook up! My book likes to play hard to get and is a total diva. And yes, so is my cat. But I can assure you that I myself am not. I'll watch out for your reviews! *waves*


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