Counting Down with You
How do you make one month last a lifetime?
Karina Ahmed has a plan. Keep her head down, get through high school without a fuss, and follow her parents’ rules—even if it means sacrifi ...more
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This is a novel written for young adults, that features teenage characters, who have a myriad of experiences. Some of those are romantic in nature. The main pairing is m/f, but there are queer supporting characters who have romantic arcs. Nothing about ANY of these relationships is explicit, but even if they were? Still not a dirty book.(less)
so, shockingly enough, i'm the author of COUNTING DOWN WITH YOU. i wanted to pop in here for the first and last time to give all of you some information about my book... and maybe give it 5 stars since a piece of my heart resides inside CDWY.
TW / trigger warnings for the main character's anxiety (she has a few anxiety attacks throughout the book, as written based on my own experiences), and for mentions of parental abuse (verbal and psycholo ...more
me: *ignores the entire blurb*
*sees fake dating*
me: *adds to tbr*
also me: *realizes this not only has the legendary fake dating trope but it also features a south asian fl, specifically bangladeshi, who fake dates the school's bad boy who promises to buy her dozens of books. every. week.*
me after: *SMASHES WANT TO READ BUTTON* ...more
Tashie has a way with words. She strings them together and makes you have an Emotion™️ and you just wanna scream into a pillow from cuteness and immediately eat a chocolate muffin.
The friendship was just everything to me. I demand it to be the blueprint for all future female friendships in books FOREVER!
And the romance was just... I mean... okay!?!! Ace is just everything and I love his smirks and words ...more
“...he brings her coffee in the mornings, impresses her friends without trying, and even promises to buy her a dozen books (a week) if she goes along with his fake-dating facade.”
Take my money!
i'm genuinely so so sooo excited for this to come out like i already know miss tashie is gonna hit us right in the feels with this one AND IT HAS FAKE DATING LIKE HELLOOOO.
rep: Bangladeshi-Muslim protagonist ...more
—bangladeshi muslim brown teenager rep with fake fucking dating and books?
yes the blurb definitely just hit me in all the right places,I-
my inner-bangladeshi-brown-muslim-self is wHEEZINg yES mkskskskskskskskjs gimme this!!!
Where to start...
It's difficult to sum up (with brevity) just how enjoyable and powerful COUNTING DOWN WITH YOU is. The author's ability to make me absolute googly-eyed swoon as if I were back in high school is probably my favorite part of this story. This is one of those stories that's like an exquisite piece of chocolate after a long day. You nibble and savor and TRYYY to make it last because the thought of not being able to hide away with this delectable treat is unbear ...more
I heard fake dating and I was in. I knew the main character, Karina, was going to tutor the resident bad boy, while also going through with a fake dating scheme. That's pretty much where my knowledge ended, but not my excitement for it. The cover is adorable and I'd seen so much love for it online that I was ready to read it as soon as I could. Trigger warnings: anxiety, anxiety attacks, parental abuse (verbal, phycological)
Oh my gosh. Oh my gosh. How do you put into a words the fe ...more
"Ya Allah, I'm in a sitcom. I'm the Muslim girl sitting at a table with a typical all American family about to say grace"
alright. first let me just say that it saddens me to rate this anything lower than five stars, because i was super excited for this book and the wait has been EXCRUCIATING. and unfortunately that's what happens when i hype a book so much, it's underwhelming.
i'm also wonderin ...more
Category: Multicultural YA romance
*I received this eARC from Inkyard Press via Edelweiss+ in return for an honest review.
My rating: 4.5 stars
TW (trigger warnings): Religious/cultural differences
Description from the publisher:
In this sparkling and romantic YA debut, a reserved Bangladeshi teenager has twenty-eight days to make the biggest decision of her life after agreeing to fake date her school’s resident bad boy.
How do you make one mon ...more
[ hold my phone while i scream please ]
A YA book with a BANGLADESHI-MUSLIM MAIN CHARACTER?!
SIGN. ME. UP!
[23 June, 2020]
Can this book come out any sooner? *goes to cry in a corner*
Counting Down with You is the story of Karina Ahmed, a Bangladeshi Muslim teenager who feels stifled under her parents strict standards for her. When they leave Karina and her brother to spend the month in Bangladesh, Karina starts to live the life she'd been hoping for, and is forced to confront her family and herself about what happiness looks like for her. ...more
it was beautiful absolutely heartbreakingly beautiful
as a south asian girl struggling with anxiety and familial pressure, reading this book felt like i was reading about my life, every single thing hit home so hard. i’m so thankful for miss tashie for writing this book for us brown girls, now i just need an ace clyde and all will be well in the world!
this has definitely become one of my comfort books and the way i felt myself being represented in the very pages of this book ...more
The story opens up wi ...more
Momentary disbelief aside, this book was such a breath of fresh air. It hit just enough for me to be wary of finishing it but it was everything else I d ...more