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The Hour of the Oryx (The Moon of Masarrah Series Book 3)

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Published April 15th 2020
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Papatia Feauxzar
Mar 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Dark, funny, and intriguing.
Shoohada Khanom
Apr 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Another brilliant written book by Farah Zaman. If you’re looking for fun, adventure, mystery and crime, this is the book! I was pulled in from the first chapter, flipping through pages like no tomorrow, wanting answers. It was great to see muslim teens comfortable with who they are, with excellent characteristics. They were polite, loving and respectful. They offered salams, they made time to pray. They were a joy to follow through the story.
The highlight for me is the use of sorcery, muslims p
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Sahar Abdulaziz
Apr 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
In Farah Zaman’s newest YA preteen mystery-adventure, The Hour of The Oryx, the author wastes no time dropping the reader splat into a new and intriguing world.

The story begins with a group of teenagers touring an orphanage called Dar-as-Sakinah, a dwelling used to shelter orphaned children from around the world who were left homeless, frightened, and alone. Many of these children were rescued from war-torn, blighted, or poverty-stricken lands. But the orphanage is also a place brimming with ha
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Diane Riley
Mar 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I received a digital copy of The Hour of the Oryx by Farrah Zaman in exchange for an honest review.

This was a fun YA book to read, featuring a quartet of teenage detectives from the United States who have arrived at an international orphanage in a Middle Eastern country. Parents of two of the teens are a doctor and nurse and are volunteering at the orphanage.

The teens run into a mystery as soon as they arrive. The uncle of one of the orphans was killed at his home. As the niece held him, his la
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Alwia
May 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
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1- The pacing of the story was excellent. The story grabs your attention very early on in the book and the action picks up pace quickly. I don't remember ever feeling bored or struggling to get through the manuscript.


2- The writing is fluid and accessible. Not too dense, clunky or wordy. This also made it easy to digest and helped with the general flow of the story. You'd be amazed how often overuse of language can become a barrier for a reader. This wasn't the case with the book.


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