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Everyone likes Humaira "Hani" Khan—she’s easy going and one of the most popular girls at school. But when she comes out to her friends as bisexual, they invalidate her identity, saying she can’t be bi if she’s only dated guys. Panicked, Hani blurts out that she’s in a relationship…with a girl her friends absolutely hate—Ishita "Ishu" Dey. Ishu is the complete opposite of H ...more
Hardcover, 352 pages
Expected publication: May 25th 2021 by Page Street Kids
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daph pink ♡
Me: I have high standards in books, I like to be challenged no matter the genre

Book: so lesbians-

Me: omfg it's meeting all my standards!!
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may ➹
Aug 12, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
fake dating sapphic Asians..... this is everything I have ever wanted........
Melanie
Aug 13, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Melanie by: Maëlys
sapphic !! asians !! fake dating !!
(also, this is everything)

Blog | Instagram | Youtube | Ko-fi | Spotify | Twitch
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Adiba Jaigirdar
Aug 12, 2020 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
More information about this book is forthcoming. It's currently slated to be released on May 25 2021, and I'm very excited to share it with everyone!

On my website, you can find some commissioned art of the two main characters, along with a Spotify playlist.

The content warnings for this book are also up on my content warnings page. As with my previous book, content warnings will be printed on the front of the ARC and final book.
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Maëlys
*screech* the cover!!

FAKE DATING!! MUTUAL PINING!! SLOW BURN!!

i'm already obsessed with them!! (art by @cherryandsister)



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Mrinmayi
Dec 19, 2020 marked it as willsacrifice-maryams-soul-for-this  ·  review of another edition
I read the surname "Dey" and I was like, "Ohhh..BENGALI girl!!!!"
Don't ask me how I knew it
Well.. I have a talent where I can tell which state the person belongs to... based on the surname(I am right most of the times *flips hair*)
It's probably the only talent I have xD

BUT back to the review...
BOTH the MCs are Bengali!!
Sooo..there will be Bengali food rt???!!!! *screams in happiness *
Its been a while since I've had Bengali food *sighs* (I haven't eaten Bengali FOOD in a while.. I do eat Bengali
...more
Fanna
Aug 12, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2021-releases
October 21, 2020: OH MY GOD THE COVER! The almost-touching-hands theme is common with The Henna Wars cover and I'm crying this is so cute.

August 12, 2020: After giving away my heart to The Henna Wars, I'm RIGHT HERE FOR ANYTHING ADIBA JAIGIRDAR WRITES but also, queer South-Asians fake dating would be so perfect especially after the author has promised 'romantic scenes in the rain' I MEANNN OMG!
...more
Elle (ellexamines)
OH my god
theresa
Aug 01, 2020 marked it as unreleased  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 21-releases, lgbtq, wlw-mc
sapphic fake dating!! sapphic fake dating!! sapphic fake dating!!

i am ready for the YEARNING, the 'wait, is this really fake? it doesn't feel fake' realisation, the sapphic EXCELLENCE

I also talk about books here: youtube | instagram | twitter
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human
hi, i'm screaming. nice to meet you, you gorgeous looking book. ...more
katie
me: OMGGG I LOVE THIS COVER IT'S SO CUTE I CAN'T

*looks at release date*

also me:

description

WTH HOW ARE WE SUPPOSED TO WAIT UNTIL 2021?!!!
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Natasha
I can't get over how cute this cover it ...more
Gargee | Wilder Girl Reads
Full review to come

7 Jan 2021:
This was the sweetest damned thing I have ever read. I am currently crying tears of joy for reasons that I shall keep close to my heart for a while.

6 Jan 2021:
Denizens of planet Earth. Page Street gas given me an e-ARC! I am now ascending into orbit!

12 Aug 2020:
Fake dating Sapphics!
Fake dating South Asian Sapphics!
Fake dating Bangaladeshi-Bengali and Indian-Bengali Sapphics!

Inject this book directly into my brain right now!!!!!
I am such an Adiba Jaigirdar stan!

Also,
...more
em/zainab
Aug 12, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
sapphics fake dating! sapphic asian girls fake dating!! sapphic muslim girls fake dating!!! and there's yearning too. omg! ...more
N.C. Moon
Oct 21, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
how cute is this cover ahhhh!!!
rhi ✰
Aug 12, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
THE COVER THE COVER THE COVER THE COVER IM SCREAMING

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i mean,,, i loved adiba's debut,,,, and now we're getting more???

please hand a copy over ma'am
...more
Mishma Nixon
Nov 21, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2021
THIS IS GOING TO BE AMAZING!

In the meanwhile, enter to win a pre order of Hani and Ishu (and a copy of Henna Wars) on my blog!
...more
devanshi (your resident loud person)
i dont like fake dating but i would do it for the indian representation:)
Sim
Aug 12, 2020 marked it as 2021-releases
Shelves: under-desi
October 21, 2020: Oh my gosh, the cover is here and if this isn’t the cutest thing I have seen today 😭😍😍

August 12, 2020: How can I not add next title by Adiba as soon as I saw the announcement? 😭 With queer Bangladeshi-Indian girls, we have fake dating trope too!!and there are ‘romantic scenes in the rain’?! My Bollywood heart definitely need it like right now 💕
prag ♻
Aug 13, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sapphic-girls
jeena jeena in the playlist I'M SCREAMING ...more
Priyanka Taslim
Dec 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was lucky enough to get to read an early draft of this book, which is an absolute delight. It stars two Bengali teens (Bangladeshi and Indian-Bengali) who have to fake date so that one can become head girl using the other’s popularity and the other can prove to her friends that she’s actually bisexual, since they won’t believe it if she’s never dated a girl. It has both lots of fluff and some more complicated relationship dynamics (both platonic and romantic, family, friends, and love interest ...more
noor✧*̣̩⋆̩☽⋆゜
what is this...? Seeing myself represented as a main character not a forgettable side character??? let's fucking go ...more
Grace
I want to read this so bad
4 more months!!
Erika
Jan 03, 2021 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
a book about bengali girls who also happen to be bi? sign me up. this is the representation i've needed for awhile ...more
Carina Pereira
Jan 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book touches so many important subjects without becoming too much: fake dating, toxic friendships, family relationships, sibling rivalry, culture.
I loved The Henna Wars but I’m almost compelled to say I loved this one even better. Everything just flows and fits together really well!
layla⚡
Aug 12, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
yes yes YES
অচুপ্তা | acchupta
sapphic asians fake dating.... this is everything i’ve ever needed
yush
Aug 25, 2020 marked it as desperately-want-to-read  ·  review of another edition
SAPPHIC ASIANS FAKE DATING THIS IS PERFECT
leandro
Oct 21, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
fake dating gays is always the best trope
carol silva
Nov 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I CANNOT WAIT I'M GOING TO HAVE A HEART ATTACK WHEN THE DAY COMES LAMSKSBAKW NCNNSMWMSNFNFNDMS ...more
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Adiba Jaigirdar was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and has been living in Dublin, Ireland from the age of ten. She has a BA in English and History, and an MA in Postcolonial Studies. She is a contributor for Bookriot. All of her writing is aided by tea, and a healthy dose of Janelle Monáe and Hayley Kiyoko. When not writing, she can be found ranting about the ills of colonialism, playing video games, ...more

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