Friday, June 17, 2016

How Can Love Disturb?

I've been off having way too much relaxation, so now it's catch up time. Here's a special end of the week post to show you Medeia Sharif's newest YA novel.




A LOVE THAT DISTURBS by Medeia Sharif
Evernight Teen, June 17, 2016
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Maysa Mazari is alarmed by her mother’s talk about arranged marriage. As a hijab-wearing Pakistani-American, she wants to find love on her own. Her judgmental Muslim clique has protected her from racist taunts, although the leader is turning on her as Maysa strays from the group because of her attraction to Haydee.

Haydee Gomez is a former gang member and juvenile detention student. Now living with a clean-cut aunt, she wants to turn her life around, even though one person will never let her forget her roots—Rafe, her abusive pimp. Haydee attempts to pull away from a life of prostitution when she develops feelings for Maysa, although Rafe isn’t willing to give her up too easily.

Finding themselves in danger from Maysa’s friends and Haydee’s pimp, it’s apparent their love disturbs everyone around them as they fight to stay together.

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Author, Medeia Sharif

Sounds great, Medeia. It's always interesting to read about the cultural issues in your stories. Have any of you read other books by this author? How does this one sound to you?

20 comments:

  1. It sounds like an interesting book. I recently read The Pearl that Broke Its Shell by Nadia Hasimi, an Afghan-American author, and learned so much about the culture of Afghanistan through wonderfully drawn characters and story.

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  2. Great title -- sounds like a timely story. Best of luck, Medeia!

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  3. Sounds like a good one indeed, not always easy for love to take seed, especially disturbing kind to others haha

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  4. Wonderful title for a book, such an interesting subject also. Thanks for sharing with us.
    Yvonne.

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  5. Interesting question and an enticing premise. Medeia, I wish you great success!

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  6. Love the cover, Medeia. I'd pick it up and take a peek, for sure. Best of success for you. My neighbour's marriage was arranged many years ago. She says her parents and in-laws chose the perfect man. She said most people gawked at her when they learned the situation, but those in her community understood that the parents loved them both and wanted only happiness for them. As you can guess, she is completely in agreement with arranged marriages. She took her daughter back to India to meet her future husband. The daughter bolted.

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  7. Love the cover, Medeia. I'd pick it up and take a peek, for sure. Best of success for you. My neighbour's marriage was arranged many years ago. She says her parents and in-laws chose the perfect man. She said most people gawked at her when they learned the situation, but those in her community understood that the parents loved them both and wanted only happiness for them. As you can guess, she is completely in agreement with arranged marriages. She took her daughter back to India to meet her future husband. The daughter bolted.

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  8. Interesting title and blurb. Wishing you much success.
    Juneta @ Writer's Gambit

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  9. Thanks for sharing this. I love books that focus on important topics, even if they are tough.

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  10. Congratulations on your latest novel, Medeia. It's on my iPad waiting to be read. Thanks. I haven't read all of Medeia's books, but the ones I've read are winners, for sure.

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  11. Congrats on your new book and it does sound very interesting because it brings up the different culture as well.

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  12. Congratulations for the successful publication of your novel: "A Love that Disturbs".
    The title is more captivating and stimulating for the readers.
    Good luck for you.

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  13. Hi Lee and Medeia - your books will make interesting reading and teach some of us about a different cultural life ... and help many others - cheers Hilary

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  14. Wow, this sounds like such a weighty book. Really love that cover, too. So gorgeous!

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  15. Highest of sales with your latest novel, Medeia!

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  16. I'm not sure a writer can have TOO MUCH relaxation. :)

    Sounds like a cast of interesting characters, Medeia. Conflict galore!

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  17. I have been doing the Read-the-World Challenge over the past year or so and this sounds like a book that would fit in with it. Thanks you.

    @Kathleen01930 Blog

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  18. Hey Lee and Medeia,

    I'm quickly scooting through here. Just the title draws me in. All the very best, Medeia. Of course, before I go, I shall share this post because, yep, it's good to share...

    Gary :)

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