Hi everyone! My name is Haïfa.
Reading has been my very first passion. I get easily bored and I need to have something to occupy my mind, even when my hands are busy. I listen to music, I play games, I watch TV shows, I write too, occasionally. Then I get bored and stop for a while. But I never stopped reading for too long. I read since I started deciphering the words. I used to raid my relatives’ libraries when I ran out of books and to read in the dark at night when the house was asleep (dumb move though; I ruined my sight!)
When I had a book in my hands, I was oblivious to the world and it frequently dismayed or peeved those around me. It still does.
Other than reading, I love talking about books, playing badminton, eating (that’s another passion of mine that will hopefully never go away), hanging out with my family and hiking with my significant other.
I tried various genres when I was younger but I discovered lately that I had an undeniable predilection for Fantasy (and its subgenres: Urban Fantasy, Flintlock Fantasy, magic realism…).
If you are an author and would like me to review your book, please keep in mind that I will write an honest review. I’m not very harsh with my ratings (nor my words) but I will make sure to explain what did and did not work for me and why.
My reviews are spoiler-free.
My rating system
I try to be as fair and unbiased as possible. However, some books’ rating can be matter of emotional connection and impact on occasion.
5 Stars: Loved it from cover to cover and would probably re-read => Favorites shelf.
4 Stars: Really enjoyed it but it was missing some sparks or had minor issues.
3 Stars: I mildly liked it/I had a lot of issues with it but it certainly had something special.
2 Stars: It wasn’t my cup of tea or it angered me or bored me to tears.
1 Stars: Really hated it. Give me my money back! This is a rating I give very, very rarely.