Cover Crush: The Henna Wars by Adiba Jaigirdar
The Henna Wars by Adiba Jaigirdar has such a gorgeous cover! I am in so in love with the artists illustration and I love the font chosen for the title. Of course I hope to fall in love with this rom com and when Nishat and Flávia fall in love with each other when they bump into each other with rival henna businesses. I mean what a great meet-cute! So if you like adorable, diverse, f/f romances, then I highly recommend you add this one to your summer TBR for the May 12th release!
The Henna Wars cover was illustrated by Nabigal-Nayagam Haider Ali and designed by Molly Gillespie.
Many thanks to Page Street Kids for the advance copy of The Henna Wars!
The Henna Warsby Adiba Jaigirdar
Published by: Page Street Kids
on May 12, 2020
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, GLBTQIA+
When Dimple Met Rishi meets Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda in this rom com about two teen girls with rival henna businesses.
When Nishat comes out to her parents, they say she can be anyone she wants—as long as she isn’t herself. Because Muslim girls aren’t lesbians. Nishat doesn’t want to hide who she is, but she also doesn’t want to lose her relationship with her family. And her life only gets harder once a childhood friend walks back into her life.
Flávia is beautiful and charismatic and Nishat falls for her instantly. But when a school competition invites students to create their own businesses, both Flávia and Nishat choose to do henna, even though Flávia is appropriating Nishat’s culture. Amidst sabotage and school stress, their lives get more tangled—but Nishat can’t quite get rid of her crush on Flávia, and realizes there might be more to her than she realized.