Cover Crush: The Loophole by Naz Kutub
The Loophole by Naz Kutub has such a great illustrated cover filled with color and movement! This book sounds so wonderful, it is comp’d as a magical Simon vs. and doesn’t that just sound like a good time! The Loophole is about a summer of missed chances, for a queer Indian-Muslim teen, that turn into a magical series of wonderful events instead! Check out the synopsis below, add to your TBR for the June 21st release, and as of writing this (until 6/7/22) you can enter for a chance to win an ARC from Goodreads!
Many thanks to Bloomsbury YA for sending me an advance copy!
The Loopholeby Naz Kutub
Published by: Bloomsbury YA
on June 21, 2022
Genres: Contemporary, LGBTQIA+, Young Adult
Your wish is granted! This YA debut is equal parts broken-hearted love story, epic myth retelling, and a world-journey romp to find home.
Sy is a timid seventeen-year-old queer Indian-Muslim boy who placed all his bets at happiness on his boyfriend Farouk...who then left him to try and "fix the world." Sy was too chicken to take the plunge and travel with him and is now stuck in a dead-end coffee shop job. All Sy can do is wish for another chance.... Although he never expects his wish to be granted.
When a mysterious girl slams into (and slides down, streaks of make-up in her wake) the front entrance of the coffee shop, Sy helps her up and on her way. But then the girl offers him three wishes in exchange for his help, and after proving she can grant at least one wish with a funds transfer of a million dollars into Sy's pitifully struggling bank account, a whole new world of possibility opens up. Is she magic? Or just rich? And when his father kicks him out after he is outed, does Sy have the courage to make his way from L. A., across the Atlantic Ocean, to lands he'd never even dreamed he could ever visit? Led by his potentially otherworldly new friend, can he track down his missing Farouk for one last, desperate chance at rebuilding his life and re-finding love?