When I first picked up Rekiya and Z, I had no idea what to expect, but it turned out to be a fantastic read. The book covers a wide range of topics, including friendship, family, religion, love, loss, and trauma.
Reading this book was like embarking on a journey with each character, and I took my time savoring every moment. It’s one of the best books I’ve read, and from the first chapter, I was hooked. Additionally, it gave me a deeper appreciation and understanding of Islam.
The story is mainly set in Ibadan, which is where I grew up, so I found it relatable with all the cultural nuances and mannerisms. The writer addresses various issues in a light and engaging manner that doesn’t weigh the reader down.
The characters are well-written and intriguing, with many introduced throughout the story. The friendship between Rekiya and Z was a particular highlight for me, especially their second chance at reconnecting.
The author’s storytelling is beautiful and skillfully done, with each page revealing more and peeling back layers of how the characters ended up where they are. The story progresses nicely without any unnecessary dragging or filler. It’s like peeling back an onion, revealing more about the characters as the story unfolds.
The ending caught me off guard, and I’m not entirely sure how I feel about it, but the author is such a brilliant storyteller that it somehow makes sense. I’m sticking to my the ending before the epilogue, though.
Overall, I highly recommend Rekiya and Z to anyone looking for a captivating, engaging, and thought-provoking read that covers a wide range of important topics.