A Match Made in Mehendi

A Match Made in Mehendi

Fifteen-year-old Simran "Simi" Sangha comes from a long line of Indian vichole-matchmakers-with a rich history for helping parents find good matches for their grown children. When Simi accidentally sets up her cousin and a soon-to-be lawyer, her family is thrilled that she has the "gift." But Simi is an artist, and she doesn't want to have anything to do with relationships, Fifteen-year-old Simran "Simi" Sangha comes from a long line of Indian vichole-matchmakers-with a rich history for he...

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Title:A Match Made in Mehendi
Author:Nandini Bajpai
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:0316522589
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:320 pages pages

A Match Made in Mehendi Reviews

  • Cherie
    Aug 04, 2019
    A very cute YA romance book. Matchmaking is in Simi's genes - her mom does it, and she ends up creating a matchmaking app at her school that goes viral. What happens when people aren't happy w their matches? And is Mr. Right via the app really Mr. Right? A very cute romance book with l...
  • Laura Gardner
    Aug 24, 2019
    Thx to @kidlitexchange @thenovl and esp author @nandinirb for this free book to review! Out 9/10/19; must buy for all MS/HS libraries! . ? ? Romance books have been a big hit for me this summer and this one is in my top 5 YA romances for 2019! Quick reasons why: ? klutzy, ...
  • Kimberly
    Jul 16, 2019
    Thank you @kidlitexchange for the review copy of this book. All opinions are my own. A Match Made in Mehendi will release 9.10.19! This young adult contemporary was really sweet. It?s a story about relationships and young love, but more importantly it?s about family expectation...
  • Kim
    Aug 22, 2019
    This was one of the sweetest books I've read all year - it was exactly the type of book I adore. I didn't want to put it down! Can't wait to see what Nandini writes next! ...
  • Kayla
    Jul 15, 2019
    Disclosure: I received an ARC of this book at Book Con. A Match Made in Mehendi is a cute, light read following Simi, who isn't quite sure that she wants to join the family matchmaking business because she dreams of becoming an artist. As a way to sort of test her interest and also...
  • Amber
    Jun 14, 2019
    Disclaimer: I received this book for free from BookCon 2019 and Little, Brown Books for Young Readers in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. A Match Made in Mehendi is such a delightful little contemporary romance, ...
  • Kate Waggoner
    Jun 27, 2019
    @kidlitexchange #partner A huge thank you to @littlebrownyoungreaders, @thenovl, and #nandinibajpai for sharing an advance review copy of A Match Made in Mehendi with the #kidlitexchange network. All opinions are my own. This book is set to hit shelves in September 2019 and I highly...
  • Jeanette Diaz Michel
    Aug 31, 2019
    ***Got an ARC of this from YallWest for an Honest Review. Expected publication date is September 10, 2019*** A cute and lighthearted book that both explores romance and the generational changes and growths of Indian culture. ...
  • Whitney
    Jul 14, 2019
    Very sweet ...
  • Olivia
    Aug 31, 2019
    A MATCH MADE IN MEHENDI is a light-hearted contemporary romance. Simi aspires to be an artist, but right now, she's a sophomore in high school, trying to navigate her way through family expectations, high school difficulties, and finding her own style. Simi and her brother, Navdeep, co...
  • Chantal Aurora
    Sep 03, 2019
    3.8 stars I received an arc of this at Yallwest and am only reviewing it for my own purposes. I really loved this! I?m taking away one star because the mean girl stereotype and girl on girl hate I wasn?t a fan of. Also, the characters weren?t fleshed out enough or ful...
  • USOM
    May 17, 2019
    (Disclaimer: I received this book from Netgalley. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) A Match  Made in Mehendi is a story about family, friendship, and standing up against bullies. At the same time, A Match in Mehendi is about balancing technology and tr...
  • Marisa
    Jul 24, 2019
    More like 4.5 Cute fun Desi realistic romance of a sophomore in high school who tries a modern day approach to her family?s matchmaking business. Great for grades 7+. There?s some bullying and villain character but the author does a great job at trying to flesh out main and s...
  • Olivia & Lori (The Candid Cover)
    May 25, 2019
    Full Review on The Candid Cover A Match Made in Mehendi by Nandini Bajpai is a fun read that also tackles issues of bullying. The main character, Simi, is one that is both quirky and relatable. It is a perfect book for your back-to-school TBR. ? UNIQUE THEME The concept of a...
  • Lola
    Aug 27, 2019
    3.5 stars. I was in the worst book slump ever the past three weeks. I literally started fifteen books, read 10 or 20 pages from each book and proceeded to lose interest completely. I despaired and thought I might never finish another book in my entire life so I decided to take a bre...
  • Alison Glass
    Jun 29, 2019
    SOOOO GOOD. ...
  • Sabreena - Books and Prosecco
    Jul 27, 2019
    Stars: ???? Disclaimer: the amazing humans at Hachette Book Group Canada were kind enough to send me an arc of A Match Made in Mehendi in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions below are my own. ?Sometimes an accident is no accident, but a way to ...
  • Kat
    Jun 05, 2019
    * Thank you to the publisher for sending an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review * ACTUAL: 4.5 stars In this story, readers meet Simi, a sophomore in high school who is determined to stand out this school year. After teaming up with her best friend Noah and brother Navd...
  • Maura
    Jun 05, 2019
    I loved this lighthearted romance novel! I got it from TheNovl's Lollipop Game at BookCon, and I even got it signed by the author because she was hanging out in their booth. I'm so glad I did, because this book is a fun and original take on navigating high school dramas and familial ex...
  • J Mccarragher
    Aug 14, 2019
    @kidlitexchange #partner ?Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own.? A Match Made in Mehendi by Nandini Bajpai is a feel good, light, contemporary novel appropriate for young adult audiences, probably late middle school o...
  • Aparna
    Jun 22, 2019
    4.5/5 stars! My incredible friend Maura lent me her ARC, and I'm so glad she did, because this one was such a lighthearted and fun read!! At times I felt like the plot moved too fast or I lost track of some characters, but overall it was such a delight to get into Simran's head and ...
  • Sierra
    Jul 09, 2019
    So cute!!! ?? ...
  • Sophie
    Jul 13, 2019
    This was a cute book. It had a pretty classic rom-com plot and was fun and quick to read with cultural elements that were very interesting. It wrapped up a little too nicely at the end but overall I would recommend this to someone looking for a fun read. 3.5/5 stars. ...
  • kav (xreadingsolacex)
    Sep 10, 2019
    "The root of family is love. The root of all love is friendship - THE SHAGUN MATCHMAKING GUIDE" A Match Made in Mehendi is Nandini Bajpai's U.S. debut, a YA contemporary about 15-year-old Simran "Simi" Sangha, a talented artist who comes from a long line of matchmakers. While Simi...
  • Allie
    Jun 02, 2019
    This book was an incredible read to get out of a slump. This book has officially gotten me out of my reading slump so I would highly recommend it to all of you to check out and read.  The main character of this story was Simi Sangha. She comes from a whole line of women who are Ind...
  • Kris (bookish.bones)
    Aug 31, 2019
    Unfortunately not my cup of tea. My biggest complaint is that it felt much too cheesey and immature to me, though I think younger audiences still might really enjoy it. It had a promising premise! More details on my mini review on my bookstagram. ...
  • Fanna
    Jan 06, 2019
    ?american-indian MC ?ya contemporary ?stereotypes broken ?desi references ?cute friends-to-lovers ?tech meets tradition Read an interview with the author, Nandini Bajpai, where I ask about POC and diverse representation in modern literature and other fun que...
  • Hasina (PagesEnchanted)
    Jun 30, 2019
    Actual rating: 3.5 stars Thanks to Hachette Book Group Canada for sending me an ARC in exchange for an honest review. A Match Made in Mehendi was a cute contemporary about family tradition and high school drama. It follows Simran as she and her best friend Noah launch a matchmaki...
  • Toka Box
    May 24, 2019
    This awesome new South Asian YA novel is engrossing from start to finish, and should be on your reading list! Nandini Bajpai's A Match Made in Mehendi hooked me right from the start. The writing is perfect and simply draws you in from the very first page. The book is charming, witty...
  • Siri
    Jul 19, 2019
    Thank you to Avon Public Library for providing me with this ARC. Originally posted on: https://bookitybooksp.wordpress.com/2... Simi Sangha has a plan: with her freshman year of high school finally over, she?s ready to step out of the shadows, dig deep into her art, and (perha...