Genre: YA contemporary romance, LGBTQ+ Release date: 21 June, 2022 Content warnings: child abandonment, blood/injury Synopsis: In this delightfully romantic LGBTQ+ comedy-of-errors inspired by Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, a high school senior works up the courage to ask her long-time crush to prom all while deciding if she should look for her bio… Continue reading Epically Earnest by Molly Horan
Genre: YA mystery, thriller Format: eARC My rating: 4.5 stars CW: adult/minor relationship, emotional abuse, suicidal thoughts, suicide, fire, mental illness, drug use, panic attacks Synopsis: In a YA thriller that is Crazy Rich Asians meets One of Us is Lying, students at an elite prep school are forced to confront their secrets when their ex-best… Continue reading How We Fall Apart by Katie Zhao ARC Review
Genre: YA sci-fi/dystopian, LGBTQ+ Format: eARC My rating: 5/5 stars Release date: June 29th, 2021 CW: on page death, combat, violence Representation: Asian main characters, bisexual/pansexual (not specified) main character, lesbian main character Synopsis: Two girls on opposite sides of a war discover they're fighting for a common purpose--and falling for each other--in Zoe Hana Mikuta's… Continue reading Gearbreakers by Zoe Hana Mikuta ARC Review
Genre: YA contemporary, romance Format: eARC My rating: 3.5/5 stars Release date: June 15, 2021 CW: the Holocaust is a central theme, antisemitism mentioned Representation: Jewish main characters, gay side characters Synopsis: Seventeen-year-old Abby Schoenberg isn't exactly looking forward to the summer before her senior year. She's just broken up with her first boyfriend and… Continue reading The Summer of Lost Letters by Hannah Reynolds ARC Review
Genre: YA, historical fiction Format: eARC from Penguin Teen My rating: 5/5 stars Release date: May 4th, 2021 Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes and Noble CW: mentions of alcoholism, death, drowning, racism, attempted sexual assault Representation: full cast of Chinese main characters, lesbian side character Synopsis: From the critically acclaimed author of The Downstairs Girlcomes the… Continue reading Luck of the Titanic by Stacey Lee ARC Review
Welcome to a new post in the "does it deserve the hype?" series here on my blog! Basically what I do in this series is read and review a hyped book and decide whether I think it deserves all the hype it gets. You can read my post for Six of Crows, Fable, and the… Continue reading Does Crooked Kingdom Deserve the Hype?
This is a series on my blog where I read hyped books and decide whether, in my opinion, they deserve the hype they get. You can read my posts for Fable and Six of Crows in this series as well. I know I said I was never going to read Shadow and Bone, but I… Continue reading Does the Shadow and Bone trilogy Deserve the Hype?
Welcome to the second post in this series! My first post was about Six of Crows which you can read here. Basically I will be reviewing this book and then deciding if I think it deserves the hype it gets or not! Genre: YA Fantasy Format: Audiobook Pages: 357 My rating: 4.5/5 stars Synopsis: For… Continue reading Does Fable deserve the hype?
If you don't know DNF stands for 'did not finish' here in the book community. While some readers find it impossible to DNF and push through even the books they hate, I am not one. I DNF books all the time. If I am not feeling it, why waste my time reading it? So today… Continue reading Books I DNFed in 2020
What's that? A review? I'm not sure if you noticed, but the last time I posted a review on my blog was over two months ago. Oops. I just haven't been reading any books I thought worth reviewing, I've been doing a lot of rereading and a lot of sequel reading. I don't like to… Continue reading Tiny Pretty Things by Sona Charaipotra & Dhonielle Clayton