A couple weeks ago, I came across a conundrum. I had read a book, and there were people of color featured in it, but it felt unequivocally white. There were some characters of color, but they were trussed up in medieval style clothing and medieval culture with lords and ladies and princes, princesses, too-tight corsets, … Continue reading What Qualifies as “Diverse”?
In the aftermath of the Royal Wedding, I saw it fit to make today's recommendation post all about all things royal. From modern contemporary romances including royalty to fantastical royalty, these are novels that are sure to satisfy your romantic cravings and give you a ship that's like when Megan looks at Harry. So, for all … Continue reading Royal Reading Recommendations!
4 stars Rose believes in ghosts. There's one who lives with her--Logan, her dead fifteen year old brother. And maybe it's only her that can see them, but it gives her something to hold onto. But when Jamie, one of her old friends, moves back and reminds her of all the things she has been … Continue reading Invisible Ghosts by Robyn Schneider (DRC): Dead Ghost vs. Cute Boy
4 stars Patrick “Pack” Walsh is happy with how things are. The consistency and predictability of his life is something that is dependable in Pack's life. But when a letter from Pack's supposedly dead mother arrives, everything changes. Pack begins to question everything he knows--from his family to his friends--and he takes on the road … Continue reading Questions I Want to Ask You by Michelle Falkoff (DRC): When the World Turns Upside Down
Due to recent controversy, I've got another discussion post here for you today, with the prompt of how do we distinguish between young adult, new adult, and adult fiction? Recently, the lines between the genres (and the dying NA genre) have been blurring as adult fiction writers write YA and YA authors write adult and Sarah … Continue reading Walking a Tightrope: The Fine Line between YA and Adult Fiction
It's almost summer, which means it's time to get into the mood of relaxing and enjoying the lovely weather ok, I mean the deathly hot weather in FL, the potential of all those vacations unless you mean sweating buckets at Disney, that's not too fun, and most importantly, all those books you now have a chance to … Continue reading Love & Luck by Jenna Evans Welch Blog Tour: Siblings, Acceptance, and the Irish (+ Giveaway!)
R&R standing for "resting & reading," obviously. My last AP exam is on Wednesday, and I'm SO READY to dive into the TBR that's threatening to crush me. For once in my life, I'd like my to-read pile to be smaller than my read pile. That means I need to read 20 more books and not add … Continue reading Awesome Summer Reads That Will Get You In the Mood for Some R&R
3 stars They call her Traitor Kate because of her father's actions, and she now lives as an outcast, working for the imperial courier service. It's a dangerous job as the nightdrakes attack when dark falls, and especially with the secret Kate is keeping. She's a wilder, able to perform magic to influence animal minds. … Continue reading Onyx & Ivory by Mindee Arnett (ARC): What Does Onyx or Ivory Have to Do With Anything?
In replacement of a Thursday post, a more pressing topic has come up today in which I feel like an out-of-schedule post is warranted. (I also apologize that my posting schedule has been a little off this week and last week both time and date wise because of my AP Exams taking precedence.) Before we … Continue reading Can You Write It? vs. Should You Write It?
4 stars Eve's not doing so hot. The robot gladiator she put everything into building is a wreck and her Grandpa desperately needs medicine, fast. And to top it off, she's discovered the power to put electronics on the fritz which has led the radical puritanical Brotherhood onto her back. That's not to add the … Continue reading LIFEL1K3 by Jay Kristoff (DRC): Hardcore Sci-Fi, not Just For Boys