The Beauty That Remains by Ashley Woodfolk (DRC): On Grief, Music, and Friendship

4 stars Autumn, Shay, and Logan have all lost someone close to them recently, and it's turned their lives upside down. Autumn's best friend, Tavia, was lost to a car crash. Shay's now left twinless without Sasha. Logan is left even more heartbroken before when his ex-boyfriend Bram overdosed. They were brought together by music, … Continue reading The Beauty That Remains by Ashley Woodfolk (DRC): On Grief, Music, and Friendship

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I Stop Somewhere by T.E. Carter: Characters to Flowers, Review, & Giveaway!

Guess where you've stopped? At the I Stop SomewhereΒ blog tour! Ba dum bum crash (I know, I'm a real comedian). Jokes aside, this is a pretty serious novel & one that's impactful to all readers. T.E. Carter'sΒ I Stop Somewhere deals with rape culture and topics surrounding it, so if you're not comfortable with this, you … Continue reading I Stop Somewhere by T.E. Carter: Characters to Flowers, Review, & Giveaway!

13 Diverse Romcom Contemporaries That Will Make You Aww

I am a huge sucker for romantic comedies. In YA, I don't really like seeing full blown romances because nearly every time, they're not convincing to me. I don't know any teenagers that I immediately think "That's the couple that's truly in love. I bet they'll be married for 84 years." Sorry, but no. Which … Continue reading 13 Diverse Romcom Contemporaries That Will Make You Aww

Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman (DRC): Coming of Age, not Adventure

4 stars Tess has been a troublemaker at birth, ever since she shoved her way out of her mother's womb before her twin sister. She's now suffering consequences for some of her trouble-making ways, and instead of heading towards the nunnery her parents are looking into, Tess puts on her boots and journeys across the … Continue reading Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman (DRC): Coming of Age, not Adventure

DRC: Ink, Iron, and Glass by Gwendolyn Clare

2.5 stars Elsa lives in a world made by her mother through the scientific branch of scriptology where a person can write new worlds. But, when her home is attacked and her mother abducted, Elsa must travel to the real world--historical 19th-century Italy--where she finds a secret society of young people with gifts like her … Continue reading DRC: Ink, Iron, and Glass by Gwendolyn Clare