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
Guess where you've stopped? At the I Stop Somewhere 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's 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!
I was scheduled to write about How Likeable Do Characters Have to Be? which is what I had scheduled for today's post, but I got lazy and I'm sick and I decided that was a good enough excuse to shove off that discussion post for another week (after shoving it off since October). I was also … Continue reading Bookish Confessions #1
Have you ever seen a book cover and then taken a double take when you realized that it was a totally different book than what you thought it was? Well, that's what this week's cover geek is all about. Below are 5 sets of covers that I just seem to keep mixing up, but I … Continue reading Cover Geek #24: Cover Twins
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
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
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
Today's (late) post is something geared more towards a discussion, but I wanted to know your thoughts on reading long books as well as sharing mine! I've talked to a few friends, such as Aitana @ Aitana Reads, a while back about what book lengths they prefer and I heard a wide range. Some people … Continue reading Long Books: A Good or Bad Reading Choice?
This is a pretty short cover geek this week, but I wanted to talk about something I'm seeing pop up a lot in recent YA covers, and that is matches! Technically, there aren't really any ashes featured in this week's Cover Geek, but I wanted something that rhymed, so play along with me, yeah? So, … Continue reading Cover Geek #23: Matches & Ashes
February is such a fertile (yes, I did use that word) month for new releases! There are so many that I'm excited for, and I just can't get over how many good ones there are that will make my TBR topple (even though it's digital). I did a post last month about my most anticipated … Continue reading Most Anticipated February 2018 Releases