We can all agree that November was the month for a bunch of amazing Asian YA. And October was pretty great too...and September...honestly the Asian rep has been killing it this fall and I am IN LOVE. I've read so many new favorites recently, and they make me all happy and bubbly, I can't wait to share … Continue reading If You Liked #10: Asian Fantasy YA Edition!
Whew! This month has been absolutely wild, and I've definitely been posting or maintaining my blog no where near to the level that I intended. This is not my normal type of post, but I thought I'd offer some excuses + apologies for my spotty posting throughout the month. I mean, first off, I am … Continue reading Life, Reading, & Me Updates!
4 stars Rosie Radeke ever expected that she, a random nobody from Ohio, would be accepted to the most prestigious cooking program for teens in the entire world. Life in Paris, however, isn't all cream puffs and crepes. Faced with a challenging curriculum and a nightmare professor, Rosie begins to doubt her dishes. Henry Yi's … Continue reading Love à la Mode by Stephanie Kate Strohm: A Sweet and Delectable Romance feat. Drool-worthy Foods and Paris!
4.5 stars Xiomara Batista feels unheard and unable to hide in her Harlem neighborhood. She has learned to let her fists and her fierceness do the talking, but she still has lots to say and pours all her frustration and passion onto the pages of a leather notebook. This becomes even more important after she … Continue reading The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo: A Lyrical, Impactful Debut
Loyalties will be tested as three political candidates vie for the presidential spot in this satire about a high school student government race. (Which is eerily accurate to my own high school, despite it being a satire and my high school...not being a satire.) Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Gordon Jack's … Continue reading Ask Gordon: An Advice Column for the Characters in Your Own Worst Enemy (+Giveaway!)
Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Amber & Dusk! If you're looking for a fantasy novel filled with magic and courts and royalty, then you'll definitely want to check this one out! It centers around Sylvie who is heading towards her birthright. Out in the permanent twilight of the Dusklands, her guardians called … Continue reading Amber & Dusk: A Magical Tale of Courtly Intrigue (+Giveaway!)
4 stars Lindley Hamilton has been the leader of the space station Lusca since every first-generation crew member on board, including her mother, the commander, was killed by a deadly virus. Becoming captain, and far sooner than she thought, involves struggling to survive every day, learning how to keep the Lusca running, figuring out how … Continue reading This Splintered Silence by Kayla Olson (ARC): A Sci-Fi Murder Mystery Full of Twists and Turns
Hi! Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for C.J. Lyons' The Color of Lies! Today I've got both my review and a giveaway where five lucky winners will receive a finished copy of The Color of Lies! This is a complex murder mystery about a girl, Ella, with synesthesia who learns that her family's death in … Continue reading The Color of Lies Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway!
Based on popular demand, I have some reading recommendations for teens of all ages! I have a more complete list of some of my most relatable reads coming in the future in partnership with someone else, so you'll have to wait on that, but for now, here are some reading recommendations for teens 12+! This post was … Continue reading Reading through the Ages: YA Book Recommendations for Teens of Any Age!
4.5 stars Princess Jade has grown up exiled away in a monastery while her stepmother, the ruthless Xifeng, rules as empress of Feng Lu. But the empire is in distress and its people are sinking into poverty and despair. So when Jade is called back to the Great Forest to potentially learn to be heir … Continue reading Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix by Julie C. Dao (ARC): A Stunning East-Asian Inspired Snow White Retelling Even Better than the First