Double Enemies-to-Lovers Romance Reviews: I Wanna Be Where You Are + Tell Me How You Really Feel

I might start doing more double reviews, because I feel bad about bombarding you with so many posts (also, I couldn't figure out how to turn either of these headers into horizontals, so it was easier to smoosh them together, ha!). Today's theme is all about diverse enemies-to-lovers romances, and I have two to share … Continue reading Double Enemies-to-Lovers Romance Reviews: I Wanna Be Where You Are + Tell Me How You Really Feel

The Beholder by Anna Bright: Great Story, Nonsensical Worldbuilding

I knew two things going into this: That it was inspired by the Odyssey, and that it was about a girl who crossed an ocean. I knew a little more, obviously, but those were the main defining features of The Beholder to me, pre-reading. After-reading, however, I feel like I’m being pulled apart in two … Continue reading The Beholder by Anna Bright: Great Story, Nonsensical Worldbuilding

Double Review: We Hunt the Flame + Ayesha At Last

Today I'm so excited to bring to you two reviews in one (double the trouble!) with my thoughts on both Hafsah Faizal's YA fantasy debut, We Hunt the Flame, and Uzma Jalaluddin's adult romance, Ayesha at Last! Both are by Muslim authors--although Faizal's is inspired by Ancient Arabia, not Islam--so it's fitting I smoosh them … Continue reading Double Review: We Hunt the Flame + Ayesha At Last

Bright Burning Stars by A.K. Small: A Compelling Story, but with Heavy Content

I knew I was heading into a dark and heavy ballet book when I started, and Bright Burning Stars ended up being a very compelling read featuring some of the dark facets of dance and the slow breaking of a friendship. There are a lot of triggers, so please check out the content warnings in … Continue reading Bright Burning Stars by A.K. Small: A Compelling Story, but with Heavy Content

Don’t Date Rosa Santos by Nina Moreno: A Fresh and Fun Romantic Comedy–Set in South Florida!

I didn't read all of Don't Date Rosa Santos. But it's not what you think. The first page of each chapter was missing in my eARC, and this ended up meaning I missed out on reading like, 25 pages of the book. Oops. I didn't think it would have affected my reading so much, but … Continue reading Don’t Date Rosa Santos by Nina Moreno: A Fresh and Fun Romantic Comedy–Set in South Florida!

The Candle and the Flame by Nafiza Azad: A Richly Developed Fantasy Perfect for Fans of YA/Adult Crossover Fiction

I feel like The Candle and the Flame deserves so much more buzz and marketing than it currently has. It’s a great book. In the scope of all modern lit, The Candle and the Flame develops a complex story about not only Fatima Ghazala and her newfound powers, but also the entire City of Noor … Continue reading The Candle and the Flame by Nafiza Azad: A Richly Developed Fantasy Perfect for Fans of YA/Adult Crossover Fiction

All Our Broken Pieces by L.D. Crichton: Romance, Bad Boys, and OCD

I’d heard great things about Crichton’s books and how entertaining they were, but I’d never had a chance to read any until now. When I actually began reading, I realized that my idea of this book was very different than reality. To be completely honest, I requested All Our Broken Pieces without knowing what it … Continue reading All Our Broken Pieces by L.D. Crichton: Romance, Bad Boys, and OCD

This Is Not a Love Scene by S.C. Meagale: Had Potential, but Ended Up Being Hurtful

I had been really excited for this book. It sounded fantastic—a girl who loves filmmaking, cute romance, teenage dating! I was really excited. And then I started reading, and there were some things that I was so-so about. So I put it down for about two months, and picked it back up again closer to … Continue reading This Is Not a Love Scene by S.C. Meagale: Had Potential, but Ended Up Being Hurtful