Cait is a blogging icon--not only is she one of the first bloggers I've ever discovered, but she gives back so much to the community, that I'm absolutely honored to be chatting with her on my blog today! We're talking all about her sophomore novel, The Boy Who Steals Houses, which centers found family, love, … Continue reading Writer W-Friday?!: Author Interview with C.G. Drews (aka PaperFury) on The Boy Who Steals Houses
4.5 stars Emotionally moving, steeped with history, and full of meaning, Hanna Alkaf's The Weight of Our Sky is set during the historic race riots in 1969 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Melati Ahmad looks like your typical Beatles-obsessed sixteen-year-old, but she believes she harbors a djinn inside her--one who threatens her with horrific images of her mother’s … Continue reading The Weight of Our Sky by Hanna Alkaf: A Stunning and Emotionally Charged Historical Debut
Can you believe it's been a whole year since I started the If You Liked feature on my blog? It's been crazy but I've loved writing these book recs and also have loved all your feedback! It is so wonderful to find that these recommendations were (a) enjoyable (b) helpful (c) literally anything else and it's made … Continue reading If You Liked #12: Mental Health Awareness Edition!
Hello! Welcome to my stop on the Finding Felicity blog tour! I'll be talking a little bit about the book, plus detailing some of my favorite quotable moments from the book (there are so many!!!) and letting you in on the awesome giveaway that's being hosted! I had an amazing time reading this book and … Continue reading Finding Felicity by Stacey Kade: Quotable Moments + Review + Giveaway!
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
2 stars Step-siblings Flynn and Amos, as well as their little sister Poppy, learn of their parents' impending divorce. Flynn and Amos used to be great friends, but a spark between them sent them flying across the country, too scared to acknowledge what was happening between them. During their layover at LAX, Flynn, Amos, and … Continue reading DRC: Layover by Amy Andelson & Emily Meyer
So, a bookish niche that I absolutely love reading about are books with protagonists who are part of a fandom! Whether it's books, video games, webcomics, and more, these stories usually have a very good understanding of things such as fangirl passion as well as anxiety and other more profound topics. I picked out some of … Continue reading Geek Chic Book Recommendations