Mary H.K. Choi's Permanent Record is not a love story. It's a coming of age story. Choi's writing style is refreshing and extremely appealing to an infrequently catered to market. It's labeled as YA by Simon and Schuster (14+), but I think the people who will enjoy and relate to this the most are college … Continue reading Permanent Record by Mary H.K. Choi: A Relatable and Modern Contemporary feat. 20 year-old Characters
There's so much awesomeness in this post today (mostly because I have the wonderful Sona Charaipotra guest posting!) and I'm so excited to share it all with you! I don't want to keep you for too long, but we have a bookish playlist, my review, and tons of gushing about this YA solo debut romcom! … Continue reading Symptoms of a Heartbreak by Sona Charaipotra: A Bookish Playlist Guest Post & My Review of This Unique RomCom!
Another hit from Ali, Love from A to Z is more than just a romance—it’s a story about family and friendship and kindred spirits. It’s a story about fighting back and embracing yourself. It’s a fantastic book and one I’d recommend to contemporary, romance, and contemporary romance readers alike. There were just so many things … Continue reading Love from A to Z by S.K. Ali: Miracles, Romance, and Fierce Muslim Girls
Hey y'all! I'm so excited to chat about a quieter release from this month, Heather Smith's Chicken Girl! This book may sound a bit wild in concept, but it touches on a lot of realistic themes in YA, and Poppy is a really strong character given everything that she's gone through. But I don't want … Continue reading Chicken Girl by Heather Smith: Siblings, Wordplay, and Chicken Suits!
4 stars A divided nation. Four Queens. A ruthless pickpocket. A noble messenger. And the murders that unite them. Keralie Corrington lives by as the preeminent dipper in the Concord, the central area uniting the four quadrants of Quadara. She steals under the guidance of her mentor Mackiel, who runs a black market selling their bounty … Continue reading Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte: A Murder Mystery that Will Keep You On Your Toes till the Very End!
I am so excited to bring a super fun post inspired by one of my most anticipated releases, Four Dead Queens, to you today! I've read the book and it's AWESOME with its murder mystery in a fictional setting (my review will go up tomorrow on the blog) and I am so excited to talk a little … Continue reading 5 Things to Do If You’ve Witnessed a Murder: Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte
I am officially in love with Tanaz Bhathena's books. I really enjoyed reading A Girl Like That last year, but The Beauty of the Moment absolutely blew me away! It finally gave me that romance I was craving--tropey enough that I was hugging it to my chest, but fresh enough that it didn't feel overdone. … Continue reading The Beauty of the Moment by Tanaz Bhathena: A Sweet, Fresh Take on the New Girl/Bad Boy Trope!
Hi all and welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Laura Silverman's You Asked for Perfect! I adored this book and it resonated so so strongly with me and all of the pre-college application jitters that I had! So I'm really excited to share my review and an international giveaway with y'all! The … Continue reading You Asked for Perfect by Laura Silverman: Stressed Students and All the High School Feels (+INTL Giveaway!)
AHHHH SO I LOVED THIS BOOK SO MUCH? I liked Peternelle van Arsdale's Beauty and the Beast like debut, but The Cold Is In Her Bones just blew my socks off. Because Y'ALL it is so lush and amazing? It's about this girl Milla who lives with her family on their farm, and when a girl Iris comes to live with them, Milla … Continue reading The Cold Is In Her Bones by Peternelle van Arsdale: A Lush Medusa-Inspired Story About Monsters and Girls (+INTL Giveaway!)
OMG! Did you hear about Teddy and Kim? The That's Not What I Heard blog tour has started and I've heard ALL the new about why Teddy and Kim are breaking up. Someone said that Teddy is moving to Italy, you know? And also he released all those snakes on the first floor omg!!! You should totally check out … Continue reading That’s Not What I Heard by Stephanie Kate Strohm Blog Tour