She’s the Worst by Lauren Spieller: A Day-Long Story of Sisterhood, Friendship, & Family

I sped through this in the span of a few hours on the trip to college and honestly really enjoyed it. I wasn’t sure what to expect, especially because Spieller’s debut leaned a lot more on the romance side, and this leans a lot more on the friendship and sisterhood side, but wow, this was … Continue reading She’s the Worst by Lauren Spieller: A Day-Long Story of Sisterhood, Friendship, & Family

Permanent Record by Mary H.K. Choi: A Relatable and Modern Contemporary feat. 20 year-old Characters

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

Color Me In by Natasha Diaz: An Honest Coming-of-Age Story of a White-Passing Teen

I knew this was going to be good, but I didn't expect such a unique and individual story about identity. Color Me In revolves around Neveah who is a biracial Black and Jewish fifteen year old girl who's trying to understand her identity, how she fits in the world, and deal with her parent's divorce … Continue reading Color Me In by Natasha Diaz: An Honest Coming-of-Age Story of a White-Passing Teen

Fan the Fame by Anna Priemaza: A Geeky Story of Discovery feat. Modern Activism Subtext

I loved reading Priemaza's debut Kat and Meg Conquer the World back in 2017 and have been anxiously waiting for Fan the Flame. And wow--Priemaza brings all the geeky goodness with some familiar names (remember LumberLegs?) but fresh new stories. We have three protagonists and they're at a gaming convention, and throughout the story, each … Continue reading Fan the Fame by Anna Priemaza: A Geeky Story of Discovery feat. Modern Activism Subtext

Writer Wednesday: Author Interview with James Brandon on Ziggy, Stardust and Me

Y'all! My hiatus is ending soon, but I am still here, as planned, chatting with James Brandon today about his debut, Ziggy, Stardust and Me! Ziggy, Stardust and Me is a LGBTQ+ historical fiction debut set in 1973, an important time in LGBTQ+ history. I've been excited for this YA coming of age story and … Continue reading Writer Wednesday: Author Interview with James Brandon on Ziggy, Stardust and Me

This Time Will Be Different by Misa Sugiura: Flower Shops, Social Justice, & Jealousy

I knew I was going to enjoy this book, but I didn’t realize I would end up loving this that much. It was just so well developed on so many fronts, and I can’t help but be in love with every bit of this book. From its social activism, to developing CJ’s relationships, to really … Continue reading This Time Will Be Different by Misa Sugiura: Flower Shops, Social Justice, & Jealousy

You Asked for Perfect by Laura Silverman: Stressed Students and All the High School Feels (+INTL Giveaway!)

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!)

Just for Clicks by Kara McDowell: Falling in Love Under the Spotlight

3 stars Twin sisters Claire & Poppy are accidental social media stars thanks to their mommy blogging mother. Now, as teens, they're expected to contribute by building their own brand. Poppy embraces it. Claire hates it. Will anybody accept her as "Just Claire"? And when Claire discovers her Mom's old journals, she discovers hidden secrets about … Continue reading Just for Clicks by Kara McDowell: Falling in Love Under the Spotlight

White as Silence, Red as Song: 5 Reasons Why You Should Read this Italian The Fault in Our Stars (+Giveaway!)

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Alessandro D'Avenia's White as Silence, Red as Song! This is such a cool read--rarely do books get translated from another language to English, so seeing this book go from Italian to English signals that this is definitely a book to pick up, especially after all the comparisons … Continue reading White as Silence, Red as Song: 5 Reasons Why You Should Read this Italian The Fault in Our Stars (+Giveaway!)