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
A gutting and honest portrayal of abuse and toxic friendship, Sarah Lyu’s debut The Best Lies is a psychological thriller with an alternating timeline and strong storyline of growth. I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect when reading this, but it absolutely sucked me in. As in, I was completely engrossed in the toxic friendship … Continue reading The Best Lies by Sarah Lyu: A Gutting Portrayal of Toxic Friendship in a Psychological Thriller
Hi friends! I've been a little MIA, which most of you probably don't notice if you only read my blog, but I've been feeling a little out of it! Distracted, feeling a little listless, and whatnot. Anyways, these If You Liked . . . posts are like, the single constant in my life, so you're … Continue reading If You Liked . . . #17: A YA Contemporary Extravaganza!
I'm really excited to share this mega post with y'all today, with not only an interview with Danika about Switchback, her upcoming survival story YA novel, but also an INTL giveaway and my own review! Switchback is such a cool novel and I really really enjoyed it. It's something I think a lot of younger … Continue reading Switchback by Danika Stone: Author Interview, INTL Giveaway, & My Thoughts!
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
4 stars Revna is caught using illegal magic, but instead of being imprisoned, she is taken to a special women’s military flight unit to undertake deadly missions against her country’s enemy in the cover of the night. Meanwhile, Linné is disguised as a man on the front lines, but when she’s discovered, she has two … Continue reading We Rule the Night by Claire Eliza Bartlett: A Friendship Novel Against a War-time Fantasy Backdrop
I am absolutely overjoyed to have Lillie Vale on my blog today, talking about her debut Small Town Hearts! I've been following this book for years now, and it's finally here and published and (almost) in my hands (I need to stop by my P.O. box, haha!) and I'm so happy everyone can experience the … Continue reading Writer Wednesday: Author Interview with Lillie Vale on Small Town Hearts
5 stars Babe Vogel loves the town of Oar’s Rest—she’s grown up here all her life with her best friends Penny and Chad, loves her job at the café The Busy Bean, and can’t imagine anywhere she’d rather be. But in the summer after graduation, everything is changing. Not only have Penny and Chad broken … Continue reading Small Town Hearts by Lillie Vale: A Sweet Summer Romance feat. So. Many. Baked Goods
4 stars When physics genius Bellamy is admitted to MIT, her good fortune takes a bad turn when she learns that the student loan she'd been counting on is denied since her estranged father--one Robert Foster--is loaded. However, Bellamy's friends aren't going to let Bellamy's dreams be squashed by a deadbeat billionaire, so they hatch a … Continue reading Immoral Code by Lillian Clark: Hackers, Friend Groups, and Billionaires!
I have practically been squealing in my seat for WEEKS waiting to share this interview with y'all, and it's finally here! *cue party poppers* I am so happy to have Rachel Lynn Solomon on the blog today, talking about her sophomore novel, Our Year of Maybe. I've read it and HOLY COW it is fantastic! Just as amazing … Continue reading Writer Wednesday: Author Interview with Rachel Lynn Solomon on Our Year of Maybe (+ Giveaway!)