A little birdie dropped this post off, and wow, I'm excited to share it! I know we've been getting a lot of bird books recently (crows! ravens! idk eagles!) but this is one you definitely do not want to miss out on. Kalyn Josephson's The Storm Crow features magical elemental crows, invading empires, and dangerous … Continue reading Writer Wednesday: Author Interview with Kalyn Josephson on The Storm Crow (+INTL Giveaway)
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
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!
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
3 stars Sixteen-year-old Aza's on the search for missing billionaire Russel Pickett so she and her best friend Daisy can win the hundred-thousand-dollar reward. Together, they navigate their way with the help of Pickett's son, Davis. Aza is trying her hardest to be good enough, but living with her OCD is hard for her and … Continue reading Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
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