Caster is one of those books that only gets better as you continue reading. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I knew there was magic, fights, and gangs in this story, and I was all in. And Chapman really pulled through in bringing an engaging and extremely entertaining thriller featuring a giant web of … Continue reading Caster by Elsie Chapman: A Thriller feat. Dangerous Magic Games, Diasporic Subthemes, & Gangs
Today I'm really excited to be chatting with Katya de Becerra about her 2020 release Oasis! If you don't remember, Katya released What the Woods Keep back in 2018--a genre-bending dark fantasy/sci-fi/contemporary mystery thriller with paranormal elements, and I absolutely adored the genre twisting! (You can read my review here!) And next year, she has … Continue reading Writer Wednesday: Author Interview with Katya de Becerra on Oasis (+INTL Giveaway!)
Today I'm really excited to have the wonderful Derek Milman on the blog today talking about his sophomore novel, Swipe Right for Murder. Swipe Right for Murder is a gay, on-the-run, fast paced thriller that doesn't hold back on the action--and it's out on August 6th! If you're looking for something darkly comedic, compelling, and … Continue reading Writer Wednesday: Author Interview with Derek Milman on Swipe Right for Murder (+Giveaway!)
I didn’t realize I wanted to read a thriller, but I wanted to read a thriller. Swipe Right for Murder is a twisty, action-packed, on-the-run type of thriller where you can’t be sure who’s the bad guy, but you know things are going on. It’s full of “everything is going to hell,” teens making bad … Continue reading Swipe Right for Murder by Derek Milman: A Twisty Thriller feat. The Wrong Place at the Wrong Time
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've been building up to this for a while, but finally, here it is! My review of the anthology Hungry Hearts: 13 Tales of Food & Love! Anthologies take me a while to read & review because I always have to take notes on them as I read, but I'm glad I've managed to make … Continue reading Hungry Hearts: An Anthology of Food, Love, Culture & More!
I’ve been Procrastinating™ this badly, but IT’S TIME TO SCREAM, Y’ALL. Not only is this book a wonderful addition to YA mystery/thriller/horror (see, screams above) but it’s also just so damn good? Like, this book sent me to my grave, so I could become a ghost and hang out with Lexi. SO GOOD. From angry … Continue reading Missing, Presumed Dead by Emma Berquist: Ghosts, Murder Mysteries, & Angry Queer Girls
I’ve been thinking a lot about prep schools, private schools, boarding schools & the like before I head to college at the end of the summer, and it got me thinking about some YA books with a similar theme! They have such a unique culture, and it’s definitely a big change to read compared to … Continue reading 10 Prep, Private, & Boarding Schools Books!: A Niche Setting with an Interesting Atmosphere
Starry Eyes was one of my favorite reads, and I really enjoyed Alex, Approximately too, so I was so so excited for Serious Moonlight. It definitely fell in line with Bennett’s quirky (in the best way!) style and unique concept: this time, a girl who’s been sheltered by her grandmother who ends up working the … Continue reading Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennett: A Cute Story With Everything But the Chemistry