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

Double Romance Review: The Bride Test + Red, White & Royal Blue

AHHHH?! I know I don’t talk a lot about genres other than YA on my blog, but I’m really really excited to hype up two (non-YA) romance novels that I adored! I’m sure you’ve heard a decent amount about The Bride Test by Helen Hoang and Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston, but … Continue reading Double Romance Review: The Bride Test + Red, White & Royal Blue

The Ultimate YA Romance Reading Recommendation List: 80+ Romances to Fall In Love With This Valentine’s Day!

This is such a hefty post, so have Goodreads ready for the 6000+ words that are ahead of you and are filled with the YA (and a bonus NA+A) romance reading recommendations! For Valentine's Day, I have all of these awesome romances I'm screaming about, and I hope you enjoy the recommendations! I wrote a … Continue reading The Ultimate YA Romance Reading Recommendation List: 80+ Romances to Fall In Love With This Valentine’s Day!

Walking a Tightrope: The Fine Line between YA and Adult Fiction

Due to recent controversy, I've got another discussion post here for you today, with the prompt of how do we distinguish between young adult, new adult, and adult fiction? Recently, the lines between the genres (and the dying NA genre) have been blurring as adult fiction writers write YA and YA authors write adult and Sarah … Continue reading Walking a Tightrope: The Fine Line between YA and Adult Fiction

Freshmen by Tom Ellen & Lucy Ivison (DRC): College Life and Coming Strife

3 stars Phoebe can't wait for everything's to come with college--she'll be better than ever and maybe have a chance with her childhood crush Luke who is conveniently attending the same college as her. Luke finds himself redefining who he is and dumping his long-term, long-distance girlfriend, as well as changing nearly everything about his … Continue reading Freshmen by Tom Ellen & Lucy Ivison (DRC): College Life and Coming Strife