Black Wings Beating by Alex London (DRC): Falconry, Fantasy, and #OwnVoices LGBTQ+ Rep!

4 stars The people of Uztar rever the birds of prey in the sky, and no one is more honored than the falconers who call them to their fists. Brysen strives to be a great falconer--while his twin sister, Kylee, rejects her ancient gifts and wishes to be free of falconry. She's nearly made it … Continue reading Black Wings Beating by Alex London (DRC): Falconry, Fantasy, and #OwnVoices LGBTQ+ Rep!

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Darius the Great Is Not Okay by Adib Khorram: Random Things Darius Would Approve Of

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Darius the Great Is Not Okay! If you haven't heard me screaming about this book already, well, here's another chance to be exposed to the sheer wonderfulness that is this book. Seriously. I'm in love. Darius the Great Is Not Okay is both heartbreaking and heartwarming in its … Continue reading Darius the Great Is Not Okay by Adib Khorram: Random Things Darius Would Approve Of

That’s Not What Happened by Kody Keplinger (ARC): The Aftermath of a School Shooting & Telling Truth from Lies

3.5 stars The Virgil County High School Massacre changed the lives of Lee and many others in her community. And three years after the massacre and when her best friend was killed, Lee decides she must speak up against the falsehoods published about the shooting. Specifically on her best friend Sarah's story--that she died proclaiming … Continue reading That’s Not What Happened by Kody Keplinger (ARC): The Aftermath of a School Shooting & Telling Truth from Lies

Seafire by Natalie C. Parker (DRC): A Swashbuckling Adventure

4 stars Caledonia Styx is now the captain of the Mors Navis, with a crew of girls and women who all have had their lives devastated by the corrupt warlord Aric Athair and his Bullets. Their mission is to stay alive as they take down Aric's fleet. But when Caledonia's second-in-command barely survives an attack … Continue reading Seafire by Natalie C. Parker (DRC): A Swashbuckling Adventure

Problematic vs. Plot: When Bad Things Happen & People Act Badly, but It’s a Consequence of the Book

This is a topic that I've never seen discussed, but has been on my mind a lot recently. I'm bringing this up after seeing some controversy last month over a recent science fiction novel release, Hullmetal Girls by Emily Skrutskie, which I'll be taking examples from, but this applies to a wide variety of novels who have … Continue reading Problematic vs. Plot: When Bad Things Happen & People Act Badly, but It’s a Consequence of the Book

Lovely, Dark, and Deep by Justina Chen Blog Tour: Allergic to Light–What Could Be Worse?

Imagine being allergic to light--from the sun to even your phone screen. A terrible fate, right? But that's exactly what happens to Viola Li after she returns from a trip abroad and suddenly develops an extreme case of photosensitivity -- an inexplicable allergy to sunlight. A spaceship-sized hat isn't enough for Viola's parents--they're making her … Continue reading Lovely, Dark, and Deep by Justina Chen Blog Tour: Allergic to Light–What Could Be Worse?

Heretics Anonymous by Katie Henry (DRC): A Divine Comedy–What More Needs To Be Said?

4 stars Michael is an atheist. And attending a Catholic school is basically his worst nightmare, and one that's coming true after his dad made the family move again. Michael needs to find friends all over again, and when a girl challenges their teacher in class, Michael thinks he might have found one, and a … Continue reading Heretics Anonymous by Katie Henry (DRC): A Divine Comedy–What More Needs To Be Said?

To Be Honest by Maggie Ann Martin (ARC): Body Positivity, Family Issues, and So Much More

3 stars Savannah has a lot on her plate. Besides being home without her sister as a buffer between Savvy and her mother, Savannah has to deal with her mother's obsession with weight growing deeper and her pressure for Savvy to be constantly mindful of what she eats growing stronger. Between her mom's diet-helicoptering, missing … Continue reading To Be Honest by Maggie Ann Martin (ARC): Body Positivity, Family Issues, and So Much More

5 Reasons Why You Should Read Heart of Thorns by Bree Barton (+Giveaway!)

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Bree Barton's Heart of Thorns! There's a bunch of fun things planned, such as a bunch of sneak peek quotes from the adavnce copy, a giveaway (ooh!), and a totally awesome list of reasons why you should read this book! Without further ado, let's get started! … Continue reading 5 Reasons Why You Should Read Heart of Thorns by Bree Barton (+Giveaway!)