Well folks, this is it. We're in the last 20% of the Year of the Asian Reading Challenge, and I hope everyone has had a great time so far--whether or not you're on track to meet your goal. If you haven’t heard about it, #YARC2019, or the Year of the Asian Reading Challenge, is a … Continue reading We’re Almost There! What to Read for #YARC2019 This November
It really is that season--today, I am very excited to share with you an exclusive cover reveal for the 2020 dramedy, Now & When by Sara Bennett Wealer, as well as an international giveaway! If you haven't heard of it, Now & When is a romantic dramedy with a hate-to-love plot line, mysterious phone notifications, … Continue reading Exclusive Cover Reveal & INTL Giveaway: NOW & WHEN, a Romantic Dramedy from Sara Bennett Wealer
This is something new and totally different than a lot of my other posts, but I'm really excited to share it with you! Especially given my spotty posting schedule. (Expect reviews for Crier's War by Nina Varela, Full Disclosure by Camryn Garrett, The Library of Lost Things by Laura Taylor Namey, Resurrection Girls by Ava … Continue reading A Gravemaidens . . . Comic Strip?! See My First Attempt at Sequential Art
Hey y'all! This is a very impromptu post, but my posting schedule has been out of sorts as I transition into ~college life~. It's been very busy and all sorts of unique stresses, but overall I'm having a really good time. I have really good friends, a beautiful campus, and classes I'm excited about, which … Continue reading Reading Updates! What Have I Been Up To?
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
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
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
I am just. Wow. This was terrible and heartbreaking and ten levels of crushing, but it was also . . . pretty perfect for this series. It’s the type of book that makes me want to write fanfiction. I just need more of these characters, this world, this story. Even though it’s a perfect ending, … Continue reading Eclipse the Skies by Maura Milan: A Heartbreaking but Perfect Ending (spoiler-free)
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's post is something really fun and silly and I really hope you enjoy because I haven't posted a recommendation post in like . . . two months. (Admittedly, I haven't posted many non-review non-Writer Wednesday posts in two months either, but hopefully that will change soon once I get settled in college!) So, today … Continue reading YA Book Recommendations based on EmojiMashupBot Emojis!