Bright Burning Stars by A.K. Small: A Compelling Story, but with Heavy Content

I knew I was heading into a dark and heavy ballet book when I started, and Bright Burning Stars ended up being a very compelling read featuring some of the dark facets of dance and the slow breaking of a friendship. There are a lot of triggers, so please check out the content warnings in … Continue reading Bright Burning Stars by A.K. Small: A Compelling Story, but with Heavy Content

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Amelia Westlake Was Never Here by Erin Gough: A Really Entertaining Lesbian Rom-Com

I had an idea of what I wanted Amelia Westlake Was Never Here to be in my mind, and the story totally ended up satisfying that! It’s such a fun concept: two girls who are polar opposites teaming up to create a hoax to expose the flaws in their private girls school! And although there … Continue reading Amelia Westlake Was Never Here by Erin Gough: A Really Entertaining Lesbian Rom-Com

Love from A to Z by S.K. Ali: Miracles, Romance, and Fierce Muslim Girls

Another hit from Ali, Love from A to Z is more than just a romance—it’s a story about family and friendship and kindred spirits. It’s a story about fighting back and embracing yourself. It’s a fantastic book and one I’d recommend to contemporary, romance, and contemporary romance readers alike. There were just so many things … Continue reading Love from A to Z by S.K. Ali: Miracles, Romance, and Fierce Muslim Girls

With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo: An Emotional and Heartfelt Read feat. So Much Food!

Elizabeth Acevedo does it again. With the Fire On High is a fierce and stunning sophomore novel, full of heart, empowering females, and delicious food. I absolutely adored Acevedo’s debut in verse, The Poet X, and found With the Fire on High to be equally, if not more, stellar. There were so many things I … Continue reading With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo: An Emotional and Heartfelt Read feat. So Much Food!

April Showers Bring May #YARC2019 Reads! (What to Read for YARC This Month!)

I'm absolutely stunned that we're already 1/3 of the way done with the year and our Year of the Asian Reading Challenge! Are you on track? I'm trying to keep a steady pace of 4 YARC reads a month, and it's going pretty well! But, even if you're behind, there's no worries! We have ample … Continue reading April Showers Bring May #YARC2019 Reads! (What to Read for YARC This Month!)

The Tiger at Midnight by Swati Teerdhala: An Exciting Cat-and-Mouse Fantasy Teeming with Chemistry

I haven’t read any high fantasies in a while, so picking up The Tiger at Midnight was actually really refreshing, and I’m so happy to say that I adored reading this book. For nearly five hundred pages, I read it pretty quickly and was definitely obsessed with Esha and Kunal’s dynamic. The world and story … Continue reading The Tiger at Midnight by Swati Teerdhala: An Exciting Cat-and-Mouse Fantasy Teeming with Chemistry

Writer Wednesday: Author Interview with Olivia A. Cole on An Anatomy of Beasts (+Giveaway!)

My review of An Anatomy of Beasts just went up yesterday, but today I'm really excited to bring to you an interview with the author, Olivia A. Cole! Some of you might remember my interview with Olivia last year, so I'm very excited to bring you another interview with her! We're talking all sorts of … Continue reading Writer Wednesday: Author Interview with Olivia A. Cole on An Anatomy of Beasts (+Giveaway!)

When Summer Ends by Jessica Pennington: A Light Summer Romance, Great for Fans of Sarah Dessen

4 stars It’s bad news after bad news at the start of summer for Olivia: she’s broken up with her best-friend-turned-boyfriend, her dream internship has unexpectedly closed, and her aunt has just informed her that they’re moving to another state at the end. Aiden, on the other hand, feels free. He quit baseball, despite being … Continue reading When Summer Ends by Jessica Pennington: A Light Summer Romance, Great for Fans of Sarah Dessen

Writer Wednesday: Author Interview with Jessica Pennington on When Summer Ends

I'm so so excited to share an interview about this sweet, summer romance, which I just finished reading earlier this week! Jessica Pennington's sophomore novel, When Summer Ends, follows a summer full of chances and love, and it's such a light & fun read that I'd definitely recommend you pick it up if you want … Continue reading Writer Wednesday: Author Interview with Jessica Pennington on When Summer Ends