I didn't read all of Don't Date Rosa Santos. But it's not what you think. The first page of each chapter was missing in my eARC, and this ended up meaning I missed out on reading like, 25 pages of the book. Oops. I didn't think it would have affected my reading so much, but … Continue reading Don’t Date Rosa Santos by Nina Moreno: A Fresh and Fun Romantic Comedy–Set in South Florida!
I’d heard great things about Crichton’s books and how entertaining they were, but I’d never had a chance to read any until now. When I actually began reading, I realized that my idea of this book was very different than reality. To be completely honest, I requested All Our Broken Pieces without knowing what it … Continue reading All Our Broken Pieces by L.D. Crichton: Romance, Bad Boys, and OCD
I had been really excited for this book. It sounded fantastic—a girl who loves filmmaking, cute romance, teenage dating! I was really excited. And then I started reading, and there were some things that I was so-so about. So I put it down for about two months, and picked it back up again closer to … Continue reading This Is Not a Love Scene by S.C. Meagale: Had Potential, but Ended Up Being Hurtful
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!
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
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
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
4 stars Revna is caught using illegal magic, but instead of being imprisoned, she is taken to a special women’s military flight unit to undertake deadly missions against her country’s enemy in the cover of the night. Meanwhile, Linné is disguised as a man on the front lines, but when she’s discovered, she has two … Continue reading We Rule the Night by Claire Eliza Bartlett: A Friendship Novel Against a War-time Fantasy Backdrop
4.5 stars Annie Malthas craves performing, but she doesn’t want everything else that comes with it—especially after the everything else killed her country music star parents. However, Clay Coolidge needs Annie to come on tour with him per the request of his label after he messes up one too many times. Annie reluctantly agrees to … Continue reading You’d Be Mine by Erin Hahn: A Contemporary Romance Touching on the Dark Side of Country Music
4 stars Ari has lived her life on the run as an illegal immigrant from Ketch. She and her brother Kay have laid low after their moms were taken by the Mercer Corporation—a corporation that practically rules the entire galaxy. But, when Ari and Kay land on Old Earth while on the run from Mercer … Continue reading Once & Future by Amy Rose Capetta & Cori McCarthy: An Underhyped, Genderbent King Arthur Retelling in Space!