4.5 stars Sophie would do anything for Peter, who has been on the kidney transplant list as long as she’s known him. He’s everything to Sophie: best friend, musical collaborator, secret crush. And when she learns she’s a match, donating a kidney is an easy, obvious choice. She can’t help wondering if after the transplant, he’ll … Continue reading Our Year of Maybe by Rachel Lynn Solomon (DRC): A Poignant Tale of Friendship and Moving On
Welcome to this week's Writer Wednesdays post! I have Tiana Smith--or rather, the characters from Tiana Smith's debut, Match Me If You Can, on the blog today, chatting all about the spicy drama happening in Match Me If You Can! And oh, it's spicy. I'm really excited for y'all to read this character interview! Not only do you get to meet some of … Continue reading Writer Wednesday: Character Interview with Characters from Tiana Smith’s Match Me If You Can (+Giveaway!)
4 stars Mia's best friend Robyn refuses to set Mia up with the guy of her dreams, so Mia to take matters into her own hands and uses Robyn's matchmaking service to make sure the popular Vince Demetrius falls for her. Vince asks her out, but Mia doesn't count on Logan who seems to like her … Continue reading Match Me If You Can by Tiana Smith (ARC): A Sweet Contemporary Romance
As I start to write this post, I'm anxiously waiting for my dream college decision (t-minus 7 minutes). SUPER HUGE ASIDE TIME (for life updates): I got in, y'all!!! I'm going to college next year which is something that I feel like has dominated my life for so long, and now I finally got in … Continue reading Favorite Feel-Good Reads, Why They’re Important, & Life Updates!
Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Cynthia Hand's The Afterlife of Holly Chase! Not only do I have a super huge giveaway for you to enter, I've got a whole list of holiday songs you'll think of while reading The Afterlife of Holly Chase! A retelling of an old classic, A Christmas Carol, The Afterlife of Holly Chase … Continue reading 5 Holiday Songs You’ll Think About When Reading The Afterlife of Holly Chase (+Giveaway!)
4 stars Rosie Radeke ever expected that she, a random nobody from Ohio, would be accepted to the most prestigious cooking program for teens in the entire world. Life in Paris, however, isn't all cream puffs and crepes. Faced with a challenging curriculum and a nightmare professor, Rosie begins to doubt her dishes. Henry Yi's … Continue reading Love à la Mode by Stephanie Kate Strohm: A Sweet and Delectable Romance feat. Drool-worthy Foods and Paris!
After some people said some things, I thought it'd be a good idea to write a post of some of my favorite (and some of my anticipated) books with bi main characters! From fantasy to contemporary, you won't be disappointed by these amazing books with equally amazing representation! There's so much rep in this post … Continue reading Combat Biphobia with These Awesome Book Recs! 🏳️🌈💗💜💙
4 stars It’s 2002, a year after 9/11. It’s a politically charged time, but especially so for someone like Shirin, a sixteen-year-old Muslim girl who’s tired of being stereotyped. Shirin has built up protective walls and refuses to let anyone close enough to hurt her after seeing how rude and hurtful people around her are. … Continue reading A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi (DRC): A Very Personal Narrative of an American Muslim Girl in 2002
4 stars Arthur is only in New York for the summer, but if Broadway has taught him anything, it’s that the universe can deliver a showstopping romance when you least expect it. Ben thinks the universe needs to mind its business. If the universe had his back, he wouldn’t be on his way to the … Continue reading What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera (DRC): A Cute New Contemporary from Beloved Authors
Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Alessandro D'Avenia's White as Silence, Red as Song! This is such a cool read--rarely do books get translated from another language to English, so seeing this book go from Italian to English signals that this is definitely a book to pick up, especially after all the comparisons … Continue reading White as Silence, Red as Song: 5 Reasons Why You Should Read this Italian The Fault in Our Stars (+Giveaway!)