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 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)
If you didn't see, I did something a little wacky and hypothetical and fun on Twitter by asking y'all to answer questions on what y'all would want in an imaginary book box. You had no control over which specific item or fandoms, only control over what you thought might be the item or fandom. And … Continue reading Build Your Own Book Box Wrap-Up: How Did the August Box Turn Out?
I read Contagion last year (spoilers ahead for Contagion, book 1, of course!) and enjoyed it, but frankly, I don’t think I appreciated this series enough back then. I think Contagion and the sequel Immunity bring something special to YA’s science fiction table. I’d categorize it as crossover fiction, branching YA and adult well. I … Continue reading Immunity by Erin Bowman: An Underappreciated Sci-Fi Thriller Duology
Rory Power’s Wilder Girls is a sharp and biting debut full of high stakes, a vicious world, and the monsters inside teenage girls. I struggled a lot with this review because it’s so hard to accurately capture the sheer power that this novel has. It’s fierce, it’s vicious, and it’s so raw and real—I can’t … Continue reading Wilder Girls by Rory Power: A Sharp and Vicious Debut feat. Body Horror and Smart Subtext
I've been working on this post mentally for a very long time. Thinking of If You Liked . . . recommendations can be hard enough sometimes, but thinking of quadruplets can be hair-pulling. Which is why this is definitely not going to be a monthly feature. However, I've had these recommendations stewing around in my … Continue reading Four Book Quadruplets, aka Grouped Book Recommendations on Steroids
4 stars Ryann knows all about tough love, and upon meeting the standoffish Alexandria, she sets her sights on getting Alexandria to open up and letting Alexandria into her friend group. But there's more to Alexandria that meets the eye, and when Ryann discovers that Alexandria is the daughter of an astronaut who went on … Continue reading The Weight of The Stars by K. Ancrum: A Story of a Girl who Dreams of the Stars
I am so excited to bring a super fun post inspired by one of my most anticipated releases, Four Dead Queens, to you today! I've read the book and it's AWESOME with its murder mystery in a fictional setting (my review will go up tomorrow on the blog) and I am so excited to talk a little … Continue reading 5 Things to Do If You’ve Witnessed a Murder: Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte
Can you believe it's been a whole year since I started the If You Liked feature on my blog? It's been crazy but I've loved writing these book recs and also have loved all your feedback! It is so wonderful to find that these recommendations were (a) enjoyable (b) helpful (c) literally anything else and it's made … Continue reading If You Liked #12: Mental Health Awareness Edition!
3.5 stars When six clones join Emmaline’s prestigious boarding school, she finds out one of them is a clone of her dead best friend. The Similars are all anyone can talk about at the elite Darkwood Academy. But Emma couldn't care less, and all she can think about is how to get through her junior year … Continue reading The Similars by Rebecca Hanover (DRC): Boarding Schools, Clones, and Mystery