4 stars Earth is inhabitable, taken over by an ice age, and the human race is waiting it out on ships in orbit around the Earth. Slowly (but steadily) deteriorating ships, that is. All Stella Ainsley wants is to go somewhere besides the floundering spaceship she's on. And when a luxurious private ship hires her … Continue reading Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne (ARC): Jane Eyre–in Space!
3 stars amanda lovelace's series of poems in a witch doesn't burn in this one aim to inspire and empower women to take control of their own stories. I guess I'm just not a modern poetry person. I'd like to preface this with the fact that most of this is just pure personal preference. I'll indicate … Continue reading the witch doesn’t burn in this one by amanda lovelace (DRC): Women! Feminism! and…a Broken Laptop?
Thanks Cal @ Constant Raving Reviews for this Monday's recommendation prompt! Today, I'm going to list some of my favorite LGBTQ+ novels that won't make you sob hysterically (aka Adam Silvera isn't welcome here). These cover a range of genres, but they're all awesome reads! These are all ones that I've personally read and verified … Continue reading Awesome LGBTQ+ Novels that Won’t Make You Cry
4 stars Autumn, Shay, and Logan have all lost someone close to them recently, and it's turned their lives upside down. Autumn's best friend, Tavia, was lost to a car crash. Shay's now left twinless without Sasha. Logan is left even more heartbroken before when his ex-boyfriend Bram overdosed. They were brought together by music, … Continue reading The Beauty That Remains by Ashley Woodfolk (DRC): On Grief, Music, and Friendship
4 stars Tess has been a troublemaker at birth, ever since she shoved her way out of her mother's womb before her twin sister. She's now suffering consequences for some of her trouble-making ways, and instead of heading towards the nunnery her parents are looking into, Tess puts on her boots and journeys across the … Continue reading Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman (DRC): Coming of Age, not Adventure
2.5 stars Elsa lives in a world made by her mother through the scientific branch of scriptology where a person can write new worlds. But, when her home is attacked and her mother abducted, Elsa must travel to the real world--historical 19th-century Italy--where she finds a secret society of young people with gifts like her … Continue reading DRC: Ink, Iron, and Glass by Gwendolyn Clare
5 stars Based on the true story of the iconic painter, Artemisia Gentileschi, Blood Water Paint is a stunning debut in verse on feminism, rape, and justice in a historical setting. Artemisia Gentileschi's mother died when she was twelve and she now lives with her father, painting his commissions as he signs his name on … Continue reading ARC: Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough
Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Shadowsong by S. Jae-Jones! There are so many fun things ahead of your in this post (fashionable outfits, reviews, giveaways!), so just stick around and revel in all the glory. If you haven't heard of this series, it's a spell-binding, luscious fantasy about Liesel and her journey … Continue reading Shadowsong by S. Jae-Jones: Review, Black and White Fashion, and Giveaway!
Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for American Panda by Gloria Chao! This is such an amazing #OwnVoices contemporary, and I have a lot of fun things lined up for you! There's an interview with the author, and even a giveaway (which you should definitely enter! or maybe not so I can win) … Continue reading American Panda by Gloria Chao: Interview, Review, & Giveaway!
2 stars Step-siblings Flynn and Amos, as well as their little sister Poppy, learn of their parents' impending divorce. Flynn and Amos used to be great friends, but a spark between them sent them flying across the country, too scared to acknowledge what was happening between them. During their layover at LAX, Flynn, Amos, and … Continue reading DRC: Layover by Amy Andelson & Emily Meyer