I've been busy with graduation & family in town, but I'd be super remiss if I didn't shout out this incredible book! The first thing I did when I had free time was write this post, and for good reason! Even if I don't have my review up, Missing, Presumed Dead is amazing. I finished … Continue reading Writer Wednesday: Author Interview with Emma Berquist on Missing, Presumed Dead (+INTL Giveaway!)
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
Sometimes when I talk on Twitter (or even this blog!) I get questions about the abbreviations I use, so I thought I'd make this list to help newbie bloggers & book community members get acquainted with some of the terminology! It'd be a total pain typing out the words "Young Adult" every time I write … Continue reading Bookish Acronyms 101: A Book Community Beginner’s Guide to the Lingo!
I’ve been thinking a lot about prep schools, private schools, boarding schools & the like before I head to college at the end of the summer, and it got me thinking about some YA books with a similar theme! They have such a unique culture, and it’s definitely a big change to read compared to … Continue reading 10 Prep, Private, & Boarding Schools Books!: A Niche Setting with an Interesting Atmosphere
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
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 feel like The Candle and the Flame deserves so much more buzz and marketing than it currently has. It’s a great book. In the scope of all modern lit, The Candle and the Flame develops a complex story about not only Fatima Ghazala and her newfound powers, but also the entire City of Noor … Continue reading The Candle and the Flame by Nafiza Azad: A Richly Developed Fantasy Perfect for Fans of YA/Adult Crossover Fiction
To be honest, I’m a bit disappointed in myself. I’ve only read three and a half (half for Don’t Date Rosa Santos, which I’m in the middle of reading) Latinx books so far this year. Which can be a lot, but once you factor in the fact that all four are ARCs and that I’ve … Continue reading Latinx Science-Fiction & Fantasy You HAVE to Pick Up!
Oh my gosh--I'm so so excited to share this post with y'all today! Not only is Nocturna one of my most anticipated releases for this month, but Maya has also written up such an awesome and genuine guest post and I'm totally in love with her thought process that led to the creation of Nocturna. … Continue reading Writer Wednesday: Guest Post by Maya Motayne, Author of Nocturna (+Giveaway!)
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