Novella Time! 5 Mini Reviews

Earlier this month I participated in a readathon with my Goodreads book club, The Procrastinators Book Club, in an attempt to read seven books in seven days. Spoiler alert: I did it! But not without reading some novellas, because I had several ARCs and a couple from the library that I wanted to read before … Continue reading Novella Time! 5 Mini Reviews

Book Review: Light from Uncommon Stars

Light From Uncommon Stars by Ryka Aoki 🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 Shizuka Satomi was once the best violinist in the world—until she lost her talent and made a deal with the devil. Deliver seven prodigies, and get her music back. She's brought six, but time is running out on number seven...then she hears the music in the most … Continue reading Book Review: Light from Uncommon Stars

Book Review: Activation Degradation

Activation Degradation by Marina Lostetter 🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 "A body is a body," Aimsley said, echoing Doc, perhaps truly understanding what they'd meant for the first time. "It's the person that matters." From the minute Unit 4 is activated, something isn't right. Its helper is panicking, something is attacking the station (which supplies most of Earth's energy … Continue reading Book Review: Activation Degradation

Three Mini Reviews: Bad Witch Burning, Iron Widow and The Last Graduate

Okay, so aside from all three being fantasy (Iron Widow is science fiction, it's a stretch, I'm going for it), and the fact that The Last Graduate is adult not YA (surprise!), these three are in a review together for two reasons: 1) I am behind and have been procrastinating on these reviews and need … Continue reading Three Mini Reviews: Bad Witch Burning, Iron Widow and The Last Graduate

Book Review: Under the Whispering Door

Under the Whispering Door by TJ Klune 🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 It took you dying to find your humanity. It's hysterical if you think about it. Wallace Price was not, in his mind, a bad man. He liked nice suits. He was dedicated to his work. So what if his employees were scared shitless of his overbearing ways? … Continue reading Book Review: Under the Whispering Door

Graphic Sapphic Werewolves: Artie and the Wolf Moon, and Squad

What's better than one graphic novel about a queer girl becoming a werewolf? Two graphic novels about sapphic werewolves! That's right: there are two kick ass graphic novels about queer girls of color who just happen to ~become~ quite hairy every so often. Ugh these were both too cute! Squad is young adult, and Artie … Continue reading Graphic Sapphic Werewolves: Artie and the Wolf Moon, and Squad

Mini Reviews: Like Other Girls and Cheer Up: Love and Pompoms

Today I'm posting about two fun YA books: Like Other Girls by Britta Lundin and Cheer Up: Love and Pompoms by Crystal Frasier. Although both seem rather odd, being as one is a YA book about a closeted Oregon lesbian deciding to play football and the other is a graphic novel about two girls on … Continue reading Mini Reviews: Like Other Girls and Cheer Up: Love and Pompoms

Book Review: This Poison Heart

This Poison Heart by Kalynn Bayron 🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 Briseis has a gift: she can grow entire plants from next to nothing. It's a gift she's had to tamp down and keep secret, because plants like her and she doesn't want another Incident to happen. She's down for chilling through a quiet summer in the city—working at … Continue reading Book Review: This Poison Heart

Book Review: A Psalm for the Wild-Built

A Psalm for the Wild-Built by Becky Chambers 🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 All we have ever known is a life of human design, from our bodies to our work to the buildings we are housed in. We thank you for not keeping us here against our will, and we mean no disrespect to your offer, but it is … Continue reading Book Review: A Psalm for the Wild-Built

Book Review: She Who Became the Sun

She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan 🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 Lady Rui's jaw was tight with the same intensity Zhu had glimpsed earlier: a compressed rage that had at its heart the female desire to survive all that sought to make her nothing. Zhu was born in a small, drought- and famine-stricken village. Her mother and … Continue reading Book Review: She Who Became the Sun