Last Night at the Telegraph Club

Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo 🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 Trigger Warning: doxxing, racism and racial microaggressions, homophobia, threats of deportation, war Lily Hu, 17 years old and Chinese-American, knows she's different. That difference solidifies when she finds a book in a bodega about a woman loving another woman...it answers so many questions, but it … Continue reading Last Night at the Telegraph Club

Three Mini Reviews: All About School Dances!

I don't know what it was about April, but I somehow read not one, not two, but three books centering high school dances with queer leads. Okay, I do know what it was about—two of the books were ARCs and the third was an audiobook that came off hold in the library. While I immensely … Continue reading Three Mini Reviews: All About School Dances!

Two Mini Reviews: Meet Cute Diary and Mare’s War

I'm scrambling to catch up on my reviews, so please anticipate several combined reviews on a theme. What's the theme here, you ask, besides books that start with M? Or that I gave them both four stars? Well, if you read my April Wrap-Up, you'll know that these two books are about summer vacation, albeit … Continue reading Two Mini Reviews: Meet Cute Diary and Mare’s War

Book Review: Tokyo Ever After

Tokyo Ever After by Emiko Jean 🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 Izumi Tanaka has spent her whole life feeling like she doesn't quite fit in—not in her small, mostly whyte northern Californian town—and her mom has been quiet about her dad. So when Izumi discovers her father is actually the Crown Prince of Japan, things get, well, complicated. Suddenly … Continue reading Book Review: Tokyo Ever After

Book Review: She Drives Me Crazy

She Drives Me Crazy by Kelly Quindlen 🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 After an epic loss on the basketball court to her ex-girlfriend and her new team, followed by an embarrassing fender bender with her enemy, Scottie needs a win. She needs something to get her groove back. Turns out her enemy (and head cheerleader) needs something too. Together, … Continue reading Book Review: She Drives Me Crazy

Book Review: Bruised

Bruised by Tanja Boteju 🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 TW: Self-harm, emotional abuse, parental death, grief Ever since her parents' deaths in a horrifying car accident, Daya has pushed the world away. She's repressed her feelings, choosing physical pain over grief, using bruises to push down her underlying guilt. Until she's introduced to the world of roller derby, and … Continue reading Book Review: Bruised

Upcoming YA Contemporary Fiction, April-June 2021

Holy moly there are a lot of contemporary YA releases coming out next quarter that I am dying to read. Speaking of dying, check out everything coming out on May 25th and June 1st, and join me in mourning my TBR's now deceased state. If you're like, eh that's not that many releases during those … Continue reading Upcoming YA Contemporary Fiction, April-June 2021

Upcoming SFF YA Fiction, April-June 2021

Check out some of my most anticipated YA SFF releases for the second quarter of the year! There are so many! And so many look fantastic! While there are some releases by favorites like Akemi Dawn Bowman, Brittney Morris, Charlie Jane Anders, and Naomi Novik, there are some new (and also new to me) authors … Continue reading Upcoming SFF YA Fiction, April-June 2021

Book Review: Can’t Take That Away

Can't Take That Away by Steven Salvatore 🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 Trigger Warning: Assault, Misgendering, Homophobia, Transphobia, Car Accident, Family Death Respect My Existence or Expect My Resistance Carey Parker dreams of being a diva. They have the talent. They have the voice. But they're scared—of rejection, of homophobic and transphobic assholes—and they are dealing with a lot … Continue reading Book Review: Can’t Take That Away

Book Review: Once Upon a Quinceañera

Once Upon a Quinceañera by Monica Gomez-Hira 🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 Carmen Aguilar is prepared to grin and bear it for this summer. Literally. As a party princess for Dreams Come True, she's got to smile and make nice for toddlers and more in order to complete her internship and get her high school diploma. Then her awful … Continue reading Book Review: Once Upon a Quinceañera