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

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!

Book Review: How to Find a Princess

How to Find a Princess by Alyssa Cole 🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 Content Warning: alcoholic parent, reference to trauma (refugees fleeing by sea, descriptions of violence and murder, mentions of enslaved ancestors), PTSD, obsession/addiction, bullying Makeda Hicks just lost her job and her girlfriend all at once—all because she's too helpful, too selfless. Those aren't bad traits, right? … Continue reading Book Review: How to Find a Princess

Book Review: A Master of Djinn

A Master of Djinn by P Dèlí Clark 🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 Al-Jahiz transformed the world nearly forty years ago, when he ruptured the divisions between universes and ushered a world of djinn and magic into the world—before vanishing, never to be seen again. Until now. It's up to Fatma el-Sha’arawi, agent of Egypt's Ministry of Alchemy, Enchantments … Continue reading Book Review: A Master of Djinn

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