Book Review: Bookish and the Beast

Bookish and the Beast by Ashley Poston 🌺🌺🌺.5/5 Rosie Thorne feels stuck—she's neither here nor there, and she just wants out of her small town life and her overwhelming grief. Until she smacks into teenage pop star Vance Reigns while saving a dog, accidentally destroys a rare book, and then is forced to work with … Continue reading Book Review: Bookish and the Beast

Book Review: Parachutes

Parachutes by Kelly Yang 🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 Trigger Warning: Grooming, Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment, Bullying This has a Crazy Rich Asians/Gossip Girl vibe, and I was riding that gossip train and then the hits kept coming and they. did. not. let. up. Definitely a book to read when thinking about girls, their bodies, and their rights, and how these … Continue reading Book Review: Parachutes

Book Review: The Relentless Moon

The Relentless Moon by Mary Robinette Kowal 🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 Trigger Warning: Anorexia, grief, pandemic and suicidal thoughts While Elma York, aka The Lady Astronaut, is away on a three-year mission to Mars, it's up to Nicole Wargin and the others to hold down the fort. Except something is rotten on the Earth, and the trail of … Continue reading Book Review: The Relentless Moon

Book Review: Shielded

Shielded by KayLynn Flanders 🌺🌺🌺/5 Princess Jennesara knows that she's just as good of a warrior as anyone else in her country's army, but her father refuses to send her to the front to fight. Instead, she's sent off without fanfare or warning to wed the heir of another kingdom—while her brother goes to the … Continue reading Book Review: Shielded

Book Review: Girl, Serpent, Thorn

Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust 🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 There was and there was not. So begins the story of Soraya, a princess cursed to kill all she touches. Hidden away in her own palace, she longs for human contact, for friends and the touch of a lover. When her twin brother the shah becomes engaged to … Continue reading Book Review: Girl, Serpent, Thorn

Double Review: Blackout and All Clear

Caution: Spoilers (kinda) Abound! Blackout and All Clear by Connie Willis 🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 Oxford, 2060. Time travel is real. It's possible—but it's a well kept secret among the time-traveling historians. However, there's something hinky going on with the drop points. Historians are slipping hours, days, sometimes weeks from their scheduled points, and it's getting worse during … Continue reading Double Review: Blackout and All Clear

Book Review: FINNA

Finna by Nino Cipri 🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 A grandmother goes to fake IKEA and accidentally stumbles into an interdimensional portal. Two employees (and exes), upon learning that this is kinda a thing at this place and that budget cuts have removed the highly trained retrieval teams designed for such things, are voluntold to go retrieve her. This … Continue reading Book Review: FINNA