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

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

A Dash of Romance to My TBR

I always say that I'm a SFF reader all the way, but there's nothing like a sweet spot of contemporary romance. Revealing in the feels, approaching tough topics in a way that will be resolved and manageable instead of bashing over the head overwhelming, and a guaranteed HEA with possible sexy times—what's not to love? … Continue reading A Dash of Romance to My TBR

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: 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

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: 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