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: 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: Defekt

Defekt by Nino Cipri 🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 When "Don't Be Evil" Fails, Try "Don't Be Boring": It's worked for us since 1958. Derek is LitenVärld's most loyal employee—he lives and breathes the store. He practices customer service mantras in the mirror. He even lives in a shipping container graciously provided by the company in the back lot. … Continue reading Book Review: Defekt

Sci Fi Friday: Phenomenal F-F-Fantasy

Nope, that's not a typo. Today I'm going to highlight some f/f fantasy! In a strange twist of wtf-how-did-they-find-that, a couple weeks ago Angry Robot tweeted my blog post Sapphics in Space (and Across Time), which was a wild day because my blog went a little haywire. I had over twice as many views/visitors in … Continue reading Sci Fi Friday: Phenomenal F-F-Fantasy

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

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: A Desolation Called Peace

A Desolation Called Peace by Arkady Martine 🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 First contact was for diplomats and people who got into epic poems. An alien enemy lurks at the edges of Teixcalaanli space, and when the commander of the fleet requests a language expert, Three Seagrass—still reeling from her part in the events two months before—hops aboard. But … Continue reading Book Review: A Desolation Called Peace