Two Mini Romance Reviews

I have read a lot of romance books this year, and one of the things I've noticed is that there is a distinct difference between white protagonists and BIPOC protagonists. Where the white heroines tend to be twenty-to-young-thirty-somethings having a mid-life crisis and trying to find themselves in their mediocrity (and tend to spend the … Continue reading Two Mini Romance Reviews

Book Review: Juliet Takes a Breath

Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ/5 Earlier this year I read Juliet Takes a Breath, the fantastic YA contemporary fiction about a Bronx baby dyke coming out to her family moments before stepping on a plane to intern with (white) feminist icon and author, Harlowe Brisbane. There was so much to unpack in … Continue reading Book Review: Juliet Takes a Breath

Book Review: Juliet Takes a Breath

Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ/5 Juliet is a baby dyke about to enter her second year of college. Puerto Rican and brown and from the Bronx, she comes out to her parents just before stepping off a plane to begin a summer internship with Harlowe Brisbane, the Pussy Power feminist who is … Continue reading Book Review: Juliet Takes a Breath

Book Review: Check, Please! Books 1 and 2

This has to be one of my favorite graphic novel duologies of all time. I love how Ukazu examines and reshapes bro hockey culture through the eyes of a queer former figure skater who loves to bake, and how his teammates and the world begin to open up. Check Please! Book #1: Hockey ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ/5 This … Continue reading Book Review: Check, Please! Books 1 and 2

Book Review: The Simple Wild

The Simple Wild by K.A. Tucker ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ/5 Trigger Warning: Cancer in a parent In one day, Calla Fletcher's life has gone from okay to awful. She's lost her job, her instagram account is going nowhere, and her deadbeat bush pilot dad has popped up out of the blue to say that he has cancer. Ratherโ€”his new … Continue reading Book Review: The Simple Wild

Book Review: Ninth House

Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ/5 Trigger Warning: Rape, Assault Alex Stern is not the kind of student Yale generally welcomes...if welcomes is even the word. Rescued from a hospital bed, the former junkie is living a new life as one of the guardian enforcers of the secret societies. It's a fresh start. A new … Continue reading Book Review: Ninth House

Book Review: American Royals

American Royals by Katherine McGee ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ.5 out of 5 What if America hadn't gone the radical route of elected government officials and democracy, and instead had offered George Washington a crown and he had inexplicably taken it? This is the intriguing alternate history of a world that could have been, with the royal siblingsโ€”Crown Princess … Continue reading Book Review: American Royals

Book Review: Grease Bats

Grease Bats by Archie Bongiovanni ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ/5 Queer besties Andy and Scout navigate life, love, friendship, the tumultuous political environment and their 20s in this hilarious comics collection. I was not expecting to love this nearly as much as I did. I'm not sure why? But I'm thinking it's because I saw the cover, with the … Continue reading Book Review: Grease Bats

Top 10 Tuesday: Favorite New Adult Ensembles

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, featuring a different top 10 theme each week. July 2nd's theme is a Character Freebie, so I'm going to round up my favorite New Adult ensembles. (edit: Apparently I can't read, because July 9th is the freebie day. Next week will be favorite childhood … Continue reading Top 10 Tuesday: Favorite New Adult Ensembles