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

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: 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

Book Review: Once Upon a Quinceañera

Once Upon a Quinceañera by Monica Gomez-Hira 🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 Carmen Aguilar is prepared to grin and bear it for this summer. Literally. As a party princess for Dreams Come True, she's got to smile and make nice for toddlers and more in order to complete her internship and get her high school diploma. Then her awful … Continue reading Book Review: Once Upon a Quinceañera

Book Review: A Pho Love Story

A Pho Love Story by Loan Le 🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 The Mai and the Nguyen family have been rivals forever, since long before the Mai family set up a rival Vietnamese restaurant across the street from the Nguyen's restaurant. Bao Nguyen and Linh Mai have been forbidden to speak to each other, but when Bao sees Linh in … Continue reading Book Review: A Pho Love Story

Book Review: I’ll Be the One

I'll Be the One by Lyla Lee 🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 Skye is tired of the fat girl stereotypes. She's tired on the limits imposed upon fat people because of their size. She an incredibly talented singer and dancer, and she's going to prove it to the world (and her mother). When she nails the singing and dancing portions of … Continue reading Book Review: I’ll Be the One

Top Ten Tuesday: Books with a Summer Vibe

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. I can't believe Top Ten Tuesday has been around for … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Books with a Summer Vibe

Book Review: The Henna Wars

The Henna Wars by Adiba Jaigirdar 🌺🌺🌺.5/5 Trigger Warning: Racism, Homophobia, Forced Outing, Bullying Nishat has a problem. Well, she doesn't have a problem—her parents, friends and rivals do. Her parents won't accept that she is a lesbian. Her friends won't accept her desire to operate a henna shop as part of their school project. And her … Continue reading Book Review: The Henna Wars