Book Review: Forward March by Skye Quinlan

Forward March by Skye Quinlan 🌲🌲🌲🌲/5 Harper McKinley is a band geek and damned proud of it. She's one of the best (and most dedicated) members of her private boarding school's band, and with her senior year in full swing, nothing is going to stop her from having a great time. Except her conservation Republican … Continue reading Book Review: Forward March by Skye Quinlan

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

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

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: 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: 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: Juliet Takes a Breath

Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera 🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺/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: Cemetery Boys

Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas 🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 Yadriel's Latinx family has problems accepting his gender, so Yadriel decides to prove himself once and for all—he undergoes the brujo ceremony in secret. The good news? It worked! The bad news? He's now haunted by a cute ghost. And Yadriel's cousin is missing, along with several Latinx "runaways," … Continue reading Book Review: Cemetery Boys

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