My 100% completely arbitrary list of the YA releasing in the third quarter of 2021. This is by far not a comprehensive list of what's being released this quarter (all of September alone would break the limits of WordPress), just the ones that I'm really excited about. Will I be able to read all these? … Continue reading Upcoming YA July-Sep 2021
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!
Tokyo Ever After by Emiko Jean 🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 Izumi Tanaka has spent her whole life feeling like she doesn't quite fit in—not in her small, mostly whyte northern Californian town—and her mom has been quiet about her dad. So when Izumi discovers her father is actually the Crown Prince of Japan, things get, well, complicated. Suddenly … Continue reading Book Review: Tokyo Ever After
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
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
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
Happily Ever Afters by Elise Bryant 🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 Tessa has never been the hero of her own story, even though she's written plenty of heroes and happily ever afters in her writing. But she's about to start a new school at a prestigious academy dedicated to cultivating fine minds and she's really nervous. Because she's never … Continue reading Book Review: Happily Ever Afters
The number of books on my TBR has been creeping steadily higher as I discover all the new releases that I want to read! One of these days I'm going to post a list of backlist titles that I really want to read but haven't because...reasons. The reasons being new releases and a brain that … Continue reading Upcoming YA Fiction, January-March 2021
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. The adult romance cartoon covers are slipping into YA and … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Cover Freebie!
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