Book Review: Bookish and the Beast

Bookish and the Beast by Ashley Poston 🌺🌺🌺.5/5 Rosie Thorne feels stuck—she's neither here nor there, and she just wants out of her small town life and her overwhelming grief. Until she smacks into teenage pop star Vance Reigns while saving a dog, accidentally destroys a rare book, and then is forced to work with … Continue reading Book Review: Bookish and the Beast

Book Review: Parachutes

Parachutes by Kelly Yang 🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 Trigger Warning: Grooming, Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment, Bullying This has a Crazy Rich Asians/Gossip Girl vibe, and I was riding that gossip train and then the hits kept coming and they. did. not. let. up. Definitely a book to read when thinking about girls, their bodies, and their rights, and how these … Continue reading Book Review: Parachutes

Book Review: Shielded

Shielded by KayLynn Flanders 🌺🌺🌺/5 Princess Jennesara knows that she's just as good of a warrior as anyone else in her country's army, but her father refuses to send her to the front to fight. Instead, she's sent off without fanfare or warning to wed the heir of another kingdom—while her brother goes to the … Continue reading Book Review: Shielded

Book Review: Girl, Serpent, Thorn

Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust 🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 There was and there was not. So begins the story of Soraya, a princess cursed to kill all she touches. Hidden away in her own palace, she longs for human contact, for friends and the touch of a lover. When her twin brother the shah becomes engaged to … Continue reading Book Review: Girl, Serpent, Thorn

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Loved but Never Reviewed

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 didn't start reviewing most of what I read until … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Loved but Never Reviewed

Book Review: Six Angry Girls

Six Angry Girls by Adrienne Kisner 🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 Raina is going to demolish her senior year—until her boyfriend breaks up with her, and the heartbreak causes her to forget to submit her cause for a new school play and the sophomores select Our Town. Fed up, grieving and wanting more, she quits drama and joins a knitting … Continue reading Book Review: Six Angry Girls

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: Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me

Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me by Mariko Tamaki and Rosemary Valero-O'Connell 🌺🌺/5 Trigger Warning: Pedophilia Laura Dean is Freddy's everything: she's funny, confidant, the most popular girl in school, and when they are together she makes Freddy's heart sing. But when they're apart, Laura Dean is just...distant and keeps hooking up with other girls. … Continue reading Book Review: Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me

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