Book Review: The 716

Genre: YA SciFi Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Rep: LGBTQIA+ Every now and then an indie author reaches out to see if I would be willing to read and review their book, and I absolutely love these interactions! Connecting with indie authors is one of my favorite parts of being a book reviewer, and it was no differentContinue reading “Book Review: The 716”

Book Review: The Newlyweds’ Window

Genre: Short Stories Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Rep: POC After reading Send Her Back by Munashe Kaseke, which was published by Mukana Press, I was interested in the Mukana Press 2022 Anthology of African Writing, The Newlyweds’ Window. I try to read books that have diverse characters, written by diverse authors, so this anthology sounded fantastic. AsContinue reading “Book Review: The Newlyweds’ Window”

ARC Review: The River of Silver

Genre: Fantasy Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Rep: POC, Gay Ironically, I recently picked up The River of Silver by S.A. Chakraborty for the exact reason the author wrote the book; I was going through personal issues and I needed some familiarity in my life. Like Chakraborty, I was excited to revisit a world I already knew andContinue reading “ARC Review: The River of Silver”

ARC Review: Writing Gatsby

Genre: Nonfiction Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ After reading William Elliott Hazelgrove’s books about the Titanic and Cassie Chadwick, I was so excited to see he was publishing a book about F. Scott Fitzgerald and The Great Gatsby! The book was certainly enjoyable, but didn’t necessarily live up to the other two I’ve read by Hazelgrove. I absolutelyContinue reading “ARC Review: Writing Gatsby”

ARC Review: Forestfall

Genre: YA Fantasy Rating: ⭐⭐ Rep: Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian After absolutely loving Lakesedge by Lyndall Clipstone, I couldn’t wait to read the sequel and conclusion, Forestfall! The book picks up where Lakesedge left off, Leta made a deal with the Lord Under to save everyone and mend the corruption. Unfortunately, the deal did not goContinue reading “ARC Review: Forestfall”

Book Review: Promise of Shadows

Genre: YA Fantasy Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ After reading the Dread Nation duology, and loving it, I immediately added a bunch of Justina Ireland’s books to my TBR list! I finally got the chance to read Promise of Shadows for Black History Month, and it was absolutely fanatastic! The book is about Zephyr Mourning, a young HarpyContinue reading “Book Review: Promise of Shadows”

ARC Review: Shadowsphere

Genre: YA Fantasy Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ Shadowsphere takes place after Bewilderness, but the contents consist of a character telling a story that takes place before the events of Bewilderness. In the novel Tavarian and Dexius are enemies from the same mountain village called Rethia. The Council that governs Rethia needs rokenstones to help improve the productivityContinue reading “ARC Review: Shadowsphere”

ARC Review: The Christmas Clash

Genre: YA Romance Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ Rep: POC The Christmas Clash by Suzanne Park, is a cute rom com about Chloe Kwon, a young Korean American girl, whose family owns a café in Riverwood Mall. Unfortunately, Chloe’s nemesis, Peter Li, is never far away, as his family owns a competing restaurant in the food court. WhenContinue reading “ARC Review: The Christmas Clash”

ARC Review: My Name is Ona Judge

Genre: Historical Fiction Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Rep: POC Typically I am the one to recommend books for my mom, but she recently read The Girl at the Back of the Bus by Suzette D. Harrison, and couldn’t stop gushing about it! So, when I saw My Name is Ona Judge by the same author on NetGalley,Continue reading “ARC Review: My Name is Ona Judge”

Book Review: Coven

Genre: YA Fantasy, Graphic Novel Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Rep: Queer, Sapphic, POC I typically don’t read many graphic novels, but after reading an excerpt of Coven, written by Jennifer Dugan and illustrated by Kit Seaton, I could not wait to continue reading! Honestly, this book has convinced me that I need to read graphic novels moreContinue reading “Book Review: Coven”

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