Book Review: Sawkill Girls

Genre: Horror, Fantasy, LGBTQIA+, YA Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand was yet another book I was avoiding since I’ve seen so much hype about it, but when The Novel Neighbor recommended it to me, I finally decided to pick it up. Overall, this book was certainly unexpected and had a good balance ofContinue reading “Book Review: Sawkill Girls”

Book Review: Raybearer

Genre: YA Fantasy Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ When The Novel Neighbor announced that they were doing a virtual event with Jordan Ifeuko and Chloe Gong, I immediately had to read Raybearer, which has been on my TBR since it came out! I don’t normally buy books before reading them, but after finishing Raybearer and watching Jordan IfeukoContinue reading “Book Review: Raybearer”

Book Review: Let’s Talk About Love

Genre: Contemporary, LGBTQIA+ Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Shoutout to The Novel Neighbor for recommending another great book with an ace character! Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann is an absolutely wonderful book for anyone who is wanting to read novels with ace representation! Alice is asexual. She has known this for a while, but she doesn’tContinue reading “Book Review: Let’s Talk About Love”

Book Review: Now Entering Addamsville

Genre: YA Paranormal Fantasy Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Once again The Novel Neighbor comes through with a fantastic recommendation! I’ve been reading a lot of LGBTQIA+ books lately, especially books with ace characters, and this was one of many recommended by my favorite indie bookstore. Now Entering Addamsville by Francesca Zappia is a wonderful story that willContinue reading “Book Review: Now Entering Addamsville”

Book Review: Summer Bird Blue

Genre: YA Fiction Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐1/2 I will be the first to admit that I am not a huge fan of contemporary literature, but when The Novel Neighbor recommended books with asexual main characters, I knew they wouldn’t steer me wrong! Summer Bird Blue by Akemi Dawn Bowman was one of their recommendations, and it wasContinue reading “Book Review: Summer Bird Blue”

Book Haul

More books that will likely sit on my shelf for months, or even years, before I actually get a chance to read them. We Hunt the Flame and We Free the Stars by Hafsah Faizal: I recently bought Faizal’s debut book to support her after hearing about another author who basically tried to destroy Faizal’sContinue reading “Book Haul”

Highlights from the St. Louis Teen Book Festival

The St. Louis Teen Book Festival wrapped up this past Sunday. This amazing virtual event was presented by The Novel Neighbor, St. Louis County Library, and HEC Media, and featured 39 Young Adult authors. If you think you missed out, don’t worry, St. Louis County Library has the videos available here! The Keynote speaker forContinue reading “Highlights from the St. Louis Teen Book Festival”

Book Haul!!!

What better excuse is there to buy books than restarting a bookish blog? While I typically borrow most of my books from my local library, I couldn’t help some recent purchases, especially with so many beautiful covers on new releases! From The Novel Neighbor I bought Namesake by Adrienne Young, The City We Became byContinue reading “Book Haul!!!”

Get Ready for the St. Louis Teen Book Festival

Sadly Covid-19 has taken away many of our opportunities to meet our favorite authors in person. While I did not get to meet authors frequently, the few authors I have met in person truly left an impression on me. Thankfully, libraries, authors, and local bookstores have come together to ensure that we still have uniqueContinue reading “Get Ready for the St. Louis Teen Book Festival”

Don’t Miss Out on This Book

Hello fellow bibliophiles! As we start the month of April I hope you all have a fun list of books you want to read this month. Over the years I have started reading more new releases and I was eventually asked to read and review ARCs (Advanced Reader’s Copies) for a local indie bookstore. ThisContinue reading “Don’t Miss Out on This Book”

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