You know those books that you’re so full of love for that you just feel like you could burst?
Girls of Paper and Fire is one of those books. It’s an absolutely beautiful book, with the best themes and messages. It has a stunning cover, a gorgeous romance, and an intricately crafted world.
But while I love it for all of that, I love it for so much more: the fact that it’s a story about two queer, sapphic Asian girls, fighting against all odds for themselves and for each other. And as a queer, sapphic Asian myself, this book means so much to me.
Continue reading “ARC Review: Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan // The Beautiful, Brutal Book of My Sapphic Asian Heart”
Though I usually get disappointed by books, there are some that exceed my expectations.
Beneath the Citadel is one of those books that completely took me by surprise, and in a GOOD way.
(Wow, can you believe I’m saying that?? I love not being disappointed by books.)
I’d first heard about this book vaguely, and put it on my TBR without thinking much of it. But when I heard about “bi boys and plus-sized ace girls”… I KNEW I had to read it. (I’m weak for queer stories okay.) And I’m so glad I ended up requesting this ARC, because I totally fell in love with it, and it’s probably going to end up as one of my most recommended fantasies!
Continue reading “ARC Review: Beneath the Citadel // The Book that Gave Me Six of Crows Vibes and Has the Shocking Book Ending of the Year”
Sometimes there are books that you wish you had never read and… this is one of them.
Hi, this is my second one-star book of the year and I couldn’t be more excited to rant about it!!
(I’m kidding. I don’t want to have this discussion. Why do books like these—books with tragic dead gays—still exist. In 2018?? 20GAYTEEN????)
I’m sad that this book didn’t turn out to be better than I expected, but unfortunately, this book just makes me extremely angry. Though I received the ARC in order to promote it, I cannot, in good conscience, do anything but speak out against it, and that’s what I’ll be doing today, by listing reasons why you should AVOID THIS BOOK as much as you can!!!
Continue reading “ARC Review: Grim Lovelies by Megan Shepherd // 4 Reasons to Avoid this Book (Including Furries and Tragic Dead Gays)”
I mean… you can’t love ALL the books from your favorite author, right?
(Shhh I’m still trying to console myself over the fact that I was disappointed by a Schwab book.)
I rarely read middle grade novels, save for Rick Riordan and other favorite authors. I really hoped I’d love this one, since again, Victoria Schwab is one of my favorite authors ever. But the thing about this book is that it was good, but it could be so much better.
It was enjoyable! I had fun! I was engaged! I was never bored! But there was just one major thing that bothered me the whole time and I couldn’t stop thinking about it while reading.
Continue reading “ARC Review: City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab // A Disappointing Book by a Fav Author… But Still Enjoyable (& Creepy)!”
If there’s anything I want in YA, it’s girl gangs.
You’ve all heard me scream about the importance of female friendships in YA, and how much I love reading them.
Well, when an opportunity arose for me to hop on this blog tour for Undead Girl Gang, I jumped at the chance. (“Jumped” meaning actually physically got freaked out and extremely excited.)
I was very pleased to not be disappointed by this book! There wasn’t a lot of hype for it (though there SHOULD be), so I didn’t form the highest of expectations, but it definitely did surprise me. It took zombie girls to a WHOLE new level.
This is my stop on the Undead Girl Gang blog tour! Thank you to Penguin Random House for providing me a review copy in exchange for a spot on this blog tour.
Continue reading “Blog Tour Review: Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson // Hilarious Undead Girls Get Revenge on Their Murderer (WE LOVE)”