Diversity Spotlight Thursday #92

Diversity Spotlight Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by Aimal @ Bookshelves and Paperbacks, and is all about highlighting diverse literature. Diversity Spotlight takes place every Thursday, and it will be featuring three books in any given week: A diverse book you have read and enjoyed A diverse book that has already been released but … Continue reading Diversity Spotlight Thursday #92

ARC Review: The Extraordinaries by T.J. Klune

The Extraordinaries by T.J. Klune My rating: 4 of 5 stars Some people are extraordinary. Some are just extra. TJ Klune's YA debut, The Extraordinaries, is a queer coming-of-age story about a fanboy with ADHD and the heroes he loves. Nick Bell? Not extraordinary. But being the most popular fanfiction writer in the Extraordinaries fandom … Continue reading ARC Review: The Extraordinaries by T.J. Klune

Review: An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon

An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon My rating: 4 of 5 stars Odd-mannered, obsessive, withdrawn, Aster has little to offer folks in the way of rebuttal when they call her ogre and freak. She's used to the names; she only wishes there was more truth to them. If she were truly a monster, as … Continue reading Review: An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon

Blog Tour & Review: Forest of Souls by Lori M. Lee

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Forest of Souls! Title: Forest of Souls Author: Lori M Lee Publisher: Page Street Kids Publication date: 23 June 2020 Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy Synopsis: Danger lurks within the roots of Forest of Souls, an epic, unrelenting tale of destiny and sisterhood, perfect for fans of … Continue reading Blog Tour & Review: Forest of Souls by Lori M. Lee

ARC Review: The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water by Zen Cho

The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water by Zen Cho My rating: 4 of 5 stars Zen Cho returns with a found family wuxia fantasy that combines the vibrancy of old school martial arts movies with characters drawn from the margins of history. A bandit walks into a coffeehouse, and it all goes … Continue reading ARC Review: The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water by Zen Cho

ARC Review: Blue Flag, Vol. 3 by KAITO

Blue Flag, Vol. 3 by KAITO My rating: 4 of 5 stars An unexpected love quadrangle with a dash of unrequited love as two classmates, a boy and a girl, begin to fall for each other when each of their best friends have already fallen for them. It’s the last year of high school, and … Continue reading ARC Review: Blue Flag, Vol. 3 by KAITO

ARC Review: Komi Can’t Communicate, Vol. 8 by Tomohito Oda

Komi Can't Communicate, Vol. 8 by Tomohito Oda My rating: 4 of 5 stars The journey to 100 friends begins with a single conversation. Socially anxious high school student Shoko Komi’s greatest dream is to make some friends, but everyone at school mistakes her crippling social anxiety for cool reserve! With the whole student body … Continue reading ARC Review: Komi Can’t Communicate, Vol. 8 by Tomohito Oda

Review: Deadline by Stephanie Ahn

Deadline by Stephanie Ahn My rating: 4 of 5 stars Disgraced witch Harrietta Lee has made a lot of mistakes in her life; there's a reason she's got a sizable burn scar slapped across the side of her neck and a formal letter of excommunication from the international underground magical community. But who has time … Continue reading Review: Deadline by Stephanie Ahn

Audiobook Review: Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars What happens when America's First Son falls in love with the Prince of Wales? When his mother became President of the United States, Alex Claremont-Diaz was promptly cast as the American equivalent of a young royal. Handsome, charismatic, genius—his image is … Continue reading Audiobook Review: Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

Review: Dear White People by Justin Simien & (illustrated by) Ian O’Phelan

Dear White People by Justin Simien My rating: 4 of 5 stars In the satirical tradition of the New York Times bestseller Stuff White People Like comes this witty companion book to the “incredibly entertaining” (Indiewire) film of the same name, which “heralds a fresh and funny new voice” (Variety). Right out of college, Justin … Continue reading Review: Dear White People by Justin Simien & (illustrated by) Ian O’Phelan

ARC Review: Drowned Country by Emily Tesh

Drowned Country by Emily Tesh My rating: 4 of 5 stars Even the Wild Man of Greenhollow can’t ignore a summons from his mother, when that mother is the indomitable Adela Silver, practical folklorist. Henry Silver does not relish what he’ll find in the grimy seaside town of Rothport, where once the ancient wood extended … Continue reading ARC Review: Drowned Country by Emily Tesh

ARC Review: Love Me for Who I Am, Vol. 1 by Kata Konayama

Love Me for Who I Am, Vol. 1 by Kata Konayama My rating: 4 of 5 stars An LGBT+ manga about finding friendship and common ground at an untraditional maid café! Mogumo is a cute but lonely high school student who just wants a few loving friends. Fellow student Iwaoka Tetsu invites Mogumo to work … Continue reading ARC Review: Love Me for Who I Am, Vol. 1 by Kata Konayama

ARC Review: How Do We Relationship?, Vol. 1 by Tamifull

How Do We Relationship?, Vol. 1 by Tamifull My rating: 4 of 5 stars A romance of convenience between two college women soon becomes the real thing. Shy Miwa has always dreamed of finding love, but living in small-town Japan made finding the right match difficult—especially since she likes girls! Even going away to college … Continue reading ARC Review: How Do We Relationship?, Vol. 1 by Tamifull