If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio “You can justify anything if you do it poetically enough.” Published April 11, 2017 by Flatiron Books 368 pages Genre: mystery Date finished: May 31, 2020 Content warnings: drug and alcohol abuse, mentions of suicide, mentions of eating disorder, homophobia goodreads Summary: Oliver Marks has just served ten … Continue reading Review: If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio | shall I compare thee to a Shakespearean tragedy?
The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune “Humanity is so weird. If we’re not laughing, we’re crying or running for our lives because monsters are trying to eat us. And they don’t even have to be real monsters. They could be the ones we make up in our heads. Don’t you think that’s … Continue reading Review: The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune | my new favorite family of monster kids
The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow “I hope you will find the cracks in the world and wedge them wider, so the light of other suns shines through; I hope you will keep the world unruly, messy, full of strange magics; I hope you will run through every open Door and … Continue reading Review: The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow | stunning in every possible way
Tweet Cute by Emma Lord “Sometimes it feels as if I've been interacting with everyone here from behind some kind of veil - as though I'm allowed to be here, but not engage. To look, but not touch.” Published Jan. 21, 2020 by Wednesday Books 368 pages Genre: YA contemporary Date finished: Jan. 8, 2020 … Continue reading Blog Tour Review: Tweet Cute by Emma Lord | the cheesiest (and cutest) love story ever
In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan “I don’t need you to explain to me the concept of a magical land filled with fantastic creatures that only certain special children can enter. I am acquainted with the last several centuries of popular culture. There are books. And cartoons, for the illiterate.” Published August 2017 by … Continue reading Review: In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan | I love one (1) snarky disaster boy and his found family
Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater "You are made of dreams and this world is not for you." Published Nov. 5, 2019 by Scholastic 448 pages Genre: YA urban fantasy Date finished: Nov. 1, 2019 Content warnings: mentions of suicide, violence, gore goodreads | indiebound Summary: Ronan Lynch is a dreamer. He can pull both … Continue reading Review: Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater | have you heard? I would die for Ronan Lynch
The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern “Strange, isn't it? To love a book. When the words on the pages become so precious that they feel like part of your own history because they are.” To be published Nov. 5, 2019 by Doubleday Books 498 pages Genre: fantasy Date finished: Oct. 23, 2019 Content warnings: violence, animal … Continue reading ARC Review: The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern | for anyone who dreams of magical worlds
Are You Listening? by Tillie Walden “Everyone, everything has potential for magic. You just gotta be standing somewhere in the world and in the body that lets you see it.” Published Sept. 10, 2019 by First Second 320 pages Genre: contemporary/fabulism graphic novel Date finished: Oct. 11, 2019 Content warnings: sexual assault, parent death goodreads | … Continue reading Review: Are You Listening? by Tillie Walden | magic is real in West Texas
This fall, I undertook the mission to reread one of my favorite series - The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater - and attempt to write reviews of them for the first time. I've read this series twice before, but both were before I started blogging, so despite the fact that I constantly talk about these … Continue reading Reading The Raven Cycle for the third time (and crying a lot) – spoilers!
Like a Love Story by Abdi Nazemian “The most important four-letter word in our history will always be LOVE. That's what we are fighting for. That's who we are. Love is our legacy.” Published June 4, 2019 by Balzer + Bray 431 pages Genre: YA historical fiction Date finished: Aug. 3, 2019 Content warnings: homophobic language … Continue reading Review: Like a Love Story by Abdi Nazemian | I’ve run out of adjectives to describe my love for this book