The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab “Being forgotten, she thinks, is a bit like going mad. You begin to wonder what is real, if you are real. After all, how can a thing be real if it cannot be remembered?” To be published Oct. 6, 2020 by Tor Books 448 pages Genre: … Continue reading ARC Review: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab | I sold my soul for eternal life and all I got was this lousy t-shirt
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?
Yes No Maybe So by Becky Albertalli & Aisha Saeed "It’s about the act of resisting. Waking up every day and deciding not to give up." Published Feb. 4, 2020 by Balzer + Bray 448 pages Genre: YA contemporary Date finished: April 22, 2020 Content warnings: Islamophobia & Anti-Semitism goodreads Summary: Jamie Goldberg is cool … Continue reading Review: Yes No Maybe So by Becky Albertalli & Aisha Saeed | love in the time of political activism
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
As a teenager in the early 2010s, I was right in the target age group during the big Hunger Games craze. Like pretty much everyone else I knew, I read the books obsessively, counted down the days to movie releases, tried to braid my hair like Katniss, shared "Peeta I knead you" memes, etc. It's … Continue reading 47 thoughts I had while rereading The Hunger Games trilogy
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
We Used To Be Friends by Amy Spalding “It's strange to think you can grow up right alongside someone and be one category of person when it turns out they're another entirely.” To be published Jan. 7, 2020 by Amulet Books 384 pages Genre: YA contemporary Date finished: Dec. 24, 2019 Content warnings: loss of … Continue reading ARC Review: We Used To Be Friends by Amy Spalding | and I’m still hurting
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
Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo “I want to survive this world that keeps trying to destroy me.” Published Oct. 8, 2019 by Flatiron Books 458 pages Genre: dark urban fantasy Date finished: Nov. 26, 2019 Content warnings: rape and sexual assault, drug abuse and overdose, gore, physical abuse, self harm goodreads | indiebound Summary: Galaxy … Continue reading Review: Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo | who knew getting into an Ivy League school would involve so much necromancy?