ARC Review: The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow | let’s go burn down the patriarchy

The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow "A girl is such an easy thing to break: weak and fragile, all alone, all yours. But they aren't girls anymore, and they don't belong to anyone. And they aren't alone." Published Oct. 13, 2020 by Orbit 528 pages Genre: historical fantasy Date finished: Oct. 15, … Continue reading ARC Review: The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow | let’s go burn down the patriarchy

ARC Review: A Neon Darkness by Lauren Shippen | a villain origin story of the highest quality

A Neon Darkness (The Bright Sessions #2) by Lauren Shippen "I think about being happy and whether that's something I've ever felt. I'm not sure it is, but I think it must be something close to this." To be published Sept. 29, 2020 by Tor Teen 256 pages Genre: YA contemporary sci-fi Date finished: April … Continue reading ARC Review: A Neon Darkness by Lauren Shippen | a villain origin story of the highest quality

ARC Review: Watch Over Me by Nina LaCour | the beauty of small moments

Watch Over Me by Nina LaCour “What a wonder it was, to stand side by side with someone and watch the same thing.” To be published Sept. 15, 2020 by Dutton Books for Young Readers 240 pages Genre: YA contemporary/fabulism Date finished: May 9, 2020 Content warnings: discussions of past abuse goodreads | bookshop Summary: … Continue reading ARC Review: Watch Over Me by Nina LaCour | the beauty of small moments

ARC Review: Kind of a Big Deal by Shannon Hale | this book deserves a standing ovation

Kind of a Big Deal by Shannon Hale "Musicals were better than real life. And if Josie could make a wish, she'd live in one forever." To be published August 25, 2020 by Roaring Brook Press 400 pages Genre: YA contemporary fantasy Date finished: June 12, 2020 Content warnings: mentions of transphobia goodreads | bookshop … Continue reading ARC Review: Kind of a Big Deal by Shannon Hale | this book deserves a standing ovation

Review: Loveless by Alice Oseman | be prepared for A Lot Of Emotions

Loveless by Alice Oseman “All I had to do was wait, and my big love story would come. I would find the one. We would fall in love. And I'd get my happily ever after.” Published July 9, 2020 by HarperCollins Children's Books 435 pages Genre: YA contemporary Date finished: July 22, 2020 Content warnings: … Continue reading Review: Loveless by Alice Oseman | be prepared for A Lot Of Emotions

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

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

Review: If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio | shall I compare thee to a Shakespearean tragedy?

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?

Review: Yes No Maybe So by Becky Albertalli & Aisha Saeed | love in the time of political activism

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

Review: The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune | my new favorite family of monster kids

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

47 thoughts I had while rereading The Hunger Games trilogy

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