Swoon. Emergency Contact was just what I needed this week. Smart, compassionate, and messy–everything a college romance should be.
Decades in the making, this unassuming book represents the central thesis of one of the greatest television critics, Emily Nussbaum. I Like to Watch isn’t just a collection of TV criticism; it’s a defense of TV criticism and television itself, celebrating the medium’s unique power and charting its evolution throughout the post-Sopranos golden age. Five stars.
I loved these three contemporaries and wanted to make sure they got a shout-out on the blog. They’re all hugely popular backlist titles, so I didn’t feel the need to write reviews, but I wanted to share my thoughts.
Evvie Drake Starts Over tells a story of second chances with wit, compassion, and kinetic dialogue. Romantic and moving: an absolute joy to read. Five Stars.
BookPage published an interview with Hale that made me want to bang my head against the table, so I guess I’m going to write about that today.
This was a slower month for me. I did a little less reading and blogging than usual, mostly due to other life things, but also because I was busy preparing for BookCon! I’ll talk a little about my trip later on in this post.
Surprisingly extensive, Broken Throne reminded me why I loved Red Queen in the first place (while skillfully avoiding the series’ weak spots). Four stars.
There’s a lot happening this month, and narrowing it down to five was a helpful (and frustrating) exercise in restraint. Next month, two people I adore are debuting and I couldn’t be happier. Plus, I’ve got three new YA titles that look marvelous. Evvie Drake Starts OverLinda Holmes This is it, guys. This is the…
Penned in loving, sharp verse, The Poet X is a beautiful, excruciating love letter to teenagedom, slam poetry, and Afro-Latina girls.
If you can’t tell, this post will be dark and full of spoilers. If you haven’t seen all the GOT that will ever air (*sniff*) then stay away!
Inventive, heartfelt, and surprisingly quiet, Opposite of Always uses the time-loop plot to zoom in on personal relationships and character journeys.
Think beyond Oh, The Places You’ll Go!
Here are fifty ideas for graduation presents for the high school graduate in your life. This list includes some classic favorites as well as lots of recent releases, perfect for the class of 2019.
Despite the haunting setting and skillful world-building, Wicked Saints fails to deliver on its essential promises. Three stars for a clumsy, frustrating fantasy. A girl who can speak to gods must save her people without destroying herself. A prince in danger must decide who to trust. A boy with a monstrous secret waits in the…
I had high hopes for The Hazel Wood but ended up confused, frustrated, and worst of all, bored. Two stars for incoherent execution on a wonderful urban fantasy concept.
I have the time and the spoons today, so I’m going to try to dig into the complete mess that is this post, because I think it’s more than just a bad take. It’s indicative of some deep problems in publishing.
Judging from the amount of contemporary romance, it seems we’ve officially in publishing’s summer season. I’m watching five new titles hitting shelves today.
Swoon. Delivering sweet, seaside romance, Don’t Date Rosa Santos is a moving coming-of-age about family, heritage, and what lies beyond the ocean.
If everything has gone as planned, you should be reading this post on my shiny new blog. I moved last week from WordPress.com to self-hosted. I migrated my followers and I’ll be setting up link redirects soon, so nothing should change for you apart from this ~fresh new look.~ I’m still working out the wrinkles,…
I review my month in reading, reviewing, and writing.
Four books I’m watching that hit shelves today:
Penguin Random House’s Delacorte Press has confirmed that Amélie Zhao’s embattled fantasy YA debut, Blood Heir, has been rescheduled for publication this November.