All of Us With Wings is a gorgeous, inventive work of magical realism. Unfortunately, the beauty and empowerment are marred by a romanticized relationship between a teen and her employer, 10 years her senior.
A tense, creepy descent into the dark underbelly of a glittering princess theme park.
Five stars for this coming-of-age sci-fi mystery.
Today, I’ve got my eye on one new release that looks wonderful and another for… other reasons.
What I Read In June I read fewer books than usual this month, but had a really high percentage of winners. I read seven in total, and four of those were five-star books! It’s so hard to pick a favorite, so I’ll cheat and pick two: I Like To Watch and The Kingdom. My least…
July 2019 looks like it’s going to be a little quieter. Most summer books are already out. This is fine by me–I need all the time I can get to gear up for September.
Today isn’t one of 2019’s major hyped release dates (looking at you, September) but it’s a big one for me. I’m so freakin excited.
An intriguing idea dragged down by flat characters and an unpleasant protagnist: a case of autobiographical fiction gone wrong. Two stars.
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.