Book Recs: These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong

Book Recs: These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong

Thank you to Margaret K. McElderry Books for an e-ARC in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. All quotes are from an advance copy and are subject to change in final publication. Title: These Violent Delights Author: Chloe Gong Publication Date: November 17th, 2020 Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books Source: Digital ARC via publisher Age [...]

Review: Malcolm and Me by Robin Farmer

Review: Malcolm and Me by Robin Farmer

★★★★ Title: Malcolm and Me Author: Robin Farmer Publication Date: November 17, 2020 Publisher: SparkPress Genre and age range: historical fiction, middle grade Many thanks to Paige Herbert (publicist) for reaching out and providing a digital copy for an honest and unbiased review. Something my history teacher used to say a lot was, "History may [...]

Book Recs: A Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea and Tomorrow (and other food-related books!)

Book Recs: A Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea and Tomorrow (and other food-related books!)

Title: A Cuban Girl's Guide to Tea and Tomorrow Author: Laura Taylor Namey Publication Date: November 10, 2020 Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers Age range and genre: YA contemporary romance Synopsis: For Lila Reyes, a summer in England was never part of the plan. The plan was 1) take over her abuela’s role as [...]

Blog Tour and Review: Spell Starter by Elsie Chapman

Blog Tour and Review: Spell Starter by Elsie Chapman

Special thank you to Shealea and Caffeine Book Tours for organizing this blog tour and providing me an ARC of the book in exchange for an honest review. All quotes are from an advance copy and are subject to change in final publication. While this review is spoiler-free for Spell Starter, it may contain spoilers for Caster. ★★★★ Title: Spell Starter Author: Elsie [...]

Blog Tour and Review: The Fallen Hero by Katie Zhao

Blog Tour and Review: The Fallen Hero by Katie Zhao

Special thank you to Shealea and Caffeine Book Tours for organizing this blog tour and providing me an ARC of the book in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. All quotes are from an advance copy and are subject to change in final publication. While this review is spoiler-free for The Fallen Hero, it may contain spoilers for The [...]

Blog Tour and Review: Blazewrath Games by Amparo Ortiz

Blog Tour and Review: Blazewrath Games by Amparo Ortiz

Special thank you to Shealea and Caffeine Book Tours for organizing this blog tour and providing me an ARC of the book in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. All quotes are from an advance copy and are subject to change in final publication. ★★★★★ Title: Blazewrath Games Author: Amparo Ortiz Publication Date: October 6th, 2020 Publisher: Page Street [...]

Book Recs: Legendborn by Tracy Deonn

Book Recs: Legendborn by Tracy Deonn

Thank you to Netgalley for the ARC in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. Title: Legendborn Author: Tracy Deonn Publication Date: September 15th, 2020 Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books Source: Digital ARC via Netgalley Age Range & Genre: YA, fantasy, contemporary, retelling, LGBTQ+ Content warnings: death, racism, manipulation, memory erasure, violence, anxiety attacks Synopsis: After her [...]

Blog Tour & Review – The Ikessar Falcon by K.S. Villoso: Dragons, Hypocrisy, and the Queen’s Double-Edged Sword

Blog Tour & Review – The Ikessar Falcon by K.S. Villoso: Dragons, Hypocrisy, and the Queen’s Double-Edged Sword

★★★★★ While this post may not contain spoilers for The Ikessar Falcon, there may be some for The Wolf of Oren-Yaro. Title: The Ikessar Falcon Author: K.S. Villoso Publication Date: September 24, 2020 Publisher: Orbit Books Genre: Fantasy Age Range: Adult The story so far:The Bitch Queen returns in The Ikessar Falcon, the action-packed sequel [...]

Blog Tour and Review: Iron Heart by Nina Varela

Blog Tour and Review: Iron Heart by Nina Varela

Special thank you to Shealea and Caffeine Book Tours for organizing this blog tour and providing me an ARC of the book in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. All quotes are from an advance copy and are subject to change in final publication. While this review is spoiler-free for Iron Heart, it may contain spoilers for Crier's [...]

Being a New Blogger: 6 things I learned through trial and error

Being a New Blogger: 6 things I learned through trial and error

First off, I just want to thank everyone who nominated and voted for Love Yo Shelf in the best new blog category for Marie and May's Book Blogger Awards!! Orianna and I are completely and absolutely overwhelmed by the love and support we've gotten since starting our baby blog in October, and we've loved having [...]

Book Recs: We Are Not Free by Traci Chee

Book Recs: We Are Not Free by Traci Chee

★★★★★ Title: We Are Not Free Author: Traci Chee Publication Date: September 1, 2020 Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers Genre: Historical Fiction Age Range: YA/NA Content warnings: some war and death, incarceration and violence Synopsis: From New York Times best-selling and acclaimed author Traci Chee comes We Are Not Free, the collective account of [...]

Blog Tour and Review: The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart

Blog Tour and Review: The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart

Special thank you to Kate @ Your Tita Kate and the publisher for organizing this blog tour and providing me a physical ARC of the book in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. All quotes are from an advance copy and are subject to change in final publication. ★★★★★ Title: The Bone Shard Daughter [...]

So You Want to Be an Ally: But what are you really trying to accomplish?

So You Want to Be an Ally: But what are you really trying to accomplish?

Alright, bear with me folks, because I dove deep into critical race theory during my undergrad and I have a Lot to say.  I'm sure that almost 100% of the time, white bloggers look to support books by marginalized authors with the best of intentions. Unfortunately, due to the undeniable, incontestable truth that they are [...]

Review: Against the Loveless World

Review: Against the Loveless World

★★★★★ Thank you to NetGalley for the e-ARC. All opinions expressed are my own. Title: Against the Loveless World Author: Susan Abulhawa Publication Date: August 25, 2020 Publisher: Atria Books Genre: Historical Fiction Age Range: NA - Adult Content Warning: sexual violence and rape, war/violence, miscarriage/abortion, death Synopsis: As Nahr sits, locked away in solitary [...]