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 [...]

Review: Where Dreams Descend by Janella Angeles

Review: Where Dreams Descend by Janella Angeles

Thank you to Netgalley and Wednesday Books for the ARC. All opinions expressed are my own. ★★★ Title: Where Dreams Descend Author: Janella Angeles Publication Date: August 25th, 2020 Publisher: Wednesday Books Genre: Fantasy Age Range: YA Content warnings: emotional abuse, manipulation Synopsis: In a city covered in ice and ruin, a group of magicians face off [...]

Blog Tour and Review: Vanessa Yu’s Magical Paris Tea Shop by Roselle Lim

Blog Tour and Review: Vanessa Yu’s Magical Paris Tea Shop by Roselle Lim

Special thank you to Shealea and Caffeine Book Tours for organizing this blog tour and providing me an ARC of the book. All opinions expressed are my own. ★★★★ Title: Vanessa Yu's Magical Paris Tea Shop Author: Roselle Lim Publication Date: August 4th, 2020 Publisher: Berkley Genre: Romance, contemporary Age Range: Adult Content warnings: Near death [...]

Review: One Year of Ugly by Caroline Mackenzie

Review: One Year of Ugly by Caroline Mackenzie

★★★★ Title: One Year of Ugly Author: Caroline Mackenzie Publication Date: May 14, 2020 Publisher: The Borough Press Genre: Contemporary Age Range: NA Synopsis: After fleeing crumbling, volatile Venezuela, Yola Palacio wants nothing more than to settle into a peaceful new life in Trinidad with her family. And who cares if they’re there illegally—aren’t most [...]

Review: The Sigil by Shakeil Kanish and Larissa Mandeville

Review: The Sigil by Shakeil Kanish and Larissa Mandeville

★★★★ Title: The Sigil Authors: Shakeil Kanish & Larissa Mandeville Publication Date: January 27, 2020 Genre: Fantasy, LGBT Age Range: YA Love Yo Shelf received and epub of The Sigil from Shakeil in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own. Synopsis: After losing the person most important to him, Lake Smithson [...]

Blog Tour and Review: Unravel the Dusk by Elizabeth Lim

Blog Tour and Review: Unravel the Dusk by Elizabeth Lim

Special thank you to Shealea and Caffeine Book Tours for organizing this blog tour and providing me an ARC of the book. All opinions expressed are my own. While this review is spoiler-free for Unravel the Dusk, it will contain spoilers for Spin the Dawn. ★★★★★ Title: Unravel the Dusk Author: Elizabeth Lim Publication Date: July [...]

Book Recs: A Song Below Water by Bethany C. Morrow

Book Recs: A Song Below Water by Bethany C. Morrow

This power might be all the protection I have. A Song Below Water, Bethany C. Morrow ★★★★★ Title: A Song Below Water Author: Bethany C. Morrow Publishing Date: June 2, 2020 Publisher: Tor Teen Genre: Fantasy Age Range: YA Content Warning: brief mention of self-harm Synopsis: Tavia is already at odds with the world, forced [...]