Review: How to Build a Heart by Maria Padian

Review: How to Build a Heart by Maria Padian

★★★★★ Title: How to Build a Heart Author: Maria Padian Publication Date: January 28, 2020 Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers Genre: Contemporary Age Range: YA Thank you to NetGalley and Algonquin Young Readers for the ARC. All opinions expressed are my own. Synopsis: All sixteen-year-old Izzy Crawford wants is to feel like she really belongs somewhere. [...]

Blog Tour and Review: Spellhacker by M.K. England

Blog Tour and Review: Spellhacker by M.K. England

★★★★ Special thank you to HarperCollins and Kate (Your Tita Kate) for organizing this blog tour and providing me an ARC of the book. All opinions expressed are my own. Title: Spellhacker Author: M.K. England Publication Date: January 21st, 2020 Publisher: HarperCollins Teen Genre: Fantasy, LGBT Age Range: YA Trigger warnings: Anxiety, chronic illness, panic attacks, [...]

Review: Don’t Read the Comments by Eric Smith

Review: Don’t Read the Comments by Eric Smith

★★★★★ Thank you to NetGalley and Inkyard Press for the ARC. All opinions expressed are my own. Title: Don't Read the Comments Author: Eric Smith Publication Date: January 28th, 2020 Publisher: Inkyard Press Genre: Contemporary Age Range: YA Synopsis: Divya Sharma is a queen. Or she is when she’s playing Reclaim the Sun, the year’s hottest [...]

Book Recs: The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling by Wai Chim

Book Recs: The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling by Wai Chim

A book with a huge heartbeat and so much love infused in every page.Alice Pung Title: The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling Author: Wai Chim Publication Date: August 5th, 2019 (AU) & November 10th, 2020 (USA) Publisher: Allen & Unwin Genre: Contemporary, romance, mental health Age Range: YA Synopsis: Anna Chiu has her hands [...]

Review: Tweet Cute by Emma Lord

Review: Tweet Cute by Emma Lord

★★★★★ Title: Tweet Cute Author: Emma Lord Publication Date: January 21st, 2020 Publisher: Wednesday Books Genre: Contemporary, romance Age Range: YA Thank you to NetGalley and Wednesday Books for the ARC. All opinions expressed are my own. Synopsis: Meet Pepper, swim team captain, chronic overachiever, and all-around perfectionist. Her family may be falling apart, but their [...]

Review: Reverie by Ryan La Sala

Review: Reverie by Ryan La Sala

★★★ Title: Reverie Author: Ryan La Sala Publication Date: December 3rd, 2019 Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire Genre: Fantasy, LGBTQ Age Range: YA Never expect a world designed for someone else to show you mercy. Thank you to NetGalley and Sourcebooks Fire for the ARC. All opinions expressed are my own. All Kane Montgomery knows for certain [...]

Review: The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco

Review: The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco

★★★★ Title: The Never Tilting World Author: Rin Chupeco Publication Date: October 15th, 2019 Publisher: Harper Teen Genre: Fantasy, LGBTQ Age Range: YA A demoness is what men call a goddess they cannot control. Excuse me while I yodel about this book for ten million years.  Generations of twin goddesses have long ruled Aeon. But [...]

Review: Girls of Storm and Shadow by Natasha Ngan

Review: Girls of Storm and Shadow by Natasha Ngan

★★★★★ Title: Girls of Storm and Shadow Author: Natasha Ngan Publication Date: November 5th, 2019 Publisher: Jimmy Patterson Books Genre: Fantasy, LGBTQ Age Range: (Upper) YA Let me start by saying that I loved Girls of Paper and Fire so much I honestly wasn't sure how Natasha Ngan was going to top herself - and [...]

Review: Coral by Sara Ella

Review: Coral by Sara Ella

★★★★★ Title: Coral Author: Sara Ella Publication Date: November 12th, 2019 Publisher: Thomas Nelson Genre: Romance, retellings Age Range: YA Thank you to NetGalley and Thomas Nelson for the ARC. All opinions expressed are my own. Trigger warnings: suicide, self-harm, anxiety, depression There's more than one way to drown. Marketed as a tragic retelling of [...]