Blog Tour: Tell Me How You Really Feel by Amina Mae Safi

Genre: YA contemporary/romcom Publisher: Feiwel & Friends Publication Date: June 11, 2019 Sana Khan is a cheerleader and a straight A student. She’s the classic (somewhat obnoxious) overachiever determined to win. Rachel Recht is a wannabe director who’s obsesssed with movies and ready to make her own masterpiece. As she’s casting her senior film project,Continue reading “Blog Tour: Tell Me How You Really Feel by Amina Mae Safi”

Pride Month (and Beyond) TBR + Mostly May Wrap-Up

It’s that time of year!! I’ve been working a lot and I just started an online class, so I’m kind of busy (hence why this post is so late), but I’ve also been loving reading this summer. In fact, I read quite a few LGBTQIAP+ books already in May that I loved and might asContinue reading “Pride Month (and Beyond) TBR + Mostly May Wrap-Up”

ARC Review: Brave Face by Shaun David Hutchinson

Genre: YA memoir (nonfiction) Publisher: Simon Pulse Publication date: May 20, 2019 Critically acclaimed author of We Are the Ants—described as having “hints of Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five” (School Library Journal)—opens up about what led to an attempted suicide in his teens, and his path back from the experience. “I wasn’t depressed because I was gay. IContinue reading “ARC Review: Brave Face by Shaun David Hutchinson”

Review: Where the Heart Is by Jo Knowles

Genre: Middle grade realistic fiction Publisher: Candlewick Press Publication Date: April 2, 2019 If home is where the heart is, what would happen if you lost it? Compassion and humor infuse the story of a family caught in financial crisis and a girl struggling to form her own identity. It’s the first day of summerContinue reading “Review: Where the Heart Is by Jo Knowles”

ARC Review: The Backstagers and the Theater of the Ancients by Andy Mientus

Genre: Middle grade fantasy Publisher: Amulet Books Publication Date: March 19, 2019 After saving the day and stopping the ghost from taking over their theater, things are quiet for the Backstagers of the St. Genesius School Drama Club. Too quiet. But when that quiet is filled by a mysterious voice that haunts the Backstagers dayContinue reading “ARC Review: The Backstagers and the Theater of the Ancients by Andy Mientus”

ARC Review: You Asked for Perfect by Laura Silverman

Genre: YA contemporary Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire Publication date: March 3, 2019 Senior Ariel Stone is the perfect college applicant: first chair violin, dedicated community volunteer, and expected valedictorian. He works hard – really hard – to make his life look effortless. A failed Calculus quiz is not part of that plan. Not when he’s numberContinue reading “ARC Review: You Asked for Perfect by Laura Silverman”

Mini-Review: Odd One Out by Nic Stone

I’m calling this a “mini-review” because I’m presenting thoughts I had on this book right after a finished reading it, which isn’t fully comprehensive of all the elements/details of the novel. Still, I thought it deserved to be here because I just want my voice to be heard on this book? So…here’s the thing. ThisContinue reading “Mini-Review: Odd One Out by Nic Stone”

ARC Review: The Past and Other Things That Should Stay Buried by Shaun David Hutchinson

Genre: YA sci-fi-ish contemporary Publisher: Simon Pulse Release date: February 19, 2019 Synopsis: A good friend will bury your body, a best friend will dig you back up. Dino doesn’t mind spending time with the dead. His parents own a funeral home, and death is literally the family business. He’s just not used to themContinue reading “ARC Review: The Past and Other Things That Should Stay Buried by Shaun David Hutchinson”

ARC Review: Our Year of Maybe

Publisher: Simon Pulse Genre: YA contemporary Publication date: January 15, 2019 Synopsis: Aspiring choreographer Sophie Orenstein would do anything for Peter Rosenthal-Porter, who’s been on the kidney transplant list as long as she’s known him. Peter, a gifted pianist, is everything to Sophie: best friend, musical collaborator, secret crush. When she learns she’s a match,Continue reading “ARC Review: Our Year of Maybe”

2018 Reading Wrap-Up! With Charts! And 2019 goals!

Why yes, it is 2019, which means it’s time to wrap up my 2018 reading year. (I read up until Dec. 31st, of course!) This year’s edition is complete with lots of stats and charts, thanks to the reading spreadsheet I got from Book Riot! (Here is the new and improved 2019 one, which I’mContinue reading “2018 Reading Wrap-Up! With Charts! And 2019 goals!”