These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong | Book Review

I am always down for a good re-telling. Now, when we add in 1920s Shanghai, Shakespeare, and madness? I simply cannot resist. These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong is an excellent young adult historical fantasy. Personally, I devoured this book and cannot stop recommending it. Also? I wish I had the second book right this instant. […]

Every Body Looking by Candice Iloh | Book Review

Every Body Looking by Candice Iloh was a finalist for the National Book Award, yet I still feel like not enough people that I follow are talking about it. In fact, I did a search on twitter and only one person that I follow has tweeted about it. What a shame, as Candice Iloh’s debut […]

Super Fake Love Song by David Yoon | Audiobook Review

Why Did I Listen To Super Fake Love Song? Books that involve music might as well be my catnip. I love them! Granted, Super Fake Love Song by David Yoon is not entirely based around music but it plays a role. Also, the audiobook was on Volumes and appealed to me because I knew I could […]

5 New YA Contemporary Books To Read

If I am in the mood to read something that I will find instantly absorbing or interesting, I pick up a young adult contemporary book. We are in a time of abundance and quality. Seriously, there are so many great young adult contemporary books coming out and already released that the challenge is really in […]

5 YA Contemporary Books For Your Staycation

Like me, you might still mostly be staying home, given coronavirus. You might also still have time available in your vacation bank at work. While I do love traveling and going places and having new experiences, I also greatly enjoy a good staycation. My home is a place that I love to be in and […]

A Phoenix First Must Burn edited by Patrice Caldwell | Review

I don’t know what it is about this pandemic, but I am really ripping through short story anthologies. Maybe because there’s a feeling of accomplishment when reading one or two short stories per day. A Phoenix First Must Burn edited by Patrice Caldwell is a spectacular anthology that’s essentially a celebration of Black Girl Magic. There […]