Loveboat Reunion by Abigail Hing Wen | Book Review

I wish more people were reading Abigail Hing Wen. Her debut, Loveboat Taipei really hit for me — I love drama and travel and coming of age stories. So, I was very eager to pick up Loveboat Reunion, a companion to Loveboat Taipei. Loveboat Reunion is a long book, but let me tell you, it is fully transporting. There […]

5 Reviews Of Throwback YA Books

As we approach the new year, I am trying to enter unburdened. So, I am going through my spreadsheets, typing reviews, and posting drafts. I want to go into 2022 free and clear without leftover unwritten Netgalley/Edelweiss reviews hanging over my head. And so, similar to a photodump, here is a review dump of five […]

5 More Verse Books You Must Check Out

5 More Verse Books You MUST Check Out My reading life this year has really run the gamut of genres and story forms. I am so thankful that I’ve been able to pick up and read a sizable amount of verse books. Even better – the majority that I’ve read have been by marginalized authors […]

The Afterlife Of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand | Book Review

I love when authors add a new spin to classic stories. Of course, the ultimate holiday classic A Christmas Carol receives the YA treatment in The Afterlife Of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand. I have held off on reading this book – saving it for a particular holiday season. Hand is one of my favorite young adult […]

Please Don’t Tell by Laura Tims | Book Review

Please Don’t Tell by Laura Tims made my June TBR even though it is ancient in terms of YA publishing because I wanted to make a little pile of thrillers to give to a friend of someone on my periphery. And apparently I never go through the ancient ARCs on my shelves to unhaul or […]

17 First Kisses by Rachael Allen | Book Review

17 First Kisses by Rachael Allen is a book that I was really sleeping on. I actually regret that because this book was so good — even the parts that were genuinely difficult to read. This another book that I had picked up while I was on my streak of throwback contemporary young adult books. […]