The Avant-Guards: Volume One (Carly Usdin) | Goodreads | 4 stars I was extremely lucky to receive a digital ARC of this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affected my opinion of the book or the content of this review. This was such a cute story! This first volume combines the … More Finally, Some ARC Reviews! // Mini-Reviews
Title: Don’t Date Rosa Santos Position: Standalone Author: Nina Moreno Genre: Contemporary Pages: 336 Rating: 4/5 Rosa Santos is cursed by the sea-at least, that’s what they say. Dating her is bad news, especially if you’re a boy with a boat. But Rosa feels more caught than cursed. Caught between cultures and choices. Between her abuela, a beloved healer and pillar … More Happy-Looking Contemporaries Should Not Make Me Sob // Don’t Date Rosa Santos by Nina Moreno
I’ve been doing more and more read-a-thons lately, including The Reading Rush at the end of July and the N.E.W.T.s this month – but what am I reading and how am I doing? Yeah, I don’t have an interesting intro, just move on. header from The Reading Rush I did it! I read seven … More All I Do is Read(-a-thons)
Title: Red, White, and Royal Blue Position: Standalone Author: Casey McQuiston Genre: New Adult/Contemporary Pages: 423 Rating: 4/5 A big-hearted romantic comedy in which First Son Alex falls in love with Prince Henry of Wales after an incident of international proportions forces them to pretend to be best friends… First Son Alex Claremont-Diaz is the closest thing to a … More More of a Discussion Than a Review // Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
It ended with a bit of failure (I WAS SO CLOSE!), but I had a successful month exploring the island of the Book Junkie Trials. I read some great books, a not-so-great one, and some middling stories, which seems like a decent reading month. And, as always, I managed to wreck my TBR a bit … More Say Goodbye to the Book Junkie Trials!
header from The Reading Rush I’m not a Booktuber (obviously, you say to yourself, as you read this instead of having it read to you by me in my monotone voice and general awkwardness), but I heard about Booktubeathon last year, when I was just starting to watch Booktube. Well, now that read-a-thon has rebranded … More The Reading Rush TBR
Title: Summer Bird Blue Position: Standalone Author: Akemi Dawn Bowman Genre: Contemporary Pages: 375 Rating: 2/5 Rumi Seto spends a lot of time worrying she doesn’t have the answers to everything. What to eat, where to go, whom to love. But there is one thing she is absolutely sure of—she wants to spend the rest of her life writing music … More Pretty Book, Not So Pretty Happenings // Summer Bird Blue by Akemi Dawn Bowman
Haven’t even started this post and my “Read-a-Thons” header is already wrong, because the ambitious Book Junkie Trials are a MONTH long challenge! That’s right, for the month of July, I’ll be reading books that fit some fantasy-related prompts and will hopefully propel my team (go Magi!) to the top. In other words, I’m participating … More Welcome to the Book Junkie Trials!
The Truth About Keeping Secrets (Savannah Brown) | Goodreads | 4 stars I enjoyed this debut for the most part and gave it 4 stars, but it potentially could have gotten a slighter higher rating if I had known what I was getting before I read it – that’s a big maybe, but I figure … More Some Queer Books For Pride Month! // Mini-Reviews
To Be Honest (Maggie Ann Martin) | Goodreads | 3.5 stars I think I rated this second book from Maggie Ann Martin the same as her debut, The Big F, but I think this one is my favorite from her so far. A combination of characters I liked better and storylines that interested me more all made that possible. … More A Second Book and a Sequel That Have Nothing in Common // Mini-Reviews