Monday’s Not Coming // missing child mystery

Monday’s Not Coming sucked me in and had me reeling the entire time. Truth: I totally turned the book over and skimmed the last few chapters to brace myself because, like, that’s what I need to survive certain stories sometimes. Like, I almost always look up TV spoilers to prepare myself emotionally and mentally for […]

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Brave New Girl // except she’s not so brave

Braveness is typically associated with people who show no fear and walk straight into danger. Protagonist Dahlia 16 spends more time running from danger than actually facing it. She’s no Katniss or televised Clarke Griffin. She’s not even a Sarah Manning (Orphan Black). The title is a reference to Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World. I […]

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Famous in Love // the epitome of everything I loathe about YA

Famous in Love is, without a doubt, a complete train wreck. All the issues I’ve with young adult fiction — generally speaking? They exist, inside this book! I never thought such a thing possible, but alas…it has happened. Let me break it down for you: the recipe to get me to dislike a book. 1. […]

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The Rule of One // politically-charged dystopian thriller ft. strong female leads

I am not fond of audiobooks, but I decided to indulge myself after listening to a sample because Karissa Vacker’s voice was the right amount of sensory input, despite similarities to the Texan accent. Reason? I wanted to be able to read while laying down, perhaps even with my eyes closed. I’m also finding that […]

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Time of Grace // bittersweet lesbian romance set in the 1920s

I found “Time of Grace” on Amazon, for 99 cents, via BookBub. The cover wasn’t particularly tantalizing, but the idea of a historical romance between two women reeled me in. I seldom see historical romances featuring women-loving-women (WLW) characters, so I decided to give it a shot. The majority of the lesbian romance books available […]

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A Throne for Sisters // great idea, inconsistent plot

I wasn’t expecting anything going into “A Throne for Sisters”, aside from a full pilot novel. Instead, I found a pilot novel for a series compiled of several books with similar page counts, which I surmise are executed akin to this one: ending right at the climax, rather than containing a full story. And that’s […]

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