Bookish Playlist: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

Just some songs that I feel represent the Jenny Han trilogy about the Covey sisters. I Like Me Better by LauvStyle by Taylor SwiftColors by HalseyI’m Yours by Jason MrazUse Somebody by Kings of LeonAlone Together by Fall Out BoyGirlfriend by Avril Lavigne 1980S Horror Film II by WallowsAdore You by Harry Styles(I’ve Had) The…… Continue reading Bookish Playlist: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

Book List: Books With Black Protagonists

Representation is so important. It shows readers they are not alone and that they can be a hero. It can also show readers what it’s like not to be like them. It builds empathy and unity through our diversity. I’ve been seeing a lot more books out with POC main characters and I am loving…… Continue reading Book List: Books With Black Protagonists

Bookish Discussion: Dark Topics in Young Books

Even as an adult I love YA books. I will never stop reading young adult. But, I do remember that these books are mainly targeted towards teenagers. And, having recently gotten into middle grade, I know the main audience for those books are ages 8-12. So, how dark can and should an author get in…… Continue reading Bookish Discussion: Dark Topics in Young Books

Book Lists: Books with Assassins

I think it’s fair to say we love morally grey characters, especially ever since we’ve realized the world isn’t black and white. Sometimes, readers even fall for the villain, if he’s dark and handsome enough. And then, some of the best books have leading killers with awesome skills and who put the sass in assassinate.…… Continue reading Book Lists: Books with Assassins

Book Review: Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon (Alley Entertainment)

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Still reeling from my last amazing fantasy read, I took to another book in a vastly different genre: a contemporary YA romance. I finished Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon, published by Alley Entertainment, and honestly, was really disappointed with it. I really wanted to like the book, not the least because it was a Christmas…… Continue reading Book Review: Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon (Alley Entertainment)

Book Review: Legendborn by Tracy Deonn (Simon & Schuster)

I first found Legendborn by Tracy Deonn, published by Simon & Schuster, through Bookstagram and it looked brilliant. YA fantasy/king Arthur retelling? Sign me up. Naturally, when I saw the book in the bookstore, I had to have it. It was on my backlist TBR for a while but this month I finally picked it…… Continue reading Book Review: Legendborn by Tracy Deonn (Simon & Schuster)

Bookish Playlist: The Hunger Games

Just a playlist here for one of the most well-known dystopias. Girl on Fire-Alicia Keys Poison Arrow-ABC Catle-Halsey Silhouettes-Of Monsters and Men Survivor-Destiny’s Child Killing in the Name-Rage Against the Machine Poker Face-Lady Gaga Safe and Sound-Taylor Swift Set Fire to the Rain-Adele Is This The World We Created?-Queen Just Like Fire-P!nk Stronger-Kelly Clarkson I…… Continue reading Bookish Playlist: The Hunger Games

Book Review: Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron (Bloomsbury YA)

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What good is a four hour train ride if you can’t use the time to finish a book? Thanks to the lengthy transportation, it only took me two days to finish Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron, published by Bloomsbury YA. This YA fairy-tale retelling is basically about a gay black girl who wants to…… Continue reading Book Review: Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron (Bloomsbury YA)

Book Review: The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna (Usbourne Publishing Ltd.)

Moving off the Grishaverse until I get Rule of Wolves, I decided to read a book that I bought a couple months ago, and has been on my tbr backlist. I was so excited for it because I’ve seen it promoted on bookstagram, has beautiful cover art, and the book is completed with green sprayed…… Continue reading Book Review: The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna (Usbourne Publishing Ltd.)

Book Review: King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo (ORION Children’s Books)

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I’ve been continuing on with the Grishaverse books to end June out. Last night, I finished King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo, published by ORION Children’s Books. It’s the first book in the latest duology of the universe. Unfortunately, I don’t have the next book, so finishing out the Grishaverse will have to wait. King…… Continue reading Book Review: King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo (ORION Children’s Books)