Mini Reviews: Graphic Novels & Illustrated Books

Happily Ever After & Everything In Between by Debbie Tung eARC, 160 pages Published June 2nd 2020 by Andrews McMeel Publishing ✰✰✰✰.5 From the bestselling author of Quiet Girl in a Noisy World and Book Love comes a funny and adorable collection of comics about married life, specifically an introvert married to an extrovert! Debbie Tung’s tender, funny, and … More Mini Reviews: Graphic Novels & Illustrated Books

Why Want by Cindy Pon Did Not Work for Me

Want by Cindy Pon ebook, 336 pages Published June 13th 2017 by Simon Pulse ✰✰ From critically acclaimed author Cindy Pon comes an edge-of-your-seat sci-fi thriller, set in a near-future Taipei plagued by pollution, about a group of teens who risk everything to save their city. Jason Zhou survives in a divided society where the elite … More Why Want by Cindy Pon Did Not Work for Me

Ruthless Gods by Emily Duncan // Addictive, but very frustrating to read

Ruthless Gods by Emily Duncan eARC, 378 pages Published April 7th 2020 by Wednesday Books ✰✰ Darkness never works alone… Nadya doesn’t trust her magic anymore. Serefin is fighting off a voice in his head that doesn’t belong to him. Malachiasz is at war with who–and what–he’s become. As their group is continually torn apart, … More Ruthless Gods by Emily Duncan // Addictive, but very frustrating to read

Decked with Holly by Marni Bates // Not enough holiday cheer

Decked with Holly by Marni Bates Paperback, 244 pages Published September 25th 2012 by K-Teen ✰✰ Smartly blending of-the-moment pop culture references and timeless themes, Bates follows her YA debut, “Awkward”, with a hilarious, over-the-top adventure about a teen girl who becomes the fake girlfriend of a cute rock star. Taking a Christmas cruise with her … More Decked with Holly by Marni Bates // Not enough holiday cheer

Rogue Princess by B.R Myers // Gender-bent Cinderella sets in space

Rogue Princess by B.R. Myers eARC, 304 pages Expected publication: January 21st 2020 by Swoon Reads ✰✰ A princess fleeing an arranged marriage teams up with a snarky commoner to foil a rebel plot in B. R. Myers’ Rogue Princess, a gender-swapped sci-fi YA retelling of Cinderella. Princess Delia knows her duty: She must choose … More Rogue Princess by B.R Myers // Gender-bent Cinderella sets in space

Double Review: The Wise and Wicked by Rebecca Podos and The Language of Fire by Stephanie Hemphill

The Wise and the Wicked by Rebecca Podos e-ARC Published May 28th 2019 by HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray ✰✰ Ruby Chernyavsky has been told the stories since she was a child: The women in her family, once possessed of great magical abilities to remake lives and stave off death itself, were forced to flee their Russian … More Double Review: The Wise and Wicked by Rebecca Podos and The Language of Fire by Stephanie Hemphill

Summer Days and Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories by Stephanie Perkins

Summer Days and Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories by Stephanie Perkins, Leigh Bardugo, Jon Skovron, Jennifer E. Smith, Francesca Lia Block, Libba Bray, Cassandra Clare, Brandy Colbert E-book, 320 pages Published May 17th 2016 by St. Martin’s Griffin ✰✰ Maybe it’s the long, lazy days, or maybe it’s the heat making everyone a little bit … More Summer Days and Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories by Stephanie Perkins

Smoke in the Sun by Renee Adhieh // Spoilers ahead because I’m a ball of bitterness (ft some Gordon Ramsay)

Smoke in the Sun by Renee Ahdieh E-book, 416 pages Published June 15th, 2018 by G.P Putnam Sons ✰✰ After Okami is captured in the Jukai forest, Mariko has no choice–to rescue him, she must return to Inako and face the dangers that have been waiting for her in the Heian Castle. She tricks her … More Smoke in the Sun by Renee Adhieh // Spoilers ahead because I’m a ball of bitterness (ft some Gordon Ramsay)

The Summer of Chasing Mermaids by Sarah Ockler // Lost in its own beauty

The Summer of Chasing Mermaids by Sarah Ockler Paperback, 416 pages Published June 7th 2016 by Simon Pulse ✰✰ The youngest of six talented sisters, Elyse d’Abreau was destined for stardom—until a boating accident took everything from her. Now, the most beautiful singer in Tobago can’t sing. She can’t even speak. Seeking quiet solitude, Elyse accepts a friend’s … More The Summer of Chasing Mermaids by Sarah Ockler // Lost in its own beauty