ARC review: The Extraordinaries by T.J. Klune

I was sent this book as an advance listening copy via libro.fm for reviewing purposes, but all opinions are my own. Some people are extraordinary. Some are just extra. TJ Klune's YA debut, The Extraordinaries, is a queer coming-of-age story about a fanboy with ADHD and the heroes he loves. Nick Bell? Not extraordinary. But being the … Continue reading ARC review: The Extraordinaries by T.J. Klune

ARC review: The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water by Zen Cho

I was sent this book as an advance copy by the publisher via NetGalley for reviewing purposes, but all opinions are my own. “Fantastic, defiant, utterly brilliant.” —Ken Liu Zen Cho returns with a found family wuxia fantasy that combines the vibrancy of old school martial arts movies with characters drawn from the margins of … Continue reading ARC review: The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water by Zen Cho

One-paragraph ARC reviews: Tigers, Not Daughters by Samantha Mabry + All Boys Aren’t Blue by George M. Johnson

Today I come to you with very short reviews, even shorter than my usual mini-reviews. Sometimes you just don't have enough feelings about a book to really be able to write more than a few things, and sometimes books are delicate things, like memoirs that are not about any part of you and you don't … Continue reading One-paragraph ARC reviews: Tigers, Not Daughters by Samantha Mabry + All Boys Aren’t Blue by George M. Johnson

ARC Review: Vagabonds by Hao Jingfang // literary fiction in a sci-fi trenchcoat

I was sent this book as an advance listening copy via libro.fm for reviewing purposes, but all opinions are my own. A century after the Martian war of independence, a group of kids are sent to Earth as delegates from Mars, but when they return home, they are caught between the two worlds, unable to … Continue reading ARC Review: Vagabonds by Hao Jingfang // literary fiction in a sci-fi trenchcoat

ARC Review: Cancer Ships Aquarius (Signs of Love #5) by Anyta Sunday

I was sent this book as an advanced copy for reviewing purposes, but all opinions are my own. Prepare to dip your toe into the biggest adventure of your life, Cancer. There’s romance in the air, and it smells deliciously salty. Dumped by the fifth girl in two years and abandoned by his best friends, … Continue reading ARC Review: Cancer Ships Aquarius (Signs of Love #5) by Anyta Sunday

ARC Review: The Weight of Living by M.A. Hinkle

I was sent this book as an advance copy by the publisher via NetGalley for reviewing purposes, but all opinions are my own. When she arrives for a working vacation, shy photographer Trisha Ivy doesn’t expect much from Cherrywood Grove. Then she runs into beautiful, confident Gabi Gonzalez, a caterer working all the same weddings… … Continue reading ARC Review: The Weight of Living by M.A. Hinkle

Mini ARC reviews: That Can Be Arranged + How We Fight white Supremacy

Today I offer you two mini reviews that I feel are too short to share on their own. Two different genres and formats but I think they have something in common — being written by POC and talking about experiences that aren't usually talked about in media. I was sent this book as an advance … Continue reading Mini ARC reviews: That Can Be Arranged + How We Fight white Supremacy

ARC Review: Only Mostly Devastated by Sophie Gonzales // the queer Grease retelling that stole my heart

I was sent this book as an advance copy by the publisher for reviewing purposes, but all opinions are my own. SIMON VS. THE HOMO SAPIENS AGENDA meets CLUELESS in this boy-meets-boy spin on Grease Summer love...gone so fast. Ollie and Will were meant to be a summer fling—casual, fun, and done. But when Ollie’s aunt's … Continue reading ARC Review: Only Mostly Devastated by Sophie Gonzales // the queer Grease retelling that stole my heart