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

ARC Review: In The Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado // a haunting memoir of abuse in queer relationships

I was sent this book as an advance listening copy via libro.fm for reviewing purposes, but all opinions are my own. For years Carmen Maria Machado has struggled to articulate her experiences in an abusive same-sex relationship. In this extraordinarily candid and radically inventive memoir, Machado tackles a dark and difficult subject with wit, inventiveness … Continue reading ARC Review: In The Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado // a haunting memoir of abuse in queer relationships

Audiobook review: Beauty Queens by Libba Bray // or: my new feminist favorite (even though it’s from 2011, basically a century ago)

The 50 contestants in the Miss Teen Dream pageant thought this was going to be a fun trip to the beach, where they could parade in their state-appropriate costumes and compete in front of the cameras. But sadly, their airplane had another idea, crashing on a desert island and leaving the survivors stranded with little … Continue reading Audiobook review: Beauty Queens by Libba Bray // or: my new feminist favorite (even though it’s from 2011, basically a century ago)

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