ARC review: Cheer Up: Love and Pompoms by Crystal Frasier and Val Wise

I was sent this book as an advance copy by the publisher via NetGalley for reviewing purposes, but all opinions are my own. A sweet, queer teen romance perfect for fans of Fence and Check, Please!Annie is a smart, antisocial lesbian starting her senior year of high school who’s under pressure to join the cheerleader squad to make … Continue reading ARC review: Cheer Up: Love and Pompoms by Crystal Frasier and Val Wise

ARC review: Winter’s Orbit by Everina Maxwell

I was sent a paperback copy of this book by the publisher for reviewing purposes, but all opinions are my own. Ancillary Justice meets Red, White & Royal Blue in Everina Maxwell's exciting debut.While the Iskat Empire has long dominated the system through treaties and political alliances, several planets, including Thea, have begun to chafe under Iskat's rule. … Continue reading ARC review: Winter’s Orbit by Everina Maxwell

Show review: Shadow and Bone // a good adaptation, but was the racism necessary? (of course it wasn’t)

Like many others in the book community I was looking forward to Netflix adapting one of the series I can still name as one of my favorite YA series years later. To me personally, Shadow and Bone (the book trilogy) and most of all Six of Crows have their biggest nostalgic value in the fact … Continue reading Show review: Shadow and Bone // a good adaptation, but was the racism necessary? (of course it wasn’t)