coming out · lgbtqia content · young adult

REVIEW: The Mixtape To My Life by Jake Martinez

The Official Description: Justin Ortega might as well be starring in his very own coming-of-age 80s movie. If only he could find his dream boy to pull up in front of his house in a red convertible and sweep him off his feet, already! At seventeen years young, he isn’t quite Mexican enough for his South… Continue reading REVIEW: The Mixtape To My Life by Jake Martinez

5 stars · Contemporary · diverse characters · lgbtqia content · mental health · my faves · own voices author · young adult

REVIEW: Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender

The Official Description: From Stonewall and Lambda Award–winning author Kacen Callender comes a revelatory YA novel about a transgender teen grappling with identity and self-discovery while falling in love for the first time. Felix Love has never been in love—and, yes, he’s painfully aware of the irony. He desperately wants to know what it’s like and… Continue reading REVIEW: Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender

M/F Romance · romance · young adult

REVIEW: Tweet Cute by Emma Lord

The Official Description: A fresh, irresistible rom-com from debut author Emma Lord about the chances we take, the paths life can lead us on, and how love can be found in the opposite place you expected.   Meet Pepper, swim team captain, chronic overachiever, and all-around perfectionist. Her family may be falling apart, but their massive… Continue reading REVIEW: Tweet Cute by Emma Lord

suspense · young adult

REVIEW: Sparrow by Mary Cecilia Jackson

The Official Description: In the tradition of Laurie Halse Anderson’s Speak, a devastating but hopeful YA debut about a ballerina who finds the courage to confront the abuse that haunts her past and threatens her future. There are two kinds of people on the planet. Hunters and prey I thought I would be safe after my… Continue reading REVIEW: Sparrow by Mary Cecilia Jackson

lgbtqia content · romance · young adult

REVIEW: Only Mostly Devastated by Sophie Gonzales

The Official Description: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda meets Clueless, inspired by Grease. When Ollie meets his dream guy, Will, over summer break, he thinks he’s found his Happily Ever After. But once summer’s ended, Will stops texting him back, and Ollie finds himself one prince short of a fairytale ending. To complicate the fairytale… Continue reading REVIEW: Only Mostly Devastated by Sophie Gonzales

re-telling · young adult

REVIEW: The Shrike and the Shadows by Chantel Gadoury and A.M. Wright

The Official Description: Men have gone missing before. The village of Krume is plagued by a haunted wood and a hungry witch. It’s been that way for as long as Hans and Greta can remember, though they have never seen the witch themselves; no one has. When men start to disappear once again in the cover… Continue reading REVIEW: The Shrike and the Shadows by Chantel Gadoury and A.M. Wright

Dystopian · suspense · young adult

REVIEW: The Grace Year by Kim Liggett

The Official Description: SURVIVE THE YEAR. No one speaks of the grace year. It’s forbidden. In Garner County, girls are told they have the power to lure grown men from their beds, to drive women mad with jealousy. They believe their very skin emits a powerful aphrodisiac, the potent essence of youth, of a girl on… Continue reading REVIEW: The Grace Year by Kim Liggett