I love Black History Month. Honestly, I love any time when I can see Blackness as celebratory and on full display in a way that we choose. Where we are thriving and vibing, rather than simply surviving. As the saying goes Black is beautiful! When we show out, we do it in the best way. […]
Someone told me there was a YA fantasy set in 1920s Shanghai loosely based on Romeo and Juliet and I was hooked. These Violent Delights was everything I needed, wanted, expected, and more. I do not always go for romance tropes, but I enjoyed the twist on the enemies to lovers trope of Romeo and Juliet to enemies to lovers to enemies to reluctant allies as they work together to fight the evil that has risen in the streets of Shanghai.
Reading You Should See Me in a Crown was like catching a breath of fresh air. This delightful young adult novel is invigorating; I am incredibly moved by the story of its protagonist, Liz Lighty. I enjoyed her story line for a few reasons, but the one that stands out is how she ultimately stays […]
The second I heard the words “fake dating” I knew I was in, and I did not find myself at all disappointed by the romance novel that is The Dating Plan by Sarah Desai. From the first page I was charmed by its protagonist, Daisy Patel. Daisy is a fantastically sculpted character. She is confident […]
When someone hands me a book and says that it is one of the best books I will ever read I am often skeptical. There is no reason to be skeptical when it comes to Raybearer, the debut novel of Jordan Ifueko. From its first pages I was utterly enchanted by its protagonist, Tarsai, who […]
Welcome back to The Percy Jackson Project! Let’s talk about The Battle of the Labyrinth. A reminder that this is a SPOILER HEAVY series of posts about my read through of the Percy Jackson series, so if you are not familiar with Percy Jackson and the Olympians through book four and you read this post any spoilers you read are your own fault.
If you think you have seen it all when it comes to Cinderella stories and you have not read Cinderella is Dead, then you are wrong. Sophia is one of many girls in Lille who has grown up learning the story of Cinderella — the approved palace version, which according to the laws of the […]
The Space Between Worlds takes place on an Earth utterly unlike our own and yet so eerily similar that I can conceptualize it with crystal clarity. That said, the world(s) our protagonist — who I will call Cara — walk through are ones that I would shudder to find myself within, and I count myself […]
After finishing Legendborn I had to take a few days off reading because I was so in love, I needed time to process. I tend to proclaim most books I read as my new favorite book, but that marker cannot be an overstatement when it comes to how enchanted I am with Legendborn and its […]
Do you ever finish a book and then just take a moment to bask in the glow of how fantastic it was? There is a feeling of wholesome contentment just from the completeness of it all. There will always be little things about any book that we wish there were more or less of, but […]
We are onto book three of the Percy Jackson Project and in case you weren’t aware from my previous posts THESE ARE SPOILER HEAVY so don’t keep reading this if you have not read The Lightning Thief, The Sea of Monsters, and The Titan’s Curse.
Welcome to The Percy Jackson Project! Today is the long-awaited part two of my discussion of Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Sea of Monsters.
I am late to the Red, White & Royal Blue train — the book came out last year, and that is when many of my friends read and gushed over the book. I resisted because I thought the book was too pink, but eventually I bought a copy and let it sit on my shelf […]
As I closed this book, just having read the final words of the last paragraph, I was struck by the sheer range of this text. In many ways, The Vanishing Half feels like a book I have been yearning for and a book I did not know that I needed, and every book I read […]
Every time I read a book it changes, and I am changed by it. A year passed between my two readings of Migrations and what a year it has been. One of the central themes of this book is the death of almost all wildlife on Earth and the destruction that humanity is wrecking upon […]