Review: My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell

Review: My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell

"There are things he needs to believe in order to live with himself, and it would be cruel for me to label these as lies." Rating: 3.5/5 stars Format: e-book Synopsis Exploring the psychological dynamics of the relationship between a precocious yet naïve teenage girl and her magnetic and manipulative teacher, a brilliant, all-consuming read [...]

Review: What Kind of Girl

Review: What Kind of Girl

"Doing something when you're scared is braver than doing something when you're not." Rating: 3/5 stars Format: e-ARC Release Date: February 4, 2020 Thank you SourceBooks Fire for providing me with an e-ARC in exchange for a honest review! Synopsis Girl In Pieces meets Moxie in this unflinching exploration of the many forms of abuse [...]

Review: The Poet X

Review: The Poet X

“Burn it! Burn it. This is where the poems are,” I say, thumping a fist against my chest. “Will you burn me? Will you burn me, too?” Rating: 4.5/5 stars Format: Audiobook Synopsis A young girl in Harlem discovers slam poetry as a way to understand her mother’s religion and her own relationship to the [...]

Blog Tour | ARC Review: In the Neighborhood of True

Blog Tour | ARC Review: In the Neighborhood of True

"These criminals, these supremacists, must've wanted to pit our city against itself. Let's prove them wrong" Rating: 4/5 stars Format: e-ARC Release Date: April 9, 2019 Thank you Algonquin Young Readers for sending me an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review and for inviting me to be a part of this blog tour! Synopsis [...]

Review: Ugly Love

Review: Ugly Love

“God gives us the ugliness so we don’t take the beautiful things in life for granted.” Rating: 4/5 stars Format: Physical copy Synopsis When Tate Collins meets airline pilot Miles Archer, she knows it isn’t love at first sight. They wouldn’t even go so far as to consider themselves friends. The only thing Tate and [...]

Review: Eleanor & Park

Review: Eleanor & Park

“You saved me life, she tried to tell him. Not forever, not for good. Probably just temporarily. But you saved my life, and now I'm yours. The me that's me right now is yours. Always.” Rating: 3/5 stars Format: Audiobook Synopsis Two misfits. One extraordinary love. Eleanor... Red hair, wrong clothes. Standing behind him until he turns [...]