yolk – mary h.k. choi | review

Yolk by Mary H.K. Choi StandalonePublished March 2nd 2021 by Simon Schuster Books for Young ReadersAge Range: Young AdultGenre: Contemporary, Mental Health Representation: Korean-American MC and SCs Rating: ★★★★★ Synopsis: Jayne Baek is barely getting by. She shuffles through fashion school, saddled with a deadbeat boyfriend, clout-chasing friends, and a wretched eating disorder that she’s… Continue reading yolk – mary h.k. choi | review

you’ve reached sam – dustin thao | arc review (everyone needs to suffer with me)

You've Reached Sam by Dustin Thao StandaloneExpected publication: November 2nd 2021 by Wednesday BooksAge Range: Young AdultGenre: Contemporary, Romance, Magical Realism (Fabulism)Representation: Japanese LI Rating: ★★★★★ Synopsis: If I Stay meets Your Name in this heartfelt novel about love, loss, and what it means to say goodbye.Seventeen-year-old Julie has her future all planned out—move out of her small… Continue reading you’ve reached sam – dustin thao | arc review (everyone needs to suffer with me)

the inheritance games – jennifer lynn barnes | review

The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes Series: The Inheritance Games #1Published September 1st 2020 by Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersAge Range: Young AdultGenre: Mystery, Contemporary Rating: ★★★★ Synopsis: A Cinderella story with deadly stakes and thrilling twists.Avery Grambs has a plan for a better future: survive high school, win a scholarship, and get… Continue reading the inheritance games – jennifer lynn barnes | review

concrete rose – angie thomas | review

Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas Series: The Hate U Give #0Published January 12th 2021 by Balzer + BrayAge Range: Young AdultGenre: ContemporaryRep: Black cast Rating: ★★★★ Synopsis: If there’s one thing seventeen-year-old Maverick Carter knows, it’s that a real man takes care of his family. As the son of a former gang legend, Mav does… Continue reading concrete rose – angie thomas | review

the hate u give – angie thomas | review

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas StandalonePublished February 28th 2017 by Balzer + BrayAge Range: Young AdultGenre: ContemporaryRep: Black MC, Black SCs, Asian SC Rating: ★★★★★ Synopsis: Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds… Continue reading the hate u give – angie thomas | review

contemporary & historical romances for valentine’s day (or any day)

while it might be a few days after valentine's day, i'm back with a romance recommendations list sorted by genre: contemporary, historical romances, fantasy and historical fiction. in this post, i'll be talking about the contemporary and historical romances first. with the lunar new year starting on the 12th of february AND my boyfriend's birthday… Continue reading contemporary & historical romances for valentine’s day (or any day)

a pho love story – loan le | blog tour + arc review

A Phở Love Story by Loan Le StandalonePublished February 9th 2021 by Simon Schuster Books for Young ReadersAge Range: Young AdultGenre: Contemporary, RomanceRep: Vietnamese-American Rating: ★★★★★ Synopsis: When Dimple Met Rishi meets Ugly Delicious in this funny, smart romantic comedy, in which two Vietnamese-American teens fall in love and must navigate their newfound relationship amid… Continue reading a pho love story – loan le | blog tour + arc review

one of the good ones – maika moulite & maritza moulite | review

One of the Good Ones by Maika & Maritza Moulite StandalonePublished January 5th 2021 by Inkyard PressAge Range: Young AdultGenre: Contemporary, Mystery Rep: Black cast Rating: ★★★★★ Synopsis: ISN'T BEING HUMAN ENOUGH?When teen social activist and history buff Kezi Smith is killed under mysterious circumstances after attending a social justice rally, her devastated sister Happi… Continue reading one of the good ones – maika moulite & maritza moulite | review

2021 contemporary + some historical standalone (jan-jun) | on my radar #3

back again with another ON MY RADAR segment in which i talk and babble about books that i'm excited about. this time, it's standalone in the contemporary and historical genre that are releasing in the first half of 2021. the contemporary (romance) genre is one of my favorite books to read whenever i'm feel like… Continue reading 2021 contemporary + some historical standalone (jan-jun) | on my radar #3

aristotle and dante discover the secrets of the universe – benjamin alire sáenz | review

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire SáenzStandalonePublished February 21st 2012 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young ReadersGenre: young adult, contemporary, lgbt, romance rating: ★★★★.5 summary: A lyrical novel about family and friendship from critically acclaimed author Benjamin Alire Sáenz. Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison.… Continue reading aristotle and dante discover the secrets of the universe – benjamin alire sáenz | review