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)

when the moon was ours – anna-marie mclemore | review

When the Moon was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore StandalonePublished October 4th 2016 by Thomas Dunne BooksAge Range: Young AdultGenre: Magical Realism, Lgbtqia+, RomanceRep: trans MC, POC (Latinx, Pakistani) Rating: ★★★★★ Synopsis: To everyone who knows them, best friends Miel and Sam are as strange as they are inseparable. Roses grow out of Miel’s wrist, and… Continue reading when the moon was ours – anna-marie mclemore | review

natalie tan’s book of luck and fortune – roselle lim | review

Natalie Tan's Book of Luck and Fortune by Roselle LimStandalonePublished June 11th 2019 by Berkley BooksGenre: romance, contemporary, magical realism, adult rating: ★★★★ synopsis: At the news of her mother's death, Natalie Tan returns home. The two women hadn't spoken since Natalie left in anger seven years ago, when her mother refused to support her… Continue reading natalie tan’s book of luck and fortune – roselle lim | review

the astonishing color of after – emily x. r. pan | review

The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X. R. PanStandalonePublished March 20th 2018 by Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersGenre: young adult, contemporary, magical realism, mental illness, ownvoices, romance rating: ★★★★ summary: Leigh Chen Sanders is absolutely certain about one thing: When her mother died by suicide, she turned into a bird. Leigh, who is half… Continue reading the astonishing color of after – emily x. r. pan | review

wild beauty – anna-marie mclemore | review

Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie MclemoreStandalonePublished October 3rd 2017 by Feiwel & FriendsGenre: fantasy, young adult, magical realism, lgbt, ownvoices rating: ★★★★ summary: Love grows such strange things.For nearly a century, the Nomeolvides women have tended the grounds of La Pradera, the lush estate gardens that enchant guests from around the world. They’ve also hidden a tragic… Continue reading wild beauty – anna-marie mclemore | review