Most anticipated releases of May 2021 | may I present to you: lots of BIPOC and LGBTQIAP rep in YA books | Diversify your reading in 2021!

After endlessly scrolling through Goodreads, Twitter and all other bookish platforms, I'm happy to be back with another most anticipated releases post! There are lots of promising-sounding books releasing this May, and even better: lots of diverse books are releasing! Perfect time to dive into some stories with LGBTQIAP or BIPOC characters (and this month…

Review: Bruised (Tanya Boteju) | I was ready to get hurt by this sapphic coming of age book that deals with grief

For some reason I'm getting the feeling all my posts start off with something along the lines of "I can't resist books that deal with a certain subject and are sapphic, too!" which is...fair, because it's the truth. When I first saw this book I already started craving it. I mean, a coming of age…

Review: The Unbroken (C. L. Clark) – Magic of the lost #1 | a unique fantasy with lots of political intrigue and sapphic tension

There's something about books with political intrigue that, well, intrigue me! If you manage to add a unique fantasy concept with important themes and diversity to those political elements and boom, you got me as a reader! The Unbroken by C. L. Clark, which is the first book in the Magic of the lost series,…

Most anticipated releases of April 2021 | another month with lots of LGBTQIAP, BIPOC and other amazing (YA) books! | Diversify your reading in 2021!

One of my favourite things to do is going book hunting, to just spade through the internet with only one goal: finding new books to add to my ever-lasting TBR or, of course, to look forward to reading new releases! For today's post I've gathered some of the books I've found on one of my…

Review: Namesake (Adrienne Young) – Fable #2 | the sea-adventure with the crew of The Marigold continues!

After reading Fable somewhere in October, there was no way for me to not anticipate its sequel, Namesake. I've said this countless times before but: there's just something about this story. If you're interested in reading all my thoughts on Fable, I have a Goodreads review up for it! Fable ended on a cliffhanger that…

Interview with Adrienne Tooley, author of Sweet & bitter magic | this sapphic YA fantasy is the reason I breathe

Getting a review copy of your most anticipated release of 2021 is one thing, but getting to interview the author of said book is a whole other level of me screaming. Everything about this book sounded amazing — not only is it sapphic YA fantasy, it also has the best concept ever. It's almost as…

Review: American Betiya ( Anuradha D. Rajurkar) | A story about cross-cultural and toxic relationships

There are lots of subjects I'd love to read more about, but toxic relationships are high on that list. We often get a look at the good relationships in which the good outweighs the bad, but it's so important to take a look at the opposite, too. Because unfortunately a lot of us will have…

Interview with Alyssa Sheinmel, author of The Castle School (for troubled girls) | I can’t resist books that talk about grief

I must admit that when I first saw this book, I thought it was gonna be a dark academia sort of mystery, but soon after that I found out it's a hard hitting contemporary! That doesn't matter that much to me though. Let’s be honest: I would’ve wanted to read it either way! It’s a…

Review: Down comes the night (Allison Saft) | I read 400 pages in one sitting and don’t regret anything

Hi, it's me: an emotionally unstable reader that will scream at you so you will read this book. In case you read the title of this post and are wondering Birdie, are you okay? I have two answers for you. 1) This book made me feel so many things and has been added to the…