Rereading old favourites: One of us is lying (Karen M. McManus) | this book is problematic in so many ways…

After I briefly mentioned not liking my reread of One of us is lying in my monthly wrap-up of April, a lot of you seemed to be interested in reading more about what changed my opinion and what's exactly problematic about this book. And guess what? Your enthusiasm sparked an idea in me. No, not…

Monthly wrap-up: What I read in April 2021 | recapping my reading, blogging and writing month!

Can we all collectively agree that April felt like some kind of fever dream? I don't know about you but for me it definitely seemed that way. Either way, May has arrived and we're looking going into a month full of new chances which is never a bad thing, right? I'm really excited for this…

Interview with Alexandra Overy, author of These feathered flames | we’ve been blessed with an explosive sapphic YA fantasy that will not let you go

How surprised would you all be if I told you I'm a mess? Nothing could've ever prepared me for the masterpiece that is These feathered flames, and though I'm really trying not to sound dramatic, I just have to say wow. This beautiful queer retelling of a Russian folktale is worth all my keyboard smashes,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

A little bird once said: Why I love crying over books (and fiction in general) | crying while reading kinda became my brand (discussion post)

I'm gonna tell you something about me that most people think is weird: I love crying. I love the feeling of tears rolling down my face, the lump in my throat and even how it can physically hurt. Well, at least I love all of that when fiction makes me cry, not my own life.…