Review: Iron Widow (Xiran Jay Zhao) | an epic YA futuristic fantasy full of feminism, Chinese history and interesting (aka badass) characters who smash the patriarchy!

From now on, I'll only ever be able to associate the word "epic" with Iron widow. This book is so hard to describe, but that one word pretty much summarises it all for me. This feminist YA scifi/fantasy is...definitely something else! Xiran Jay Zhao's debut is just so much at once; a futuristic novel, yet…

Review: The Night when no one had sex (Kalena Miller) | An incredibly honest and realistic look at the struggles of teens on the edge of adulthood, plus lots of sex-positivity and diversity included!

After reviewing books for a while, I think I've found something I'm especially good at: summarising books in one word. For The Night When No One Had Sex by Kalena Miller, it would without a doubt be the word "ridiculous". In a good way, that is, because I've never read a book that talks so…

Review: A lesson in vengeance (Victoria Lee) | the sapphic dark academia thriller we deserve — with witchcraft, history, writers, and twists that will leave you in awe (and shivering)!

Throw that sanity out the door and listen to my words carefully: you need this book in your life. A lesson in vengeance by Victoria Lee was my most anticipated release of the entirety of 2021 and therefore had to be very good to still top my expectations. And you know what? Victoria Lee said…

Book vs adaptation: Love, Simon | reviewing Becky Albertalli’s Simon vs the homo sapiens agenda and its movie: a new comfort story that is immensely relatable!

Chances are that, if you've been following my blog for a while, you recognise the name of this series: book vs adaptation (I know, I know, 10/10 for creativity!). I did one of these what feels like ages ago, but today I'm officially restarting this series, and not with just some title: the first book/adaptation…

Review: Malice (Heather Walter) | a twist on the tale of sleeping beauty with a villain pov, sapphic romance and an ending that will leave you shocked—and in need of the sequel!

There's something so intriguing about twisting fairytales to a story that is both familiar and entirely new. I'm personally a big sucker for it, but when I tell you no retelling has ever gripped me as much as Malice's concept has, I am for once not exaggerating! Heather Walter's debut is a dark sleeping beauty…

Review: Rise to the sun (Leah Johnson) | an incredibly relatable YA contemporary set at a music festival where two queer black teens find themselves—and each other!

After reading You should see me in a crown, I already knew Leah Johnson was one powerful human being. I mean, with a debut novel like that, I could only expect some more amazing novels from this author. And oh boy did she deliver with her sophomore novel, Rise to the sun! Following two girls…

Review: Trouble girls (Julia Lynn Rubin) | reading one of my most anticipated releases—a feminist YA novel with morally grey sapphics

Can you really blame me for reading so many sapphic books when they have concepts like this? I mean, this book almost seemed to be written for me, that's how perfect it sounded. Not only is it dark and sapphic; it's also marketed as feminist, raw and honest, and has many elements I adore. Who…

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…

Review & Giveaway: The Ones We’re Meant To Find (Joan He) | they didn’t lie when they said this YA scifi was twisty — yes, I am in shock

Sometimes you come across one of those books that just shocks you to the core, and today I'm here to tell you all about a book that recently did exactly that to me! The Ones We're Meant To Find by Joan He doesn't only have one of the most beautiful covers out there, but this…

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…