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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

Review: All the tides of fate (Adalyn Grace) – All the stars and teeth #2 | This book now possesses half my soul

Don't you just love when sequels live up to your high expectations? Wait, no, let's make that even better! Don't you just adore when a sequel manages to outdo it's already amazing first book? I don't know about you, but I sure do! It's one of the best feelings because not only do you get…