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…

Book tour review: Wings of ebony (J. Elle) | one of the best written fantasies I’ve ever read

I feel like 2021 really is the year for amazing, diverse debuts. Some have already published, others are still highly anticipated releases. Either way, I'd almost dare to think that 2021 is going to be a great step for the YA publishing industry. Wings of ebony definitely adds to my already high hopes of things…

Review, interview and giveaway: This Golden Flame (Emily Victoria) | an action-packed scifi with an asexual main character!

For today’s blog tour post I had the amazing opportunity to read This Golden Flame and interview the author, Emily Victoria! It sounded like such an exciting (and needed) debut! Today I’ll tell you all about it! What is This Golden Flame about? AUTHOR: EMILY VICTORIAPUBLISHER: INKYARD PRESSRELEASE DATE: FEBRUARY 2, 2021GENRE: YOUNG ADULT, FANTASY…

Book tour review: The Gilded Ones (Namina Forna) | the feminist YA fantasy I was craving!

Today it’s my turn in another blogtour! The Gilded Ones is a debut I’d been looking forward to for a while since the synopsis sounds amazing and feministic! I can’t tell you how excited I am to be sharing all you need to know about this YA fantasy with you! What is The Gilded Ones…

Book tour review + Giveaway: Cast in firelight (Dana Swift) | the book I pre-ordered right after finishing it

Today it’s my spot in the booktour of Cast in firelight — the first instalment in a YA fantasy duology — by Dana Swift! I’m so excited to tell you all you need to know about this unique debut because it’s pretty epic! It releases tomorrow(!!) so you don’t want to miss out! Now, let’s…

Book tour review: Soul of cinder (Bree Barton) | the conclusion to the Heart of thorns trilogy

Today is my spot in the blogtour of Soul of Cinder by Bree Barton, the last instalment in the Heart of thorns trilogy! The first book, Heart of thorns, and the second one, Tears of frost, were already wild rides (read: I was screaming out loud and my heart beat was unhealthy). I was really…

Review: Lava red feather blue (Molly Ringle) | sleeping beauty, but make it gay

Surprisingly, I had never heard of any sleeping beauty retellings before this one. I’m starting to really get into retellings so I definitely wanted to give this one a chance so I decided to find out more about it. The excitement I felt when hearing that 1) it’s gay and 2) the story only starts…