Interview with Katie Zhao, author of How we fall apart, on her YA dark academia thriller debut and dreams for HWFA!

We can really start counting down the days until How we fall apart by Katie Zhao is out in the world now! There's barely four weeks left until we can all dive into this dark academia thriller, and I don't know about you, but I couldn't be more excited! It sounds like such a fun…

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…

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

Maybe this isn't the best way to introduce a post, but... I SURVIVED Y'ALL! I finished my schoolyear and I can officially start a new adventure, one I'm so ready for, even if new starts can be scary. From next year on, school will change drastically for me, but I might tell you more about…

Interview with Miel Moreland, author of It goes like this, on queer stories and her debut! | a heartfelt YA contemporary about friendship and a second-chance sapphic romance!

Well, what can I tell you? Never has something sounded as perfect as a coming of age story about four queer friends in a famous band that has to reunite, years after they split up. There was so much to this story, from the second-chance romance to the friendship aka found family to the struggles…

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

Well, well, well! Another month has come to its end, so that can only mean one thing: it's wrap-up time! May was many things for me, but primarily it was the month I started trusting things to work out again. I'm forging my own path through life and I am actually hopeful. June will be…

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…

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…