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…

2022 diverse YA debuts to anticipate | follow a part of these authors’ journey and die a little every day you have to live without their books!

Okay, I know what you're thinking: 2022 is still pretty far away, why would you make this post already? And I'd say: HA! Finally a question I can actually answer...But okay! Some of the books I've put on this list don't come out for over a year. (Which is torture, might I add.) However, these…

Most anticipated releases of September 2021 | Prepare yourself for some dark and diverse reads with the *best* concepts! | Diversify your reading in 2021!

Yes, you read that correctly: it's time to add some books to your TBR again! September is bringing us so many amazing diverse books, whether you're more into (YA) fantasy, contemporary or thriller (and there's a lot of horror this month, too)! After reading a dozen of synopses (no, I am not exaggerating this time),…

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

This was one...crazy month. I don't even know where to begin, because y'all! It was incredible! Not only did I manage to get out of my reading and writing-poems slump, and to fall in love with blogging even more: I made friends (this sounds so silly but bear with me) AND I learned to trust…

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…

Most anticipated releases of August 2021 | A good month for diverse YA fiction, dark academia and feminist books | Diversify your reading in 2021!

Yes, you read that correctly: it's time to add some books to your TBR again! August is bringing us so many amazing diverse books, whether you're more into YA fantasy, contemporary or thriller! After reading a dozen of synopses (no, I am not exaggerating this time), I've been able to compile a list of books…

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…

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…

Most anticipated releases of July 2021 | LGBTQIAP and BIPOC authors are stealing the (YA) fantasy spotlight this month! | Diversify your reading in 2021!

Are you ready to grow your TBR list some more? No need for me to wait for your answer because I've already gathered some books this month again! June's coming to an end so...welcome to July's anticipated reads post! Though I couldn't find as many books as I usually do, I did find some books…

Cover reveal: This cursed crown (Alexandra Overy) – These feathered flames #2 + why you should pick up this series!

Have I made it completely clear to everyone how much I love These feathered flames? Because if not, hi! I am beyond in love with everything about this YA debut! From the complicated sister bonding to the mysterious and unique magic this world brings to the sapphic angst.As it is one of my absolute favourites…