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…

Monthly wrap-up: what I read in February 2021 and what March 2021 will bring (anticipated releases)

We're here again! February has left us for another eleven months and it is March...again. I know lots of you probably are still processing March 2020, but I honestly cannot wait for this month! Not only are there so many amazing books being released this month (which I'm talking about later), but after months of…

Let’s discuss: Why I love crying over books (and fiction in general) | crying while reading kinda became my brand

I'm gonna tell you something about me that most people think is weird: I love crying. I love the feeling of tears rolling down my face, the lump in my throat and even how it can physically hurt. Well, at least I love all of that when fiction makes me cry, not my own life.…

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…

Monthly wrap-up: What I read in December 2020 and what January 2021 will bring (anticipated releases)

We did it loves! We made it through 2020 and believe me when I say that's something you can and should be proud of! 2020 was the year I completely fell in love with reading, writing, blogging and more, so I don't look back at it with only resentment but let's say I'm glad I…

Let’s discuss: Why tropes in books aren’t necessarily bad (and enemies to lovers doesn’t have to be toxic)

Lately I've noticed that a lot of people associate tropes with a book being unoriginal. They make stories predictable and are full of clichés. Are people who say this wrong? No, of course not, but they only have half of the truth. The thing is, whether you're aware of it or not: if you read,…

Let’s discuss: How the bookcommunity influenced me (and keeps on doing so)

I still remember the exact moment that little me discovered that there were not only other people who liked to read, but also people who liked to talk about books. A whole new world opened up in front of me when I found out about this side of the internet. It was so much fun…