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…

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…

Book vs adaptation: Looking for Alaska

I think a lot of us bookworms can agree on this: one of your favourite books getting adapted into a movie/series/something else is one of the most beautiful yet terrifying feelings ever. It's truly magical to see a story you love come to life, but what if it gets ruined? Of course, the movie-world is…

Review + interview: Master of one by Jaida Jones and Dani Bennett

When I heard that I had the honour of reviewing this book AND interviewing both the authors, I kinda freaked out. There can't be anyone in this world who thought I could resist a YA fantasy with a premise that says it has queer fae in it. Come on, I'm too weak for that! Either…