Review: The Night when no one had sex (Kalena Miller) | An incredibly honest and realistic look at the struggles of teens on the edge of adulthood, plus lots of sex-positivity and diversity included!

After reviewing books for a while, I think I've found something I'm especially good at: summarising books in one word. For The Night When No One Had Sex by Kalena Miller, it would without a doubt be the word "ridiculous". In a good way, that is, because I've never read a book that talks so…

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…

I’m looking for a co-blogger! + Sign up form | Birdie’s booktopia is rebranding this November!

Hello all! Today's post is gonna be different from my usual content because, well, it isn't really content. I'm just here to give you some updates and I promise I'll keep it short!Birdie's booktopia keeps on growing and growing and I am absolutely blown away by all the love and support this passion project of…

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),…

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…

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: 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…

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…

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…

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…