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…

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: 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…