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…

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…

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…

Interview with Alexandra Overy, author of These feathered flames | we’ve been blessed with an explosive sapphic YA fantasy that will not let you go

How surprised would you all be if I told you I'm a mess? Nothing could've ever prepared me for the masterpiece that is These feathered flames, and though I'm really trying not to sound dramatic, I just have to say wow. This beautiful queer retelling of a Russian folktale is worth all my keyboard smashes,…

Interview with Adrienne Tooley, author of Sweet & bitter magic | this sapphic YA fantasy is the reason I breathe

Getting a review copy of your most anticipated release of 2021 is one thing, but getting to interview the author of said book is a whole other level of me screaming. Everything about this book sounded amazing — not only is it sapphic YA fantasy, it also has the best concept ever. It's almost as…

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…