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…

Most anticipated releases of April 2021 | another month with lots of LGBTQIAP, BIPOC and other amazing (YA) books! | Diversify your reading in 2021!

One of my favourite things to do is going book hunting, to just spade through the internet with only one goal: finding new books to add to my ever-lasting TBR or, of course, to look forward to reading new releases! For today's post I've gathered some of the books I've found on one of my…

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…

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…

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…