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: 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…

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…

Let’s discuss: Why I love crying over books (and fiction in general) | crying while reading kinda became my brand

I'm gonna tell you something about me that most people think is weird: I love crying. I love the feeling of tears rolling down my face, the lump in my throat and even how it can physically hurt. Well, at least I love all of that when fiction makes me cry, not my own life.…

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…

All about All the stars and teeth and All the tides of fate (Adalyn Grace) and why you should read them! | Time to reread for the 3rd time…but first I scream

There's only one more week left before one of my highly anticipated releases of 2021 is being published! All the tides of fate, the sequel to All the stars and teeth, by Adalyn Grace is the kind of book I'm both excited and terrified to read. The publisher is hosting a (re)readalong for the first…

Let’s discuss: Why tropes in books aren’t necessarily bad (and enemies to lovers doesn’t have to be toxic)

Lately I've noticed that a lot of people associate tropes with a book being unoriginal. They make stories predictable and are full of clichés. Are people who say this wrong? No, of course not, but they only have half of the truth. The thing is, whether you're aware of it or not: if you read,…