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…

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…

Review, interview and giveaway: This Golden Flame (Emily Victoria) | an action-packed scifi with an asexual main character!

For today’s blog tour post I had the amazing opportunity to read This Golden Flame and interview the author, Emily Victoria! It sounded like such an exciting (and needed) debut! Today I’ll tell you all about it! What is This Golden Flame about? AUTHOR: EMILY VICTORIAPUBLISHER: INKYARD PRESSRELEASE DATE: FEBRUARY 2, 2021GENRE: YOUNG ADULT, FANTASY…

Book tour review: The Gilded Ones (Namina Forna) | the feminist YA fantasy I was craving!

Today it’s my turn in another blogtour! The Gilded Ones is a debut I’d been looking forward to for a while since the synopsis sounds amazing and feministic! I can’t tell you how excited I am to be sharing all you need to know about this YA fantasy with you! What is The Gilded Ones…

Book tour review + Giveaway: Cast in firelight (Dana Swift) | the book I pre-ordered right after finishing it

Today it’s my spot in the booktour of Cast in firelight — the first instalment in a YA fantasy duology — by Dana Swift! I’m so excited to tell you all you need to know about this unique debut because it’s pretty epic! It releases tomorrow(!!) so you don’t want to miss out! Now, let’s…