I first heard of this book from a book club friend whose tastes and recommendations I trust so I added it to my TBR pile where it was destined to sit for weeks and months like every other unfortunate book that winds up there. But then I was looking for a quick, fun, read to get me out of a reading slump so I started scrolling through my Goodreads to see which book would help me. This book was the perfect slump buster, a terrific blend of mystery, puzzles, and overall entertainment I was looking for and I cannot wait to read the second in the series. Don’t let the young adult tag deter you, this is a delightful book that adults with imagination will enjoy.Continue reading “The Inheritance Games”
How I adored this book! I am not the intended audience for Aiden Thomas’s book but still found myself being swept up in his tale of young people searching for the place they belong and fighting for the respect they deserve. This book has a bit of everything: family, friendship, humor, and romance and I think anyone who reads this would like it. This book is especially important for young trans people who may be struggling to find acceptance among their family and friends. I highly recommend this book.Continue reading “Cemetery Boys”
Wow. This story was not NOT what I expected from the description of this book or the cutesy cover (although the cover is what drew me to this book in the first place). This book tackles some tough topics with humor and realism that made this book a win for me.Continue reading “Kiss Number 8”
While I am not this book’s intended audience, if you identify as queer or as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community I could see this book being an essential read. At times heartbreaking but still hopeful, this is a must read.Continue reading “I Wish You All the Best”
If you’re looking for a feel good story with very little drama and a heroine you root for, “With the Fire on High” is the book for you. I read this for a book club I’m in and was happy to find that most people loved this book as much as I did. Elizabeth Acevdeo is an amazing author and I want to read everything she has done. While this book is marketed as a young adult title, I would recommend this to any adult.Continue reading “With the Fire on High”
Oh my heart. I was gifted this book at my book club Christmas party, knowing nothing about it, I hadn’t even heard of it. The friend who gifted it said I would love it…and she was 100% right. Not only did I adore it, I am now encouraging everyone I know to read it. I highly recommend this book.
I read this book as part of the 2019 Pop Sugar reading challenge but it had been on my radar for a while. A few friends read it and enjoyed it and I was looking for something light and fun to read. Honestly, I’m a bit surprised I enjoyed this book as much as I did and think that anyone looking for quick, fun, romance would like it as well.
After a bit of a slow and somewhat confusing start, I ended up really liking this book. I wanted to read it for several reasons (sounded interesting, I like the fantasy genre, and it had good reviews) but the main reason was I heard that it featured some non-binary and polyamorous characters. It is VERY rare to see this type of representation in books, especially young adult stories. Honestly, my favorite parts of the book involved the relationship between the 3 main characters, Mairwen, Rhun, and Arthur. What happens in the forest was interesting but I was more curious about the dynamic between them and the other villagers.
This book has been on my TBR list for a long time and for some reason I never got around to. Now I am kicking myself that it took so long for me to read this amazing book. I thought the story was very original (which is hard to find in YA) and kept me guessing until the end.