If This Gets Out | Sophie Gonzales and Cale Dietrich | Book Review

If This Gets Out brought back so many memories of jamming out to my 90s boy bands. That was such a time of innocence for me. It was also a time that I likely really didn’t fully understand what was going on within the bands or within the world. Honestly I think this nativity madeContinue reading “If This Gets Out | Sophie Gonzales and Cale Dietrich | Book Review”

You Can Go Your Own Way | Eric Smith | Book Review

To say that I have been strongly anticipating the release of You Can Go Your Own Way would be an understatement. I have been following Eric Smith since his days at Quirk Books and it brings me great joy to see him releasing another book. Plus, the title of this one is something that couldContinue reading “You Can Go Your Own Way | Eric Smith | Book Review”

Haunted Hospital | Marty Chan | Audiobook Review

Why did I listen to Haunted Hospital? I was looking for a Halloween book to listen to while at work. When I read the synopsis of Haunted Hospital, it seemed like the perfect fit. It sounded easy to follow with a touch of spookiness which I like. I didn’t want to be too scared atContinue reading “Haunted Hospital | Marty Chan | Audiobook Review”

Down With This Ship | Katie Kingman | Book Review

Down With This Ship is Katie Kingman’s debut novel. It is also her tribute to the ever changing world of fandoms and fanfiction. If you are of the past generation that grew up reading or writing fanfiction or are a current fanfic reader like myself, you may like her ode to our world. Unfortunately, thereContinue reading “Down With This Ship | Katie Kingman | Book Review”

It All Comes Back To You | Farah Naz Rishi | Book Review

It All Comes Back To You is a messy tale of secrets and second chances. Kiran Noorani and Deen Malik had secretly dated three years ago and were just starting to trust and fall in love when Deen ghosted Kiran. There had been a sudden incident that he was unable to disclose and in orderContinue reading “It All Comes Back To You | Farah Naz Rishi | Book Review”

Battle of the Bands | Lauren Gibaldi and Eric Smith | Book Review

Battle of the Bands is an anthology of sixteen stories all about a high school battle of the bands. Each of these stories is filled with the magic of music, the drama of high school, and the power of a wild, fun, good time. It was all so much fun and brought me back toContinue reading “Battle of the Bands | Lauren Gibaldi and Eric Smith | Book Review”

Words Composed of Sea and Sky | Erica George | Book Review

Words Composed of Sea and Sky is the debut novel of Erica George. It follows two timelines – one in present day and one during the Civil War era – and is beautifully written and easy to follow. The two stories are intersected with each other in ways that are unexpected but flowed so goodContinue reading “Words Composed of Sea and Sky | Erica George | Book Review”

Black Dove, White Raven | Elizabeth Wein | Book Review

Code Name Verity is one of my favorite young adult historical fiction books so I was really excited when I first acquired Black Dove White Raven. Unfortunately, as often happens, I didn’t read it right away and it just sat on my book shelf. Flash forward to 2021 when I was determined to catch upContinue reading “Black Dove, White Raven | Elizabeth Wein | Book Review”

The Girl Least Likely | Katy Loutzenhiser | Book Review

The Girl Least Likely is funny. It’s not the forced kind of funny which can unfortunately happen when an adult is trying to write from the voice of a teenager. As someone who always felt like they were on the outside looking in, it was nice to feel represented and seen in the maze thatContinue reading “The Girl Least Likely | Katy Loutzenhiser | Book Review”

All The Bright Places | Jennifer Niven | Audiobook Review

Why Did I Listen To All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven? I listen to All The Bright Places because I had read the advance reader copy in 2015 but, never reviewed it. As my goal for April and May was to catch up on some of my Netgalley reads, I decided that instead ofContinue reading “All The Bright Places | Jennifer Niven | Audiobook Review”

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