Another year has gone by, which means it’s time for the bookish naughty or nice tag!! Last year I was on the nice list, I have sneaking suspicion that I might be on the bookish naughty list this year. Thank you so much to Krista for tagging me and to Jenn for originating this tag! Continue reading
TITLE: Something Tragic
AUTHOR: Jessica Yeh
PUBLICATION DATE: December 8th, 2017
GENRE: Young Adult, LGBTQ+, Romance, Contemporary
TRIGGER WARNINGS: Parental Death, Self Harm Mention, Homophobia
When they met, it was not of their own accord. In fact, they never would have crossed paths if it wasn’t for the school project. They were juniors. Addison was the quiet, new girl. Having to move in with her uncles after the fire was one of the most difficult things she had ever endured. Tragic, really. Life always seemed to turn out that way for Addison.
When Addison first started at Parkville High, she knew exactly who Crisa Grayson was, even if Crisa didn’t know her. Crisa was the focus of hallway gossip, infamous for her wild parties and golden hair. On the surface, she seemed like the typical high school cliché. She was bubbly, fun-loving and sometimes even larger-than-life. But appearances can be deceiving, and Addison never expected to interact with the enigma, let alone fall in love with her.
Follow Addison Warren as she begins to unravel different layers of Crisa Grayson. Something Tragic is a coming of age, LGBT novel about self-discovery and finding love. Continue reading
AUTHOR: Ryan La Sala
PUBLICATION DATE: December 3rd, 2019
GENRE: Fantasy, Young Adult, LGBTQ+
Ryan La Sala’s debut fantasy is an #OwnVoices story following Kane Montgomery, a gay teenager piecing his life back together after an attack robs him of his memories. As Kane searches for who he was, he uncovers a war for the creative rights to reality itself, each battle played out in an imagined world turned real: a reverie.
Reveries are worlds born from a person’s private fantasies, and once they manifest they can only be unraveled by bringing their conflicts to resolution. Reveries have rules and plots, magic and monsters, and one wrong step could twist the entire thing into a lethal, labyrinthine nightmare. Unraveling them is dangerous work, but it’s what Kane and The Others do.
Or did, until one of The Others purged Kane of his memories. But now Kane is back, and solving the mystery of his betrayal is the only way to unite his team and defeat reality’s latest threat: Poesy, a sorceress bent on harvesting the reveries for their pure, imaginative power.
But what use might a drag queen sorceress have with a menagerie of stolen reveries? And should Kane, a boy with no love for a team that betrayed him, fight to stop her, or defect to aid her?
Reverie is about the seduction of escaping inwards, about the worlds we hide within ourselves, and the danger of dreams that come true. Continue reading
TITLE: A Constellation of Roses
AUTHOR: Miranda Asebedo
PUBLICATION DATE: November 5th, 2019
GENRE: Magic Realism, Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary
TRIGGER WARNINGS: Substance Abuse, Sex Work, Child Abuse, Child Neglect
Ever since her mother walked out, Trix McCabe has been determined to make it on her own. And with her near-magical gift for pulling valuables off unsuspecting strangers, Trix is confident she has what it takes to survive. Until she’s caught and given a choice: jail time, or go live with her long-lost family in the tiny town of Rocksaw, Kansas.
Trix doesn’t plan to stick around Rocksaw long, but there’s something special about her McCabe relatives that she is drawn to. Her aunt, Mia, bakes pies that seem to cure all ills. Her cousin, Ember, can tell a person’s deepest secret with the touch of a hand. And Trix’s great-aunt takes one look at Trix’s palm and tells her that if she doesn’t put down roots somewhere, she won’t have a future anywhere.
Before long, Trix feels like she might finally belong with this special group of women in this tiny town in Kansas. But when her past comes back to haunt her, she’ll have to decide whether to take a chance on this new life . . . or keep running from the one she’s always known. Continue reading
Over the years I’ve noticed a trend of me REALLY enjoying a novel and then, often after months and months of waiting for release, the sequel sorely disappoints me. I honestly couldn’t even put all them in one post because there’s just too many, but I thought I’d put the top ones together. Continue reading
AUTHOR: Sara Ella
PUBLICATION DATE: November 12th, 2019
GENRE: Young Adult, Fantasy, Contemporary
TRIGGER WARNINGS: Self Harm, Suicide, Suicide Attempt, Eating Disorder, PTSD
Coral has always been different, standing out from her mermaid sisters in a society where blending in is key. Worse yet, she fears she has been afflicted with the dreaded Disease, said to be carried by humans—emotions. Can she face the darkness long enough to surface in the light?
Above the sea, Brooke has nothing left to give. Depression and anxiety have left her feeling isolated. Forgotten. The only thing she can rely on is the numbness she finds within the cool and comforting ocean waves. If only she weren’t stuck at Fathoms—a new group therapy home that promises a second chance at life. But what’s the point of living if her soul is destined to bleed?
Merrick may be San Francisco’s golden boy, but he wants nothing more than to escape his controlling father. When his younger sister’s suicide attempt sends Merrick to his breaking point, escape becomes the only option. If he can find their mom, everything will be made right again—right?
When their worlds collide, all three will do whatever it takes to survive, and Coral might even catch a prince in the process. But what—and who—must they leave behind for life to finally begin? Continue reading
Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly tag hosted by Bionic Book Worm! Please head over and check out her blog!
This week’s topic is the top 5 authors I NEED to read. This topic was a bit more difficult for me than usual. I had to spend a good hour on Goodreads looking through my TBR to figure it out, but I think I have a good list here. I really don’t have any good reasons for why I haven’t read them yet, I just haven’t gotten around to them yet. I hope to eventually remedy that! Read on to see the authors I need to read! Continue reading