Category: Book Review

State of the ARC #1

This is normally to be posted at the end of the month, but my ARCs have been getting out of control. It seems like every time I made some progress on the backlog, I get approved for some more, keeping my ratio under 80%. So I figured that […]

Felix Ever After

Felix Ever After Author: Kacen Callender Genre: YA Contemporary Publication Date: May 5, 2020 Publisher: Balzer + Bray CONTENT WARNING: substance use, parental abandonment, deadnaming, emotional abuse from a parent, transphobia, homophobia Felix Love has never been in love — and yes, he’s painfully aware of the irony. […]

The Empire Of Gold

The Empire of Gold Author: S.A. Chakraborty Genre: Fantasy Publication Date: June 30, 2020 Publisher: Harper Voyager Series: The Daevabad Trilogy #3 CONTENT WARNING: torture, genocide, blood, gore, gun violence, death, violence, slavery, mention of rape Daevabad has fallen. After a brutal conquest stripped the city of its […]

The Ex Talk

The Ex Talk Author: Rachel Lynn Solomon Genre: Romance Publication Date: January 26, 2021 Publisher: Berkley CONTENT WARNING: death of a parent, misogyny Shay Goldstein has been a producer at her Seattle public radio station for nearly a decade, and she can’t imagine working anywhere else. But lately […]

The Kiss Quotient

The Kiss Quotient Author: Helen Hoang Genre: Romance Publication Date: June 5, 2018 Publisher: Berkley Series: The Kiss Quotient #1 CONTENT WARNING: mention of cancer Stella Lane comes up with algorithms to predict customer purchases — a job that has given her more money than she knows what […]

The Henna Artist

The Henna Artist Author: Alka Joshi Genre: Historical Fiction Publication Date: March 3, 2020 Publisher: Mira Books CONTENT WARNING: domestic abuse, infidelity, abortion, alcoholism, depression, miscarriage, infertility, suicide Escaping from an arranged and abusive marriage, seventeen-year-old Lakshmi makes her way alone from her 1950s rural village to the […]

Malice

Malice Author: Heather Walter Genre: Fantasy/Fairy Tale Retelling Publication Date: April 13, 2021 Publisher: Del Rey Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this book. I am offering my honest opinion voluntarily. CONTENT WARNING: bullying, child abuse A princess isn’t supposed to fall for […]

The Unhoneymooners

The Unhoneymooners Author: Christina Lauren Genre: Romance Publication Date: May 14, 2019 Publisher: Gallery Books CONTENT WARNING: vomit Olive Torres is used to being the unlucky twin: from inexplicable mishaps to a recent layoff, her life seems to be almost comically jinxed. By contrast, her sister, Ami, is […]

Punch Me Up To The Gods

Punch Me Up to the Gods: A Memoir Author: Brian Broome Genre: Autobiography Publication Date: May 18, 2021 Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Thank you to Bookish First for providing me with a copy of this book. I am providing my honest opinion voluntarily. CONTENT WARNING: child abuse, bullying, […]

Anchored Hearts

Anchored Hearts Author: Priscilla Oliveras Genre: Romance Publication Date: April 27, 2021 Publisher: Zebra Series: Keys to Love #2 Thank you to Bookish First for providing me with a copy of this book. I am providing my honest opinion voluntarily. CONTENT WARNING: profanity, mention of death Award-winning photographer […]