Category: Book Review

How To Be An Antiracist

How To Be An Antiracist Author: Ibram X. Kendi Genre: Nonfiction Publication Date: August 13, 2019 Publisher: One World Ibram X. Kendi’s concept of antiracism reenergizes and reshapes the conversation about racial justice in America–but even more fundamentally, points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves […]

The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give Author: Angie Thomas Genre: YA Contemporary Publication Date: February 28, 2017 Publisher: Balzer & Bray Series: The Hate U Give #1 TRIGGER WARNING: addiction, domestic violence, gun violence, discrimination, racism, police brutality, police shooting, gang violence, rioting Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: […]

Night Spinner

Night Spinner Author: Addie Thorley Genre: YA Fantasy Publication Date: February 11, 2020 Publisher: Page Street Kids Series: Night Spinner #1 TRIGGER WARNINGS: child soldiers, torture, war, murder, starvation, gore Before the massacre at Nariin, Enebish was one of the greatest warriors in the Sky King’s Imperial Army: […]

My Dark Vanessa

My Dark Vanessa Author: Kate Elizabeth Russell Genre: General Fiction, Contemporary, Adult Publication Date: March 10, 2020 Publisher: William Morrow TRIGGER WARNING: rape, grooming, emotional abuse/manipulation, substance use, suicide Exploring the psychological dynamics of the relationship between a precocious yet naïve teenage girl and her magnetic and manipulative […]

A Curse So Dark And Lonely

A Curse So Dark and Lonely Author: Brigid Kemmerer Genre: YA Fantasy Publication Date: January 29, 2019 Publisher: Bloomsbury YA Series: Cursebreakers #1 TRIGGER WARNING: cancer, kidnapping, threat of sexual assault, gore, violence, off-page parental death Fall in love. Break the curse. Cursed by a powerful enchantress to […]

House Of Earth And Blood

House of Earth and Blood Author: Sarah J. Maas Genre: Fantasy, NA Publication Date: March 3, 2020 Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Series: Crescent City #1 TRIGGER WARNING: drug use, murder, gore Bound by blood. Tempted by desire. Unleashed by destiny. Bryce Quinlan had the perfect life — working hard […]

The Ballad Of Songbirds And Snakes

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes Author: Suzanne Collins Genre: YA Sci-Fi, Dystopian Publication Date: May 19, 2020 Publisher: Scholastic Press Series: The Hunger Games #0 AMBITION WILL FUEL HIM. COMPETITION WILL DRIVE HIM. BUT POWER HAS ITS PRICE. It is the morning of the reaping that will […]

Scythe

I was originally planning to write this as three separate reviews. But I was busy working on a project at the time and didn’t have the time to devote to writing a review when I finished the first book (or the second), and I don’t know about you, […]

The Orphan Collector

The Orphan Collector Author: Ellen Marie Wiseman Genre: Historical Fiction, Adult Fiction Publication Date: August 4, 2020 Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp. Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with an ARC of this book. I am providing my opinion voluntarily. TRIGGER WARNING: pandemic, xenophobia, death, off-page suicide, kidnapping, […]

Don’t Call The Wolf

Don’t Call the Wolf by Aleksandra Ross is a Polish-inspired YA fantasy debut with a fairy tale feel. CONTENT WARNING: gore, suicide When the Golden Dragon descended on the forest of Kamiena, a horde of monsters followed in its wake. Ren, the forest’s young queen, is slowly losing […]