2020 Reviews · NetGalley Reviews · Queer books

Review: Conventionally Yours

Title: Conventionally Yours Author: Annabeth Albert Genre: LGBTQAI+ Romance Synopses: When two "big name fans" go head-to-head at a convention, love isn't the only thing at stake. Charming, charismatic, and effortlessly popular, Conrad Stewart seems to have it all...but in reality, he's scrambling to keep his life from tumbling out of control. Brilliant, guarded, and endlessly driven, Alden… Continue reading Review: Conventionally Yours

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Review: Cat Person and Other Stories

Title: Cat Person and Other Stories Author: Kristen Roupenian Publisher: Gallery/Scout Press Format: Digital ARC provided through NetGalley Synopsis: A compulsively readable collection of short stories that explore the complex--and often darkly funny--connections between gender, sex, and power across genres. "Cat Person" and Other Stories brilliantly explores the ways in which women are horrifying as much as it captures the… Continue reading Review: Cat Person and Other Stories

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Audiobook Review: Illuminae

Title: Illuminae Author: Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff Format: Audiobook, ~11 hours Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Illuminae on Goodreads Synopsis: This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do. This afternoon, her planet was invaded.The year is 2575, and two rival mega-corporations are at war over a planet that’s little… Continue reading Audiobook Review: Illuminae

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Review: Normal People

Title: Normal People Author: Sally Rooney Publisher: Hogarth Format: Paperback, 304 pages Synopsis: Librarian's note: An alternate cover edition can be found here At school Connell and Marianne pretend not to know each other. He’s popular and well-adjusted, star of the school soccer team while she is lonely, proud, and intensely private. But when Connell comes to pick his mother… Continue reading Review: Normal People

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Review: Cholera: The Victorian Plague

Title: Cholera: The Victorian Plague Author: Amanda J. Thomas Publisher: Pen and Sword Format: Digital ARC provided through NetGalley Cholera: The Victorian Plague on Goodreads Release Date: August 19th, 2020 (US Paperback Edition) Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Review: This was my first non-fiction read of 2020 and it was pretty interesting! Thomas does a great job walking her readers through the 19th century… Continue reading Review: Cholera: The Victorian Plague

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Review: Recipe for Persuasion

Title: Recipe for Persuasion (The Raje's #2) Author: Sonali Dev Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks Format: Digital ARC provided through NetGalley Recipe for Persuasion on Goodreads Release Date: May 26th, 2020 Synopsis: From the author of Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors comes another , clever, deeply layered, and heartwarming romantic comedy that follows in the Jane Austen tradition—this time, with a twist… Continue reading Review: Recipe for Persuasion

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Review: Girl Crushed

Title: Girl Crushed Author: Katie Heaney Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Format: E-Book provided through NetGalley Girl Crushed on Goodreads Synopsis: Leah on the Offbeat meets We Are Okay in this pitch-perfect queer romance about falling in love and never quite falling out of it--heartbreak, unexpected new crushes, and all. Before Quinn Ryan was in love with Jamie Rudawski, she loved Jamie… Continue reading Review: Girl Crushed

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Review: Dark Skies (Dark Shores #2)

Title: Dark Skies (Dark Shores #2) Author: Danielle L. Jensen Publisher: Macmillan-Tom Doherty Associates (Tor Teen) Format: E-Book, Advance Reader Copy provided through NetGalley Dark Skies on Goodreads Synopsis: A RUNAWAY WITH A HIDDEN PASTLydia is a scholar, but books are her downfall when she meddles in the plots of the most powerful man in the Celendor Empire. Her… Continue reading Review: Dark Skies (Dark Shores #2)

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Audiobook Review: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Title: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Author: Lewis Carroll Format: Audiobook performed by Scarlett Johansson Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Review: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is one of my favorite books. I loved having it read to me as a child, and now as an adult I try to read it at least once a year. But I've never… Continue reading Audiobook Review: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

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Review: Bringing Down the Duke

Title: Bringing Down the Duke (League of Extraordinary Women #1) Author: Evie Dunmore Publisher: Berkley Format: Paperback, 356 pages Bringing Down the Duke on Goodreads Synopsis: England, 1879. Annabelle Archer, the brilliant but destitute daughter of a country vicar, has earned herself a place among the first cohort of female students at the renowned University of Oxford. In return… Continue reading Review: Bringing Down the Duke

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Review : Crescent City, House of Earth and Blood

Title: Crescent City: House of Earth and Blood Author: Sarah J Maas Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Format: Hardcover, 803 pages House of Earth and Blood on Goodreads Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Review: THIS REVIEW CONTAINS MINOR PLOT SPOILERSThis book took me pleasantly by surprised and is probably my favorite Sarah J Maas book that I’ve read. The plot… Continue reading Review : Crescent City, House of Earth and Blood