2020 Reviews · NetGalley Reviews · Queer books

Review: Boyfriend Material

Author: Genre: LQBGTIA+ Romance    Synopses: Luc O'Donnell is tangentially--and reluctantly--famous. His rock star parents split when he was young, and the father he's never met spent the next twenty years cruising in and out of rehab. Now that his dad's making a comeback, Luc's back in the public eye, and one compromising photo is… Continue reading Review: Boyfriend Material

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Review: The Court of Miracles

Title: The Court of Miracles Author: Kester Grant Genre: Young Adult, Retelling Synopses: In the violent urban jungle of an alternate 1828 Paris, the French Revolution has failed and the city is divided between merciless royalty and nine underworld criminal guilds, known as the Court of Miracles. Eponine (Nina) Thénardier is a talented cat burglar and member of… Continue reading Review: The Court of Miracles

2020 Reviews

Review: Bear Serum

Title: BEAR SERUM Author: Kyle Fleischhacker Publisher: Independent Format: Digital copy provided by the author for an honest review Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Review: A fun science fiction tale worthy of reading! While I haven't read any this year I really enjoy graphic novels and when Kyle reached out asking me to review his I was excited to do so. Overall this… Continue reading Review: Bear Serum

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Review: Something To Talk About

Title: Something To Talk About Author: Meryl Wilsner Genre: LGBTQIA+ Romance Synopses: Hollywood powerhouse Jo is photographed making her assistant Emma laugh on the red carpet, and just like that, the tabloids declare them a couple. The so-called scandal couldn't come at a worse time—threatening Emma's promotion and Jo's new movie. As the gossip spreads, it starts to affect… Continue reading Review: Something To Talk About

2020 Reviews

Review: Green River, Running Red

Title: Green River, Running Red Author: Ann Rule Publisher: Pocket Books Format: Paperback, 665 pages Synopsis: In her most personal and provocative book to date, the #1 bestselling master of true crime presents "her long-awaited definitive narrative of the brutal and senseless crimes that haunted the Seattle area for decades" (Publishers Weekly). This is the extraordinary true story of… Continue reading Review: Green River, Running Red

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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

Backlist Reviews

Backlist Review: Blood Water Paint

Title: Blood Water Paint Author: Joy McCullough Publisher: Dutton Books for Young Readers Format: Hardback, 298 pages Blood Water Paint on Goodreads Synopsis: A debut novel based on the true story of the iconic painter, Artemisia Gentileschi. Her mother died when she was twelve, and suddenly Artemisia Gentileschi had a stark choice: a life as a nun in a convent… Continue reading Backlist Review: Blood Water Paint

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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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Happy Re-release Day Monsters of Verity!

Today V.E. Schwab’s Monsters of Verity duology got a re-release with these gorgeous new covers! This is one of my favorite duologies and I love these covers! I think they perfectly capture the story Schwab weaves throughout the pages of each book. This Savage Song was the second book by Schwab that I read, and… Continue reading Happy Re-release Day Monsters of Verity!

Top Lists

Top 5 Saturday: Books less than 300 pages

Hello lovelies! Today's Top 5 Saturday prompt is books less than 300 pages! Top 5 Saturday is a meme hosted by Devouring Pages! For this week I choose 5 books that I've enjoyed reading in the past! *Links will take you to the Goodreads page for each book 1. Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen… Continue reading Top 5 Saturday: Books less than 300 pages

2020 Reviews · NetGalley Reviews · Queer books

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