ARC Review: ‘Cheer Up: Love and Pompoms’ by Crystal Frasier, Val Wise and Oscar O. Jupiter

"[N]o matter what I do, everyone is always looking at me. I'm always the center of attention. And they think if I screw up, or freak out, it's because I'm a trans girl... Never because I'm just not perfect."All quotes are from the ARC (advance reader copy), subject to change in the final version. Rating: … Continue reading ARC Review: ‘Cheer Up: Love and Pompoms’ by Crystal Frasier, Val Wise and Oscar O. Jupiter

#SixForSunday: Favourite LGBTQ+ romances

Six of my favourite LGBTQ+ romances: 1. The sapphic ship in 'Girl, Serpent, Thorn' by Melissa Bashardoust (not naming for spoiler-y reasons!) This was so tenderly written, and so intense, and I just bow down to this exquisite F/F pairing. I had a very similar reaction to this ship: 2. Sabran and Ead in 'The … Continue reading #SixForSunday: Favourite LGBTQ+ romances

Review: ‘Girl, Serpent, Thorn’ by Melissa Bashardoust (ARC)

[Soraya] had read enough stories to know that the princess and the monster were never the same. She had been alone long enough to know which one she was. Rating: 5/5 paper planes Genre: YA fantasy (retelling, Persian mythology) Publication date: 7th July 2020 Synopsis: There was and there was not, as all stories begin, … Continue reading Review: ‘Girl, Serpent, Thorn’ by Melissa Bashardoust (ARC)

Review: ‘What We Deserve’ by Alyssa Nohar

Why do all of these books make it seem like making friends was the easiest thing in the world, and why did they all assume that everyone already had friends? Rating: 4/5 stars Genre: YA contemporary coming-of-age Synopsis: Finally diagnosed with social and generalized anxiety disorder after years of silent suffering, Amaya spent twelfth grade … Continue reading Review: ‘What We Deserve’ by Alyssa Nohar