One of the things I love most about this series is the way it handles consequences of actions.
Once you start down the path fate has laid out for you, is it possible to find a way out of it? Is it possible to make choices that fate doesn’t expect? Is fate even real?
Review: Kiss & Tell By Adib Khorram Rating: 4.5/5 Genre: Contemporary Fiction/Young Adult Fiction QUILTBAG Main Character: Yes QUILTBAG Minor Character: Yes Main Character of Color: No Bechdel Test: No Summary: Hunter Drake is your average queer white Canadian teenager. He loves video games, hockey, his family, and pranking his friends. He’s dealing with a … Continue reading Finding Empathy in Kiss & Tell
Review: If This Gets Out By Sophie Gonzales & Cale Dietrich Rating: 4/5 Genre: Romance/Contemporary QUILTBAG Main Character: Yes QUILTBAG Minor Character: Yes Main Character of Color: No Summary: For eighteen-year-old superstars Zach and Ruben, life seems to be the stuff of dreams. They are part of one of the biggest groups in the world, … Continue reading Speaking Truth in If This Gets Out
This middle-grade speculative fiction book blends mystery, monsters, and puzzles to keep the reader engaged. I knew it would be fun, but I am delighted to say I had a fun time reading it, and I loved it as a whole.
More importantly, can a monster, a creature made in darkness, desperation, and hate ever be something other than evil?
A short, 100 pages novella manages to rip my heart out and sew it back together only to be reminded that it will be ripped out again one novel later.
Spellbound is, at its heart, a book about how caring for others too much can hurt when we don’t also care for ourselves.
The world of the Wayfarers series is rich with cultural details, a history that is made up of intricate details that play a role in the trauma and triumphs of the characters.
This book was different from any retellings of these myths that I’d read before, and it absolutely devastated me.