A Line in the Dark by Malinda Lo

I quite enjoyed this book, though there are a couple of things that I do have issues with. First I’ll talk about the good things: It’s queer and there is no judgement or hate for the queer characters. Jess’s mother, who is Chinese, even says, “If you’re a lesbian, that’ s not a problem.” Jess […]

We Rule the Night by Claire Eliza Bartlett

This review contains unmarked spoilers for the end of the book. I really enjoyed most of this book, right up until the ending. For the most part, I really enjoyed this book. I really enjoyed the characterisation of our two leads, Revna and Linae: both of them absolutely furious at the world for the hypocrisy […]

The Darkness Outside Us

This is a sci-fi romance between two teen boys who are on a deep space rescue mission. However, since the most central plot point – the fact that they are two boys – doesn’t make sense to me, and the reasons provided as to WHY it has to be two boys, especially in the context […]

The Gilded Cage by Lynette Noni

I genuinely think it’s harder to write a 5 star review than it is to write a 1 star review. It’s hard to list what a book does so well when it does everything so well. I genuinely had no issues with this book at all and enjoyed every minute of it. This book is […]

Anything but Fine by Tobias Madden

You know how a couple of weeks ago I said I totally loved a book that I could totally see bits of my life in? Well, I had absolutely NOTHING in common with this book, and it still blew me away. Tobias Madden has been on my radar ever since he edited the Underdog #loveOzYa […]

The Year the Maps Changed by Danielle Binks

This is a middle-grade book, intended for audience more than half my age, so while I’m not the target audience, I did love the author’s other book The Monster Of Her Age so much I wanted to give this one a try as well. I ended up really loving it. It’s really hard for me […]

The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab

Considering this was published in 2011, I’m surprised this is my first Victoria Schwab novel. What’s even weirder is that I tried so very hard to listen to this on audio but my god the narrator is so bad. She’s basically reading a list with no emotional input whatsoever. I was so frustrated listening that […]

They’ll Never Catch Us by Jessica Goodman

I loved this book. It had everything I ever wanted beautifully wrapped up in a stand-alone story. In this book, years ago a bunch of minority girls went missing and were found murdered, and the cops didn’t really care very much until a white girl also went missing. It was also questionable whether the person […]

Phantom Heart by Kelly Creagh

I have many feelings about this book. First of all, I think it did an absolutely wonderful job of telling a tale inspired by Gaston Leroux’s beloved gothic classic, The Phantom of the Opera, better known to many people worldwide by the phenomenal West End musical and lesser known from the gorgeous but not quite […]

Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas

Cemetery Boys is an #ownvoices book about a gay trans Latinx boy trying to prove his place in his community: he believes that if he can prove he is a brujo, a kind of Latino witchdoctor who can summon, guide, and banish the spirits of the departed, instead of one of the traditionally feminine healing […]