The Best Book Cover War (2020 edition) continues with Akala’s Young Adult debut The Dark Lady, the first in a brand new series. I literally started reading this the day I got it as it bumped it’s way right to the top of my TBR. I devoured the book in literally a day.
Dangerous Remedy is one of my most anticipated releases of the first half of 2020 so was thrilled to be granted a Netgalley ARC of this one. I picked it up after finishing Lab Partners (the trashiest of trash books) so needed something to enjoy and this was not a let down.
The Dangerous Art of Blending In was a book that I really wanted to read when it was published in 2018 but I couldn’t find anywhere in the UK selling it for a decent price. I managed to pick up a copy in 2019 but by then I was way too distracted by 2019 releases,Continue reading “Book Review: The Dangerous Art Of Blending In by Angelo Surmelis”
Stripes published the queerest book of 2019 – Proud which ended up being one of my favourite reads of the year. When I was sent a review copy of Wranglestone and read the premise I was completely sold. Zombies and a coming of age gay love story ticked that originality box for me and IContinue reading “ARC Review: Wranglestone by Darren Charlton (Wranglestone, #1)”
After seeing everyone being sent early copies of Hideous Beauty (and getting a bit jealous) I cheekily reached out to Usborne and asked begged for a copy of my own and the absolutely wonderful Stevie made my wish come true. I am so pleased I was able to read this sooner rather than later, itContinue reading “ARC Review: Hideous Beauty by William Hussey”
So here we are, my first one star read of the year (and in some time). When I first came across Lab Partners I immediately added it to my most anticipated LGBTQ+ 2020 releases – it just sounded really cute. I was a bit dubious about the WattPad origin of the story but thought ifContinue reading “ARC Review: Lab Partners by M. Montgomery”
Every year there are more and more books featuring queer characters being published. Here are the ones i’m most looking forward to reading (or buying anyway).
Once upon a time fantasy was my absolute go-to genre but like middle grade I just haven’t been reading as much of it as I did in previous years. This list has a couple of new to me authors but it is mostly made up of books from series which I have been carrying onContinue reading “2019: Top 5 Fantasy Books”
2019 was sadly the year I fell out of love with middle grade fiction. For most of the year I struggled to get into anything that wasn’t adult or YA, neglecting the age age group (which made my recommending of new books at work a bit more difficult than previous years). The books on thisContinue reading “2019: Top 5 Middle Grade Books”
Hello friends and welcome to my first wrap up of 2019. I had to start with favourite kind of book ever – the queer stuff (*rainbows and fireworks now*). This was probably the most difficult list to make because I read so many amazing books featuring LGBTQ+ beings (humans and/or otherwise) so if a bookContinue reading “2019: Top 5 LGBTQ+ Books”
I was lucky enough to win an ARC of this at YALC this year but it took me so long to get round to reading it and the regrets are real. This book is amazing and I can’t recommend it enough.
“I Will Not Be Erased” is a collection of essays by women and non-binary people of colour reflecting on their experiences growing up. Included within are fourteen chapters where each person takes turns addressing a particular part of their upbringing, either writing a letter to their younger self or simply reflecting and reminiscing on theirContinue reading “Book Review: “I Will Not Be Erased” by gal-dem”