Synopsis : Daevabad has fallen. After a brutal conquest stripped the city of its magic, Nahid leader Banu Manizheh and her resurrected commander, Dara, must try to repair their fraying alliance and stabilize a fractious, warring people. But the bloodletting and loss of his beloved Nahri have unleashed the worst demons of Dara’s dark past. To vanquish them, he must face some ugly truths about his history and put himself at the mercy of those he once considered enemies.Continue reading →
Synopsis : Danika Brown knows what she wants: professional success, academic renown, and an occasional roll in the hay to relieve all that career-driven tension. But romance? Been there, done that, burned the T-shirt. Romantic partners, whatever their gender, are a distraction at best and a drain at worst. So Dani asks the universe for the perfect friend-with-benefits—someone who knows the score and knows their way around the bedroom.
When brooding security guard Zafir Ansari rescues Dani from a workplace fire drill gone wrong, it’s an obvious sign: PhD student Dani and ex-rugby player Zaf are destined to sleep together. But before she can explain that fact, a video of the heroic rescue goes viral. Now half the internet is shipping #DrRugbae—and Zaf is begging Dani to play along. Turns out, his sports charity for kids could really use the publicity. Lying to help children? Who on earth would refuse?Continue reading →
July is right around the corner and as such, I’m here to share with you my most anticipated releases for the second half of the year. I made a spreadsheet and everything this year because my brain and goodreads are too messy and cannot be trusted. There are so many amazing or amazing sounding books on this list that I literally wish I had over half of them in my hands right now, but alas, I gots to wait. Don’t ask me if I read those from the first half of the year though. We don’t talk about that. Continue reading →
I’m bringing you an interview today with Wayne Santos, author of the upcoming THE CHIMERA CODE, which is a science-fantasy book set in a non-binary age (the 22nd) where magic and science mix (or don’t, depending on how you look at it) and magic is for hire. We follow and eclectic crew of mercenaries as they get up to shenanigans and many things go wrong and…explode. Wayne Santos makes so many interesting points about the book that made it all the more intriguing and fascinating, and I’m happy to be sharing them and the book with you today! Continue reading →
Today I’m here to bring you an interview with Chantel Acevedo, the author of MUSE SQUAD: THE CASSANDRA CURSE, a very cute middle grade story about friendship, doing the right thing and what it means to be a hero. Centering a Cuban American twelve year old and laced with Greek mythology. This interview was so fun and I’m sure that if you didn’t already have this book your TBR you’ll now put it on it, and if you do, well, you’re gonna want to read it ASAP.
I am back on my consistent romance reading habit and I could not be more happy about that. Today’s mini-reviews for two romance reads that had both some and bad to them, so when you even it out, I ended up not feeling any strong way about them. Besides for one element in Beach Read that got me annoyed, but we’ll talk about that in a bit.
Not like I need one, but I’m using this time of the year as an excuse to finally put together a list of books with pansexual and or panromantic main characters. Now I’m not too happy with this list. Why? you ask. Because it was by far the hardest to put together, I had to dig and dig and dig and even then I was only able to get together less than 40 books, most of which are NOT YA. Young Adult is severely lacking in pansexual representation and its about time it gets its act together and starts feeding us. And the only reason that adult books are better is because most of them are either indie or self-published. So traditional publishing as a whole is very behind on this one. So hey, trad pubs? DO. BETTER.
I’m so excited to be bringing you an interview with the author of one of the loveliest, softest books I’ve read so far this year. Lyla Lee, author of I’LL BE THE ONE, a book about a fat Korean girl who wants to be one of the first plus-size k-pop stars in the industry. She enters a competition and drama and swoony romance ensue. The romance is between a bi girl and a bi boy and it’s so sweet and tender, it made my heart ache. Not only that but the themes of unrealistic beauty standards, queerphobia and fatphobia are all tackled in this story. This is a very special treat for k-pop fans, but believe me when I tell you (as someone who knows zero about all of that) that there’s something for everyone to love in this book. Now, enough of me and more of the author. Continue reading →
May started okay, you know? It was Ramadan, things went well, I got some good news, did some good things, and then the month neared its end and it turned into a trash fire, and I would like a refund. I would like a refund on all of 2020 for that matter.
You have NO idea how excited I am about today’s post. I read YOU SHOULD SEE ME IN A CROWN a few months back and absolutely adored it, I also had the pleasure to chat with Leah before this interview and adored HER. She is such a kind, funny and beautiful person and ALL of that shows in her book: a rivals to lovers YA sapphic romance set around prom that subverts tropes, is funny, witty, heartfelt and emotional. It filled my heart with joy, which I think we (Black people) need after the more-than-usual hellish few days we had. I’ll speak on that in a post coming in the next couple days, whenever I find the energy to put my thoughts into words but TODAY we’re here to celebrate Black joy and to chat with Leah about her new release and everything wonderful about it. Continue reading →