COLOR THE SHELVES: Interview with Adrianna Cuevas, author of The Total Eclipse of Nestor Lopez

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If you follow me on any of my platform, you know that I’ve gotten into and fallen in love with middle grade this year (which was one of my goals, so yay!), and THE TOTAL ECLIPSE OF NESTOR LOPEZ reinforced that love for me. It follows a boy who talks to animals as he tries to solve the disappearance of some of them in the forest and well as defeat the witch responsible for it. It’s fun, funny and so heartfelt with some important themes mixed in there. Now I will shut up and leave you with my interview with Adrianna Cuevas, the author of the book, to convince you that you need to pick it up.

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The Empire of Gold -My favorite series is over and I am a void

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Series: Daevabad trilogy #3

Publication date : June 30th, 2020

Publisher : Harper Voyager| Harpercollins

Genre : Adult | Fantasy

Page Count: 766

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

Take A Hint, Dani Brown – Oh hello there, meet my new wife and favorite book

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Series: The Brown Sisters #2

Publication date : June 20th, 2020

Publisher : Avon| Harpercollins

Genre : Adult | Romance

Page Count: 320

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

50+ MORE 2020 releases I have my eye on

Hello friends!

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

COLOR THE SHELVES: Interview with Wayne Santos, author of The Chimera Code

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Hello friends and welcome to Color The Shelves!

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

COLOR THE SHELVES: Interview with Chantel Acevedo, author of Muse Squad: The Cassandra Curse

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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.

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Girl Gone Viral & Beach Read – Two romance reviews for the price of one

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.

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WORD WONDERS’ TBR EXPANSION : Books with Pansexual main characters

Hello friends! and belated…Happy Pride Month? 🌈

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.

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COLOR THE SHELVES: Interview with Lyla Lee, author of I’ll Be the One

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Hello friends and welcome to Color the Shelves!

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