The Prince and the Dressmaker is perfect for fans of the manga Princess Jellyfish and eccentric anime such as Ouran Highschool Host Club. It tells the story of a young prince Sebastian who loves to dress up as a woman known simply as Lady Cristallia. After seeing a young designer's talent, he hires her as … Continue reading The Prince and The Dressmaker by Jen Wang: ARC Review!
Marianne's Review: A Line in the Dark is not your typical f/f love story with a happy ending. In fact, itʼs not a love story, and the main character doesnʼt have a romance arc at all. A Line in the Dark is a tale of best friends, and what you find yourself doing for them … Continue reading A Line in the Dark: Blog Tour + Review!
“Every time it feels like itʼll last forever. The sorrow that rakes my skin. The guilt that grips my mind. The cold that pierces my bones and freezes my marrow. I want to cry out, but my throat is full of sin, and the moment stretches out like a piece of rubber being pulled and … Continue reading BEASTS MADE OF NIGHT: Blog Tour + Review!
Marianne's Review: Sanctuary was just the book I needed to read to get out of a massive book slump. Liz as a protagonist is a dream come true: badass black attorney in a male-dominated company. Liz knows she has to hold her own and she does so spectacularly. I love how she has this “take … Continue reading Sanctuary: Rebekah Weatherspoon Does It Again!
“I didn’t know her name, nationality, age, or occupation, but I know this: Someday I’m going to marry the woman sitting in 12D.” Marianne's Review: “I didn’t know her name, nationality, age, or occupation, but I know this: Someday I’m going to marry the woman sitting in 12D.” So that’s how Acting on Impulse … Continue reading Acting on Impulse by Mia Sosa: Fun & Flirty Romantic Comedy
I got to read the new and expanded version of this poetry collection so my opinion may be a bit biased. Even though I'm a huge fan of novels and long series, sometimes you just want to dive into your feelings and read something that won't work up your fictional motors. Poetry is cathartic for … Continue reading The Chaos of Longing by K.Y. Robinson: Raw, Potent and Enlightening.
This graphic novel was anything BUT what I expected it to be. I expected something lighthearted and full of fluff but it’s definitely no that. Spinning tells the story of a young girl named Tillie who has been figure skating since she was little. Her story is one filled with loneliness even when surrounded by … Continue reading Spinning by Tillie Walden: ARC Review!
"All the facts in history books couldn’t prepare someone for standing in a place where history was present tense". It's going to be easier for me to just jot down what I loved about this book that try and elaborate an essay so here we go: This book definitely falls on the heavier, darker side … Continue reading The Girl with the Red Balloon by Katherine Locke Review: A New Favorite Series!
I wanted to love this a lot more than I actually did. It started out strong but the story got a bit mixed up in the middle and it was all around difficult for me to feel attached to any of the characters. I did enjoy that it was a retelling of the Little Mermaid … Continue reading Walking on Knives by Maya Chabbra: Mini ARC Review!
The First Rule of Punk is a fun middle grade book about a Mexican-American girl who whose mother has relocated them to Chicago for a new job. I really liked a lot of things about Malú from the beginning, because it was completely relatable to me to see her struggling with her identity. She doesn’t … Continue reading The First Rule of Punk by Celia C. Pérez [Review] – What Does It Mean to Be Yourself? + Meet Malú!