Book Reviews

Fake Dates and Mooncakes (ARC Review)

Book Title: Fake Dates and Mooncakes Author: Sher Lee Release Date: May 16, 2023 Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance, LGBTQ+ My rating: 4/5 Stars Synopsis: Heartstopper meets Crazy Rich Asians in this heartfelt, joyful paperback original rom-com that follows an aspiring chef who discovers the recipe for love is more complicated than it seems when he starts fake-dating a …

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Margo Zimmerman Gets the Girl (ARC Review)

Book Title: Margo Zimmerman Gets the Girl Authors: Brianna R. Shrum & Sara Waxelbaum Release Date: May 2, 2023 Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance, LGBTQ+ My rating: 4/5 Stars Synopsis: Margo Zimmerman is gay, but she didn’t know until now. An overachiever at heart, Margo is determined to ace her newly discovered gayness. All she needs …

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Spell Bound (Tour Post & Review)

Book Title: Spell Bound Author: F.T. Lukens Release Date: April 4, 2023 Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Magic, LGBTQ+ My rating: 5/5 Stars Synopsis: Two rival apprentice sorcerers must team up to save their teachers and protect their own magic in this lively young adult romantic adventure from the New York Times bestselling author of In Deeper Waters and So This Is …

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Clash of Fate and Fury (Interview & Review)

Book Title: Clash of Fate and Fury Author: Rachel Menard Release Date: March 26, 2023 Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, LGBTQ+ My rating: 5/5 Stars Synopsis: Seventeen-year-old Gen may have rescued her beloved father from prison, but she hasn’t saved him yet. If she fails her end of a bargain with the Olympian Empresses, they will send …

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The Witch and the Vampire (ARC Review)

Book Title: The Witch and the Vampire Author: Francesca Flores Release Date: March 21, 2023Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Retelling, LGBTQ+ My rating: 3/5 Stars Synopsis: Francesca Flores’s The Witch and the Vampire is a queer Rapunzel retelling where a witch and a vampire who trust no one but themselves must journey together through a cursed forest with danger at …

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My Dear Henry (Audio ARC Review)

Book Title: My Dear Henry Author: Kalynn Bayron Narrators: Clifford Samuel Release Date: March 7, 2023 Genres: Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Retelling, LGBTQ+ My rating: 4/5 Stars Audio Rating: 4.5/5 Stars Synopsis: In this gothic YA remix of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, a teen boy tries to discover the reason behind his best friend’s disappearance—and the arrival …

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Izzy at the End of the World (ARC Review)

Book Title: Izzy at the End of the World Author: K.A. Reynolds Release Date: February 21, 2023 Genres: Middle Grade, Science Fiction, Neurodiversity My rating: 3.5/5 Stars Synopsis: The Last Kids on Earth meets Margaret Peterson Haddix in this middle grade adventure about fourteen-year-old Izzy, an autistic girl surviving the end of the world who must team up …

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