Joint Rainbow Review: Felix Ever After | Return of the Kathy (Again)

Hello everyone! I come out of hiding once again like an anxious little mole. The thing I learned about staying home during this darkest timeline is that "extra free time" comes with a HUGE disclaimer that's deviously written in tiny scrawl, and in Papyrus to boot. As free time goes up, productivity plummets. Hard. So … Continue reading Joint Rainbow Review: Felix Ever After | Return of the Kathy (Again)

Review: Last Bus to Everland – Life Sucks But We’re in it Together

Title: Last Bus to Everland Author: Sophie Cameron Publisher: Roaring Brook Press Release Date: June 18th, 2019 Genre(s): YA Contemporary, Portal Fantasy Subjects and Themes: Mental Health, LGBTQIAP+ Page Count: 336 (hardback) Rating: 8.0/10       Brody Fair feels like nobody gets him: not his overworked parents, not his genius older brother, and definitely … Continue reading Review: Last Bus to Everland – Life Sucks But We’re in it Together

Double Reviews: The Guildmaster and All the World Between Us – Water-themed Romances

One book has pirates. The other has swimming. Both involve water. (And I'm a sucker for themes) Let's get to it.   The Guildmaster (Vanguards of Viridor 3) by T.S. Cleveland Having helped foil the attempt to kill Viridor’s queen, Merric’s return to the Guardians’ Guild should have been celebrated. Instead, his support of elementals … Continue reading Double Reviews: The Guildmaster and All the World Between Us – Water-themed Romances

Review: Deposing Nathan – Heartwrenching, Raw, and So Very Important

  Title: Deposing Nathan Author: Zack Smedley Publisher: Page Street Publishing Release Date: May 7th, 2019 Genre(s): YA Contemporary Subjects and Themes: LGBTQIAP+, Religion, Abuse Page Count: 400 (hardback) Rating: 9.0/10     For sixteen years, Nate was the perfect son—the product of a no-nonsense upbringing and deep spiritual faith. Then he met Cam, who … Continue reading Review: Deposing Nathan – Heartwrenching, Raw, and So Very Important

Author Interview (+ Giveaway): Starworld by Audrey Coulthurst & Paula Garner

Today I'm very excited to present an interview with Audrey Coulthurst and Paula Garner, authors of STARWORLD--an emotional YA contemporary that explores themes of friendship, sexuality, and the battles we face in our everyday lives. Spoiler: Their answers are FUN.         Sam Jones and Zoe Miller have one thing in common: they both want … Continue reading Author Interview (+ Giveaway): Starworld by Audrey Coulthurst & Paula Garner

Review: Starworld – Girl Friendships, Family Drama, and Roleplaying via Text

Title: Starworld Author: Audrey Coulthurst & Paula Garner Publisher: Candlewick Press Release Date: April 16th, 2019 Genre(s): YA Contemporary Subjects and Themes: LGBTQIAP+, Female Friendships, Family Page Count: 352 (hardback) Rating: 6.5/10   Sam Jones and Zoe Miller have one thing in common: they both want an escape from reality. Loner Sam flies under the … Continue reading Review: Starworld – Girl Friendships, Family Drama, and Roleplaying via Text