Quinn keeps lists of everything—from the days she’s ugly cried, to “Things That I Would Never Admit Out Loud” and all the boys she’d like to kiss. Her lists keep her sane. By writing her fears on paper, she never has to face them in real life. That is, until her journal goes missing . .… Continue reading Excuse Me While I Ugly Cry by Joya Goffney
They are the Beautiful Ones, Loisail’s most notable socialites, and this spring is Nina’s chance to join their ranks, courtesy of her well-connected cousin and his calculating wife. But the Grand Season has just begun, and already Nina’s debut has gone disastrously awry. She has always struggled to control her telekinesis—neighbors call her the Witch… Continue reading The Beautiful Ones by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Have you ever imagined running away from your life? Well Birdy Finch didn't just imagine it. She did it. Which might've been an error. And the life she's run into? Her best friend, Heather's. The only problem is, she hasn't told Heather. Actually there are a few other problems... Can Birdy carry off a summer… Continue reading The Summer Job by Lizzy Dent
So, from the title you guessed it - I read nothing but romance novels for a week and if I wasn't a hopeless romantic before then I definitely am now. For me romance is a genre that just gives me so much comfort and feels as easy as breathing and provides some much needed escapism.… Continue reading Only reading romance for a week!
Two young people meet at a pub in South East London. Both are Black British, both won scholarships to private schools where they struggled to belong, both are now artists - he a photographer, she a dancer - trying to make their mark in a city that by turns celebrates and rejects them. Tentatively, tenderly,… Continue reading Open Water by Caleb Azumah Nelson
Hey guys, Last year was difficult for a lot of reasons but one saving grace was books and my anticipated releases and 2021 is shaping up to be another exciting one when it comes to all things bookish. There are so many amazing books coming out this year which I'm super excited for so I've… Continue reading My Most Anticipated Books of 2021
In a world where the flightless are ruled by those who can fly... When her father dies just before her birthday, seventeen-year-old Aderyn inherits the role of Protector of Atratys, a dominion in a kingdom where nobles are able to transform at will into the bird that represents their family bloodline. Aderyn's ancestral bird is… Continue reading A Throne of Swans by Katharine & Elizabeth Corr
The year is 1926, and Shanghai hums to the tune of debauchery. A blood feud between two gangs runs the streets red, leaving the city helpless in the grip of chaos. At the heart of it all is eighteen-year-old Juliette Cai, a former flapper who has returned to assume her role as the proud heir… Continue reading These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong
Hey guys, Hope you're all doing well and staying safe! Today's post is a good old fashioned recommendation post, and all of these are some great reads which are book related in nature. Whether it features a bookshop, has books within the wider plot or has generally bookish vibes - this list has them all.… Continue reading Five of my favourite ‘books about books’!
When seventeen-year-old competitive diver Ingrid freezes up and sustains a head injury at a routine meet, her orderly life is turned upside down. Now housebound and sedentary on doctor’s orders, Ingrid can’t sleep and is haunted by the question of what triggered her uncharacteristic stage fright. The only thing she remembers about the moment before… Continue reading The Insomniacs by Marit Weisenberg