The Weight of the Stars (soft, sweet queer girls & space) — Kayla Ancrum

TITLE: The Weight of the Stars AUTHOR: K. Ancrum RELEASE DATE: March 19th, 2019 GENRE: Sci-fi AGE RANGE: YA All Ryann wants is to travel through space, but that’s not happening for a girl living in a trailer park, taking care of her brother and his baby—so she spends her time befriending the “misfits” at her school and […]

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Red, White & Royal Blue (AKA my fave of 2019 so far) — Casey McQuiston

TITLE: Red, White & Royal Blue AUTHOR: Casey McQuiston RELEASE DATE: May 14, 2019 GENRE: Romance AGE RANGE: NA Alex, the First Son, has one arch-nemesis: Prince Henry of England, the Crown’s golden boy. After their long-held feud escalates to a disaster at the Royal Wedding, the two are forced to fake a friendship in the spotlight to […]

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Song of the Dead (Reign of the Fallen, #2) — Sarah Glenn Marsh

TITLE: Song of the Dead AUTHOR: Sarah Glenn Marsh SERIES: Reign of the Fallen, #2 RELEASES: January 29th, 2019; Razorbill GENRE: Fantasy AGE RANGE: YA Karthia has changed, and the people are changing with it—for better and for worse. Odessa has set out on an oceanic journey with Meredy and Kasmira, but nothing can prepare them for the war they’ll […]

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Snow in Love [fluffy YA contemporary anthology]

TITLE: Snow in Love AUTHORS: Kasie West, Aimee Friedman, Melissa de la Cruz, Nic Stone RELEASED: October 30th, 2018; Point GENRE: Contemporary AGE RANGE: YA Like many of us in the fandom of YA contemporary reads, I love a good, fluffy Christmas story, but I find that “fluffy” contemporary works best for me in short formatting, so that […]

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Finding Baba Yaga — Jane Yolen

TITLE: Finding Baba Yaga AUTHOR: Jane Yolen RELEASES: October 30th, 2018; TorDotCom GENRE: Fantasy AGE RANGE: YA PAGE COUNT: 144 SYNOPSIS: A harsh, controlling father. A quiescent mother. A house that feels like anything but a home. Natasha gathers the strength to leave, and comes upon a little house in the wood: A house that walks about on […]

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October TBR: Too Many Books, Too Little Time

All year, I swore that I would catch up on all of my fall ARCs by September 30th so that October could be totally dedicated to mood reading, yet here we are, and… well, that didn’t happen. At all. So, a few plans for this month are: OWNtober — reading books from my backlist that […]

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September TBR: No Theme?!

I know, I always have a “theme” for my TBR, but not this month! While I really wanted to join in on Kathy’s Sequel September in a big way and knock out some series, I’ve spread myself so thin with review copies that they’re almost all I can focus on this month! (That said, I’m still […]

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