Title: Shatter the Sky Author: Rebecca Kim Wells Pages: 304 Release Date: July 30 2019 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers Format: Hardcover Genre: Fantasy, LGBTQIA+ Goodreads Rating: 3.77 (of 489 ratings) representation: f/f romance content warnings: kidnapping, animal fighting I think I realized that I was a bit in over my head … Continue reading MINI-REVIEWS: Shatter the Sky, Dead Voices, & Wicked Fox
Title: Stargazing Author: Jen Wang Pages: 224 Release Date: September 10 2019 Publisher: First Second Format: Hardcover Genre: Contemporary, Graphic Novel, Middle Grade Goodreads Rating: 4.20 (of 3281 ratings) representation: Chinese main characters, Buddhist main character content warnings: brain tumor I really loved Jen Wang's The Prince & The Dressmaker, so I was so eager … Continue reading MINI-REVIEWS: Stargazing, All Boys Aren’t Blue, & Salt to the Sea
Title: Tiger Queen Author: Annie Sullivan Pages: 320 Release Date: September 10 2019 Publisher: Blink Format: Hardcover Genre: Fantasy Goodreads Rating: 4.07 (of 377 ratings) I didn't enjoy this book. I'm going to say it off the bat, because that was what ran through my head all 322 pages of Tiger Queen. I'm also very aware that … Continue reading MINI-REVIEW: “Tiger Queen” by Annie Sullivan
Title: His Hideous Heart Author: Dahlia Adler Pages: 480 Release Date: September 10th 2019 Publisher: Flatiron Books Format: Hardcover Genre: Horror, Anthology Goodreads Rating: 3.65 (of 673 ratings) representation: misc. content warnings: death, murder, kidnapping, sexual content, attempted rape This is one of the better anthologies that I have read. I've had a really bad … Continue reading MINI-REVIEWS: Pumpkinheads & His Hideous Heart aka why am I still reading Halloween books??
Title: Life Is Short and Then You Die Author: Kelley Armstrong Pages: 320 Release Date: September 10 2019 Publisher: Imprint Format: Hardcover Genre: Horror, Anthology Goodreads Rating: 3.56 (of 86 ratings) representation: varied - hard to tell usually with anthologies content warnings: death, murder, gore This one was a mess. Usually in an anthology, I … Continue reading MINI(ish)-REVIEWS: Life is Short And Then You Die & This is Kind of an Epic Love Story
Title: Remember Me Author: Chelsea Bobulski Pages: 336 Release Date: August 6th 2019 Publisher: Feiwel and Friends Format: Hardcover Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal, Historical Fiction Goodreads Rating: 4.01 (of 231 ratings) representation: talks of mental health (depression, hallucinations) content warnings: attempted rape, death (of principle character), murder, suicide, violence (especially against a woman), physical and emotional … Continue reading MINI-REVIEWS: Remember Me, The Tyrant’s Tomb, & Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky
Title: The Bone Houses Author: Emily Lloyd-Jones Pages: 352 Release Date: September 24th 2019 Publisher: Little Brown Books for Young Readers Format: Hardcover Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Historical Fiction Goodreads Rating: 4.11 (of 2784 ratings) representation: MC with chronic pain (shoulder) content warnings: death, death of parents, grief, intense sequences (violence, fighting, near death situations) This … Continue reading MINI-REVIEWS: 10 Blind Dates & The Bone Houses aka the cute and the creepy
Title: How to Be Remy Cameron Author: Julian Winters Pages: 340 Release Date: September 10 2019 Publisher: Duet Format: ebook Genre: Contemporary, LGBTQIA+ Goodreads Rating: 4.01 (of 239 ratings) representation: black MC, adopted MC, gay MC...[I'm sorry I know there was more but I totally am blanking because I would pop in and out of … Continue reading MINI-REVIEWS (Yallfest 2019 Edition): Truly, Madly, Royally; How to Be Remy Cameron, & They Both Die at the End