How It All Blew Up – Arvin Ahmadi

RATING: ★★★★☆TITLE: How It All Blew UpAUTHOR: Arvin AhmadiRELEASE DATE: September 22, 2020SETTING: United States / ItalyPUBLISHER: Penguin Teen, Viking BooksGENRE(S): YA Contemporary, Romance, LGBT, Travel, Family and Culture Thank you to Penguin Teen, Viking Books for Young Readers and NetGalley for my ARC of this title in exchange for my honest review. TAGLINE/BLURB: SimonContinue reading “How It All Blew Up – Arvin Ahmadi”

Sanctuary – Paola Mendoza and Abby Sher

RATING: ★★★★★TITLE: SanctuaryAUTHOR: Paola Mendoza and Abby SherRELEASE DATE: September 1, 2020SETTING: US, 2032PUBLISHER: Putnam Books, Penguin TeenGENRE(S): YA, Dystopian, Speculative Fiction My Sanctuary IG Post Thank you to the incredible authors Paola Mendoza and Abby Sher, as well as Penguin Teen, Putnam Books, and NetGalley for my advanced copy if this book in exchangeContinue reading “Sanctuary – Paola Mendoza and Abby Sher”

Cemetery Boys – Aiden Thomas

RATING: ★★★★☆TITLE: Cemetery BoysAUTHOR: Aiden ThomasRELEASE DATE: September 1, 2020SETTING: Los Angeles, CAPUBLISHER: Swoon Reads, MacMillan AudioGENRE(S): YA fantasy, supernatural, romance, lgbt Thank you so much to MacMillan Audio, to Swoon Reads and to NetGalley for my advanced copies of the audiobook and the digital arc. TAGLINE and BLURB: Yadriel has summoned a ghost, andContinue reading “Cemetery Boys – Aiden Thomas”

Darius the Great Is Not Okay (Darius the Great, #1) – Adib Khorram

RATING: ★★★★★TITLE: Darius the Great Is Not Okay (Darius the Great, #1)AUTHOR: Adib KhorramRELEASE DATE: August 28, 2018SETTING: Portland, Oregon / Yazd, IranPUBLISHER: Dial Books, Penguin TeenGENRE(S): Coming of Age, Contemporary Fiction, Mental Health, Family and Culture BLURB: Darius doesn’t think he’ll ever be enough, in America or in Iran. Darius Kellner speaks better KlingonContinue reading “Darius the Great Is Not Okay (Darius the Great, #1) – Adib Khorram”