These Violent Delights – Micah Nemerever

RATING: ★★★★★TITLE: These Violent DelightsAUTHOR: Micah NemereverRELEASE DATE: September 15, 2020SETTING: Pittsburgh 1970sPUBLISHER: Harper Collins, Harper AudioGENRE(S): Historical Fiction, LGBT, Abuse/Mental Health, Thriller I am so ridiculously thankful to Harper Audio for my gifted ALC of this title. TAGLINE/BLURB: The Secret History meets Call Me by Your Name in Micah Nemerever’s compulsively readable debut novel—aContinue reading “These Violent Delights – Micah Nemerever”

Swimming Lessons: Poems – Lili Reinhart

Click HERE to see my Instagram post for this book. RATING: ★★★★★TITLE: Swimming Lessons: PoemsAUTHOR: Lili ReinhartRELEASE DATE: September 29, 2020PUBLISHER: St. Martin’s Press/St. Martin’s Griffin, Macmillan AudioGENRE(S): Poetry, love, mental health Thank you to Macmillan Audio and St. Martin’s Press Griffin for my gifted ALC of this title in exchange for my honest review.Continue reading “Swimming Lessons: Poems – Lili Reinhart”

The Companion – Katie Alender

RATING: ★★★★★TITLE: The CompanionAUTHOR: Katie AlenderRELEASE DATE: August 25, 2020PUBLISHER: Putnam, Penguin TeenGENRE(S): YA Contemporary Thriller Thank you to Penguin Teen, Putnam Books and NetGalley for my advanced copy of this title in exchange for my honest review. BLURB: The other orphans say Margot is lucky.Lucky to survive the horrible accident that killed her family.LuckyContinue reading “The Companion – Katie Alender”

Darius the Great Deserves Better (Darius the Great, #2) – Adib Khorram

RATING: ★★★★★TITLE: Darius the Great Deserves Better (Darius the Great, #2)AUTHOR: Adib KhorramRELEASE DATE: August 25, 2020SETTING: Portland, OregonPUBLISHER: Dial Books, Penguin TeenGENRE(S): Coming of Age, Contemporary, Young Adult, Mental Health, Family and Culture, Relationships, LGBT BLURB: In this companion to the award-winning Darius the Great Is Not Okay, Darius suddenly has it all: aContinue reading “Darius the Great Deserves Better (Darius the Great, #2) – Adib Khorram”

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”

Charlie Sunshine (Close Proximity, book 2) – Lily Morton

RATING: ★★★★☆TITLE: Charlie Sunshine (Close Proximity, book 2)AUTHOR: Lily MortonRELEASE DATE: April 21, 2020SETTING: London, EnglandPUBLISHER: Independently Published GENRE(S): Adult Contemporary Romance, LGBT, Friends to Lovers, Mental Health BLURB Sometimes love is a lot closer to home than you think. Charlie Burroughs can’t keep a man. All he wants is a good relationship like theContinue reading “Charlie Sunshine (Close Proximity, book 2) – Lily Morton”

Rewritten (Unscripted, 2)

rating: ★★★★★title: Rewritten (Unscripted Duet, book 2)author: JR Grayrelease date: June 4, 2020publisher: independently publishedgenres: adult contemporary mm romance, mental health BLURB: Quellcrist wasn’t new to fame or the effect it had on a relationship. He’d been married in the spotlight for as long as he’d been famous. But that was before Hale. He knewContinue reading “Rewritten (Unscripted, 2)”

The Extraordinaries

➳➳➳➳➳➳➳➳➳➳➳➳➳➳➳➳➳➳➳➳➳➳➳➳➳➳➳➳➳➳ rating: ★★★★★title: The Extraordinaries (The Extraordinaries, book 1)author: T.J. Klunerelease date: July 14, 2020setting: Nova Citypublisher: Tor Teengenres: urban fantasy, lgbtq, young adult, super heroes, humor, mental health Thank you to NetGalley and TorTeen for my copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. This was phenomenal. Living in a world withContinue reading “The Extraordinaries”

reciprocation of love is important

★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★REREAD★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ rating: ★★★★★title: The Unrequitedauthor: Saffron A Kentrelease date: July 13, 2017setting: Connecticut publisher: Independently Publishedgenres: forbidden love, student/professor, mental health, cheating, stalking, adult contemporary romance Exiled by her mother to PenBrook University in Connecticut, Layla Robinson is a troubled young woman dealing with the aftermath of a horrible mistake she made. She is inContinue reading “reciprocation of love is important”

bullying in the digital world is a poison

rating: ★★★★★title: The Burningauthor: Laura Batesrelease date: March 7, 2020setting: Scotlandpublisher: Sourcebooks Firegenres: contemporary ya, abuse/mental health I received a digital arc of this title from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. It has been a while since I have read a standalone novel that has pulled me in from the very beginning andContinue reading “bullying in the digital world is a poison”