ARC REVIEW: THE BLACK VEINS BY ASHIA MONET

Summary: published by:Self-Published genres: fantasy, urban fantasy, YA content warnings: Discussion of deceased parents and siblings. Mentions of drug use (primarily marijuana), gun use, supernatural horror, car accidents, discussion of anxiety disorder and panic disorders, racial n-slur use (Black author), anxiety attacks. These warnings are taken from the front of the book.  read if you’re a … More ARC REVIEW: THE BLACK VEINS BY ASHIA MONET

ARC REVIEW: What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera

Summary: my rating: 4 stars published by: HarperTeen genres: contemporary romance, young adult, lgbt+ content warnings: homophobia, anxiety attacks, hospitalisation, alcohol use, Synopsis: Arthur is only in New York for the summer, but if Broadway has taught him anything, it’s that the universe can deliver a showstopping romance when you least expect it. Ben thinks the universe needs to mind … More ARC REVIEW: What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera

ARC REVIEW – Love, Hate & Other Filters by Samira Ahmed

Summary:  my rating: 4 stars published by: Hot Key Books genres: contemporary diversity: Indian/American mc, Indian/American side characters, Muslim representation content warnings: islamophobia and racism, physical assault, threads, white supremacy, hate crimes links: Amazon | B&N | Goodreads Synopsis: A searing #OwnVoices coming-of-age debut in which an Indian-American Muslim teen confronts Islamophobia and a reality she can neither explain nor escape–perfect for fans of Angie … More ARC REVIEW – Love, Hate & Other Filters by Samira Ahmed

ARC Review: Brooding YA Hero by Carrie DiRisio

Summary:  my rating: 3.5 stars published by: Sky Pony Press genres: young adult, contemporary, humour diversity: none. this aspect is heavily critiqued on page where to purchase: Amazon | B&N | Goodreads Synopsis: Have you ever wished you could receive a little guidance from your favorite book boyfriend? Ever dreamed of being the Chosen One in a YA novel? Want to know all … More ARC Review: Brooding YA Hero by Carrie DiRisio

ARC Review: They Both Die At the End by Adam Silvera

Quick Facts:  my rating: 4 stars published by: HarperCollins genres: lgbt+, fantasy, romance, young adult diverse: yes   Synopsis: On September 5, a little after midnight, Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: They’re going to die today. Mateo and Rufus are total strangers, but, for different reasons, they’re both looking to … More ARC Review: They Both Die At the End by Adam Silvera

ARC REVIEW: The Seafarer’s Kiss by Julia Ember

Quick Facts:  my rating: 3 stars published by: Interlude Press genres: fantasy, young adult, lgbt+, retelling diverse: yes   Synopsis: Having long-wondered what lives beyond the ice shelf, nineteen-year-old mermaid Ersel learns of the life she wants when she rescues and befriends Ragna, a shield-maiden stranded on the mermen’s glacier. But when Ersel’s childhood friend and suitor catches them … More ARC REVIEW: The Seafarer’s Kiss by Julia Ember

ARC REVIEW: The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

Thankyou to HarperCollins for providing me with this arc in exchange for my review. All opinions voiced are my own.   Quick Facts:  my rating: 4.5 stars published by: HarperCollins genres: YA, lgbt+, historical fiction diverse: yes   When this book was initially pitched to me I had conflicting emotions – most of me was completely … More ARC REVIEW: The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

Spy Kids 3 Meets Ready Player One Meets Skyrim

I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are mine. Quick Facts: my rating: 2.5 stars published by: Troubador Publishing genres: YA, sci-fi diverse: no In Extropia: Mind Game, we follow our MC Edward, who’s father and brother have become trapped inside a virtual world they … More Spy Kids 3 Meets Ready Player One Meets Skyrim