Audiobook, Books, Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Novel, Queer, Trans, YA

Funeral Girl by Emma K. Ohland is a YA fantasy horror debut that made me cry (4/5 stars)

Funeral Girl by Emma K. Ohland(post may contain affiliate links) Funeral Girl is a YA fantasy horror debut by Emma K. Ohland. The ebook version is 272 pages. I listened to the audiobook, which clocks in at eight hours and is narrated by Jess Nahikian. We follow our main character with a first-person point-of-view. Georgia Richter… Continue reading Funeral Girl by Emma K. Ohland is a YA fantasy horror debut that made me cry (4/5 stars)

Audiobook, Books, Fantasy, Fiction, Mystery, Novel, Romance, YA

Belladonna by Adalyn Grace is a YA gothic paranormal fantasy with romantic and mystery elements (4.5/5 stars)

Belladonna by Adalyn Grace(post may contain affiliate links) (4.5 out of 5 stars) Belladonna is a YA gothic paranormal fantasy with romantic and mystery elements by Adalyn Grace. The ebook version is 416 pages. I listened to the audiobook, which clocks in at a little over thirteen hours and is narrated by Kristin Atherton. Signa Farrow… Continue reading Belladonna by Adalyn Grace is a YA gothic paranormal fantasy with romantic and mystery elements (4.5/5 stars)

Audiobook, Books, Fantasy, Fiction, New Adult, Novel, Queer, Romance, YA

The Liar’s Crown by Abigail Owen is a YA fantasy romance with lots of adventure (4.5/5 stars)

The Liar's Crown by Abigail Owen(post may contain affiliate links) (4.5 stars rounded up to a 5) The Liar's Crown is a YA fantasy romance with lots of adventure by Abigail Owen. I listened to the audiobook, which clocks in at fourteen hours and is narrated by Samara Naeymi with Luis Moreno. We follow our main… Continue reading The Liar’s Crown by Abigail Owen is a YA fantasy romance with lots of adventure (4.5/5 stars)

Audiobook, Books, Fantasy, Fiction, Folklore, Middle East Author, Novel, Romance

This Woven Kingdom by Tahereh Mafi is a YA epic fantasy with romantic elements inspired by Persian mythology (4.5 stars rounded up to a 5)

This Woven Kingdom by Tahereh Mafi(post may contain affiliate links) This Woven Kingdom by Tahereh Mafi is a YA epic fantasy with romantic elements inspired by Persian mythology. The ebook version is 512 pages. I listened to the audiobook, which clocks in at a little under thirteen and a half hours and is narrated by Kate… Continue reading This Woven Kingdom by Tahereh Mafi is a YA epic fantasy with romantic elements inspired by Persian mythology (4.5 stars rounded up to a 5)

Audiobook, Books, Contemporary, Fiction, Novel, Queer, Romance, YA

Happy Book Birthday to I Kissed Shara Wheeler, a fun queer contemporary romance by Casey McQuiston in their YA debut

I Kissed Shara Wheeler by Casey McQuiston(post may contain affiliate links) My rating: 4 of 5 starsI Kissed Shara Wheeler is a queer contemporary romance by Casey McQuiston, and her first YA novel. The eBook version is 368 pages. I listened to the audiobook, which clocks in at nine and a half hours and is… Continue reading Happy Book Birthday to I Kissed Shara Wheeler, a fun queer contemporary romance by Casey McQuiston in their YA debut

Books, eBook, Fantasy, Fiction, Folklore, Latinx, YA

The Lost Dreamer is a lovely debut YA fantasy based on ancient Mesoamerican folklore by Lizz Huerta

The Lost Dreamer by Lizz Huerta (post may contain affiliate links) My rating: 4 of 5 stars (3.5 rounded up to a 4)The Lost Dreamer is a debut YA fantasy based on ancient Mesoamerican folklore by Lizz Huerta. The eBook version is 384 pages and is told in the first person by alternating dual narrators,… Continue reading The Lost Dreamer is a lovely debut YA fantasy based on ancient Mesoamerican folklore by Lizz Huerta

Asian Author, Audiobook, Books, Contemporary, Debut Author, eBook, Fiction, Mystery, Romance, YA

Happy book birthday to delightful YA rom-com Being Mary Bennet (by J.C. Peterson) and gothic locked-room mystery Under Lock & Skeleton Key (by Gigi Pandian)!

Just a quickie today to hype two fabulous book birthdays! Being Mary Bennet by J.C. Peterson(post may contain affiliate links) J.C. Peterson's debut novel Being Mary Bennet is out today from HarperTeen. It's a super charming YA rom-com retelling of Pride and Prejudice. Watching our main character Marnie blossom out of her curmudgeonly shell and… Continue reading Happy book birthday to delightful YA rom-com Being Mary Bennet (by J.C. Peterson) and gothic locked-room mystery Under Lock & Skeleton Key (by Gigi Pandian)!

Audiobook, Books, Fantasy, Fiction, New Adult, Queer, Romance, YA

If you like standalone dark fantasy YA books, you should absolutely check out Edgewood by Kristen Ciccarelli

Edgewood by Kristen Ciccarelli(post may contain affiliate links) My rating: 4 of 5 starsEdgewood is a standalone romantic fantasy novel by Kristen Ciccarelli that leans towards an older YA audience (or New Adult, if that's actually a thing). Think rural-fantasy like urban-fantasy. The eBook version is 400 pages. I listened to the audiobook by Macmillan… Continue reading If you like standalone dark fantasy YA books, you should absolutely check out Edgewood by Kristen Ciccarelli

Audiobook, Books, Contemporary, Debut Author, Fiction, Romance, YA

Being Mary Bennet is a quite delightful YA contemporary retelling of Pride and Prejudice from Mary Bennet’s POV

Being Mary Bennet by J.C. Peterson(post may contain affiliate links) My rating: 5 of 5 stars (4.5 rounded up to a 5)I honestly wasn't aware that Being Mary Bennet by J.C. Peterson was a debut novel until I listened to the Acknowledgements section. I really enjoyed the YA rom-com--I flew through it--and the cover is… Continue reading Being Mary Bennet is a quite delightful YA contemporary retelling of Pride and Prejudice from Mary Bennet’s POV

eBook, Fiction, Romance, YA

Girl, Unstrung by Claire Handscombe is a pleasant contemporary YA novel that shows needed love to violists

Girl, Unstrung by Claire Handscombe My rating: 4 of 5 starsGirl, Unstrung is a contemporary YA book about Clara, a high school freshman who has three siblings and semi-famous parents in her blended family. She auditioned as a violist to attend LACHSA, the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, but did not make… Continue reading Girl, Unstrung by Claire Handscombe is a pleasant contemporary YA novel that shows needed love to violists