Heartstopper Vol. 2 and 3 by Alice Oseman

My Rating: 5 stars X2 I read the first volume of Heartstopper last year and adored it. But I've also read chapters on Tumblr (out of order), so I knew I would. These two volumes contain more of the excellence I've come to expect from Oseman. As the with the first volume, I've read most… Continue reading Heartstopper Vol. 2 and 3 by Alice Oseman

You’d Be Home Now by Kathleen Glasgow

Rating: 4.5 stars You'd Be Home Now focuses on Emory, the youngest child in the Ward family and the one who is always overlooked. A car accident reveals her brother Joey's drug problem, severely injures her leg, and kills her classmate, Candy MontClaire. With Joey back from rehab and school starting back up, Emory has… Continue reading You’d Be Home Now by Kathleen Glasgow

The Wicker King by K. Ancrum

My Rating: 5 stars The Wicker King follows August and Jack, who have been best friends since childhood. And their difficult home lives have made them a little too reliant on each other. When Jack begins hallucinating a fantasy world that he needs to save, August is concerned but goes along with it hoping things… Continue reading The Wicker King by K. Ancrum

A Long, Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan

My Rating: 3.5 stars A Long, Long Sleep begins with Rosalinda Fitzroy, or Rose, being woken from stasis by an unknown boy sixty-two years after her mother put her in. She finds that everyone she knew is gone, something called the Dark Times has happened, and no one even knew she existed. This is a… Continue reading A Long, Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan

Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia

My Rating: 2 stars Yet another contemporary YA I have complicated feelings on. Eliza and Her Monsters follows Eliza Mirk, who lives a double life. At school, she is shy, weird, and tries to remain invisible. On the internet, she is LadyConstellation, the creator of a hit webcomic. When one of the top fanfiction writers… Continue reading Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia

Where the Drowned Girls Go by Seanan McGuire

My Rating: 4 stars Many thanks to Macmillan-Tor and NetGalley for the ARC! This book will be released next week on Tuesday January 4 2022! We are back with Cora for this installment of the Wayward Children series, and she is having a difficult time recovering from her encounter with the Drowned Gods of the… Continue reading Where the Drowned Girls Go by Seanan McGuire

Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit by Jaye Robin Brown

My Rating: 2 stars I had complicated feelings about this one. Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit follows Joanna Gordon whose radio preacher father asks her to go back in the closet when they move to a rural town after his marriage. On one hand, it's a fun and easy read that I found enjoyable.… Continue reading Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit by Jaye Robin Brown

Skin of the Sea by Natasha Bowen

My Rating: 4 stars Many thanks to Random House and NetGalley for the ARC. This book was released today, November 2 2021! In Skin of the Sea, Bowen takes "The Little Mermaid" and weaves it together with West African folklore to create this stunning tale of Simidele, a Mami Wata tasked with collecting the souls… Continue reading Skin of the Sea by Natasha Bowen

What Big Teeth by Rose Szabo

My Rating: 3 stars I've had a bit of a hard time figuring out my thoughts on What Big Teeth. I picked it up because I saw it referred to as Addams Family-esque but scarier. After returning home from boarding school, Eleanor Zarrin finds she no longer fits in with her strange and spooky family.… Continue reading What Big Teeth by Rose Szabo

Across the Green Grass Fields by Seanan McGuire

My Rating: 5 stars This is the sixth installment in McGuire's Wayward Children series, which focuses on children who go to various portal worlds and struggle returning to the real world. These children end up at Eleanor West's Home for Wayward Children, a school run by a woman who went to a portal world as… Continue reading Across the Green Grass Fields by Seanan McGuire