Book Reviews

7 YA Books That I’m Dying to Read

There are SO MANY BOOKS that I’m dying to read. D Y I N G. But because it’s exam season, and because I’ve been preparing to begin dissertation fieldwork, I haven’t been reading much YA. Most of what I’ve read for the past month and a half has been titled stuff like, “The Conservative Governments […]

Dumplin’ Made Me Feel a Whole Lot of Feelings

I’ve wanted to read Dumplin’ for over a year now, but because I’m a poor grad student, buying it wasn’t an option. My budget is limited and I don’t want to buy a book that I haven’t already read and loved. Being an adult is hard. Enter my trusty local library, and some minor begging and […]

10 More Kickass YA Heroines

It was International Women’s Day last week, March is Women’s History Month, and here in the UK, we just celebrated the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage. HOT DAMN. Here are ten more kickass YA heroines who can’t and won’t stay still. (Read last year’s list here.) 1. Starr Carter, The Hate U Give (Angie Thomas). I […]

I Hate Two Out of Three Jace Waylands

Today, I’m basically waving a red cape in front of a bull and calling its mother names, because I’m going to talk about why I hate Jace Wayland from Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments series. *ducks as rotten tomatoes are thrown* Okay, now, hear me out— Okay, okay. Let me clarify: I hate two out of three […]

Hex Hall is a Hexin’ Good Read

I remember loving Rachel Hawkins‘ Hex Hall series years ago. The magic! The excitement! The romance! Yeah, Hex Hall even got me invested in the romance. Rachel Hawkins, if you’re ready, know that this is high praise. I’m not easily swept away by romance. In fact, I’m kind of a cranky old lady about romantic subplots. But this […]