All the Bad Apples

In Dublin we follow Deena, one of three sisters in a cursed family. Bad Apples, it says, Bad Apples on the family tree that once they turn seventeen, the curse comes for them. Deena just turned seventeen, comes out to her sister and father, and her sister Mandy goes missing, claimed dead. Deena refuses toContinue reading “All the Bad Apples”

The Hand On the Wall

Wow. I just read the final installment of the Truly Devious series by Maureen Johnson in one day…. Needless to say, I enjoyed this one a lot. The story follows Stevie, a passionate detective in the making who attends the prestigious Ellingham Academy where the infamous kidnapping of Alice Ellingham took place in the lateContinue reading “The Hand On the Wall”

Music From Another World

I will never stop loving and crying over Robin Talley’s books. Music From Another World is another edition to her works of queer historical fiction. Here’s why I loved it so much: Two girls from two separate parts of California, both from religious families, both going to a catholic school, both have secrets. Sharon’s brotherContinue reading “Music From Another World”

Her Royal Highness

Rachel Hawkins’ companion novel sequel to Prince Charming focuses on Millie Quint, a smart girl from Texas with high aspirations of going to a famous boarding school in Scotland as it opens its doors to girls for the first time in its history. And in a not so surprising twist, she gets in. When MillieContinue reading “Her Royal Highness”

The Guinevere Deception

Never has a book made me realize I don’t know something like this book has. Or I guess I should say don’t know something fictional because WOW I really did not know the whole tale of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. I really just know it from other books where kidsContinue reading “The Guinevere Deception”

The Prince and the Dressmaker

Whether or not you want to cry is irrelevant, Jen Wang is going to make you shed a tear regardless. The story she tells in The Prince and the Dressmaker is one of two people, both struggling in their lots in life for very different reasons. One, a poor seamstress with big dreams but noContinue reading “The Prince and the Dressmaker”

We Are Lost And Found

Thank you to NetGalley for an eARC of this title. Wow. I’m speechless. It’s 1983, Michael is 17 years old, lives in New York, has two best friends…. and he’s gay. AIDS is growing in victims and Reagan’s Homophobic America has Michael’s father calling it ‘what they deserve’ for their lifestyle. Michael’s older brother, Connor,Continue reading “We Are Lost And Found”