Play It Cool, Guys Vol. 2 by Kokone Nata {Manga Review}

Play It Cool, Guys Vol. 2 by Kokone Nata (Play It Cool Guys / Cool Doji Danshi #2) Publisher: Yen Press Release Date: June 29, 2021 Pages: 196 Available through Bookshop Translator: Amanda Haley / Lettering: Lys Blakeslee Summary: They’re so goofy, they’re cool. Warm-up’s over. Easy mode may be off now, but nothing’s impossible … Continue reading Play It Cool, Guys Vol. 2 by Kokone Nata {Manga Review}

This Poison Heart by Kalynn Bayron Review

This Poison Heart by Kalynn Bayron (TPH Duology #1) Publisher: Bloomsbury YA Release Date: June 29, 2021 Pages: 384 Available through Bookshop If you'd like to support a Black-Owned BIPOC Bookstore, you can also purchase through MISSREADBOOKS Cover Illustrator: Raymond Sebastien Summary: When Briseis's aunt dies and wills her a dilapidated estate in rural New … Continue reading This Poison Heart by Kalynn Bayron Review

The Ghosts Of Rose Hill by R.M. Romero Review

The Ghosts Of Rose Hill by R.M. Romero Publisher: Peachtree Teen Release Date: May 10, 2022 Pages: 452 Available through Bookshop & The Book Depository Cover artist: Isabel Ibañez Summary: Magic will burn you up. Sent to stay with her aunt in Prague and witness the humble life of an artist, Ilana Lopez—a biracial Jewish girl—finds … Continue reading The Ghosts Of Rose Hill by R.M. Romero Review

With Lots Of Love by Jenny Torres Sanchez Review

With Lots Of Love by Jenny Torres SanchezIllustrated by: André Ceolin Publisher: Viking Books Pages: 32 Available through Bookshop & The Book Depository Summary: A beautiful, lyrical story about a girl who moves from her home in Central America to the United States, and everything she leaves behind and longs for--especially her Abuela--as she makes … Continue reading With Lots Of Love by Jenny Torres Sanchez Review

The Edge Of Summer by Erica George ARC Review

The Edge Of Summer by Erica George Publisher: Poppy (The NOVL) Release Date: June 14, 2022 Pages: 320 Available through Bookshop Cover Illustrator / Artist: Dion MBD [Received an ARC through Yallwest] Summary: Saving the whales has been Coriander Cabot and her best friend Ella’s dream since elementary school. But when tragedy strikes, Cor is … Continue reading The Edge Of Summer by Erica George ARC Review

Hollow Fires by Samira Ahmed ARC Review

Hollow Fires by Samira Ahmed Publisher: Little Brown Books for Young Readers (The NOVL) Release Date: May 10, 2022 Pages: 416 Available through The Book Depository & Bookshop Cover Illustrator: Dana Ledl [Received an ARC through Yallwest] Summary: Safiya Mirza dreams of becoming a journalist. And one thing she’s learned as editor of her school … Continue reading Hollow Fires by Samira Ahmed ARC Review

Squire by Nadia Shammas & Sara Alfageeh Review {Graphic Novel}

Squire by Sara Alfageeh & Nadia Shammas Publisher: Quill Tree Books (HarperTeen) Release Date: March 8, 2022 Pages: 336 Available through Bookshop Summary: Aiza has always dreamt of becoming a Knight. It's the highest military honor in the once-great Bayt-Sajji Empire, and as a member of the subjugated Ornu people, Knighthood is her only path … Continue reading Squire by Nadia Shammas & Sara Alfageeh Review {Graphic Novel}

The Savior’s Book Cafe Story In Another World Vol. 1 by Kyouka Izumi {Manga Review}

The Savior's Book Cafe Story In Another World by Kyouka Izumi (Writer), Oumiya (Story Adaptation), & Reiko Sakurada (Art) (SBC #1 / Isekai ni Kyuuseishu to shite Yobaremashita ga, Around 30 ni wa Muri na no de, hissori Book Café Hajimemashita) Publisher: Seven Seas Entertainment Release Date: December 21, 2021 Available Through Bookshop & The … Continue reading The Savior’s Book Cafe Story In Another World Vol. 1 by Kyouka Izumi {Manga Review}

Our Way Back To Always by Nina Moreno Review

Our Way Back To Always by Nina Moreno Publisher: Little Brown Books for Young Readers Release Date: October 19, 2021 Pages: 368 Available through Bookshop & The Book Depository Cover Illustrator: Erick Dávila Summary: Luisa (Lou) Patterson grew up across the street from Sam Alvarez in the small, quirky town of Port Coral. They used … Continue reading Our Way Back To Always by Nina Moreno Review

Blog Essay: ‘Heartstopper’ by Alice Oseman // Examining Artwork and impact of Visual Storytelling

Heartstopper (2018) by Alice Oseman tells the story of Charlie, a highly-strung, openly gay over-thinker, and Nick, a cheerful, soft-hearted rugby player who meet at their all-boys grammar school. Where a friendship soon turns into something more. As a NYT & USA Bestseller, alongside accolades of YALSA Selections, an ABA Pick, among reading countless words … Continue reading Blog Essay: ‘Heartstopper’ by Alice Oseman // Examining Artwork and impact of Visual Storytelling