Blurb A trans teen walks the fine line between doing whatever it takes for his acting dream and staying true to himself in this moving, thought-provoking YA novel from the acclaimed author of Stay Gold. Aspiring actor August Greene just landed a coveted spot at the prestigious School of Performing Arts in New York. There’s only … Continue reading Review: Act Cool by Tobly McSmith
Between Perfect and Real is a wonderful YA novel about a trans boy finding himself. So many topics and themes are covered in this book. We have the usual YA plotlines of teen angst, romantic relationships, friendships, gaining more independence, planning for the future, and trying to understand the world not only for yourself but … Continue reading Review: Between Perfect and Real by Ray Stoeve.
I chose to read Queen of All as part of my personal quest to try new genres. I have always been in the ‘I don’t like fantasy camp’. I was wrong. Queen of All is a story of unrequited, deep, and selfless love, set on a backdrop of secrets, magic, and an evil Prince. The plot moves at … Continue reading Review: Queen of All by Anya Leigh Josephs
What a pleasant surprise! I chose this book to review almost on a ‘whim’, I had found a new review site and wanted to give something a try. I came across this book, liked the cover and the summary so thought ‘why not’? I certainly do not regret it! I feel like I have lived … Continue reading Review: 4 Years Trapped in My Mind Palace by Johan Twiss
Blurb "You know, when you live in a time of progress, it seems that progress is the only possible way. The idea that everything we'd gained, all of those hard-won rights, could be taken away from us, and that open minds could be closed again? But then the Outrage happened." Welcome to England, where the … Continue reading Review: The Outrage by William Hussey
There are three books out this month that have all given me the WOW factor. I have been lucky enough to read the e-arcs on Netgalley and review them all, so I wanted to share a special highlight post to give them the attention they deserve! Discover what it means to be a young transgender … Continue reading February Recommendations!
As a fan of Juno Dawson from both her YA novels and her other titles such as 'This Book is Gay' and 'The Gender Games' - her new book 'What's The T?' doesn't disappoint. It is informative, helpful, optimistic, and funny but with a good dose of reality and some of the things that can … Continue reading Review: What’s the T? By Juno Dawson
Wow, this was an unexpected delight! I decided to read this book as the main character (Cariad) is a 16 year old girl in foster care. I have previously fostered teenagers and so was intrigued to see how she would be portrayed. Over the years Cariad has kept her defences up, no-one gets too close … Continue reading Review: Every Sparrow Falling by Shirley-Anne McMillan.