The Cost of Knowing by Brittney Morris was such an emotional read. From our first introduction to the main character, Alex, you are immediately drawn to him. Alex has had a rough childhood, losing his parents a few years ago, and now lives with his Aunt and brother. Alex was also cursed with the ability […]
Adrienne Tooley’s writing is perfect for this type of book. The world she creates is one full of magic reminiscent of the fairytales we grew up hearing. She incorporates little nods to those stories by mentioning trolls under bridges or frogs who claim to be princes. I really appreciated and enjoyed those easter eggs she […]
Everyone needs to go and buy this book RIGHT NOW. If you’re on a budget, then you need to go and request it from your library. You need to get your hands on this book ASAP. Meet Perfect on Paper, one of, in my opinion, the best books of 2021 and a new personal favorite […]
TW: this book discusses topics of domestic assault/abuse, suicide, racism, microaggressions, mental health and illness, and panic attacks. This is my first Kelly Loy Gilbert book and wow, I am blown away. Beth’s story is achingly powerful and when interwoven by Gilbert’s writing, one cannot seem to escape from the pain and heartbreak that these […]
Going into reading this book, I had pretty neutral expectations. As an avid YA reader, it takes a lot for me to be surprised with books in the genre. I had hopes that something crazy and different and unexpected would happen as I read, and to be honest I was a little disappointed. For about […]
A bed posed on a stage under a dazzling spotlight. An audience of hungry eyes. And him, the other half of my soul, our supple bodies moving as one . . .
Sundara: the lush and forbidden oasis in the desert where men travel to watch acts of sexual deviancy, and the only existence seventeen-year-old Karys has ever known. But despite a life where secrets and sin are in high supply, and freedom remains far beyond their reach, Karys and her partner Zakai find safety in each other, their passionate love the light that helps them both survive the darkness.
Very suddenly, Karys and Zakai find themselves in the bright and confusing world of New York City, navigating separation, school, and relatives who are all but strangers. If they’ve been found, why do they still feel so lost? As their new lives threaten to drive them apart, and Zakai spins out of her grasp, Karys must figure out who and what can be trusted in this strange city, seemingly filled with more venom than the desert they once called home.
There is a part of the year that any well-seasoned New Englander or Midwesterner will know, when the winter no longer feels bright with possibilities and holiday cheer, but instead dark and gloomy and just so cold. Endlessly cold. Here in Indiana we’re looking at a balmy forecast of 10 degrees next week. Right now, […]
“Beauty only neutralizes the evil in a person. It blinds people with its surface to conceal the darkness that swims beneath it.” Cue: Play with Fire (feat. Yacht Money) by Sam Tinnesz, Yacht Money Ladies & Gentleman, Welcome back to the dangerous world of Midnight Mayhem. This time we’re in the sinfully mad mind of […]