My 2 Cents on A Court of Silver Flames

What’s new, readers? If you’re a reader who’s drawn to young adult fantasy, you’ve most likely heard of Sarah J. Maas (though her recent work has been labeled “New Adult” and then simply “Adult” due to its—how can I word this properly—sheer horniness). I myself started getting into more of this subgenre last year, including … Continue reading My 2 Cents on A Court of Silver Flames

My 2 Cents on Concrete Rose

What’s new, readers? As a massive fan of The Hate U Give—both the young adult novel with which author Angie Thomas debuted in 2017 and the 2018 film adaptation driven by Amandla Stenberg’s propulsive performance as teenage lead Starr Carter—I was thrilled upon learning a few months ago that Thomas’ next novel would be a prequel … Continue reading My 2 Cents on Concrete Rose

My 2 Cents on The Top Ten Books of 2020

What’s new, readers? Hooboy, are you as relieved as I am that 2020—the year of COVID-19, bloodred skies, murder hornets, the wrongful deaths of numerous Black Americans at the hands of police, the passing away of Chadwick Boseman and Alex Trebek, the lunacy of Donald Trump and his sycophants, the blazing wreckage that is the Artemis … Continue reading My 2 Cents on The Top Ten Books of 2020

My 2 Cents on Five Top-Notch Rom-Com Reads

What’s new, readers? If you’re looking to get swept off your feet by stories full of adorable meet-cutes, lovable and diverse characters, charming banter, and cheek-crimsoning chemistry, then you’ve come to the right place. Here are five top-notch rom-com reads that I recommend for those who want all the feels. Written in the Stars by Alexandria … Continue reading My 2 Cents on Five Top-Notch Rom-Com Reads

My 2 Cents on Mr. Lemoncello and the Titanium Ticket

What’s new, readers? Before I get into the review, I want to take this moment to honor the phenomenal bravery and strength of Chadwick Boseman, who passed away last Friday after a private four-year battle with colon cancer. Needless to say, I’m devastated that we’ve lost the magnificent actor who embodied King T’Challa. On top … Continue reading My 2 Cents on Mr. Lemoncello and the Titanium Ticket

My 2 Cents on Too Much and Never Enough

What’s new, readers? For anyone who’s in the mood to check out a podcast, I’m giving a shout-out to Within The Pages. The two cohosts, who just launched it in June, offer entertaining reviews for young adult and new adult novels in the genres of fantasy and science-fiction. It’s always nice to find new books … Continue reading My 2 Cents on Too Much and Never Enough