My 2 Cents on a Trio of Queer Contemporary Romance Novels

What’s new, everyone? Contemporary romances are slowly but surely becoming increasingly inclusive, particularly in regard to the rainbow 🏳️‍🌈. Of course, we still have major steps to take, like creating a rom-com that stars a trans lead. Nonetheless, I’m glad to keep reading more and more queer romances that are as enjoyable as their cishet counterparts. … Continue reading My 2 Cents on a Trio of Queer Contemporary Romance Novels

My 2 Cents on Steelstriker by Marie Lu

What’s new, everyone? If you’ve been following my reviews long enough, you know that one of my top reads of 2020 was Skyhunter by Marie Lu (Legend, The Kingdom of Back). With its eighteen-year-old heroine Talin Kanami devoting herself as a loyal Striker to her homeland of Mara’s mission of beating back the occupying regime of the … Continue reading My 2 Cents on Steelstriker by Marie Lu

My 2 Cents on Under the Whispering Door by TJ Klune

What’s new, everyone? TJ Klune (The Extraordinaries, The House in the Cerulean Sea) has just published his newest book, Under the Whispering Door. It tells the story of Wallace Price, an incredibly callous and self-absorbed lawyer who makes no effort to gain sympathy from the reader as he pitilessly lays off a paralegal in the opening chapter. … Continue reading My 2 Cents on Under the Whispering Door by TJ Klune

My 2 Cents on The Heart Principle by Helen Hoang

What’s new, everyone? The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang is one of my all-time favorite romcom reads, and her sophomore effort, The Bride Test, isn’t far behind. Now she’s come out with her third novel, The Heart Principle (notice the mathematical theme of all three names?). It follows Anna Sun, a professional violinist who, due to a viral YouTube video … Continue reading My 2 Cents on The Heart Principle by Helen Hoang

My 2 Cents on The Block by Ben Oliver

What’s new, folks? Last year I read The Loop, a YA dystopian novel by debut author Ben Oliver that kicked off in the future on first-person narrator Luka Kane’s sixteenth birthday. But he couldn’t really enjoy himself while behind bars in the Loop, a death-row prison that the World Government used to run experiments on and … Continue reading My 2 Cents on The Block by Ben Oliver

My 2 Cents on Five Queer Must-Reads for Young Adults

What’s new, folks? June is here, which means it’s also Pride Month! The publishing industry is continuing to prosper with more and more queer-centric books targeted at young adults. It’s vital to have these books around as enthralling stories that promote inclusion, compassion, and self-love to their growing readers. Here are five picks I recommend. … Continue reading My 2 Cents on Five Queer Must-Reads for Young Adults

My 2 Cents on You Love Me by Caroline Kepnes

What’s new, folks? You may have heard of a certain New York City bookstore manager who exudes charm and dreams of living out his life like a swoony romcom. Oh yeah, and he’s also a sociopathic stalker and serial killer who will do anything, absolutely anything, for you if he thinks you’re the one. He’ll … Continue reading My 2 Cents on You Love Me by Caroline Kepnes

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