ALC · Contemporary Literature · Young Adult

All My Rage

This is two years in a row that I happened to start reading the National Book Award winner for Young People's Literature the same week it was announced. Last year, it was Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Melinda Lo and this year's is All My Rage by Sabaa Tahir. Two years of happy coincidences in a row. And two years… Continue reading All My Rage

Graphic/Illustrated · Romance · Young Adult

Heartstopper: Volume Four

Well, I haven't watched the Netflix adaptation show yet, but after speeding through this 4th installation in the Heartstopper series in one sitting (Volume One, Volumes Two & Three), I think that's going to be a "sooner rather than later" situation. This began as, and remains, one of the sweetest series I have ever read. And there… Continue reading Heartstopper: Volume Four

Graphic/Illustrated · Historical Fiction · Young Adult

The Prince and the Dressmaker

As you may have noticed, I have been getting really into (mostly queer) graphic novels. On a Sunbeam and The Magic Fish were two favorites from last year. I'm finding that I am enjoying the quick, low key escapism of the stories and being swept into the illustrations. Plus, they are great quick reads if I'm short on time… Continue reading The Prince and the Dressmaker

Contemporary Literature · Mystery/Thriller · Young Adult

Firekeeper’s Daughter

This was a "last day I worked at the library before the Holidays" impulse grab. Someone had returned it and, instead of sending it back to be shelved, I checked it right out to myself. I had seen a number of positive reviews for it and, while it isn't my normal reading genre (mystery/thriller isn't… Continue reading Firekeeper’s Daughter

Contemporary Literature · Graphic/Illustrated · Romance · Young Adult

Heartstopper: Volumes Two & Three

The library came through! Cause I wasn’t lying when I said that after reading the first Heartstopper a few weeks ago that I was not ready for the unexpected romantic cliffhanger and needed more immediately. Thankfully, I may not have been alone in my needs/requests, because the second and third volumes just got added to… Continue reading Heartstopper: Volumes Two & Three