Review #175 // The Handsome Girl & Her Beautiful Boy – B.T. Gottfred

With everyone assuming that Zee is a lesbian, and that Art is gay, no one thought that they would become friends. Zee, pursuing a relationship with her best friend, can tell immediately that Art was starstruck with her, despite her thinking him gay.


Why this book?: I liked the way it seemed to challenge stereotypes in the summary, plus it hinted at non-binary rep for both of them.

I would like to thank BT Gottfred and the people at BYR for sending me an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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Review #161 // Ethan Frome – Edith Wharton

Ethan Frome

 

An unknown person, new to the town of Starkfield, finds himself obsessed with the history of one of the town’s citizens, Ethan Frome, and specifically how he found himself stuck in Starkfield, and not in some grander place.


Why this book?: AP required reading.

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Review #153 // And She Was – Jessica Verdi

And She WasIn a desperate attempt to rebel against her mom, Dara sneaks a peek at her birth certificate in order to get a passport. Only her mother’s name isn’t on the certificate. Her mother explains that she’s transgender, and that she is biologically Dara’s father. Shocked, Dara sets out on a road trip with her best friend to find her dead birth mother’s family.


Why this book?: I wanted to do a critical review. TW transphobia for the entire review.

I would like to thank Emma @ Miss Print for sending me this ARC through her ARC Adoption Program.

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Review #110 // River of Teeth (River of Teeth #1) – Sarah Gailey

River of Teeth (River of Teeth #1)

When the US government decided to ship in hippos as an alternatives meat source, they didn’t expect for them to start running feral through the Mississippi River. Winslow Houndstooth is hired to herd the feral hippos out of the Mississippi, but the team they agreed to use seems to be more trouble than they are worth.


Why this book?: There was a sale for the ebook, and I’d heard interesting things about it! Also, feral hippos sounded badass.

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Review #97 // Love is Love – Mette Bach

Love Is LoveBecause she feels unliked, Emmy sleeps with a boy who could possibly up her status at school. He was just using her, though, and because of it, Emmy is sent away from her home, to live with her extended family in Vancouver. While there, she meets her cousin’s friend Jude, who she says is transgender.


Why this book?: It was a Read Now on NetGalley. Trans rep, and an easy and quick read? Sure, why not?

I would like to thank James Lorimer & Company for allowing me to have a copy of this book via NetGalley.

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