tag tuesday: 5 goodreads choice award nominees on my tbr!

Hello friends! I wanted to discuss the Goodreads Choice Award nominees but also I guess I haven’t read that many good books this year? Why haven’t I read 99% of these “best books of the year”? Since today’s Top 5 … Continue reading tag tuesday: 5 goodreads choice award nominees on my tbr!

these violent delights review! // hellooo 1920s shanghai romeo and juliet retelling with gangsters

You know, I think it would be beneficial to all of us if I actually read the original Romeo and Juliet at some point because all I know “Wherefore art thou Romeo” and that’s not okay. Anyways, we’re talking about an absolutely fantastic retelling today, so let’s get on with it! I also had an absolutely amazing time buddy-reading this with Andge from Down The Rabbit Hole, and you can go read her review today as well! These Violent Delights follows a few characters but mainly a girl named Juliette Cai and Roma Montagov. They’re the heirs of the two … Continue reading these violent delights review! // hellooo 1920s shanghai romeo and juliet retelling with gangsters

reading 1 star reviews of books i love pt. 1

I got this idea from Books With Emily Fox and I might turn it into a TikTok…if I ever redownload TikTok lol. Anyways, I probably won’t be angry at all! Because I never get angry! Especially not when it comes to books. And of course, as a slight disclaimer, everyone is entitled to their own opinion, and I’m not going to hate on anyone for liking what I don’t or vice versa. This is just meant to be for fun! Let’s start things off with The Lunar Chronicles because why not see my heart explode? ” CRESS. Oh god oh GOD … Continue reading reading 1 star reviews of books i love pt. 1

the definitive ranking of every wayward children book (so far)

Because my opinion is actually not an opinion, it’s undisputed fact. Anyways, I wanted to rank every single installment in The Wayward Children series partially because many things deserve to be ranked and partially because I haven’t finished Our Violent Ends and the post I was going to write on duologies works better if I’ve finished it. I’ll be going from the “worst” book to the “best” book in the series. And please don’t be offended or upset, everyone is entitled to their own opinion and this post is just for fun! and the worst book in the series (thus … Continue reading the definitive ranking of every wayward children book (so far)

the dark descent of elizabeth frankenstein review // feminist frankenstein retelling: yes or no?

The funny thing about being a mood reader is that occasionally, some random book from your backlog that you weren’t even really anticipating reading all that much suddenly appeals to you. So of course, you pick it up and dive in. That was the case with me about a month ago with The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein. (yeah, this review is kind of late). Abused by her caregiver, Elizabeth Lavenza finds her escape in a boy named Victor Frankenstein. She learns to be whatever he needs to be, do whatever he needs her to do, so she doesn’t lose … Continue reading the dark descent of elizabeth frankenstein review // feminist frankenstein retelling: yes or no?

these deadly games arc review! // the perfect YA thriller for any squid game fan

I loved Squid Game. So I was shocked to read this book and discover that it actually filled the hole Squid Game left in me, complete with edge-of-your-seat “games” and subtly discussing important issues. I’ll have content warnings at the … Continue reading these deadly games arc review! // the perfect YA thriller for any squid game fan

are bookstagram and booktok accessible??? // let’s talk about privilege and poc creators for a sec

It’s been a while since I’ve done a discussion post, but this topic has been in my drafts since July because these articles take a long time to write. It might be a little controversial but I sincerely want to talk about this. So let’s do this! First, let’s discuss the platforms themselves. Instagram and Tiktok both have wonderful advantages. However, both of them have also come under fire for having biased algorithms. An article by City News published earlier this year talks about the Instagram algorithm’s effects on accounts of plus-size people, especially. Of course, a bookstagram account does … Continue reading are bookstagram and booktok accessible??? // let’s talk about privilege and poc creators for a sec