ARC Review: “Girls at the Edge of the World” by Laura Brooke Robson

Happy June, friends! I can’t believe we’re practically halfway done with the year already. It hasn’t been a blazing 100 degrees where I live so I’m not quite convinced it’s summer yet. 😛

I’ve got a few eARCs and physical ones to get through, which is a goal for June outside of reading queer books for Pride month!

Thanks to PenguinTeen for giving me a free digital copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Content warning: homophobia

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ARC Review: “Cool for the Summer” by Dahlia Adler

A huge thank you to Wednesday Books for giving me a free digital copy in exchange for an honest review.

When this landed in my inbox, it was the first time I’d heard of it. I was immediately drawn to the beautiful cover and I thought it would be a fun romp through a past summer with something a little more. …Well, I wasn’t wholly wrong but perhaps I went in with the wrong expectations?

Content warning: homophobia; on-page but not explicit sex and masturbation

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ARC Review: “Switch” by A.S. King

Thanks to PenguinTeen for giving me a free digital copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

You know, I wasn’t quite sure what to make of this book when I read then synopsis but it sounded so unique I knew wanted to read it. Well, I finished it and I have some…thoughts. Perhaps some jumbled thoughts but they exist nonetheless. 😛

Content warning: mentions of animal abuse and suicidal ideation

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ARC Review: “Luck of the Titanic” by Stacey Lee

Thanks to PenguinTeen for sending me a physical ARC in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

This is my first foray into Stacey Lee’s writing, and let me tell you, she writes a story well! I’m eager to read her other works now and am a bit ashamed I waited so long to read something by her despite owning two of her backlist books.

Anyway, this post is not about feeling sorry for myself, so let’s move on, lol.

Content warnings: discussions of alcoholism, racism, misogyny, xenophobia

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ARC Review: “What’s Not to Love” by Emily Wibberly & Austin Siegemund-Broka

Thanks to PenguinTeen for giving me a free digital copy in exchange for an honest review. (Yes, I know I’m behind, sorry!)

Look, y’all. My first Wibbroka book and I thought, “Yes! Finally reading what everyone else has been saying are a great YA contemporary pair!” And the thing is… Maybe I just went into this one with a lot of expectation. Perhaps I should have started with their first book. Alas, I did no such thing.

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ARC Review: “Southern Sun, Northern Star” by Joanna Hathaway

A huge thank you to TorTeen for giving me a free digital copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Content warnings: war, death, blood, violence, suicidal ideation, PTSD

If you missed my review of the first two books, you can check them out here:

Seeing as this is the final book in the series, this review will most likely contain spoilers. Please read at your own risk.

All quotes are taken from the digital ARC and may change in the finished, final copy.

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