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: “These Violent Delights” by Chloe Gong

Thanks to Margaret K. McElderry Books for giving me a free digital copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

First for 2021 is a review that I’ve been meaning to write since early last month. Yes, hello, woe is me that I’m WAY BEHIND on reviewing this book since it released…last year. Oops! The struggle is REAL when it comes to trying to write a coherent review that isn’t just, “I liked it. Go buy it.” lol

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ARC Review: “Super Fake Love Song” by David Yoon

Thanks to PenguinTeen for sending me an early copy!

I absolutely loved Yoon’s Frankly in Love, so when I saw that he was releasing another YA contemporary, I was very excited (though the cover isn’t my favorite). This book has a completely different vibe than FIL, and you have to dig a little deeper to find it. However, there are multiple, engrossing layers in this book–mending a sibling relationship, wondering who your parents really are, and not being ashamed of who you are. Once I got over the oddly hyperbolic writing style, I found myself enjoying it a lot more.

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