Monsters Among Us by Monica Rodden

Monsters Among Us by Monica Rodden

The dedication to this novel hit me right in the feels. I don’t want to say anything more so it can have the same effect on anyone who does decide to pick it up, but just know that it’s the kind of dedication that will sing for survivors of sexual assault and those who know someone who was sexually assaulted. And with good reason. Read more →

I Hate You, Fuller James

I Hate You, Fuller James by Kelly Anne Blount

I haven’t read a Crush title in several years, but when Kelly Anne Blount asked whether I’d like to read I Hate You, Fuller James, I knew I had to say yes. In the past, the short and sweet YA romance novels that characterize the Crush brand were the kind of cotton candy reads that I delighted in picking up. After reading a particularly dark book for review, I knew that Blount’s novel would be exactly what I needed to get back to my happy place, and I was right. Read more →

this-time-will-be-different-207x294

This Time Will Be Different by Misa Sugiura

By demonstrating how the various aspects of racism play out at CJ’s school, among her friend (and enemy) group, and in the larger community, Misa Sugiura effectively smashes white supremacy in the world of the book and gives readers hope that their own antiracism efforts could be equally effective in their communities and the world at large. Read more →