Tag Archive for Recommended YA Reads

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 →

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Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust

I’m happy to say that Bashardoust delivers a richly developed fantasy world beginning with the story that Soraya’s mother tells her over and over as a child. It starts “There was and there was not,” and in so doing, Bashardoust creates not only a parallel reality that will go on to become very meaningful as the novel continues, but also gives the allusion that the story Soraya’s mother will relate is both just a story and also something that is very much not just a story, but a reality, one that could have deadly consequences if its message is not heeded. Read more →

The Henna Wars by Adiba Jaigirdar

The Henna Wars by Adiba Jaigirdar

If you’re interested in picking up a really cute, debut f/f romance that also tackles some important issues for queer teens of colour, then don’t miss The Henna Wars. It’s a book that you will, inevitably, want on your bookshelf and will recommend to anyone and everyone…just like I do. Read more →