Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is, as the title of this post says, domestic violence awareness month. In so many ways this is an incredibly difficult and yet important topic. For me, it's a very emotional one. It is a topic that I have, on numerous occasions, spoken out about. And in its own way, it relates very much…

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Wicked Saints [Emily A. Duncan]

I genuinely have no idea how to feel about Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan. It's the sort of novel that leaves you feeling conflicted, unsure whether or not you actually enjoyed it or if there were just fractions of the story that you would love to see replicated somewhere else. For me, the experience…

Monsters are Afraid of Babies; Recent NetGalley Requests

I kind of giggled when I happened upon Monsters are Afraid of Babies by Nicholas Tana, illustrated by Jessica Abbot and Elise Leutwyler. It seems like such a fun and clever way to introduce a new sibling to your child who might be feeling kind of against sharing mom and dad with a little brother or…

YA Releases on My TBR [September 2018 Part 5]

Damn, Buried Beneath the Baobab Tree by Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani already feels like a trip. I can't even imagine such traumatic events and yet this story doesn't seem like the sort that is steeped in fiction. It feels a lot more real than that. And honestly? I'm shaken just from reading the synopsis. It's on my…

Sorcery of Thorns [Margaret Rogerson]; 2019 YA Releases

Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson is yet another novel I received from a book box that is currently signed and sitting on my shelf waiting to be read. I'm honestly so ashamed to say that I didn't even know what this book was about before I started this post. My knowledge was solely limited to…