What If Women’s Lives Were Mapped Onto Their Bodies? // Body of Stars

Body of Stars. What if Women's Lives were Mapped Onto Their Bodies.

Body of Stars is a dystopian book with feminist themes similar to those found in The Power by Naomi Alderman. It focuses heavily on rape culture in a world where women's lives are mapped on their bodies through freckles and moles. The writing was beautiful, and the themes were important. However, I'm not sure it … Continue reading What If Women’s Lives Were Mapped Onto Their Bodies? // Body of Stars

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The Troubles of Being a Transgender Vampire // The Mellification

The Mellification. The Troubles of Being a Transgender Vampire.

The Mellification is the pinnacle of what I want the vampire revival to be. With a transgender main character whose colony refuses to let him change his name, in-depth vampire culture, a creepy graveyard setting, honey-soaked mysteries, and betrayal; I need more from this writer immediately. Holly is a young transgender vampire in an underground … Continue reading The Troubles of Being a Transgender Vampire // The Mellification

What’s so bad with labelling Adult books YA? // Discussion

Have you ever gone to look at a book on Goodreads and noticed it's tagged Young Adult when you were sure it's Adult? Sometimes you can't tell what age category it is? Have you ever read a review where someone complains that a story is 'supposed' to be Adult, but it 'reads so much like … Continue reading What’s so bad with labelling Adult books YA? // Discussion

Interview with Sophie Whittemore // Author of Catch Lili Too

Interview with Sophie Whittemore. Author of Catch Lili Too

Today I've got a special post for everyone! It's an author interview with Sophie Whittemore, the author of Catch Lili Too! I've had a wonderful time talking with Sophie, they were such a lovely author to work with! I'm so excited to share this interview with you. Hi Sophie! I'm so happy to be interviewing … Continue reading Interview with Sophie Whittemore // Author of Catch Lili Too

Cultural Appropriation, Acceptance, & Messy Teenagers // The Henna Wars

The Henna Wars. Cultural Appropriation, Acceptance & Messy Teenagers

The Henna Wars was a heartwarming read that balanced the line between softer moments and more serious issues perfectly. I loved the way it tackled themes such as cultural appropriation, coming out, acceptance, family, friendships, and identity. Alongside the enjoyable messiness of our main characters, it made for such an enjoyable read. When Dimple Met … Continue reading Cultural Appropriation, Acceptance, & Messy Teenagers // The Henna Wars