This is a RIVALS-TO-LOVERS, FAKE-DATING teen rom-com with Thai-American main characters that will have you swooning.
Happy Pride month y'all!! It's fitting that this is my first review of the month. This book came to my attention purely through Twitter. I saw the word henna, then I noticed the entire cover, and it was in my TBR. The reason I picked it up so quickly was because it was the May new release pick for the South Asian Reading Challenge.
There's been a lot of talk about this book since before it's release. Bloggers who were lucky enough to get an ARC of this praised it a lot. The word got out pretty well, and tons of people got to reading it. Everything I heard about this book was good. It was only positive. And that's the reason why I expected it to be really good. I did not expect for it have elements that I really dislike.
Even though I haven't read much Young Adult this year, I still notice the popular books and trends. One of the books which has been HYPED UP is The Gilded Wolves. Almost everyone was talking about it. Especially since it involves a diverse set of characters, the praise was high. So when I got the mood to read a YA book, this was the first one that I picked.
Title: The Poet XAuthor: Elizabeth AcevedoGenre: PoetryCategory: Young AdultSeries info: Standalone book Goodreads I have seen praise for this book for a long time. I even gifted it to a friend in the beginning of this year, but I didn't read it until recently. I waited because I wasn't sure that I'd like poetry. And… Continue reading The Poet X || brilliantly written and told
Title: Fake It Till You Break ItAuthor: Jenn P. NguyenGenre: ContemporaryCategory: Young AdultSeries info: Standalone book Goodreads I had been looking forward to this book since the beginning of this year. I was checking out upcoming releases and this sounded SO GOOD. Not gonna lie, I had a lot of expectations. Mainly, I wanted a… Continue reading Fake It Till You Break It || all my favourite tropes
Title: An Ember in the AshesAuthor: Sabaa TahirGenre: FantasyCategory: Young AdultSeries info: Book 1 of the An Ember in the Ashes series Goodreads Why did I wait so long to pick up this book?! I've had it on my TBR ever since it's hype first started online and I've had the paperback for MONTHS now.… Continue reading An Ember in the Ashes || a great plot with great characters
Title: The Boy Who Steals HousesAuthor: C.G. DrewsGenre: ContemporaryCategory: Young AdultSeries info: Standalone bookGoodreads Synopsis: Can two broken boys find their perfect home? Sam is only fifteen but he and his autistic older brother, Avery, have been abandoned by every relative he's ever known. Now Sam's trying to build a new life for them. He… Continue reading The Boy Who Steals Houses // honestly broke my heart
Hey everyone! I've never done a Can't Wait Wednesday post because I usually just read books according to my mood. (I'm a huge mood reader.) But recently, an unreleased book caught my eye and I can't stop thinking about it. Can't Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings to share the books… Continue reading Fake It Till You Break It // Can’t Wait Wednesday