2.5 Bubble Teas, ARC, Contemporary, Inkyard Press, Maika Moulite, Maritza Moulite, Review, Young Adult

Advance Review: Dear Haiti, Love Alaine by Maika Moulite and Maritza Moulite

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Dear Haiti, Love Alaine by Maika and Maritza Moulite

Published by Inkyard Press on September 3rd, 2019

Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult

Pages: 384

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“It comforted me that I could see pieces of myself in her writing — how she dug into writing a full story even if it was just for her eyes.”


*ARC received via Edelweiss+ in exchange for an honest review

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4 Bubble Teas, Contemporary, Elizabeth Acevedo, HarperTeen, Review, Young Adult

With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo

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With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo

Published by HarperTeen on May 7th, 2019

Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult

Pages: 400

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“The world is a turntable that never stops spinning; as humans we merely choose the tracks we want to sit out and the ones that inspire us to dance.”


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4 Bubble Teas, Fantasy, Jimmy Patterson Books, LGBTQIA, Natasha Ngan, Readathon, Review, Young Adult

Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

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Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

Published by Jimmy Patterson Books on November 6th, 2018

Genres: Fiction, LGBTQIA, Young Adult

Pages: 400

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We might be Paper Girls, easily torn and written upon. The very title we’re given suggests that we are blank, waiting to be filled. But what the Demon King and his court do not understand is that paper is flammable. And there is a fire catching among us.”


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3.5 Bubble Teas, ARC, LGBTQIA, Review, Simon Pulse, Tanya Boteju, Young Adult

Advance Review: Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens by Tanya Boteju

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Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens by Tanya Boteju

Published by Simon Pulse on May 7th, 2019

Genres: LGBTQIA, Young Adult

Pages: 384

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“But I told myself if I could just get past my house and hammock without being sucked in by the guaranteed comfort, something else might be waiting for me on the other side, something that might color me outside the lines and flow into other parts of my life.” 


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Wrap Up

April 2019 Wrap Up

April was a crazy month! I travelled to San Francisco for work and took a week off after to spend time with family. I also went to Chicago for the first time to visit some friends and to explore the Windy City.

It was also the beginning of my blog taking off! I started getting approved for ARCs, which was a huge step for me. I couldn’t believe I got approved for some of this year’s highly anticipated releases.

And I still managed to read quite a bit. I didn’t end up tackling as much of my April TBR as I would’ve liked, but I still read some amazing books and kept up with my reading goals.

I read mostly books my female and POC authors, and I also achieved my goal of reading one non-fiction book.

Here’s what I read in April:

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Book Sleeves are My New Obsession

As a bookworm, I bring a book everywhere I go.

This might seem excessive to most people, but I suffer from anxiety. I’m often early to meet friends so I like to bring a book along to distract me from being anxious. But it also makes me look like I’m busy and not like I’m 20 minutes early.

I also love bringing a book to work so I can read during my breaks. My eyes need to rest from being glued to my computer screen for the whole work day.

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