And She Was (2017 Reading Book #142)

As a trans/LGBTQ+ ally, I didn’t get much from this book and actively hated the protagonist for half of the book. I would not recommend this to trans people as there’s a lot of deadnaming and other potentially harmful/triggering transphobic stuff in this book. I think the book is meant … Continue reading

Francisco C. Stork’s The Memory of Light (2017 Reading Book #114)

Amongst the streak of YA novels about teens with mental health issues, this was one of the better ones. I especially liked that there wasn’t any romance that acted as a saving grace. However, I didn’t really feel like I connected with Vicky or any of the other characters. That … Continue reading

Maggie Stiefvater’s All the Crooked Saints (2017 Reading Book #101)

I was unbelievably STOKED to snag an ARC of Maggie Stiefvater’s latest novel, All the Crooked Saints. While this book isn’t like her previous works, it is still undoubtedly Stiefvater with all the discussion of cars, strange magic, and wit. The pace of this story is a little slower than the … Continue reading

Not Another Sword Fight: C.S. Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia (2017 Reading Books # 57-63)

I had such high hopes for this series since it’s considered classic children’s literature. The idea behind it is really interesting too. However, this series was super boring to read. I also have trouble understanding how this series is okay in churches but Harry Potter isn’t? The kids in this … Continue reading

Always Relevant: J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter Series (2017 Reading Books #21-28)

There’s never a bad time to re-read Harry Potter. It’s been something I’ve been meaning to do since I last re-read them when I was in high school. Plus, it was a necessary precursor to reading Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. So I put the books on my 2017 to-read … Continue reading