Category Archives: LGBTQ+

Review: ‘The Great American Whatever’ by Tim Federle #COYER #SRC

I love it when you can tell that a book is going to be great right away. Such is the case here, with wonderful writing and a fresh approach. Quinn Roberts has basically been in his bedroom for six months. When his sister and movie-making partner,... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘Far From You’ by Tess Sharpe #COYER #2016HW

Everyone, from the detective to her own parents, know that it was Sophie’s fault that Mina was killed. After all, Sophie is the one who’s hooked on Oxy, not Mina. Booker’s Point is not a place you go without wanting to score. And when... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘Summer Days and Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories’ ed. by Stephanie Perkins #COYER #SRC

Twelve stories about summer told in twelve different styles by twelve of the most wonderful Young Adult authors. I was really excited to see this compilation when I was looking for books to read for my Summer Reading Challenge. And while it is a good... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘Local Girl Swept Away’ by Ellen Wittlinger #BookBirthday

Lorna has always been the de facto leader of ther little group that includes her boyfriend, Finn, Jackie, and Lucas. She always added a lot of fun, recklessness and energy to their gang, and the three of them would follow her anywhere. So when Lorna... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘Highly Illogical Behavior’ by John Corey Whaley #SRC

This sweet and engaging story is deep without manufactured drama. Its lightness keeps it from becoming an over-the-top, sugary and tear-jerking soap opera. Don’t mistake its tone for insignificance, though; the action is full of emotion and is... Read More | Share it now!

What Happens When Best Friends Date? ‘Been Here All Along’ by Sandy Hall

Told from four different perspectives, Been Here All Along is a sweet story of long-time friends, first-time love, and the freedom of honesty. Kyle and Gideon are best friends. With their nerdy in-jokes and love of communicating in Elvish, the... Read More | Share it now!

What do you do when insides ≠ outsides ~ ‘Freakboy’ by Kristin Elizabeth Clark #Review #COYER

Brendan Chase remembers the last time his family was happy; it was a year after his little sister, Courtney, was born, a month before his parents split up. Ever since, he’s had to deal with his stepfather, his own father moving far away, his... Read More | Share it now!

I can see why he’s ~ ‘Breathless’ by Brigid Kemmerer #Review #COYER #RWBRAT

Nick Merrick is the quiet one. He lives with his loud twin and two other brothers after their parents died. They are all Elementals and have different abilities. His involves the air. Quinn is Nick’s sort-of girlfriend, though she wonders why all... Read More | Share it now!

BriefINK Review: ‘I’ll Give You the Sun’ by Jandy Nelson

I really hit the jackpot a few times this past year. There were some really outstanding books that I had the good fortune to read. For a change, I have been enjoying quite a bit of contemporary fiction; not a bit of fantasy in those chapters. This is... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘Screaming Divas’ by Suzanne Kamata #2WeeksofThanks

This review is part of my Two Weeks of Thanks to book publisher Merit Press. They have generously and continuously provided me with books to review over the past two years. Trudy lies and steals. Cassie is consumed by anger. Harumi steps away from her... Read More | Share it now!