I think one of the pleasures of reading YA as an adult is being able to see your younger self in a book and know
It’s the highest honor they could hope for… and the most demeaning. This year, there’s a ninth. And instead of paper, she’s made of fire.
Six months have come and gone, meaning we’re halfway through the year and I’m mildly panicking about being behind on my Goodreads challenge by about
I don’t know why it’s taken me this long to review what’s easily been one of my favorite science fiction novels, but I never claimed
We see something that needs to be obtained, and we don’t question why or how—not until we’re forced to. It’s the experience that Camellia must face as she goes from being an enthusiastic Belle vying to be the queen’s favorite, to a reluctant participant in a society that has facilitated commodifying outward beauty at the expense of finding true self-worth.
A Quick CW: I’ll be talking about sexual assault in this post. While nothing goes into graphic detail, please be aware and take care of