Want to find out what I'm going to read in the final month of 2018? Then this is the post you need! Diverse reads everywhere, yay!
Last year, I dedicated December to all the diverse books and this time it won't be any different. I quite liked reading a whole array of books showcasing different diverse aspects and I know some of you agree with me. So why change a good thing, right?
At the start of the year, I read Dear Martin by Nic Stone and rated it 4,5 cupcakes so you can say I was quite excited to hear about her new novel. Not to mention there'd be queer characters. I was sold, needed it, requested it and.. by some amazing miracle actually got my hands on an eARC?! And then I finished it and it all came crashing down.
"The air is dead with the stench of blood. Mine. His." I was hooked - right from the start. I was in for the ride of my life, but I didn't know it yet. All I have to say is: be aware of the triggers and now that this is a story about a survivor, written by a survivor.
When I participated in Liza's TBR Jar Readathon, the second book I pulled out of my jar was I Was Born For This. It had been on my TBR for quite a while since the author is coming to YALC and it was one of the books that caught my interest immediately. I finally got to read it - and in time for YALC at that!
Can you imagine my face when I came across this? Cinderella Boy? That equals a Cinderella retelling, but LGBTQIA+? I don't even want to try and describe my reaction but there was screaming involved - and maniacally clicking the request-button. Did it live up to my expectations? Did it blow me away?
Review "One Summer in Rome" by Samantha Tonge.