Finished up a few new things for the shop. These are available right now (You can find the shop link on my page)! If you are waiting on more wands from a specific house, here is the number for each I will be doing this month:
aristotle and dante discover the secrets of the universe by benjamin alire sáenz - this book destroyed every inch of me and then rebuilt me into something better. it’s beautiful, a story of sexuality and culture and self wrapped into the narrative of aristotle mendoza, a mexican teenager who just wants answers for a lot of things in his life. (also the audiobook is narrated by lin-manuel miranda)
six of crows and crooked kingdom by leigh bardugo - this is a completed duology that will have you mad there isn’t gonna be a 10 book series about these characters. prepare yourself for the 6 new children you’re gonna adopt by reading these. it’s a mid-fantasy series set in a fantastical world and all our protagonists are criminals but like, with hearts mostly of gold.
the serpent king by jeff zentner - this book will stick with you after reading it. it’s a boy stuck in a town and a situation that he’s accepted he’ll never get out of as he sees his only friends preparing for a life outside of it and the realities of life that come with it. it has an ultimately postitive ending, but don’t go in expecting a hallmark rise to happiness
simon vs the homosapiens agenda by becky albertalli - imagine the fluffiest but cutest but not like cavity-enducing sweet ya book you ever read - this is that book but with a gay lead character. it literally made me smile throughout reading the entire thing and it’s just so cute
if i was your girl by meredith russo - this book got a lot of attention because it was a popular ya novel that was about a trans woman written by a trans woman and honestly, it was just so good i read it in one sitting
the lunar chronicles (cinder, scarlett, cress and winter) by marissa meyer - these books are…so damn good. they’re long and the series is complete but they’re so good. expect to adopt 8 new children. it’s a mix of a high tech/high fantasy ya epic adventure that’s kind of loosely based on fairytales for each lead female character.
dumplin’ by julie murphy - i have some…issues with this book as a whole, the climax was kind of lost on me and some of the comments the character make are a little iffy - but it’s one of the first ya novels i’ve read memorably with such a nice narrative that includes body positivity
everything everything by nicola yoon - this book is a nice quick read with a wonderful lead and a good story, it gets a little predictable but if you’re looking for a fun way to kill a couple hours, this is it
eligible by curtis sittenfeld - pride and prejudice but set in cincinnati ohio, liz(zie) bennet is a 40 something who goes home to visit and meets (dr.) darcy - it’s a nice twist on the original story, darcy eats religiously at skyline chili and they have hate sex, i lived for this
before i fall by luaren oliver - this is an oldie but a goodie. the movie is coming out in march, go emotionally hurt yourself with this one
the woman in cabin 10 by ruth ware - if you like gone girl and the girl on the train, this book is it’s half-cousin separated by marriage. it’s a decent thriller though so i thought i’d give it a shout out
rebel belle by rachel hawkins - this book by itself is super cute, very typcial supernatural romance-y ya novel, a nice hate-to-love romance, but the rest of the series kind of falls off, but the first book was fun af
and in total i read like 71 books this year and these are just some of them. a few that i really enjoyed i don’t feel comfortable publicly recommending due to their content and possible warnings and such, but here are some carryalls that i really enjoyed and i hope ya’ll enjoy and let’s talk about them if you ever feel like