“Lion the cat sits upon Rebecca’s chart of the Steven Universe universe, unaware of its power”

I haven’t read through the whole book yet, but this is my favorite page so far… i think the cat is perfectly aware… just look at the evil grin !!

(Picture and text from the Steven Universe: Art & Origins book)

you walked
into my life
and changed
the weather.
—  // theseareallmywords
from my upcoming book Anywhere but Here
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I am reading a brand new book for the first time in months and it is G R E A T. I’ve been reading fan fiction for so long I’ve forgotten how thirst quenching a real book can be. 

I’ve said “oh my god” at least 6 times.

It features:
1. Sci-fantasy that is entirely unexpected at every turn.
2. A BLACK GIRL who is not a sidekick and instead is every bit as well rounded, important, developed and vulnerable and romanticized as Hermione.
3. A GAY KID (the MC) who spends pretty much none of the book hating himself for being gay and only 20% of the book being upset about gay related things (brought on by other people). Its mostly him dealing with terrifying sci-fi, which is refreshing as fuck.  (literally the way this is handled when he meets the other kids is “i dont date girls” “oh you wouldnt date me because im fat right?” “no, i dont date any girls” “oh. ok.”
4. A POLISH CHILD. It is so rare and refreshing to have mixed age characters in YA books and it feels so realistic. I think the MC and the black girl are like 17-18 and the kid (who is also a fully realized and respected person) is about 13 years old. Also, its crazy refreshing to have Eastern European characters that aren’t tropes.

I’m almost done with the book (maybe 30 pages left) and its taken be abut 3-ish hours to read and I STILL have no idea how its going to end,

I highly recommend picking it up if you’re interested in diverse, imaginative Sci-fi. 

Guys. GUYS.

I got my 10th anniversary edition of the name of the wind today!!!!

And it’s just soo weird because it’s not supposed to be released until next week right?? But I got it and let me tell you it’s just so perfect.

I’m not gonna show you anymore pictures because spoilers and also I don’t really feel I have the right to since it hasn’t been officially released yet, but it’s so fantastic

How it looks, all the pictures inside, the feel of it, the weight of it, the colour (!! You’ll get it when you see it) and of course all the extra material!

The hype is beyond words, I’m just walking around smiling like a fool. Please someone send help!

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LITERATURE MOODBOARDS: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas 

“You can destroy wood and brick, but you can’t destroy a movement.”

“What’s the point of having a voice if you’re gonna be silent in those moments you shouldn’t be?”

I’m so excited about reading this book! I haven’t started it yet, but I have the feeling that it’s one of those books that really matters and leave a mark. This book is also important to spread and understand the message that BLACK LIVES MATTER!

There is nothing more powerful, more radical, more transformational than love. No other source or substance or force. And do not be deceived, for it is all of these things, and then some! Often folks like to dismiss it as a mere emotion, but it is far more than that. It can’t be circumscribed by our desires or dictated by the whim of our moods. Not the Great Love of the Universe, as I like to call it. Not the Love that set everything in motion, keeps it in motion, which moves through all things and yet bulldozes nothing, not even our will. Try it. Just try it and you’ll see. If you love that Great Love first, because It loved you first, and then love yourself as you have been loved, and then love others from that love… Wow! Bam! Life without that kind of faith - that’s death. Therein lies the great metaphor. Life without faith is death. For life, as it was intended to be, is love. Start loving and you’ll really start living. There is no other force in the universe comparable to that.
—  Carolyn Weber, “Surprised by Oxford”

WITHOUT A COMPASS - OUT NOW!!!

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Riley Anderson isn’t an outdoorsy guy. He’s a desk jockey, office by day and couch by night. So when his family insists on a camping trip for his father’s 50th birthday he’s hardly thrilled. Things only get worse when Kai shows up, too.

Kai Brandt’s more than eager to go camping with his best buddy, but his buddy’s little brother Riley is all grown up now, and hotter than hell. Kai’s willing to help him pitch more than just a tent… Which is weird, because Kai never swung that way before.

Events conspire to out Riley’s secret AND leave him stranded in Kai’s care for longer than they’d planned for. Trapped together in the wilderness, they’re going to have to face a few hard truths if they’re going to make it back to the world.

But even if they manage it, the experience will leave them forever changed.

Without a Compass is a steamy, standalone gay romance novel with a HEA and no cliffhanger.