If This Gets Out, Sophie Gonzales & Cale Dietrich

If This Gets Out, Sophie Gonzales & Cale Dietrich

If This Gets Out by Sophie Gonzales and Cale Dietrich is a compelling contemporary about the dark side of the music industry. Following a boy band on their tour through Europe, this one contains both uplifting and heartbreaking moments, as well as a romance that perseveres in the face of a controlling management team. This one was a little heavier than I was expecting, but I would definitely recommend it to those looking for a queer romance about finding hope. Continue reading

Review: You’ve Reached Sam by Dustin Thao

Review: You've Reached Sam by Dustin Thao

You’ve Reached Sam by Dustin Thao is a heartbreaking story about learning to let go. Following a girl who is given the opportunity to communicate with her dead boyfriend through phone calls, this one promises plenty of tears. The concept is original, but I was a little underwhelmed by the underdeveloped characters and repetitive writing style. While the book is missing the emotional punch I was expecting, I still found the philosophical implications interesting and would recommend it to those looking for a unique story about grief. Continue reading

Review: Tweet Cute by Emma Lord

Review: Tweet Cute by Emma Lord

Tweet Cute by Emma Lord is a charming story about a viral Twitter war between a large burger chain and a local family deli. With two smart and snarky main characters, the dialogue in this one is sure to bring a smile to any reader’s face. I especially enjoyed the inclusion of social media posts and the current but not cringey writing. Fans of You’ve Got Mail will not want to miss this heartwarming romcom. Continue reading

Review: The Project by Courtney Summers

Review: The Project by Courtney Summers

The Project by Courtney Summers is pretty far out of my comfort zone, but I always seem to love how Summers writes a thriller. This is a dark read, one about emotional manipulation and how cults prey on vulnerability. The characters are incredibly complex, and the writing style provides an immersive reading experience. This one truly drew me in and had me questioning what I should believe about The Unity Project. Continue reading