Thank you to NetGalley and St. Martin's Press for providing me with an eARC of the book. One of my most anticipated reads of the year and so far my favourite read of the year, Casey McQuiston's debut novel, Red, White & Royal Blue, follows an enemies to lovers romance plot between the son of the first female... Continue Reading →
Yet another Book of the Month Club suggestion, I got Camille Perri's When Katie Met Cassidy on my Kobo as some light-hearted reading that I felt I needed. Plus, when I read this towards the end of June, it was a great way to send off Pride Month. The story focuses on Katie as her social life is crumbling... Continue Reading →
Lately the book subscription that intrigues me the most is the Book of the Month Club, however, it does not ship to Canada. So instead I'm watching their selections as they are announced and request books from the library or even buy them at Canadian stores. Obviously, I'd prefer the subscription, but for the time being, I... Continue Reading →
The only way I can truly think to describe Margaret Killjoy's novella The Lamb Will Slaughter The Lion is through this tweet I posted when I first started the book: The story follows Danielle as she hunts for any clues as to the cause of her best friend's suicide, and ends up in the middle of... Continue Reading →
I received an advanced copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Based on the movie of the same name, author and director Adam Garnet Jones's novel Fire Song is a story of loss, grief, and bad decisions. Tackling some prominent issues with the Native communities in Canada, Fire Song is an intense novel if... Continue Reading →
The drama has been dying down over the last few days, but the sentiment that diversity cannot be an after thought remains. For someone who might not know what I am talking about, I am referring to the current outrage regarding the second Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them film in which JK Rowling has... Continue Reading →
Content Warning: This book contains rather sexually explicit scenes and this review therefore contains 18+ content. This year as been a big year for progressive and diverse stories in film, and it is because of the attention these diverse films are getting that I decided to read Call Me By Your Name. I have always been... Continue Reading →
Dreamland Burning from Jennifer Latham depicts two very different stories that intertwine over the course of almost 100 years. In the present, Rowan Chase discovers a corpse beneath the floorboards of her back house. In the past, William Tillman has a front row seat to the race riot of 1921 in Tulsa, Oklahoma that lead to the burning of the Greenwood community. This complex story of racism and bigotry is an uncomfortable one, but an important novel made even more so by recent events in the United States.
The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue is the latest novel from Mackenzi Lee and is honestly the most fun book I have read in quite some time. When I first found out about it, I was enticed by the idea of the queer romance set in the 18th century, and was so pleased to find out it was so much more than just that.