Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert
Little & Lion
by Brandy Colbert
on August 8th 2017
Genres: Contemporary, LGBTQIA, Young Adult, YA
Pages: 336
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A stunning novel on love, loss, identity, and redemption, from Publishers Weekly Flying Start author Brandy Colbert

When Suzette comes home to Los Angeles from her boarding school in New England, she isn't sure if she'll ever want to go back. L.A. is where her friends and family are (along with her crush, Emil). And her stepbrother, Lionel, who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, needs her emotional support.

But as she settles into her old life, Suzette finds herself falling for someone new...the same girl her brother is in love with. When Lionel's disorder spirals out of control, Suzette is forced to confront her past mistakes and find a way to help her brother before he hurts himself--or worse.


I received a copy of this book for review from the publisher, this does not influence my thoughts or this review.

I’ve heard so many lovely things about Brandy Colbert’s books and based on the description, I knew that Little & Lion was definitely something that I’d enjoy. And I’m happy to say that I was not wrong at all.

Suzette, nicknamed Little by her brother, is back in LA after spending a year at a boarding school. Being back home reminds her of her rocky relationship with her brother, Lion, and what she left behind. Little & Lion explores bisexuality, faith and family in a well-written and engaging way.

I haven’t read Pointe yet (I KNOW, I KNOW) but the premise of Little & Lion was too compelling for me not to pick this one up immediately first. I really loved it, the writing was utterly gorgeous and I completely fell in love with the characters. If I could reach into the book to talk to them, I would.

If you’re a fan of contemporary YA with gorgeous writing and plots that are very character-driven, I highly recommend this one.

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