Girl Out of Water by Laura Silverman graphic

Girl Out of Waterby Laura Silverman Published by Sourcebooks on May 2nd 2017 Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult, YA Pages: 320 Goodreads   Anise Sawyer plans to spend every minute of summer with her friends: surfing, chowing down on fish tacos drizzled with wasabi balsamic vinegar, and throwing bonfires that blaze until dawn. But when a […]

Graphic Novels Galore (2) graphic

I started Graphic Novels Galore a long time ago, but I decided to bring it back for the Read.Sleep.Repeat. mega return! Octavia has supported my graphic novel addiction and I firmly believe that graphic novels/comics count as “real books” so I decided to reboot one of my favourite regular features. Click on the cover images for […]

Monstress Vol 1. by Marjorie M Liu graphic

Monstress Vol #1by Marjorie Liu Published by Image Comics on July 19th, 2016 Genres: comic Pages: 202 Goodreads   Set in an alternate matriarchal 1900’s Asia, in a richly imagined world of art deco-inflected steam punk, MONSTRESS tells the story of a teenage girl who is struggling to survive the trauma of war, and who […]

[Pride 2017] Anticipated YA Releases! graphic

Hi everyone! This week for pride month, I’m sharing some of my anticipated releases this year for queer YA books. I thought there’d be more but either my GoodReads is missing a few or I’m not aware of as many as I’d there to be! So if you have any suggestions, please please please comment […]

The Edge of the Abyss by Emily Strutskie graphic

The Edge of the Abyssby Emily Strutskie Series: The Abyss Surrounds Us #2 Published by Flux on April 18th 2017 Genres: Fantasy, LGBTQIA Pages: 320 Goodreads   Three weeks have passed since Cassandra Leung pledged her allegiance to the ruthless pirate-queen Santa Elena and set free Bao, the sea monster Reckoner she’d been forced to […]

Waiting on Wednesday (3) graphic

This week, we’re waiting on two thrilling novels that we both can’t wait to read! Octavia’s Pick Spirit Hunters by Ellen Oh Release Date: July 25th 2017 We Need Diverse Books founder Ellen Oh returns with Spirit Hunters, a high-stakes middle grade mystery series about Harper Raine, the new seventh grader in town who must […]

The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli graphic

The Upside of Unrequitedby Becky Albertalli Published by Balzer + Bray on April 11th 2017 Genres: Contemporary Pages: 352 Goodreads   Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love. No matter how many times her twin sister, Cassie, tells her to woman up, Molly can’t stomach the idea of rejection. So she’s careful. Fat girls […]

Stop & Chat ~ My Break Up With YA ~ graphic

When I first decided to do this post I thought it would be like any other discussion. But after spending literal HOURS trying that route I think a better plan is to just write it like a letter (thanks Shelly!). To YA, I’ve read you almost exclusively for the past 6 years and I hate […]