Blog Tour: With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo

I hope you guys are just as excited as I am! This was my first time participating in a blog tour with actual physical arcs involved. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Any of you who are international bloggers as well, know how hard those magical objects are to come by for us…

Anyway! The blog tour is hosted by Karina @ Afire Pages who’s been an absolute gem. And a big Thank You to HarperCollins International for making this all possible! There are two (!) giveaways happening during this blog tour, as well, so you definitely wanna read the whole post, to get to the info about those!

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Let’s get cooking!

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ARC Review: I Knew Him by Abigail de Niverville

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I Knew Him by Abigail de Niverville
Published:ย Nine Star Press (April 15th 2019)
Genre:ย young adult; contemporary
LGBT rep:ย bi mc, gay li, three side gay characters, side lesbian character
Rating:ย 4/5ย ๐Ÿ‘

In his senior year of high school, Julian has one goal: be invisible. All he wants is to study hard, play basketball, and pretend heโ€™s straight for one more year. Then, he can run away to university and finally tell the world heโ€™s bisexual. And by โ€œthe world,โ€ he means everyone but his mom and best friend. Thatโ€™s two conversations he never wants to have.

When heโ€™s talked into auditioning for the schoolโ€™s production of Hamlet, Julian fears that veering off course will lead to assumptions heโ€™s not ready to face. Despite that, he canโ€™t help but feel a connection to this play. His absent father haunts him like a ghost, his ex is being difficult, and heโ€™s overthinking everything. Itโ€™s driving him crazy.

The decision to audition leads Julian on an entirely different path. Heโ€™s cast as Hamlet, and the boy playing Horatio is unlike anyone Julian has met before. Mysterious and flirtatious, Sky draws Julian in, even though he fears his feelings at the same time. As the two grow closer, Julian begins to let out the secrets heโ€™s never toldโ€”the ones that have paralyzed him for years. But what will he do if Sky feels the same way?

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Diverse Reads & To Be Reads of the Week #20

The title says “of the week”, but I keep making one post like this a month… God, I’m pretty sure all I do on this blog is complaining about how little I read these days… It’s just really tragic, okay? Last week I had to trick myself with some trashy new adult romance books, just so I would finally finish a book. ://

This week was better, though. I actually read some great stuff! And two books that I had on my TBR for basically years. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ So that’s gotta count for something, right?

Just please keep your fingers crossed for me that I won’t forget how to read again next week…

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So you’re in the mood for friends to lovers trope

I know we all know enemies to lovers trope is the biggest blessing that can fall upon a reader but actually, friends to lovers is right there on the podium with it.ย  Which is why I’m here today with a list of books that feature friends turned lovers.

Plus, I already covered enemies to lovers recently. (With only gay books at that.)

So guys, this really doesn’t need any further introduction, does it? Let’s just sit back and enjoy!

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Waiting for: March 2019

I watched How to Train Your Dragon 3 today and I cried so much, I deserve something easier to deal with now. Which made writing this post a perfect idea. Very relaxing, not gonna lie. The only downside is, it reminded me how many books I’m excited about in March!

Ugh, I hate waiting…

One of the books listed here today I already mentioned inย my post about January-June 2019 diverse releases, but oh boy, I had so many more to talk about!

As always, I also want to remind you guys that Charlotte & I have a blog called Reads Rainbow that is dedicated solely to LGBT media. So check out this March releases post over there as well – it’s only for books coming in the first week, because there are just Too Many to fit in one post!!

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Starting the week with poetry: Black lesbian poets

I feel like this title is pretty self-explanatory, don’t you? I was just going to do a post about lesbian poets, period. But then I realised it’s still Black History Month. AND it’s Audre Lorde’s birthday today. The universe wants me to talk about poetry collection specifically by Black lesbians. And who am I to refuse…

Also, let’s be honest here, I will probably make another post about lesbian poets some day. There are just too many great voices that need recognition or that people need to be reminded of. So no promises that it will happen soon, but I’m gonna be back with more!

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