Books

20 by Vastal Surti

'It's really hitting me where I live. Prose poetry about what it feels like to be young and have the whole world caught inside your throat.' - Lena Dunham The story of a young model and an introspective writer, "20" is a novel about loneliness, love, hopes and dreams. One night as she is driving… Continue reading 20 by Vastal Surti

Books, Manga

First Impressions: Love Is Like After The Rain | 恋は雨上がりのように Vol. I by Jun Mayuzuki

MAL Synopsis: Akira Tachibana is a soft-spoken high school student who used to be a part of the track and field club but, due to an injury, she is no longer able to run as fast as she once could. Working part-time at a family restaurant as a recourse, she finds herself inexplicably falling love with… Continue reading First Impressions: Love Is Like After The Rain | 恋は雨上がりのように Vol. I by Jun Mayuzuki

Books

The Gods Lie by Kaori Ozaki

Natsuru Nanao, a 6th grader who lives alone with his mother, strikes up an unlikely friendship with the reserved and driven Rio Suzumura. Natsuru plays hookey from soccer camp that summer, and instead of telling the truth to his mother, he spends all his time with Rio and her kid brother at their rickety house,… Continue reading The Gods Lie by Kaori Ozaki

Books

ARC: Emma In The Night by Wendy Walker

From the bestselling author of All Is Not Forgotten comes a thriller about two missing sisters, a twisted family, and what happens when one girl comes back... One night three years ago, the Tanner sisters disappeared: fifteen-year-old Cass and seventeen-year-old Emma. Three years later, Cass returns, without her sister Emma. Her story is one of kidnapping and… Continue reading ARC: Emma In The Night by Wendy Walker

Books

Tokyo Tarareba Girls Vol. 1 by Akiko Higashimura

"I spent all my time wondering 'what if,' then one day I woke up and I was 33." She's not that bad-looking, but before she knew it, Rinko was thirty-something and single. She wants to be married by the time the Tokyo Olympics roll around in six years, but...that might be easier said than done!… Continue reading Tokyo Tarareba Girls Vol. 1 by Akiko Higashimura

Books

DNF: The Beautiful Lost by Luanne Rice

Here are three things to know about Maia: 1. Ever since her mother left, Maia's struggled with depression -- which once got so bad, she had to go to an institution for a while. She doesn't want to go back. 2. Maia's sure that if she finds her mother, if the two of them can… Continue reading DNF: The Beautiful Lost by Luanne Rice

Books, YA

Wunderkids: (Part 1: Wildwood Academy) by Jacqueline Silvester

15-year-old Nikka is invited to attend Wildwood Academy, a prestigious but secret boarding school for talented youth located deep in the Californian mountains. Once there, Nikka quickly falls in love with her bizarre classes, the jaw-dropping scenery and... two very different boys. However, Wildwood Academy has a dark and twisted secret, one that could cost… Continue reading Wunderkids: (Part 1: Wildwood Academy) by Jacqueline Silvester

Books, graphic novel

Jonesy Vol. 1 by Sam Humphries

A sarcastic teenager with the powers of cupid unleashes her preternatural matchmaking abilities on her school with hilarious and charming results. Jonesy is a self-described “cool dork” who spends her time making zines nobody reads, watching anime, and listening to riot grrrl bands and 1D simultaneously. But she has a secret nobody knows. She has the… Continue reading Jonesy Vol. 1 by Sam Humphries

Books, Cinderella, Fairy Tale

ARC: Geekerella by Ashley Poston

Geek girl Elle Wittimer lives and breathes Starfield, the classic sci-fi series she grew up watching with her late father. So when she sees a cosplay contest for a new Starfield movie, she has to enter. The prize? An invitation to the ExcelsiCon Cosplay Ball, and a meet-and-greet with the actor slated to play Federation… Continue reading ARC: Geekerella by Ashley Poston

Books, graphic novel

Snotgirl, Vol I: Green Hair Don’t Care by Bryan Lee O’Malley and Leslie Hung

Who is Lottie Person? Is she a gorgeous, fun-loving social media star with a perfect life or a gross, allergy-ridden mess? Enter a world of snot, blood, and tears in this first collection from New York Times Best Seller Bryan Lee O'Malley (Scott Pilgrim, Seconds) and dazzling newcomer Leslie Hung! Collecting: Snotgirl 1-5 I am… Continue reading Snotgirl, Vol I: Green Hair Don’t Care by Bryan Lee O’Malley and Leslie Hung