Review #196 // The Owls Have Come to Take Us Away – Ronald L. Smith

The Owls Have Come to Take Us AwaySimon is obsessed with aliens. He’s also afraid of them, especially the greys, because they are the ones that abduct people. When Simon is apparently abducted on a family camping trip, his life is turned upside-down as he tries to figure out why.

Why this book?: I really like the idea of aliens.Who likes The X-Files? That’s why.

I would like to the people at Clarion Books for allowing me to have an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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Review #175 // The Handsome Girl & Her Beautiful Boy – B.T. Gottfred

With everyone assuming that Zee is a lesbian, and that Art is gay, no one thought that they would become friends. Zee, pursuing a relationship with her best friend, can tell immediately that Art was starstruck with her, despite her thinking him gay.

Why this book?: I liked the way it seemed to challenge stereotypes in the summary, plus it hinted at non-binary rep for both of them.

I would like to thank BT Gottfred and the people at BYR for sending me an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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Review #153 // And She Was – Jessica Verdi

And She WasIn a desperate attempt to rebel against her mom, Dara sneaks a peek at her birth certificate in order to get a passport. Only her mother’s name isn’t on the certificate. Her mother explains that she’s transgender, and that she is biologically Dara’s father. Shocked, Dara sets out on a road trip with her best friend to find her dead birth mother’s family.

Why this book?: I wanted to do a critical review. TW transphobia for the entire review.

I would like to thank Emma @ Miss Print for sending me this ARC through her ARC Adoption Program.

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Review #110 // River of Teeth (River of Teeth #1) – Sarah Gailey

River of Teeth (River of Teeth #1)

When the US government decided to ship in hippos as an alternatives meat source, they didn’t expect for them to start running feral through the Mississippi River. Winslow Houndstooth is hired to herd the feral hippos out of the Mississippi, but the team they agreed to use seems to be more trouble than they are worth.

Why this book?: There was a sale for the ebook, and I’d heard interesting things about it! Also, feral hippos sounded badass.

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