While in the middle of arguing for the right to go to prom with his boyfriend, Luis gets hit on the head and get knocked back into 1985–literally. As he and the younger version of his favorite teacher try to find a way back home for him, Luis takes it upon himself to become friends with the doomed, gay Chaz Wilson. In Luis’ time, Chaz is dead, having been found at the bottom of a cliff. Luis thinks that if he could just get Chaz his first gay kiss, things might change.
Why this book?: i was doing research into the LGBTQ+ stories that my local library has. I found this one and it seemed relatively short. I personally never heard of it and decided to give reading it ago, especially because it sounded … interesting?
This entire review contains talk of extreme homophobia and talk of hate crimes towards queer people. Please do not read if these will bother you.
Shy college student Ken Kaneki finally gets the nerve to ask out his crush Rize who he met at the local coffee shop they both frequent, Anteiku. Through a series of unfortunate events, Kaneki ends up in the hospital and an emergency leads to his organs being replaced with Rize’s before approval can be given. As it turns out, Rize is what is known as a ghoul–a human-like monster that sustains itself on human flesh.
Why this series?: I read this series while I was back in high school. I had a lot of good memories of it, and so, since I never finished all of it, I decided that it was time to reread and finish the rest of the series. I wish I hadn’t.
Aisha and Key both have different motives for taking up the Scela armor, but despite their differences, they end up in the same team. As the two girls work with their team to rise through the Scela ranks, they stumble across a rebellion against their mysterious government, which lead them both to question their loyalties.
After solving the copy-cat Dracula murders in Romania, Audrey Rose and Thomas Cresswell were invited by Audrey’s uncle to the United States to help solve another forensic mystery. On the boat Etruria, murders inspired by the performing Moonlight Carnival force Audrey and Thomas to solve rush the solve before more passengers are killed.
In the aftermath of a school shooting, Lee finds herself swimming through lies of her best friend’s life. After realizing that, after her graduation, no one left in the school would know the truth, Lee decides to come out with the truth of her best friend Sarah, along with other survivors who come forward with their own stories.
Why this book?: I found a copy of it at my local bookstore, and I’d been hearing good things. I decided to read it because I was trying out a TBR Jar.
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