The Perfect Escape opens with a zombie attack! Okay, not a real one. High-school seniors Nate and Kate work together at a zombie-themed escape room, each saving money for a different reason. White Kate's controlling tech-CEO father demands that she enter the family business after high school, but she wants to go to NYC to pursue her theater dreams. Nate's Korean-American immigrant family has financial struggles and he wants to be able to afford college so he can get rich and help them/never worry about money again.
Ana has been binging Juno Rushdan's debut romantic suspense series, the Final Hour books, so we're excited to offer you a chance to win all three! Below you'll find descriptions of each of the three books, one of which isn't out until May 26th, and rules for the giveaway. Good luck!
I don't have much to say this month. I hope that as the weeks pass, things improve. That's pretty much it.
Here are some books we're looking forward to reading when our brains are capable of it.
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My introduction to Robin Talley's books was her most recent, Pulp. Pulp tells the story of a lesbian writing lesbian pulp-fiction in the 1950's and a present-day teen lesbian researching that publishing era and learning about herself in the process. This book broke my heart a few times and also gave me hope for the future. Talley writes queer historical and contemporary fiction, spanning time periods and conflicts, and while not all of it has a true Happily Ever After, she excels at eliciting emotions... even when they're uncomfortable.
We already shared our list of YA Romance for January-March 2020, so here's the next three months!
Since there are way too many books for one reasonably sized post, here's how we've structured the list:
- Books that we're excited to read will have a cover and a little bit about why we're excited to read them.
- Other books that we're aware of but not rushing out to preorder are at the end. They'll have links if you want to find out more!
- This list is absolutely not any indication of quality or content. We haven't read these! Stay tuned throughout the year for reviews when we do.
- Books are listed in chronological order and include what we're aware of as of February 2020. This means more will probably be slotted in before June and this list will be out of date. So it goes.
- Every book will have a link to its page on Amazon. Yes, we'd love for you to buy the books elsewhere but the reality is that 98% of our clicks are to Amazon. In a list this size, it's just too much time to generate four links for each book instead of one. These are affiliate links, meaning we earn 4% of whatever you buy after clicking. It doesn't cost you anything extra but we have to disclose this for the feds.
Without further ado, on to the books!
Mini-reviews of three queer young adult novels and one queer contemporary polyam romance: Dark and Deepest Red, Only Mostly Devastated, In the Shadow of the Sun, and Three Part Harmony. All read as audiobooks!
In Undercover Bromance, Lyssa Kay Adams attempts to lighten the intensity of a sexual assault plot with male camaraderie and jokes. It's not entirely successful. The book itself is not entirely successful and I admit to being greatly disappointed. This is a complicated review since my feelings are messy, but I tried to keep spoilers to the end. However, there are a few from the first 20% of the book that I've included because I don't believe setup to be spoilers.
There are new books coming out in March. Get excited!
I admit, I've got to work on my own excitedness, this winter has been brutal in so many ways.
Wishing all of us good books, restful days and a box of matches.
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