Bite-sized reviews: Late March edition

I am so stressed and so sick! Great! Let’s get into these reviews. Thanks to NetGalley who keeps approving me for books even though really I should chill out.

THE CITY OF DUSK

The City of Dusk by Tara Sim
576 pages
Comes out March 22nd, 2022
  • incredibly dense
  • Really intense
  • Not the best thing to read when you are stressed and sick (unless it becomes a comfort read over time etc etc)
  • Politics! Magic! Everyone is queer!
  • I do not read enough fantasy to deal with this
  • Risha is my favorite for the record, thank you
  • This is SO LONG

Four stars. I Do Recommend It. Storygraph link. Bookshop link.

DELILAH GREEN DOESN’T CARE

Delilah Green Doesn’t Care by Ashley Herring Blake
400 pages
Released February 22nd, 2022
  • I heard about this SO MUCH so often
  • LOOK AT THIS COVER
  • It’s a romcom and it’s not realistic but that’s whatever
  • It’s sapphic as heck
  • Grumpy/sunshine
  • Hijinks!
  • You know I love a found family!
  • Delilah’s hot
  • Dual POV
  • These characters are kind of flat but it’s a sapphic rom-com so it’s not like. A big deal?

Four stars. Storygraph link. Bookshop link.

GIRLS CAN KISS NOW

Girls Can Kiss Now: Essays by Jill Gutowitz
240 pages
Released March 8th, 2022
  • This book is so millennial it kind of hurts
  • Love some funny essays
  • I feel like I am like. Five years too young to understand most of these references. 
  • Lesbians!

Three stars. Storygraph link. Bookshop link.

TRIPPING ARCADIA

Tripping Arcadia by Kit Mayquist
368 pages
February 22nd, 2022

“They lived in their own heaven, their own arcadia, where nothing, not even death, could touch them. Nothing except for me.”

  • Med school dropout! Set in Boston! Poisonous revenge!
  • It’s dark! It feels green! (I’m not explaining this) A girl kisses a girl!
  • I felt one step ahead of Lena the whole time which honestly was kind of incredible to me, I am usually very dumb
  • Unease more than horror
  • There’s so many commas in this book which is honestly kind of a mood

Four stars! Storygraph link. Bookshop link.

ELLEN OUTSIDE THE LINES

Ellen Outside the Lines by A.J Sass
336 pages
Releases March 22nd, 2022
  • MIDDLE-GRADE AUTISTIC MAIN CHARACTER
  • MIDDLE-GRADE AUTISTIC MAIN CHARACTER
  • MIDDLE-GRADE AUTISTIC MAIN CHARACTER
  • AUTISTIC. JEWISH. LESBIAN. AUTISTIC. MAIN CHARACTER.
  • Yeah I think you should read this book

Five stars. Also there is a nonbinary important character. Also there is bullet journaling. I think this book is fantastic. Storygraph link. Bookshop link.

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