Review: What Big Teeth by Rose Szabo

Book cover for What Big Teeth by Rose Szabo. Illustration of a white teenage girl with white-blond hair looking at the camera. Half of her mouth has been scratched off like in a painting, showing fanged teeth underneath.

Title: What Big Teeth
Author: Rose Szabo
Genre: YA Fantasy | Horror
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date: February 2, 2021
Format / source: eBook / ARC from publisher
Purchase: Macmillan
Content warnings: death, animal death, blood, gore, confinement
Rating: ★★★☆☆

I’ve finally got a review for you! This one was a bit of a miss for me, especially after my high anticipation for it, but it’s still an interesting Addams Family-like story of a family of murderous creatures. Thanks to Raincoast Books for an e-ARC!

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Review: Yesterday is History by Kosoko Jackson

Book cover for Yesterday is History by Kosoko Jackson. Illustration of a Black teenage boy, his eyes aren't visible. In his chest is a yellow and red circular portal that shows two boys holding hands in the centre.

Title: Yesterday is History
Author: Kosoko Jackson
Genre: YA Fiction | LGBTQ+
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Publication date: February 2, 2021
Format / source: eBook / ARC from publisher
Purchase: Sourcebooks
Own voices: African-American
Content warnings: cancer, medical content, car accident, death, grief, racism, homophobia
Rating: ★★★★☆

A fun time-travel romance that doesn’t shy away from more difficult conversations. Thanks to Raincoast Books for an e-ARC, one of my favourite reads of the year thus far!

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Book Tour: The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner

Book cover for The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner. Sketch illustration of a glass vial surrounded by pink flowers.

Title: The Lost Apothecary
Author: Sarah Penner
Genre: Historical Fiction
Publisher: Legend Press
Publication Date: March 2, 2021
Format / source:
eBook / ARC from publisher
Purchase: Legend Press
Content Warnings: infidelity, miscarriage, attempted sexual assault, suicidal ideation
Rating: ★★★★☆

A big thank you to Legend Press for an invitation to join the book tour for The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner! This historical fiction set in England came out earlier this month, and it’s a lot of fun for those who love to try to understand secrets of the past. Check out the full blog tour schedule below too for more readers’ thoughts on the book!

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