Review: You Have a Match by Emma Lord

Book cover for You Have a Match by Emma Lord. Illustrated cover of a teenage girl and teenage boy each in their own kayak on a lake. In the distance are islands with trees on them and a pink sunny sky.

Title: You Have a Match
Author: Emma Lord
Genre: YA Contemporary | Romance
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Publication Date: January 12, 2021
Format / source: eBook / ARC from publisher
Purchase: Macmillan
Content warnings: grief, anxiety, HP references
Rating: ★★★★☆

Thanks to Raincoast Books for an e-ARC of this one! This book has solidified Emma Lord as a must-read author for me as everything I loved about her debut, Tweet Cute, is on display here too. Very heartwarming read about family and first loves!

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Review: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab

Book cover for The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue. Gold title text against a black background, Seven stars form a constellation over the title.

Title: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
Author: V.E. Schwab
Genre: Fantasy | Romance
Publisher: Tor Books
Publication Date: October 6, 2020
Format / source: eBook / ARC from publisher
Purchase: Macmillan
Content warnings: death, suicidal thoughts, depression, emotional abuse, sexual assault, alcoholism, drug abuse
Rating: ★★★★☆

Another review today! Besides seeing chatter about this book that seemed to suggest this was everyone’s most anticipated release, I knew nothing about the story before starting and hadn’t read anything by Schwab before. There’s certainly a lot of hype for this book, which can be understandably off-putting. While I didn’t find it as impeccably stunning as many have, it did make me very, very sad which is why it’s one of my top reads from last year 😛 Thanks to Raincoast Books for an e-ARC!

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Review: Each of Us a Desert by Mark Oshiro

Book cover for Each of Us a Desert by Mark Oshiro. Illustration of a shadow of a young girl's face against a sandy hill with a red sun above the hill.

Title: Each Of Us a Desert
Author: Mark Oshiro
Genre: YA Fantasy
Publisher: Tor Teen
Publication Date: September 15, 2020
Format / source: eBook / ARC from publisher
Purchase:
Own Voices: Latinx, Queer
Content Warnings: murder, gore, familial abuse, menstruation
Rating: ★★★★★

My favourite read of October, and probably this whole year. So much in this introspective novel to love. Thanks to Raincoast Books for an ARC to review!

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