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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Review: (Trust) Falling for You by Charish Reid

Book cover for (Trust) Falling for You by Charish Reid. Illustration of a Black woman and white man standing in a forest. A bear hides behind a bush behind them.

Title: (Trust) Falling for You
Author: Charish Reid
Genre: Romance
Publisher: Self-published
Publication Date: February 19, 2021
Format / source: eBook / ARC from author
Purchase: Books2Read
Own voices: Black MC
Content warnings: explicit sexual content
Rating: ★★★★☆

We’re not done talking about love yet! I was so excited for the chance to read Charish Reid’s new romance novella, which comes out today! Happy release day and big thanks to the author for sending along an e-ARC!

This was a very enjoyable read, really more like 4.5 stars. Read on for my full review!

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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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