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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Mini Reviews: Complicated Relationships

Today’s mini reviews are a very rough grouping under this “complicated relationships” heading. One book follows a friendship falling apart, one is filled with original fairytales with some very suspect (and killer) family members, and one is about a family who’s moved into a haunted house so they, and the ghost, have to figure out their new arrangement. It mostly works!

I felt mixed on these books but there is a lot to love in each and I think it really came down to my expectations before reading them. Let me know if you’ve read any of these and what your thoughts were!

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