Review: Of Fire and Starts by Audrey Coulthurst

Goodreads 4/5 fiery stars for a f/f fantasy novel with a forbidden romance. "...I knew that given the chance to do everything over again, I would willingly make the same mistakes twenty times over.”  Of Fire and Stars is one of those books that gets better as you keep reading, in my opinion. Of course, I … Continue reading Review: Of Fire and Starts by Audrey Coulthurst

Getting personal: Dreams versus Reality part I: Teenage Writer

You can find the books mentioned below on the Goodreads Author page I made back then (shame shame shame) I felt like writing a piece on hopes and dreams versus reality, so here you go: I'm at that age now where people consider me an adult and expect me to be able to make decisions … Continue reading Getting personal: Dreams versus Reality part I: Teenage Writer

Review: The Place Inside the Storm by Bradley W. Wright

Goodreads 4/5 stars for a Scifi/Dystopian novel with a very relatable and ownvoices autistic main character. "Being weird is okay." There are two words which are very prominent in my notes for this ARC: same and relatable. The way Tara felt emotions from her parents wash over her, the way her sister Zoie said she … Continue reading Review: The Place Inside the Storm by Bradley W. Wright

Getting personal: emotion regulation

Trigger warnings: anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts This is a bunch of rambling, so read it at your own risk. Part of me doesn't want to write this, but I feel like it might help me, and hopefully others. Right now, I'm shaking, I have a weird feeling in my chest, I feel the urge to … Continue reading Getting personal: emotion regulation

Review: The Savior’s Champion by Jenna Moreci

3/5 stars for a book I had high expectations for, perhaps too high. The Savior's Champion can be described as a Spartacus: Blood and Sand meets The Maze Runner. There's a lot of blood, tits, swearing and wine as well as a cliché cardboard 'heroic' main character and barely any worldbuilding for the first half … Continue reading Review: The Savior’s Champion by Jenna Moreci

Review: Cruel Prince by Holly Black

5/5 enchanted stars Cruel Prince follows the story of Jude, one of three sisters living in the lands of Faerie, as she tries to find her place in the world she lives in, but also as she tries to decide whether she wants to stay in this world at all, or return to the mortal … Continue reading Review: Cruel Prince by Holly Black

Why I write ownvoices

I read to escape, to explore different worlds, and to become someone else. I write for the same reasons, but also because I don't see myself in books. Growing up autistic and developing social anxiety and depression, books were my best friends, and often my only friends. I loved reading about magic, different worlds, possible … Continue reading Why I write ownvoices