Hey y’all. I’ve actually had this review in my drafts for the past three weeks but then life happened. If you want to know more about how you can support the Black Lives Matter Movement please check out this post.
I started reading Queenie right after finishing Color Me In and boy was that a transition. I’m generally weary when it comes to reading adult or general fiction. Contemporary YA has been my niche since freshman year of high school but I think things are shifting for me. I don’t know if it’s the genre itself but I have been wanting to see older main characters lately.Saoudia did a great job of putting that transition into words so I’d highly recommend checking out her review of Color Me In here.
I wanted to like this book. In all honesty,I expected to love this book. As my first book purchase of the year I had some seriously high hopes. *cue High Hopes by Panic! at the Disco*
Now that the dance break is over, let’s get back to this book. Let’s be civil with this. I’m not saying that just because I didn’t like it, no one else will either. No, what I’m saying is that I had issues of my own with this novel and some of those issues stem from personal experience, some of them are just my own likes and dislikes, and other things are straight up problematic. It’s a mixed bag with this one.
Disclaimer: All these thoughts are my own unless stated otherwise. Just because I didn’t like this story doesn’t mean it can’t have a positive influence on someone else, especially someone falling under this demographic.
Last month, I got a book I’d been wanting for a while. I haven’t started it yet, but I do plan to read it before the year is up. I couldn’t help myself this month so I ended up getting two instead of just one book for February. In my defense, one of the books is a signed copy and I met the author in person so…
One of my goals for the year was to buy a book once a month and support my local bookstore. I love the place and most of my bookstagram pictures were taken there. I haven’t been borrowing my brother’s camera lately, hence the lack of photos, but I promise I’ll get back on it next month.