Review: Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

Dumplin’ is a YA novel about Willowdean, a “fat” teenager who enters a beauty pageant in tribute to her Dolly-Parton-loving Aunt who has recently passed away. The novel explores many relationships in Willowdean’s life, including her touchy relationship with her mother, her drifting relationship with her beautiful long-term best friend, and her blooming romantic relationship … More Review: Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

Review: Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor

Dreams of Gods and Monsters is the third book in the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy, a YA fantasy about chimaera and angels at war. With the war winding down in this book, Karou has joined up with the remaining chimaera, acting as their new resurrectionist. She’s pretty much treated like dirt in their camp, … More Review: Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor