Hey y'all! I ended up reading two graphic novels this week, but I'm saving the second for next week's post, because the review today is long enough as is. So enough dawdling—let's dive in! Young Adult Northranger Written by Rey Terciero (also known as Rex Ogle) and illustrated by Bre Indigo Graphic novel · 2023 Add it on Goodreads · Preview the illustrations View content warnings · · · The publisher says: · · · In this swoony and spooky teen summer romance graphic novel set on a Texas ranch, sixteen-year-old Cade Muñoz finds himself falling for the ranch owner’s mysterious and handsome son, only to discover that he may be harboring a dangerous secret. Cade has always loved to escape into the world of a good horror movie. After all, horror movies are scary—but to Cade, a closeted queer Latino teen growing up in rural Texas—real life can be way scarier. When Cade is sent to spend the summer working as a ranch hand to help earn extra money for his family, he is horrified.
So many things have happened since I last posted, it's sort of absurd! I recovered from COVID, but then a few weeks later, everyone in my house got COVID again, so that was super-fun (not). I finally got my driver's license way later than I had any reason to, so I am embarking on the thrill of car shopping! My boyfriend, who is amazing, gave me the world's cutest dog plushie. I had the same epiphany I have to have every few years, where I remember there's no point to dissecting all my anxious thoughts because that gives them credibility. It seems to be working—I've been happier the last few days! Amidst it all, I haven't really been reading, but I finally finished a graphic novel that I'm really excited to share with y'all—so let's do it! Young Adult: Nubia: Real One Written by L.L. McKinney and illustrated by Robyn Smith Graphic novel · 2021 Add it on Goodreads · Preview the illustrations · · · The publisher says: · · · Can you be a hero...if soci
I realize it's a bit late, but I want to condemn the recent increases in violence against Asian-Americans and remind everyone to keep on educating themselves as much as their emotional state can allow them to tolerate. Also, I want to mention that, at least on #IMWAYR if not MMGM, it sounds like literally every blogger had a terrible week last week. I know that staying hopeful and energized has been difficult for me recently, and I can imagine it has been a similar struggle for others, so I want to empathize with everyone for how awful everything is (both on a global and personal level), thank everyone for putting up their posts every week (which is definitely a little constant source of joy in my life), and hope to bring a little joy to your lives with today's posts! With that, we can move into the gentle art of Swedish death cleaning book reviewing with a recommendation of Hollowpox: The Hunt for Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend. I am proud to announce that this review ha