It’s the start of Jordan Sun’s junior year at the Kensington-Blaine Boarding School for the Performing Arts. Unfortunately, she’s an Alto 2, which—in the musical theatre world—is sort of like being a vulture in the wild: She has a spot in the ecosystem, but nobody’s falling over themselves to express their appreciation. So it’s no surprise when she gets shut out of the fall musical for the third year straight.
Then the school gets a mass email: A spot has opened up in the Sharpshooters, Kensington’s elite a cappella octet. Worshiped ... revered ... all male. Desperate to prove herself, Jordan auditions in her most convincing drag, and it turns out that Jordan Sun, Tenor 1, is exactly what the Sharps are looking for.
Redgate’s debut novel is an epic tale of when Mulan meets Pitch Perfect that kept me awake until 3am and smiling for even longer.
If, like me, you’ve ever read an article or two (or two dozen) about blogging, you know which tips come back every time. How you need to offer quality content and graphics, how to promote your blog on social networks, how to create relationships with other bloggers in your niche… And when you have social anxieties, the last one is the kicker.
If you have been following the book community on Twitter lately, you may have heard about this one particular book making waves for being highly problematic. It started a very, erh, interesting debate: should we be rate problematic books without reading them?
When they say not to judge a book by its cover, it usually means “the cover may be bad, but the story great”. I judged Furthermore by its great cover and… the story was bad. Or how to feel cheated into reading a book.
The Blazing Star is one of those books that remind you that 1) Egyptian mythology is dope, 2) the focus on female friendships should be a requirement for every book, 3) the sisterly bond is everything and 4) my crush on Rami Malek started with him as a cute Pharaoh. The last point may not be relevant to this review. Just maybe.
I didn’t mean for one of my very few first reviews to be trashing a book so much… And yet here we are! Anna Bank’s Nemesis was part of FairyLoot’s November book and my biggest book disappointment in a very long while.
With Fangirl, her second novel published in 2013, Rainbow Rowell shoved a mirror in front of me with a little smile and a ‘Look, it’s you.’ This book was a life-changer to me, and I’m weighting my words.