Hey everyone! Today I’m coming at you with a non-spoiler review of Not Your Sidekick by C.B. Lee. I read it recently and highly enjoyed it!
Welcome to Andover… where superpowers are common, but internships are complicated. Just ask high school nobody, Jessica Tran. Despite her heroic lineage, Jess is resigned to a life without superpowers and is merely looking to beef-up her college applications when she stumbles upon the perfect (paid!) internship—only it turns out to be for the town’s most heinous supervillain. On the upside, she gets to work with her longtime secret crush, Abby, who Jess thinks may have a secret of her own. Then there’s the budding attraction to her fellow intern, the mysterious “M,” who never seems to be in the same place as Abby. But what starts as a fun way to spite her superhero parents takes a sudden and dangerous turn when she uncovers a plot larger than heroes and villains altogether.
Today, I wanted to recommend you some of my favourite novels that feature characters from the LGBTQIAP+ community. I’ve read quite a bit of those in the last year, but still not enough. There are still so many perspectives and identities that I haven’t read about. This list is definitely not finished as I’ll want to add more books in the future. I can always make a part 2, right? If you have any good recommendations of your own, let me know! Let’s get into mine!
Hey everyone! Today I’m here to write you a non-spoiler review for The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid. (What a mouthful haha.) If you’ve seen anything on any bookish platform recently, you’ve probably already heard of this book. The hype has been crazy, with no one giving it less than five stars. Do I agree with that? Let’s find out!
Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one in the journalism community is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now?
Monique is not exactly on top of the world. Her husband, David, has left her, and her career has stagnated. Regardless of why Evelyn has chosen her to write her biography, Monique is determined to use this opportunity to jumpstart her career.
Summoned to Evelyn’s Upper East Side apartment, Monique listens as Evelyn unfurls her story: from making her way to Los Angeles in the 1950s to her decision to leave show business in the late 80s, and, of course, the seven husbands along the way. As Evelyn’s life unfolds through the decades—revealing a ruthless ambition, an unexpected friendship, and a great forbidden love—Monique begins to feel a very a real connection to the actress. But as Evelyn’s story catches up with the present, it becomes clear that her life intersects with Monique’s own in tragic and irreversible ways.
CW: sexual assault, rape, domestic abuse, cheating, homophobia, biphobia, alcoholism, mentions of suicide, death of a parent, death of a child