[Mini-Review] 3 Adult Fantasies That Blew My Mind

Orbit really be out here taking our money and leaving us ready to give them more, huh?

Today, I’ll be bringing to you three fantasy books that I recently read and absolutely adored. If you’re looking to diversify your adult fantasy shelf, definitely check out this post. I’ve got three underrated gems just waiting to catch your attention. ūüėČ

As an added bonus, they’re all written by authors of colour! And as Leo Tolstoy once said, support authors of color.

Continue reading

[Mini-Review] 3 Adult Books Featuring Complex Female Characters

A couple of weeks ago, people on Twitter started acting up again (but what else is new) demanding that authors write complex female characters rather than female characters who simply fell into the archetype of “badass”. This, naturally, was not very well-received, and was also a dumb AF take. If you want to read about complex female characters, I highly suggest you check out the works of POC, queer, and/or disabled writers – you know, someone other than the usual cishet white women books you usually read?

Anyway, there have been some really great responses to this (one of my favorites is Fadwa’s video where she talks about 20 books with complex female characters – and most of them were written by POC!) so I wanted to chime in as well with a quick mini-review of three books I read recently, all of which also have complex female characters!

Continue reading

Most Anticipated Releases: April, May, and June 2020

Hello, friends! The first quarter of the year is finally over (and whoo boy, each of those three months felt like an entire year, huh). Unfortunately, the light at the end of the tunnel when it comes to COVID-19 doesn’t seem to be anywhere in sight yet.

But take heart, and have faith! We will get through this, but only if we have kindness and compassion for each other. (Which means – if you can, STAY INDOORS.)

To lighten the mood a bit, allow me to present to you my usual¬†Most Anticipated Releases¬†post. (Click the link to see the rest of them.) These are the books coming out in April, May, and June that I’m excited to read!

Continue reading

Who is Centred in Your Narrative? (a discussion of Woven in Moonlight by Isabel Iba√Īez) – NOT SPOILER-FREE

Woven in Moonlight was one of my most anticipated reads for the first quarter of 2020, and when I finally got the chance to read it for #PhilMythReadathon (check out my TBR video here, or the announcement video here) I was super eager to get started.

Unfortunately, I ended up feeling a bit uncomfortable about how the book’s plot ultimately ended up panning out – enough to write a whole review about it, apparently.

Please keep in mind the following things: I am not Latinx and I am not Bolivian. Therefore take all of my criticism with a grain of salt.

Also,¬†please be aware that¬†this review contains spoilers (although I tried to keep them as vague as possible). So if you haven’t read¬†Woven in Moonlight yet, you might want to skip this post!

41ECE167-13BC-49DB-81F2-FC515E8CB6CC.JPG

Get this book here.

Continue reading

#ReRaReadathon: Author Prompts!

Hey there, comrades! I hope everyone’s doing well and is staying indoors if they are able.  I know being on quarantine, self-isolating, or being in lockdown can be difficult. But we’ve all got to do our part to help flatten the curve and avoid spreading the virus around.

To help occupy some time and take your mind off things, I’ve partnered with Linda @ A Crimson Daisy to bring you the Reverse Racism Readathon, a readathon dedicated to books by authors of colour!

Want to know more? Read on!

Continue reading

Blog anniversary Q&A!

It’s officially been two years since I first created my own little corner here on the Internet. Woah, time certainly flies. Anyone here who’s been following my blog since its early days as¬†The Backwards Bookshelf? What about when I rebranded to¬†Your Tita Kate?

Processed with VSCO with c6 preset

One of the ways I thought I’d celebrate two years of being a book blogger was to host a Q&A, and here it is! I grouped all similar questions together so if you don’t see your specific question, it may be grouped in with another that has the same answer.

Enjoy!

Continue reading

[Book Review] The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics – Olivia Waite // a sexy and scientific foray into history

Quite often, it turns out my random, on-a-whim purchases turn out to be some of my absolute favourite reads. I’d been seeing¬†The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics on Twitter for quite some time – and I know so much of the f/f fan brigade absolutely adored it – but I didn’t actually buy it until the e-book went on sale a few weeks ago.

Once I delved into this book, I immediately understood the hype.¬†The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics has got¬†so much¬†going for it, and I’m honestly kicking myself a little bit for not reading it earlier.

Want to find out why I adored this f/f historical romance so much? Read on!

Processed with VSCO with c6 preset

Get this book here!

Continue reading