The Poet X – Elizabeth Acevedo

The Poet X Cover

I listened to the audiobook for The Poet X because I know my attention span for poetry isn’t as great as it could be. I did not regret a single second of it. Acevedo is a stunning poet, and her narration of Xiomara’s story was heartbreaking and perfect. This book deals with a lot of hard stuff and needs some trigger warnings, but it is absolutely beautiful. I’ll definitely be buying anything Acevedo writes in the future. 

You can add it to Goodreads and pick up a copy for yourself on Amazon or Indiebound!

Pride – Ibi Zoboi

I didn’t know this when I bought it, but Elizabeth Acevedo, author of The Poet X, narrates the audiobook. Yet again, she does a stunning job. However, the true star was Zoboi’s writing. This is a Pride and Prejudice retelling (or remix, as Zoboi dubbed it) set in a gentrifying Brooklyn neighborhood. Zoboi took everything great about Pride and Prejudice, turned it up to 10 and made it incredibly relevant to today’s society. I loved the way that she dealt with the Wickham plotline in a way that really worked for the modern day. This was my first book by Zoboi, and I’ll definitely be watching out for more of her work!

You can add it to Goodreads and pick up a copy for yourself on Amazon or Indiebound!

Team Phison – Chace Verity

Full Disclosure: The author and I are in a writer’s group together and I consider us friends. Even without that, I fell hard for this age gap gamer m/m romance when I read it.

I loved how snooty Phil was with everyone, and how sweet he was with Tyson. I don’t think you’ll be able to resist these two sweethearts. 

I didn’t want to put it down the whole time I was reading it. Seriously, it’s one of my favorite romances and you should all read it. 

You can pick up a copy for yourself on Amazon!

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