Review: Red Scrolls of Magic by Cassandra Clare & Wesley Chu

I have thoughts and feelings and lots of SQUEES for this book. Also, I have some critical comments in here somewhere. Getting back in the swing of this reviewing thing!

Betwixt the Books Review: “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark” by Michelle McNamara

Possibly my favorite thing about this is that Michaela apologizes in the video for not getting the video up on the channel for like 3 months and now I’m posting this here months after that so like listen. We are sometimes overwhelmed by life. Anyways! Here’s us talking about what we think is one of the best true crime books in the ENTIRE GENRE!

ARC Review: Mirage by Somaiya Daud

I released this video on the channel when the book actually wasn’t out yet but forgot to post it here. Listen. I’m a fallible human being. Anyways. This is one of the ARCs from BEA that I wasn’t sure was worth getting. After all, the author wasn’t there and I sat in line for like 2 hours. Was it worth it, you ask? YES, YES IT WAS. Why? That’s what the video is for!

Review: Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert

This book is an incredible intersectional story about a Jewish African American girl who may or may not be bisexual with a white step-brother recently diagnosed with bipolar disorder. It also has some issues with bi and pan representation. Watch to see!

Betwixt the Books Recommends: Audio Books

Wherein, we discuss some audio books that made the experience of reading better than reading a physical book would have been. We’ve both been seriously into audiobooks lately and wanted to share the love!

The Nowhere Girls by Amy Reed Review (Spoiler Free)

The Nowhere Girls is an incredible story of many voices fighting back against a covered up sexual assault. An essential read for the #metoo movement.

Bibliomancy for Beginners s.6 e.2: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

For episode two of this new season, we’re keeping the OwnVoices theme with this one! I’ve wanted to read this since the second it came out, but grad school is hard guys. I figured it fit the theme perfectly and this way I’d make everyone read it! Great idea, past me.

All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely Review

One of the best books I’ve read for school this year so far. If you haven’t read this yet, you need to. This dual narrative about the white and African-American experience with police brutality is so right now and necessary.

Betwixt the Books Recommends: Beachy Reads

Wherein Michaela and Gretchen discuss a handfull of books that they feel are great books to bring to the BEACH or just generally read during those hot summer months.

Autumn Reading Tag | Betwixt the Books

LOOK. MICHAELA AND I MADE A VIDEO TOGETHER! We were tagged by the lovely Amanda Center to do this tag, literally at the moment when Michaela and I were searching for something to do as our first #bibliomansion video. Clearly, Amanda is tuned in to our thoughts. Check out this video for some great horror recommendations as well as a sneak peek into some upcoming Betwixt the Books and Bibliomancy for Beginners plans!