Author: Riley Redgate

ARC Review: Final Draft by Riley Redgate

Posted June 21, 2018 by Madalyn / 7 Comments
ARC Review: Final Draft by Riley Redgate

Anyone who knows me knows that I consider Riley Redgate one of my very favorite authors. When I found out she was writing a YA contemporary about a writer? Color me intrigued. While Final Draft had its moments of brilliance, overall, the story felt a bit too all over the place for my taste. I’ll start with the thing I loved most about this book: the representation. Our main character, Laila, is biracial (half Ecuadorian and half French-Canadian), plus-sized, and pansexual. She also deals with a depressive episode that was some of the very best depression rep I’ve read in any book. Laila’s thoughts about all of the identities she holds felt so authentic. I loved these more introspective moments, […]

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Waiting on Wednesday: Final Draft by Riley Redgate

Posted October 4, 2017 by Madalyn / 9 Comments
Waiting on Wednesday: Final Draft by Riley Redgate

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine. It’s a feature where we show off one of our most anticipated reads of the year. Where we tend to add more books to your never-ending TBR. madalyn’s waiting on… why i’m waiting  NEW RILEY REDGATE! If you’ve been following me for a while, you probably know that Noteworthy is my absolute favorite book of 2017 so far. I adore Riley Redgate’s writing, and how good does this book sound?! It’s a book about a writer. And about idolizing your mentors. Sign me up, man. (Plus, I love this cover!) What book are you waiting on this week?

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ARC Review: Noteworthy by Riley Redgate

Posted March 17, 2017 by Madalyn / 9 Comments
ARC Review: Noteworthy by Riley Redgate

 You know those occasional books you go into with a ~feeling~ about? Those books you just know you’re going to love, even before you’ve read a single page? Well, friends, Noteworthy was that book for me, and I am happy to report that it didn’t disappoint. In fact, it blew my (already-high) expectations out of the water! I mean, a bisexual MC + cross-dressing + a capella choir + boarding school setting?! Yeah, no wonder this was the book of my dreams. Obviously, being the choir nerd that I am, I adored the plot of Noteworthy immensely. Jordan Sun, a junior at the prestigious Kensington-Blaine Academy (an arts school), runs out of options when she isn’t cast in the school […]

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