I am supremely excited to be a part of the Blog Tour for Honey Girl by Morgan Rogers. I received a free electronic copy for honest review from the publisher. Thanks so, so much to Park Row Books and Morgan Rogers for letting me be a part of this tour. I've been hearing about Honey Girl everywhere, and as soon as my eyes fell on the cover, I knew I wanted to read it.
Title: Honey Girl
Author: Morgan Rogers
Published by: Park Row Books
Released: February 23, 2021
Source: Electronic Copy for Review from Publisher
Synopsis: A refreshingly timely and relatable debut novel about a young woman whose life plans fall apart when she meets her wife.
With her newly completed PhD in astronomy in hand, twenty-eight-year-old Grace Porter goes on a girls’ trip to Vegas to celebrate. She’s a straight A, work-through-the-summer certified high achiever. She is not the kind of person who goes to Vegas and gets drunkenly married to a woman whose name she doesn’t know…until she does exactly that.
This one moment of departure from her stern ex-military father’s plans for her life has Grace wondering why she doesn’t feel more fulfilled from completing her degree. Staggering under the weight of her father’s expectations, a struggling job market and feelings of burnout, Grace flees her home in Portland for a summer in New York with the wife she barely knows.
In New York, she’s able to ignore all the annoying questions about her future plans and falls hard for her creative and beautiful wife, Yuki Yamamoto. But when reality comes crashing in, Grace must face what she’s been running from all along—the fears that make us human, the family scars that need to heal and the longing for connection, especially when navigating the messiness of adulthood. (Synopsis from Goodreads)
My Thoughts: I think the thing that drew me to Honey Girl the most was the cover. I am but a simple creature, I see a pretty book cover and I want to read it. The synopsis definitely sounded interesting too, but it was the book cover that caught my attention first.
The story inside was a surprise. It was very pretty, meaningful, and special. It's really a story of growing up, trying to find your place in the world. The synopsis makes you think that romance will be the main thing you're getting, and while it is there, this book really does much more then that. It's a book that really explores different emotions and important topics pertaining to self. Watching Grace struggle to figure out her life is very relatable.
It's a great book for people wading through their 20's and trying to figure out just what it is they are supposed to become. What happens after you finish school and degrees. What do you do with the rest of your life.
The writing style was good stuff. It really made you think.
Honey Girl was something different then I was expecting, but I really enjoyed it. The beautiful cover did not lie to me.
MORGAN ROGERS is a queer Black millennial. She writes books for queer girls who are looking for their place in the world. She lives in Maryland with her pets. Honey Girl is her debut novel.
Thank you for checking out my Blog Tour stop for Honey Girl by Morgan Rogers. Thanks so much to Park Row Books and Morgan Rogers for letting me be a part of the tour. If this book sounds like your kind of thing, I'd definitely recommend giving it a read.