What‘s up Night Owls? It’s been awhile since I wrote a review so I thought today would be the perfect time to share one. I’m so excited to share this review with you guys because this book has become one of my favorites of the year! Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert follows a black, Jewish, and bisexual girl named Suzette who just got back home for the summer. Let me just say that this book was amazing! 5/5 stars to this absolute gem!
The novel starts with Suzette coming home to Los Angeles from boarding school in Massachusetts. The thing is Suzette doesn’t want to be back in LA because her family and friends including her crush Emil are here. Her step-brother Lionel was diagnosed with bipolar-disorder last year so he needs her home for emotional support. As Suzette starts falling back into her old life she starts falling for someone new. That someone is the same girl Lionel is in love with. This girl is also destructive towards Lionel’s mental health. Her name is Rafaela. As Lionel starts to spiral Suzette has to find a way to save him before it’s too late.
I could go on and on about how good this book is, but I’m pretty sure you guys don’t want to keep scrolling for that much longer. I’m gonna keep this short. Brandy’s writing style was amazing! It just flowed so naturally. I also love all of the diversity that was included. Suzette’s crush Emil is biracial because his mother is black and his father is Korean. Her best friend DeeDee is a lesbian and Rafaela is pansexual. Alisha Wainwright who plays Maia on Shadowhunters narrates the audiobook. She was an excellent narrator!
Please pick up this book this summer. You won’t regret it! It’s also a great read for Pride Month.