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a YA anthology of love stories for each of the star signs that will showcase multicultural characters and celebrate the myriad facets of love, from meet-cutes to the lesser-explored love expressed by aromantic people, featuring 13 bestselling and award-winning multicultural authors.


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a YA anthology of love stories for each of the star signs that will showcase multicultural characters and celebrate the myriad facets of love, from meet-cutes to the lesser-explored love expressed by aromantic people, featuring 13 bestselling and award-winning multicultural authors.

30 review for All Signs Point to Yes

  1. 5 out of 5

    Jasmine

    “Will explore the many facets of love from meet-cutes to the love expressed by aromantic people”? Holy what?!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Becca - PrettyLittleMemoirs

    Throughout All Signs Point To Yes, we jump between magic, realism, romance, contemporary and slivers of genres in-between—that was one of my favourite things about it. You never get tired of the setting because, before you know it, you’re whisked into another. Like the strange enchantment-filled sorcery in Aries (my sign) before being pulled into the contemporary setting of reunited childhood best friends in Taurus. As I continued reading—of blitzing, should I say—through the stories, through th Throughout All Signs Point To Yes, we jump between magic, realism, romance, contemporary and slivers of genres in-between—that was one of my favourite things about it. You never get tired of the setting because, before you know it, you’re whisked into another. Like the strange enchantment-filled sorcery in Aries (my sign) before being pulled into the contemporary setting of reunited childhood best friends in Taurus. As I continued reading—of blitzing, should I say—through the stories, through the signs, I became more in love with some stories than others, which is a given, page-tabbing my favourite moments from witchy stories, sisterhood, romances, enemies, family bonds and all the space between. I felt a true connection to stories that shared traits from my signs—Aries sun, Aries moon, Cancer rising—even finding solace in some of the placements of where my planets align, which was strangely weird but amazing at the same time? All I know is that it was a whole mood, feeling as if a part of me was connecting with the stories in multiple, fascinating ways. Overall, All Signs Point To Yes was everything I wanted it to be and more. Like I said, I connected to some stories way more than others, but that’s completely natural, because not every story is for me. My personal favourites were probably Taurus and Cancer, but I do have a soft spot for Aries, too. I also loved that it had many diverse voices/characters/stories throughout, which I absolutely love to see, especially in YA. This was such a whirlwind of celestial stories dedicated to the powerful love of astromancy, written by a star-studded cast of bright, herculean voices. Four, shiny stars!

  3. 4 out of 5

    Candice Montgomery

    well, the moon is in Gemini and i'm feeling double the excitement over this book and twice as much love. hope you can too. ALL SIGNS releases tomorrow 5.31.22. enjoy! ♡ xx well, the moon is in Gemini and i'm feeling double the excitement over this book and twice as much love. hope you can too. ALL SIGNS releases tomorrow 5.31.22. enjoy! ♡ xx

  4. 5 out of 5

    Brinley

    This one was super cute! Some stories definitely stood out more than others, but as a whole, it was an enjoyable read! Aries: 🌟🌟 Ok, that one was just odd. The world was weird, the magic was nonsensical, and the romance was nonexistent. Was it even a romance? It was there for like 5 pages, and there was no connection. I know these are short stories, but jeez, I want more than that Taurus: 🌟🌟🌟🌟 This one was cute! I loved the childhood best friends to lovers plot line, and the food aspects made me This one was super cute! Some stories definitely stood out more than others, but as a whole, it was an enjoyable read! Aries: 🌟🌟 Ok, that one was just odd. The world was weird, the magic was nonsensical, and the romance was nonexistent. Was it even a romance? It was there for like 5 pages, and there was no connection. I know these are short stories, but jeez, I want more than that Taurus: 🌟🌟🌟🌟 This one was cute! I loved the childhood best friends to lovers plot line, and the food aspects made me hungry. (Seriously, a horrible book to read when craving food). It was just a cute story overall! Gemini: 🌟🌟🌟 I'm really not sure how I feel about this one... because sure, it was cute. But at the same time, it frustrated me. And I wasn't a fan of the way our characters acted. It was necessary to the plot, but not my thing Cancer: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 This one was so adorable!!! She was a bookstore witch!! Who was lonely! And found a home with bookstore man! Sure, sure, it wasn't much of a romance, but it was so adorable!! (Plus, it managed to develop a magic system in 50 or so pages, which was AMAZING) Leo: 🌟🌟 This one was badddd. It was just chaos. And one of the characters was named Princess (which really bothered me). I feel like a heist happened in this one, but honestly, I'm not sure. My brain was too tired to comprehend it, and once I lost interest, that was the end Virgo: 🌟🌟🌟 This one wasn't bad, it just wasn't very good either. I know these are short stories, bur this one just felt like it moved wayyyy too fast. I didn't connect to either of the characters, and even though the concept was cute, it fell short. Libra: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 This one was adorable!! I loved the idea, and I loved how it actually kept the astrology idea. (Some of these haven't, they've just had the MC be the sign). The romance was adorable, the friendship was cute. Everything about this one was sweet! Scorpio: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 This one was so cute! I'll admit that it did stress me out (as someone who'll be leaving for college in a year, I hated how real it all seemed. Leaving a hometown, leaving all your friends. Scary...) Other than that though, this one was great! I wouldn't exactly consider it a romance, but it was still super sweet. Opiuchus: 🌟🌟🌟🌟 This one was sweet. It was a tad bit odd with the world and the magic, but it was cute. I think I would've loved this one as a full length novel (it needed time to develop) but it was still a fun read! Sagittarius: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 This one was so cute!! Like, rivals to lovers in an archery tournament?? What could be better?? Especially with that reveal at the end. I loved it so much!! Capricorn: 🌟🌟🌟🌟 Kinda disappointed in this one... Because I a Capricorn, so I wanted this one to feel super personal. It didn't, but it was still cute. The mother-son bonr was super sweet, and the hints of romance were fun. Not my favorite, but still a cute story Aquarius: 🌟🌟 And I thought Capricorn was disappointing... I'm part of a Cap-Aqua duo, so I was really looking forward to this one. Such a disappointment though. I can't even tell you what this one was about, it was that big of a mess. Something about ghosts? And love? I don't know, and I really don't care to Pisces: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 This one was so cute! I loved how witchy it was, and watching the romance develop was so sweet. Both of the characters were adorable, and I loved the connection between them. This was a great note to end the book on!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Gabriele | QueerBookdom

    DRC provided by Inkyard Press via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Representation: queer Black protagonists, Korean protagonist, lesbian Latine protagonist, queer Latine protagonists, Ojibwe protagonist, demisexual protagonist, Peruvian protagonist, lesbian Puerto Rican-Uruguayan protagonist, pansexual Black protagonist, Asian secondary character, lesbian Latine secondary character, lesbian white secondary character, pansexual Latine secondary character, bisexual white secondary charac DRC provided by Inkyard Press via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Representation: queer Black protagonists, Korean protagonist, lesbian Latine protagonist, queer Latine protagonists, Ojibwe protagonist, demisexual protagonist, Peruvian protagonist, lesbian Puerto Rican-Uruguayan protagonist, pansexual Black protagonist, Asian secondary character, lesbian Latine secondary character, lesbian white secondary character, pansexual Latine secondary character, bisexual white secondary character of German and Swedish descent, lesbian Black secondary character of colour, lesbian Black secondary character, Colombian secondary character, Puerto Rican secondary character, Senegalese secondary character with vitiligo, trans Afro-Brazilian secondary character, Ojibwe deaf secondary character, gay Ojibwe secondary character, non-binary Black secondary character, bisexual Black secondary character, Korean secondary and tertiary characters, Latine secondary and tertiary characters, Black secondary and tertiary characters, non-binary secondary and tertiary characters, Ojibwe secondary and tertiary characters, Senegalese tertiary character. Content Warning: death, violence, homophobia, bullying, biphobic comment, anxiety. All Signs Point to Yes by g. haron davis, Adrianne White and Cam Montgomery is a romantic anthology whose main theme is astrology and the way it influences people’s lives. I love anthologies. They offer so much in such a short time, but I joylessly need to say that this one did not hit the mark for the biggest part. I always give books more than a chance, especially in the case of anthologies because they collect a spectrum of voices and while I may dislike some, I am bound to find one I enjoy; and that happened, but only partially. I really liked a couple of stories, but as I said before most were not it (except three which had potential, but needed something more to make them feel complete and fully developed), I even had to stop reading some and I rarely do this. I just feel so disappointed. Aries: ruler and killer by g. haron davis ★★,5 Taurus: The Taste of a Kiss by Roselle Lim ★ Gemini: Doublespeak by Tehlor Kay Mejia ★★★ Cancer: L(Train)iminal by Karuna Riazi Did not finish. Leo: Alternative Combustion by Kiana Nguyen ★★ Virgo: Sometimes in September by Byron Graves ★ Libra: Fake Scorpio by Mark Oshiro ★★★,5 Scorpio: The South Street Challenge by Eric Smith Did not finish. Ophiuchus: Formation by Cam Montgomery ★★★★,5 Sagittarius: Anchor Point by Lily Anderson Did non finish. Capricorn: Mucho, Mucho Amor by Alex Villasante ★★★★,5 Aquarius: I Come from the Water by Adrianne White ★★ Pisces: The Cure for Heartbreak by Emery Lee ★★★★★

  6. 5 out of 5

    Chelsea

    I won this arc in a goodreads giveaway. Overall Rating: 3.5 Aries: ruler and killer by g. haron davis- 3/5 Taurus: The Taste of a Kiss by Roselle Lim- 4/5 Gemeni: Doublespeak by Tehlor Kay Mejia- 5/5 Cancer: L(Train)iminal by Karuna Riazi- 3/5 Leo: Alternative Combustion by Kiana Nguyen- 4/5 Virgo: Sometimes in September by Byron Graves- 4/5 Libra: Fake Scorpio by Mark Oshiro- 5/5 Scorpio: The South Street Challenge by Eric Smith- 3/5 Ophiuchus: Formation by Cam Montgomery- 3/5 Sagittarius: Anchor Point I won this arc in a goodreads giveaway. Overall Rating: 3.5 Aries: ruler and killer by g. haron davis- 3/5 Taurus: The Taste of a Kiss by Roselle Lim- 4/5 Gemeni: Doublespeak by Tehlor Kay Mejia- 5/5 Cancer: L(Train)iminal by Karuna Riazi- 3/5 Leo: Alternative Combustion by Kiana Nguyen- 4/5 Virgo: Sometimes in September by Byron Graves- 4/5 Libra: Fake Scorpio by Mark Oshiro- 5/5 Scorpio: The South Street Challenge by Eric Smith- 3/5 Ophiuchus: Formation by Cam Montgomery- 3/5 Sagittarius: Anchor Point by Lily Anderson- 3/5 Capricorn: Much, Much Amor by Alexandra Villasante- 3.5/5 Aquarius: I Come From the Water by Adrianne White- 3/5 Pisces: The Cure for Heartbreak by Emery Lee- 4/5

  7. 5 out of 5

    Mary Warren

    I recieved an arc of this book. I requested it because of the cover. I loved the body diversity on the cover, so I knew I had to read it. Then find out it was short stories anthology of YA love stories that were based on astrology I was all over it. These stories were so diverse and some of them moving some of then heartfelt. I really enjoyed making my way through the stories in this book. Ya short love stories with lots of heart and diversity? Sign me up!

  8. 4 out of 5

    rina dunn

    (Rounded up to 3.5 ) I've really got into short stories recently and All Signs Point To Yes is exactly what it says on the the book. A Love Story for every Star Sign. It's honestly adorable and whilst some stories definitely stood out more than others I enjoyed them all. I loved that different kinds of love were explored from romantic love to familial love. Representation matters and it was so refreshing to see such a wide range of stories from Trans Rep to Muslim Rep and all body types celebrat (Rounded up to 3.5 ) I've really got into short stories recently and All Signs Point To Yes is exactly what it says on the the book. A Love Story for every Star Sign. It's honestly adorable and whilst some stories definitely stood out more than others I enjoyed them all. I loved that different kinds of love were explored from romantic love to familial love. Representation matters and it was so refreshing to see such a wide range of stories from Trans Rep to Muslim Rep and all body types celebrated. I definitely recommend this collection for anyone who enjoys Ya and short stories or anyone who's just looking for a light hearted read. Super cute and engaging I'm super happy I got to read this gorgeous anthology.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Rachel

    Final Rating: 4 stars. Happy Release Day to this one! I was lucky enough to receive an ARC of All Signs Point to Yes and I really enjoyed the theme of this anthology, the representation, and diversity of ethnicities and sexualities included. I think my favourite story has to be Taurus - a story about love and Korean fried chicken? I’m sold. A incredibly fast read with lots of different settings/genres that will keep you hooked. I really need to get into more anthologies! Thanks again to Harper360YA Final Rating: 4 stars. Happy Release Day to this one! I was lucky enough to receive an ARC of All Signs Point to Yes and I really enjoyed the theme of this anthology, the representation, and diversity of ethnicities and sexualities included. I think my favourite story has to be Taurus - a story about love and Korean fried chicken? I’m sold. A incredibly fast read with lots of different settings/genres that will keep you hooked. I really need to get into more anthologies! Thanks again to Harper360YA for sending me an ARC for review.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Dalton Walker

    Wonderful storytelling. Great book idea. Love the diverse perspectives

  11. 5 out of 5

    Vee_Bookish

    Aromantic rep! "...celebrate the myriad facets of love, from meet-cutes to the lesser-explored love expressed by aromantic people" Aromantic rep! "...celebrate the myriad facets of love, from meet-cutes to the lesser-explored love expressed by aromantic people"

  12. 5 out of 5

    Mai

    This book was so interesting, I've defiantly never read anything like this before! Rating: 3.75/5 Synopsis: A haunted Aquarius finds love behind the veil. An ambitious Aries will do anything to stay in the spotlight. A foodie Taurus discovers the best eats in town (with a side of romance). A witchy Cancer stumbles into a curious meet-cute. Whether it’s romantic, platonic, familial, or something else you can’t quite define, love is the thing that connects us. All Signs Point to Yes will take you on This book was so interesting, I've defiantly never read anything like this before! Rating: 3.75/5 Synopsis: A haunted Aquarius finds love behind the veil. An ambitious Aries will do anything to stay in the spotlight. A foodie Taurus discovers the best eats in town (with a side of romance). A witchy Cancer stumbles into a curious meet-cute. Whether it’s romantic, platonic, familial, or something else you can’t quite define, love is the thing that connects us. All Signs Point to Yes will take you on a journey from your own backyard to the world beyond the living as it settles us among the stars for thirteen stories of love and life. These stories will touch your heart, speak to your soul, and have you reaching for your horoscope forevermore. Thank you NetGalley for giving me an ARC!

  13. 4 out of 5

    Alex Nonymous

    Thanks to the publisher for providing an eARC of All Signs Point to Yes in exchange for an honest review. This is such a cool idea. I'm incredibly biased for thinking the Pieces story was the second best one (because you can't put Mark Oshiro in an anthology without that automatically being the best story) but maybe that means it did a really good job by figuring out exactly what kind of story I was looking for? Regardless, this was a really well compiled and varied anthology. Thanks to the publisher for providing an eARC of All Signs Point to Yes in exchange for an honest review. This is such a cool idea. I'm incredibly biased for thinking the Pieces story was the second best one (because you can't put Mark Oshiro in an anthology without that automatically being the best story) but maybe that means it did a really good job by figuring out exactly what kind of story I was looking for? Regardless, this was a really well compiled and varied anthology.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Lauren loves llamas

    I’m not a huge astrology fan. Pretty much every I know comes from random internet articles, but I’m a big fan of anthologies (author speed dating!), so I hopped in hoping for the best. Luckily, each of the thirteen stories has a list of characteristics for that sign before the story starts. Yes, there are thirteen stories, the twelve traditional zodiac signs plus one that my limited googling indicates is controversial. Aries: “ruler and killer” – g. haron davis – ★★ F/NB. Not a strong start unfort I’m not a huge astrology fan. Pretty much every I know comes from random internet articles, but I’m a big fan of anthologies (author speed dating!), so I hopped in hoping for the best. Luckily, each of the thirteen stories has a list of characteristics for that sign before the story starts. Yes, there are thirteen stories, the twelve traditional zodiac signs plus one that my limited googling indicates is controversial. Aries: “ruler and killer” – g. haron davis – ★★ F/NB. Not a strong start unfortunately. There’s a non-binary vampire queen who’s looking for a consort and they’re holding a championship to determine who’s best fit to rule beside them. Chi is a witch, which are technically forbidden since they tried to overthrow the vampire monarchy… Look, there is way too much that needed explaining for such a short story, and I never felt like the important thing – Chi’s magic – got enough explanation. There wasn’t enough focus on the relationship between Chi and Álava for me either. It’s all vibes no romance. “The two very things I’d always wanted were connected and somehow, for the first time in my life, the food didn’t seem as important as the guy. Was this what real love tasted like?” Taurus: “The Taste of a Kiss” – Roselle Lim – ★★★★ M/F. Look, if you can get through this story without ordering some Korean fried chicken, you’re a better person than me! It’s childhood friends to lovers (one of my favorite tropes!), plus a side of figuring out what to do about Asian parent pressure. Super cute, still a bit light on the romance, but this one worked better for me. Gemini – “Doublespeak” – Tehlor Kay Meija – ★★★★ F/F. This is a case of “twins” who are cousins born close together and are complete opposites… though they seem to share the same taste in girls. Ana’s pranks have gotten Jessi in trouble in the past, so she’s not completely thrilled that she’s coming to stay with her but resolves to make the best of it. And then Ana starts hitting on Jessi’s crush, and the next thing she knows, somehow Jessi is filling in for Ana on long phone conversations with Ana’s girlfriend. Fun, even if I spent most of the story wanting to smack Ana back to her own house. “Tomorrow, she would be able to keep up the pretense of being a somewhat witch, and try again.” Cancer – “L(Train)iminal” – Karuna Riazi – ★★★★★ M/F. I’m a cancer so I was inclined to be partial towards this one – and it’s about a library witch!!! Mia’s a homeless witch who has to gain power by riding the L train. Normally witches gain power from their homes, but without one, she has to make do with the scraps from riding on the train as long as possible, while somehow managing numerous part time jobs and trying to find a full-time one. There’s a tiny bit of romance, but mostly it’s about finding the space you fit in. Would 100% read a full length novel about this! Leo – “Alternative Combustion” – Kiana Nguyen – ★★★ F/NB. Princess has a crush on Lala, a skate boarding enby hottie, but she’s too afraid to even talk to them. But a late night conversation about astrology may just lead to something more. I liked that Lala shouted out the Girl Scouts, and the amount of crushing Princess was doing over Lala was sublime, but not much else happened. Virgo – “Sometimes in September” – Byron Graves – ★★★★ M/F. A surprisingly touching story about a boy who’s leaving a treatment program and meets a girl just starting the program. This one hit me hard in the feels. Libra – “Fake Scorpio” – Mark Oshiro – ★★★★★ M/M. Efren, who makes his spare cash as the high school astrologer, discovers that he’s not exactly who he thought he was. Efren’s the type of OTT queer disaster that I love (err, or identify strongly with). Super cute and funny, and I’m definitely picking up the rest of this author’s work. “Though the idea of not thinking about Kim almost feels ridiculous. She’s an ever-present thought, as much as part of me as Gritty is to Philadelphia, the feelings strange and wonderful. Again, like Gritty.” Scorpio – “The South Street Challenge” – Eric Smith – ★★★★ M/F. This story is deeply sweet, plus it’s set in my beloved Philly. Miguel’s leaving for college and his parents are moving to California, so he’s spending his last days of summer with his best friends, doing all the cheesy (pun-intended) Philly tourist things with his best friends, including his crush. A little bittersweet, but ultimately hopeful. “It’s a special thing for a girl to take up space. A more special thing for a queer Black girl to do so.” Ophiuchus – “Formation” – Cam Montgomery – ★★★★★ M/F (with trans rep!!!). The world-building in this story is phenomenal! Five girls, including Luna, are preparing to make the trek up the mountain to serve as conduits for the Other and, well, New Orleans. There wasn’t quite enough to the romance for me, but I’d totally read a book length work about this. Another author added to my TBR! Sagittarius – “Anchor Point” – Lily Anderson – ★★★★★ M/F. Nothing like going all in and doing a story about archers for Sagittarius! A story, told over four years and numerous archery competitions, of “Katniss” and “Robin Hood,” two extremely competitive high school archers. I loved this one: the banter, the competition, the ending! Seriously the best romance of the whole anthology! “But I love you. And that never can change. It also is eterno, you understand?” Capricorn – “Mucho, Mucho Amor” – Alex Villasante – ★★★★ F/F. An adorably sweet story about love and acceptance and the death of a TV astrologer. Definitely made me cry. Aquarius – “I Come from the Water” – Adrianne White – ★★ I have absolutely no idea what happened in this story. There’s a river? There was a cool ghost, though, so bonus star for that. “I think you’re really smart. And funny. And snarky, but like, in a funny and smart kind of way.” Pisces – “The Cure for Heartbreak” – Emery Lee – ★★★★★ M/M. Luis, who works at his parents’ magic shop, reluctantly helps the school jock Al when he comes in asking for a cure for a broken heart. And then keeps coming back. Oblivious grouchy loners are my kryptonite! My second favorite romance, and a great ending to the book! Overall, while there were definitely some stories that didn’t work for me, I’m going to give the anthology as a whole four stars because several of the stories were excellent! Plus, I’ve got several new authors to check out! If you’re looking for an anthology featuring many diverse queer voices, I’d definitely recommend this! I received an advance review copy of this book from NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Content notes: (view spoiler)[violence (including murder), homophobia, reference to self-harm, reference to past substance abuse, bullying (hide spoiler)]

  15. 4 out of 5

    pia (pixiepia)

    2.5* i really loved the concept of this anthology but unfortunately it did not meet my expectations. with a full cast of queer and diverse characters AND astrology this should’ve honestly been my new favorite book. i didn’t really love the stories with fantastical elements because i felt like the magic wasn’t really fleshed out. i also had that problem with some of the romances. a few of them i really enjoyed and thought were quite fun but unfortunately a lot of them fell flat for me. some more 2.5* i really loved the concept of this anthology but unfortunately it did not meet my expectations. with a full cast of queer and diverse characters AND astrology this should’ve honestly been my new favorite book. i didn’t really love the stories with fantastical elements because i felt like the magic wasn’t really fleshed out. i also had that problem with some of the romances. a few of them i really enjoyed and thought were quite fun but unfortunately a lot of them fell flat for me. some more kind of nitpicks are that i also was a little bugged at the inclusion of the 13th star sign and thought they should change the “venus in…” to “sun in…” because that would be more accurate in the context of the short stories (a person’s sun sign isn’t always the same as their venus). overall it was alright just unfortunately with more misses for me than hits

  16. 4 out of 5

    g. haron davis

    I mean, I think it's pretty cool, personally. I mean, I think it's pretty cool, personally.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Celadon Phoenix

    All Signs Point to Yes is the best romance anthology I’ve ever read. It gives you LOTS of queer rep, interesting plotlines, and a zodiac twist. I even loved eleven out of the thirteen stories which is pretty unusual for an anthology. Sadly the Sagittarius story–my sign–was one of the few I disliked. It was just too simple and too straight compared to its peers. We start with an Aries story called Ruler and Killer by G. Haron Davis. We are thrust into a magical medieval world where Chi is trying All Signs Point to Yes is the best romance anthology I’ve ever read. It gives you LOTS of queer rep, interesting plotlines, and a zodiac twist. I even loved eleven out of the thirteen stories which is pretty unusual for an anthology. Sadly the Sagittarius story–my sign–was one of the few I disliked. It was just too simple and too straight compared to its peers. We start with an Aries story called Ruler and Killer by G. Haron Davis. We are thrust into a magical medieval world where Chi is trying to win the hand of the Coronet Álava through a competition open to the public. In this slightly murderous story, nothing felt completely defined with maybe even a bit too much room for imagination. Nevertheless, it was enthralling and a great way to kickstart a book. Especially with the Coronet being a nonbinary love interest… The third story stars a Gemini protagonist. Doublespeak by Tehlor Kay Mejia (the author possibly being the reason I obtained an ARC) was simple but exceptional in its simplicity. I feel like Mejia is always very good at writing contemporary fiction but with a subtle twist of fantasy or unease that slowly moves into the spotlight. Similar to Anna Marie-McLemore’s work. In hindsight, I remember this story as both wild and tranquil with the lead slowly coming out of her shell yet carrying it with her as a backup plan. It shows how you can know and not know someone at the same time very well. Alternative Combustion by Kiana Nguyen was an absolute favorite. Yes, I do have an extremely soft spot for nonbinary romances, no my opinion is not biased, and yes you can laugh at that. This story had an atmosphere. I could feel it and envision it. It was soft and light but surrounded you so you feel covered and safe. The sassiness made Princess (the lead) very easy to identify as a Leo along with her other cat-like qualities. Lala, the heartthrob Taurus that Princess likes, is the perfect match. Lala is chill and grounded while Princess is chatty and fiery. Striking a balance in their differences. Add in really good consent and a demisexual lead and you get this story. I was really surprised to find a story with an Ojibwe character in this book. There is too little representation for indigenous people but Sometimes in September by Byron Graves did this well. Set in a rehab facility for people addicted to different substances, Waabooz is about to leave after staying for a couple of weeks. In general Sometimes in September is about having dreams and being hopeful. It does this without avoiding the harsh realities of living as an indigenous person in a world that stacked the deck against you. It focuses on healing, building yourself back up, and being ready for what comes next. Cam Montgomery’s story Formation was a little underdeveloped in its worldbuilding but utterly amazing despite it. The Five, a group of witches all born on the same day, gather to live on a mountain and help the people who also live there. Luna meets the trans demigod who is there to help complete their divine duties and…he’s cute. I melted from this flirty story with its funny cultural references. Cam Montgomery is an author I would love to see the further works of. Our Resident Capricorn story was a hit. Mucho Mucho Amor by Alexandrea Villasante is about a girl trying to come out to her mom. It’s a bittersweet story with a lot of heart. Set in the winter, I could feel the sharp pierce of wind and snow when out to run errands or the coziness and comfort to be in one's own home. Lastly is Emery Lee’s The Cure For Heartbreak. Luis runs his family’s shop for magic. One day a boy from his math class named Alvaro asks for a spell after a breakup. Luis tries to help him and they start to form a bond. For a slow-burn romance, this was well done. Not too fast but also short enough for it to feel not unnecessarily pining. This is a book I see many reading and loving. Inspiring minds by having a romance you see yourself in. --Thank You Inkyard Press for Providing This ARC--

  18. 5 out of 5

    Tya C.

    All Signs Point to Yes is a short story collection inspired by astrology and love! There’s a story for every sign! And it’s very diverse with Black, Latine, Asian, and Indigenous representation. As well as lesbian, gay, pansexual, bisexual, non-binary, and trans rep! I first requested this book because I felt like who better to review this book than me, a lover of books and astrology? I just had to read it! As soon as I started the book I loved the fact that all the stories were based on Venus All Signs Point to Yes is a short story collection inspired by astrology and love! There’s a story for every sign! And it’s very diverse with Black, Latine, Asian, and Indigenous representation. As well as lesbian, gay, pansexual, bisexual, non-binary, and trans rep! I first requested this book because I felt like who better to review this book than me, a lover of books and astrology? I just had to read it! As soon as I started the book I loved the fact that all the stories were based on Venus signs, which is the planet of love, instead of sun signs. I did feel like most of the stories were accurate to their signs. And I love that there was a mix between fantasy and contemporary stories. I didn’t love this book like I thought I would, but I did enjoy it. My favorite stories were the Libra, Pisces, Taurus, and Virgo stories. Sadly, out of this whole collection, those are the only stories I gave above 3 stars to. Some of the other stories were pretty confusing or boring to me. But those four stories I mentioned were the standouts. But, there is one thing that bothered me in the Virgo story that I must address. I was very happy to see Indigenous representation in this collection! However, there was so much appropriation of AAVE (African American Vernacular English), it made me very uncomfortable. I enjoyed this story, and individually I gave it 4 stars, but it would’ve been a 5 star read for me if not for the appropriation of AAVE. I hope the author can improve upon that in his next work. I wish I had enjoyed this collection more being that I love astrology and it was written by all authors of color. It sounded like the perfect read for me, but several stories left a lot to be desired in my opinion. However, I would love if there was a part 2 with new love stories for each sign! I would definitely read that! Thank you Inkyard Press and NetGalley for this arc! All opinions are my own. TW: parental death, parental abandonment, addiction recovery, bullying

  19. 5 out of 5

    Tya C.

    All Signs Point to Yes is a short story collection inspired by astrology and love! There’s a story for every sign! And it’s very diverse with Black, Latine, Asian, and Indigenous representation. As well as lesbian, gay, pansexual, bisexual, non-binary, and trans rep! I first requested this book because I felt like who better to review this book than me, a lover of books and astrology? I just had to read it! As soon as I started the book I loved the fact that all the stories were based on Venus All Signs Point to Yes is a short story collection inspired by astrology and love! There’s a story for every sign! And it’s very diverse with Black, Latine, Asian, and Indigenous representation. As well as lesbian, gay, pansexual, bisexual, non-binary, and trans rep! I first requested this book because I felt like who better to review this book than me, a lover of books and astrology? I just had to read it! As soon as I started the book I loved the fact that all the stories were based on Venus signs, which is the planet of love, instead of sun signs. I did feel like most of the stories were accurate to their signs. And I love that there was a mix between fantasy and contemporary stories. I didn’t love this book like I thought I would, but I did enjoy it. My favorite stories were the Libra, Pisces, Taurus, and Virgo stories. Sadly, out of this whole collection, those are the only stories I gave above 3 stars to. Some of the other stories were pretty confusing or boring to me. But those four stories I mentioned were the standouts. But, there is one thing that bothered me in the Virgo story that I must address. I was very happy to see Indigenous representation in this collection! However, there was so much appropriation of AAVE (African American Vernacular English), it made me very uncomfortable. I enjoyed this story, and individually I gave it 4 stars, but it would’ve been a 5 star read for me if not for the appropriation of AAVE. I hope the author can improve upon that in his next work. I wish I had enjoyed this collection more being that I love astrology and it was written by all authors of color. It sounded like the perfect read for me, but several stories left a lot to be desired in my opinion. However, I would love if there was a part 2 with new love stories for each sign! I would definitely read that! Thank you Inkyard Press and NetGalley for this arc! All opinions are my own. TW: parental death, parental abandonment, addiction recovery, bullying

  20. 5 out of 5

    Jaimie

    ***ARC provided by the publisher for review I was super stoked for this collection of short stories (yay astrology love stories!), but the result did not match my expectations at all! Each story begins with an introduction to the signs in Venus, where each explores relationships and interpersonal relations – in theory the perfect way to set the tone for each story, while also providing a short but in-depth explanation of astrology tropes for those less familiar. But then each story proceeds to ha ***ARC provided by the publisher for review I was super stoked for this collection of short stories (yay astrology love stories!), but the result did not match my expectations at all! Each story begins with an introduction to the signs in Venus, where each explores relationships and interpersonal relations – in theory the perfect way to set the tone for each story, while also providing a short but in-depth explanation of astrology tropes for those less familiar. But then each story proceeds to have their protagonist act out their story as the Sun sign rather than Venus. Yes, a person can have their Sun and Venus in the same sign, but with the exception of one story this is at no point made clear, and it would have been far simpler to just introduce the stories with a brief explanation of the Sun signs rather than Venus. Astrological pet peeves aside (though they remained a niggling annoyance throughout), the stories themselves often weren’t of the best quality either. Most of the authors chose to trade on played out tropes, most of the characters lacked anything but superficial depth, and some of the plots were severely lacking in development full out. Yes, we’re here for trope-y love stories, but at least make the characters interesting or their stories eye-catching! The only story that had decent world building that I wanted to explore more was Cam Montgomery’s story “Formation,” which is ironic because Ophiuchus is not even an astrological sign, it’s a constellation. UGH. And, they barely got into the story before it ended, because it was too damned short! Double UGH! Oh well, some story collections can’t have everything, and my expectations were clearly far too high.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Kate Waggoner

    Thank you to #NetGalley and Inkyard Press for allowing me the opportunity to read a digital ARC of All Signs Point to Yes edited by G. Haron Davis, Cam Montgomery, and Adrianne White. This YA anthology featuring multicultural authors will be published May 31, 2022. All opinions are my own. This anthology includes a story for each zodiac sign. All of the stories revolve around love whether it's romantic, platonic, familial, or something you can't quite define or describe. Each of the thirteen stor Thank you to #NetGalley and Inkyard Press for allowing me the opportunity to read a digital ARC of All Signs Point to Yes edited by G. Haron Davis, Cam Montgomery, and Adrianne White. This YA anthology featuring multicultural authors will be published May 31, 2022. All opinions are my own. This anthology includes a story for each zodiac sign. All of the stories revolve around love whether it's romantic, platonic, familial, or something you can't quite define or describe. Each of the thirteen stories is written by a different author with their own unique culture, background, personality, and style. I really liked the concept of this book. I enjoyed several of the stories, but several were also not my style. The stories are designed to be read individually and do not work together to form a larger story which makes it easier to skip a chapter (sign) when the story and/or style doesn't interest you. I loved the variety and diversity of the different types of love and cultures represented. My favorite stories included those for Cancer, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, and Sagittarius. I also learned about a new astrological sign that isn't part of the zodiac. Overall, this was a fun anthology.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Lisa Mandina

    I loved how this book went through every sign, even one I hadn’t heard of before, but I think was a 13th that used to be considered part of the Astrological signs we know and use or think about these days. As with any other anthology I read that isn’t all by authors I know and love, and has many new to me authors, some stories worked, some I loved, and some I ended up not finishing. So a few notes from my reading this. The story that I really liked earliest in the book was the second story, the o I loved how this book went through every sign, even one I hadn’t heard of before, but I think was a 13th that used to be considered part of the Astrological signs we know and use or think about these days. As with any other anthology I read that isn’t all by authors I know and love, and has many new to me authors, some stories worked, some I loved, and some I ended up not finishing. So a few notes from my reading this. The story that I really liked earliest in the book was the second story, the one about the Taurus. It was a sweet second chance kind of romance story, with so many aspects that captured the world today, food trucks, online influencers, and even set in Canada! Of course I ended up loving the Libra story, since I am a Libra, the characteristics given at the beginning were so true for me. But I loved that the story was called Fake Scorpio, because I know I’ve had people try to tell me based on my birthdate, October 22nd that I was really a Scorpio. A little different from the actual story, but still this one clicked for me. All the stories had a little difference to them. Some were magical realism, some were actually even more fantasy, and then there were some just really contemporary romance type stories. There were LGBTQ as well as hetero-romance, and even some stories that weren’t really even romance in the basic plot or storyline. So really, like the synopsis says, there is something in this for everyone. Review first posted on Lisa Loves Literature.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Catherine

    Thank you NetGalley and Inkyard Press for the eARC to read and review! "A literal star-studded anthology that delivers a love story for every star sign straight from the hearts of thirteen multicultural YA authors." What an amazing collection of stories!! When I was younger I was obsessed with astrology, and though I've grown away from it quite a bit, I still love to see it pop up in my life, so when I saw this book, I knew I had to read it! And I was not disappointed at all! Each story touches on Thank you NetGalley and Inkyard Press for the eARC to read and review! "A literal star-studded anthology that delivers a love story for every star sign straight from the hearts of thirteen multicultural YA authors." What an amazing collection of stories!! When I was younger I was obsessed with astrology, and though I've grown away from it quite a bit, I still love to see it pop up in my life, so when I saw this book, I knew I had to read it! And I was not disappointed at all! Each story touches on their sign in very unique ways and I truly loved the different takes all the authors took. There were some contemporary stories, fantasy, sci-fi, and they were of course all love stories, straight and queer! I am, of course, partial to my sign of Scorpio, so I loved The South Street Challenge by Eric Smith, it was so touching and I was feeling all the feelings! A few more I truly loved were Taurus: The Taste of a Kiss by Roselle Lim, Virgo: Sometimes in September by Byron Graves, and Sagittarius: Anchor Point by Lily Anderson. But legit, they were all so amazing, definitely one to check out!

  24. 4 out of 5

    Maddie

    Thanks to Inkyard Press for providing me this ARC via Netgalley Its so hard to review anthologies, and All Signs Point to Yes is no exception. I loved this concept and I was happy to discover so many new authors through this. I think the best way to discuss this is to tell you my star rating for each story. ruler and killer by g. haron davis - 2.5/5 THE TASTE OF A KISS by Roselle Lim - 3/5 DOUBLESPEAK by Tehlor Kay Mejia - 3/5 L(TRAIN)IMINAL - 4/5 ALTERNATIVE COMBUSTION by Kiana Nguyen - 2/5 SOMETIME Thanks to Inkyard Press for providing me this ARC via Netgalley Its so hard to review anthologies, and All Signs Point to Yes is no exception. I loved this concept and I was happy to discover so many new authors through this. I think the best way to discuss this is to tell you my star rating for each story. ruler and killer by g. haron davis - 2.5/5 THE TASTE OF A KISS by Roselle Lim - 3/5 DOUBLESPEAK by Tehlor Kay Mejia - 3/5 L(TRAIN)IMINAL - 4/5 ALTERNATIVE COMBUSTION by Kiana Nguyen - 2/5 SOMETIMES IN SEPTEMBER by Byron Graves - 3.5/5 FAKE SCORPIO by Mark Oshiro - 5/5 THE SOUTH STREET CHALLENGE by Eric Smith - 3/5 FORMATION by Cam Montgomery - 3/5 ANCHOR POINT by Lily Anderson - 5/5 MUCHO, MUCHO AMOR by Alexandra Villasante - 4/5 I COME FROM THE WATER by Adrianne White - 3.5/5 THE CURE FOR HEARTBREAK by Emery Lee - 5/5 Overall, this was okay. There were some real highlights. Lily Anderson delivered, as usual, and Mark Oshiro and Emery Lee made me really excited to check out their novels. I'm also interested in more titles from authors I've never heard of, like Alexandra Villasante and Byron Graves. If you love astrology, definitely check this out.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Becca

    This is an anthology collection of 13 love stories about each of the zodiac signs (star signs, astrology). - ♈️Aires - “Ruler and Killer” by G. Haron Davis 4/5 witch story 🧙🏻LGBTQIAP+ story 🏳️‍🌈 - ♉️Taurus - “The Taste of a Kiss” by Roselle Lim 5/5 food truck love story - ♊️Gemini - “Doublespeak” by Tehlor Kay Mejia 5/5 LGBTQIAP+ story 🏳️‍🌈 - ♋️Cancer - “L(Train)iminal” by Karuna Riazi 4/5 witch story 🧙🏻 - ♌️Leo - “Alternative Combustion” by Kiana Nguyen 2/5 LGBTQIAP+ story 🏳️‍🌈 - ♍️Virgo - “Sometim This is an anthology collection of 13 love stories about each of the zodiac signs (star signs, astrology). - ♈️Aires - “Ruler and Killer” by G. Haron Davis 4/5 witch story 🧙🏻LGBTQIAP+ story 🏳️‍🌈 - ♉️Taurus - “The Taste of a Kiss” by Roselle Lim 5/5 food truck love story - ♊️Gemini - “Doublespeak” by Tehlor Kay Mejia 5/5 LGBTQIAP+ story 🏳️‍🌈 - ♋️Cancer - “L(Train)iminal” by Karuna Riazi 4/5 witch story 🧙🏻 - ♌️Leo - “Alternative Combustion” by Kiana Nguyen 2/5 LGBTQIAP+ story 🏳️‍🌈 - ♍️Virgo - “Sometimes in September” by Byron Graves 3/5 - ♎️Libra - “Fake Scorpio” by Mark Oshiro 4/5 LGBTQIAP+ story 🏳️‍🌈 - ♏️Scorpio - “The South Street Challenge” by Eric Smith 2/5 - ⛎Ophiuchus - “Formation” by Cam Montgomery 3/5 witch story , LGBTQIAP+ story 🏳️‍🌈 - ♐️Sagittarius- “Anchor Point” by Lily Anderson 5/5 - ♑️Capricorn - “Mucho, Mucho Amor” by Alexandra Villasante 4/5 LGBTQIAP+ story 🏳️‍🌈 - ♒️Aquarius - “I Come From the Water” by Adrianne White 4/5 witch story , ghost story 👻, LGBTQIAP+ story 🏳️‍🌈 - ♓️Pisces - “The Cure for Heartbreak” by Emery Lee 5/5 LGBTQIAP+ story 🏳️‍🌈, witch story 🧙🏻

  26. 4 out of 5

    Carro Herdegen

    Language: R (113 swears, 18 “f” + Spanish swears); Mature Content: PG13; Violence: PG13 Thirteen authors share love stories – one for each star sign. Ranging from romantic love to familial love and from fantastical settings to realistic ones, there is a story for every believer of stars – and even for those who do not yet believe. Overall, the stories were good. I have a couple favorites, but not all of them were engaging and two stories had me confused by the end. The authors are clear about the Language: R (113 swears, 18 “f” + Spanish swears); Mature Content: PG13; Violence: PG13 Thirteen authors share love stories – one for each star sign. Ranging from romantic love to familial love and from fantastical settings to realistic ones, there is a story for every believer of stars – and even for those who do not yet believe. Overall, the stories were good. I have a couple favorites, but not all of them were engaging and two stories had me confused by the end. The authors are clear about the diversity of their non-White main characters. The mature content rating is for alcohol use, drug abuse, innuendo, and sexual harassment. The violence rating is for mention of guns and murder. Reviewed for https://kissthebook.blogspot.com/

  27. 4 out of 5

    Jill booksandescape

    I received an advance ebook copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for review. All Signs Point to Yes is an anthology edited by g. haron davis, Cam Montgomery, and Adrianne White. The book contains love stories for each of the star signs of the zodiac. The authors featured are g. haron davis, Cam Montgomery, Adrianne White, Karuna Riazi, Roselle Lim, Alexandra Villasante, Lily Anderson, Kiana Nguyen, Mark Oshiro, Emery Lee, Eric Smith, Tehlor Kay Mejia, and Byron Graves. I liked the mult I received an advance ebook copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for review. All Signs Point to Yes is an anthology edited by g. haron davis, Cam Montgomery, and Adrianne White. The book contains love stories for each of the star signs of the zodiac. The authors featured are g. haron davis, Cam Montgomery, Adrianne White, Karuna Riazi, Roselle Lim, Alexandra Villasante, Lily Anderson, Kiana Nguyen, Mark Oshiro, Emery Lee, Eric Smith, Tehlor Kay Mejia, and Byron Graves. I liked the multiculturalism of this book a lot. I also liked how there were stories of different kinds of love. This is definitely a unique anthology.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Courtney

    I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley and am voluntarily posted a review. All opinions are my own. This is a fun anthology with a cool concept, and I love how each author took on a different sign and did their own thing with it. There are some duds, and some that went over my head a bit, but the ones that shine made it worth it, like the food infused contribution from Roselle Lim got Taurus, Mark Oshiro’s about being on the cusp of Libra and Scorpio, or Lily Anderson’s narrative of I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley and am voluntarily posted a review. All opinions are my own. This is a fun anthology with a cool concept, and I love how each author took on a different sign and did their own thing with it. There are some duds, and some that went over my head a bit, but the ones that shine made it worth it, like the food infused contribution from Roselle Lim got Taurus, Mark Oshiro’s about being on the cusp of Libra and Scorpio, or Lily Anderson’s narrative of an archer in high school sports, symbolic of Sagittarius. No matter your taste, there’s sure to be something for everyone.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Rachel

    This book is like a hug in your hands. Lots of mushy gushy romance, just enough fantastical on top of the realism to leave me wanting to explore all the short stories a bit more, but not so much I was sad the authors selected the short story form. Great book for teen readers who aren't into long form novels and adore astrology. Honestly, every short story was a delight to read and the collection as a whole has perfect flow. Thanks to NetGalley and Inkyard Press for an early read in exchange for This book is like a hug in your hands. Lots of mushy gushy romance, just enough fantastical on top of the realism to leave me wanting to explore all the short stories a bit more, but not so much I was sad the authors selected the short story form. Great book for teen readers who aren't into long form novels and adore astrology. Honestly, every short story was a delight to read and the collection as a whole has perfect flow. Thanks to NetGalley and Inkyard Press for an early read in exchange for my opinion.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Starr ❇✌❇

    I recevied an ARC from Edelweiss TW: catfishing-adjacent ( in "Doublespeak"), addiction & homophobia (in "Sometimes in September") 3.3 This collection is meant to each focus on the qualities of each sign in Venus, each is a romance, and the themes and characterizations are supposed to vary. Personally, many of these stories fell flat for me. While I like the idea of the signs being interpreted in each story it didn't come across that way much of the time- an interest in astrology was far more p I recevied an ARC from Edelweiss TW: catfishing-adjacent ( in "Doublespeak"), addiction & homophobia (in "Sometimes in September") 3.3 This collection is meant to each focus on the qualities of each sign in Venus, each is a romance, and the themes and characterizations are supposed to vary. Personally, many of these stories fell flat for me. While I like the idea of the signs being interpreted in each story it didn't come across that way much of the time- an interest in astrology was far more present. This felt more like a collection on astrology and spirituality than one meant to analyze or do anything more specific. However, there were stories I enjoyed. "Ruler and Killer" was by far my favorite, with a fun, sort of creepy, dynamic and a strange world. This romance was the kind that people love to yell about online, the kind that borders grotesques or obsessive and yet still feels sweet. I also like "Fake Scorpio" for all its melodrama, and the writing itself was funny and relatable. Other stories, like "Anchor Point", "Mucho, Mucho Amor", and "The Cure for Heartbreak" didn't have as much characterization or depth, but were cute romances.

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