buzz for the sky blues



Barnes & Noble
2022 Young-Adult Book of the Year nominee


Junior Library Guild

2021 Junior Library Guild Selection
 


USA Today

"'The Queer YA Rom-Com You've Been Waiting For"

(4/1/2021)

 

New York Times

"13 YA Books to Add to Your Reading List" 
(2/25/21)



BuzzFeed

"21 Books That Bring Readers Comfort & Hope"
(4/1/2021)



Just Jared
"Meet 'The Sky Blues' Author With These Fun Facts"
(4/5/21)

 

 

Queerty

"Robbie Couch Talks Growing Up Gay In Small-Town USA"

(2/28/21)

 

ABC 7 News

"Robbie Couch Debuts New LGBTQ+ Teen Novel"

(4/6/21)


Bustle

"The Best New Books To Read This April"

(3/31/20)


 

Pride.com
"20 Queer Qs with Author Robbie Couch"

(2/19/21)


New Day Northwest
"Talking Representation With Author Robbie Couch"
(4/7/21)




reviews OF SKY

“Couch's richly plotted first novel is a delight and an excellent contribution to the mainstreaming of LGBTQIA+ content. Add to the clever plot a clutch of appealing characters and you have an unqualified success." 
-Booklist

“Earnest, heartfelt, and sincerely moving. Robbie Couch writes with real honesty and compassion about love, family, and friendship in all their beautiful complexity.”
-Becky Albertalli

 

"Packed with twists, turns, and a whole lotta love, The Sky Blues tugged at my gay-from-the-Midwest heartstrings.”

-Tyler Oakley

“This story is so pure and filled with hope and a realism akin to Pen15 that I never wanted it to end. It almost made me  want to relive high school.”
-Kevin McHale

The Sky Blues has “memorable characters,” “believable plot twists,” and “vivid settings.”

-School Library Journal
 

buzz for BLAINE FOR THE WIN



USA Today

"'Legally Blonde'-inspired queer rom-com novel 'Blaine for the Win' is a win for LGBTQ youth"

(4/10/22)



BuzzFeed

"Our Top Picks of Fantastic Books Releasing This April"

(4/7/2022)

 

Just Jared

"Author Robbie Couch Talks New Novel 'Blaine for the Win,' a Queer Rom-Com Inspired by 'Legally Blonde'"

(4/11/2022)

 

Business Insider 

"The Most Anticipated YA Books Coming Out This Spring" 
(4/1/22)



Pop Sugar

"YA Books to Get Lost in This Year"
(4/6/2022)



Barnes & Noble 
"Our Most Anticipated YA Book Releases of April 2022"
(3/23/22)

 

 

Nerd Daily

"Must-Have 2022 Queer Book Releases"
(1/4/22)

 

Goodreads

"Very Buzzy YA Books to Read This Season"

(3/8/22)


Paste Magazine

"The Most Anticipated Books of 2022"

(1/6/22)
 



reviews OF BLAINE

“Packed with empowering and relatable moments, with the perfect balance of humor and heart.
-Rachael Lippincott

 

“Robbie Couch has gifted us with an irresistible, lion-hearted rom-com about love, inspiration, and toxic queer optics.
-Adam Sass

 

“A wonderful novel about the importance of being yourself. Blaine and his fun-loving powerhouse circle of friends had me cheering for them the whole time. I'd love for Blaine!" 
-Loan Le

“A good read with a clear message about authenticity." 
-Kirkus Reviews

"Couch has written an engaging novel with likable characters and a clever plot that requires only a slight suspension of disbelief on the part of the reader. An altogether winning read."
-Booklist


 

podcast APPEARANCES 
 

The Pride Podcast (4/7/21)

The Queerty Podcast (4/2/21)
Big Gay Fiction Podcast (4/8/21)
What Book Hooked You? (4/1/21)
Sunshine Steven (4/6/21)
Gay Men's Brotherhood (2021