Girls of Paper and Fire — Natasha Ngan

TITLE: Girls of Paper and Fire SERIES: Girls of Paper and Fire, #1 AUTHOR: Natasha Ngan RELEASED: November 6th, 2018; Jimmy Patterson Books GENRE: Fantasy AGE RANGE: YA In this fantasy world, every year, the violent and oppressive Demon King—the strongest of a caste of people marked by their animal-like appearances—takes eight Paper Girls (of the plain, human […]

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Summer Bird Blue — Akemi Dawn Bowman

TITLE: Summer Bird Blue AUTHOR: Akemi Dawn Bowman RELEASES: September 11th, 2018; Simon Pulse GENRE: Contemporary AGE RANGE: YA SYNOPSIS: Rumi Seto spends a lot of time worrying she doesn’t have the answers to everything. What to eat, where to go, whom to love. But there is one thing she is absolutely sure of—she wants to spend the rest […]

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The Astonishing Color of After — Emily X. R. Pan

TITLE: The Astonishing Color of After AUTHOR: Emily X. R. Pan RELEASED: March 20th, 2018; Little, Brown Books for Young Readers GENRE: Fantasy/Contemporary AGE RANGE: YA SYNOPSIS: Leigh Chen Sanders is absolutely certain about one thing: When her mother died by suicide, she turned into a bird. Leigh, who is half Asian and half white, travels to Taiwan to meet […]

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A Thousand Beginnings and Endings (ARC/Anthology Review)

  TITLE: A Thousand Beginnings and Endings EDITORS: Ellen Oh & Elsie Chapman RELEASES: June 26th, 2018; Greenwillow Books GENRE: Fantasy/Sci-fi/Contemporary; Anthology AGE RANGE: YA SYNOPSIS: Fifteen bestselling and acclaimed authors reimagine the folklore and mythology of East and South Asia in short stories that are by turns enchanting, heartbreaking, romantic, and passionate. Compiled by We Need Diverse Books’s Ellen […]

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From Twinkle, With Love — Sandhya Menon (ARC Review)

  TITLE: From Twinkle, With Love AUTHOR: Sandhya Menon RELEASES: May 22nd, 2018; Simon Pulse GENRE: Contemporary AGE RANGE: YA SYNOPSIS: Aspiring filmmaker and wallflower Twinkle Mehra has stories she wants to tell and universes she wants to explore, if only the world would listen. So when fellow film geek Sahil Roy approaches her to direct a movie for […]

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Emergency Contact — Mary H.K. Choi

  TITLE: Emergency Contact AUTHOR: Mary H.K. Choi RELEASED: March 27th, 2018; Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers GENRE: Contemporary AGE RANGE: YA/NA SYNOPSIS: For Penny Lee high school was a total nonevent. Her friends were okay, her grades were fine, and while she somehow managed to land a boyfriend, he doesn’t actually know anything about her. When […]

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The Way You Make Me Feel — Maurene Goo (ARC Review)

  TITLE: The Way You Make Me Feel AUTHOR: Maurene Goo RELEASES: May 8th, 2018; Farrar, Straus and Giroux GENRE: Contemporary AGE RANGE: YA SYNOPSIS: Clara Shin lives for pranks and disruption. When she takes one joke too far, her dad sentences her to a summer working on his food truck, the KoBra, alongside her uptight classmate Rose Carver. […]

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