The Bride Test — Helen Hoang

TITLE: The Bride Test (The Kiss Quotient, #2) AUTHOR: Helen Hoang GENRE: Romance AGE RANGE: Adult SYNOPSIS: Khai Diep has no feelings. Well, he feels irritation when people move his things or contentment when ledgers balance down to the penny, but not big, important emotions—like grief. And love. He thinks he’s defective. His family knows better—that his autism means […]

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Binti: The Complete Trilogy — Nnedi Okorafor (no spoilers!)

TITLE: Binti: The Complete Trilogy AUTHOR: Nnedi Okorafor SERIES: #1 Binti; #2 Home; #3 The Night Masquerade RELEASED: February 5th, 2019; DAW Books GENRE: Sci-fi AGE RANGE: Adult Binti only wants one thing: to further her search for knowledge by attending the prestigious Oomza University, an off-planet school who’s offered her the first invitation ever extended to a person of […]

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Snow in Love [fluffy YA contemporary anthology]

TITLE: Snow in Love AUTHORS: Kasie West, Aimee Friedman, Melissa de la Cruz, Nic Stone RELEASED: October 30th, 2018; Point GENRE: Contemporary AGE RANGE: YA Like many of us in the fandom of YA contemporary reads, I love a good, fluffy Christmas story, but I find that “fluffy” contemporary works best for me in short formatting, so that […]

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Dear Heartbreak [YA nonfiction anthology]

TITLE: Dear Heartbreak EDITOR: Heather Demetrios RELEASES: December 18th, 2018 GENRE: Nonfiction AGE RANGE: YA In this collection, YA authors answer real letters from teens all over the world about the dark side of love: dating violence, break-ups, cheating, betrayals, and loneliness. DNF @ pg 87 This is probably the most disappointing, upsetting DNF review I’ve written in […]

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Merry Inkmas — Talia Hibbert

If you’re looking for a fun holiday read, this is a FREE Kindle title! TITLE: Merry Inkmas AUTHOR: Talia Hibbert RELEASED: December 1st, 2018 GENRE: Contemporary/Romance AGE RANGE: Adult Cash Evans and Bailey Cooper both grew up with troubled home lives, and their experiences have taught them coping methods: for Cash, he has a “90 day policy”—90 days, […]

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MINI REVIEWS — DIVERSE GRAPHIC NOVELS Edition!: Pilu of the Woods, Archival Quality, Sincerely Harriet, Strange Fruit Vol. 2

The last mini review post went over well, so I decided to start making this an occasional thing! This week’s mini review round-up includes 4 graphic novels — all diverse! Pilu of the Woods has own-voice Asian rep, Archival Quality has POC and queer rep, Sincerely Harriet has Latinx and own-voice queer rep, and Strange Fruit Vol. […]

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Empire of Sand — Tasha Suri

TITLE: Empire of Sand AUTHOR: Tasha Suri SERIES: The Books of Ambha, #1 RELEASED: November 13th, 2018; Orbit GENRE: Fantasy AGE RANGE: Adult Mehr lives in a world where she is only half accepted. The Ambhan people have conquered and destroyed the Amrithi, and as a woman with parents from both worlds, she struggles to find her place […]

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