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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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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