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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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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Odd One Out — Nic Stone

TITLE: Odd One Out AUTHOR: Nic Stone RELEASED: October 9th, 2018; Crown Books for Young Readers GENRE: Contemporary AGE RANGE: YA SYNOPSIS: Courtney “Coop” Cooper Dumped. Again. And normally I wouldn’t mind. But right now, my best friend and source of solace, Jupiter Sanchez, is ignoring me to text some girl. Rae Evelyn Chin I assumed “new girl” would […]

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What if it’s Us — Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera

TITLE: What if it’s Us AUTHOR: Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera RELEASES: October 9th, 2018; HarperTeen GENRE: Contemporary AGE RANGE: YA SYNOPSIS: Arthur is only in New York for the summer, but if Broadway has taught him anything, it’s that the universe can deliver a showstopping romance when you least expect it. Ben thinks the universe needs to mind its […]

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Hullmetal Girls — Emily Skrutskie

TITLE: Hullmetal Girls AUTHOR: Emily Skrutskie RELEASES: July 17th, 2017; Delacorte GENRE: Sci-fi AGE RANGE: YA SYNOPSIS:Aisha Un-Haad would do anything for her family. When her brother contracts a plague, she knows her janitor’s salary isn’t enough to fund his treatment. So she volunteers to become a Scela, a mechanically enhanced soldier sworn to protect and serve the […]

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History is All You Left Me — Adam Silvera

TITLE: History is All You Left Me AUTHOR: Adam Silvera RELEASED: January 17th, 2017; Soho Teen GENRE: Contemporary AGE RANGE: YA SYNOPSIS: When Griffin’s first love and ex-boyfriend, Theo, dies in a drowning accident, his universe implodes. Even though Theo had moved to California for college and started seeing Jackson, Griffin never doubted Theo would come back to him […]

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The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo — Taylor Jenkins Reid

TITLE: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo AUTHOR: Taylor Jenkins Reid RELEASED: June 13th, 2017; Atria Books GENRE: Historical Fiction/Contemporary AGE RANGE: Adult SYNOPSIS: Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one in the journalism community is more […]

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