• The Ultimate Guide to Diverse YA Books Releasing in 2018: January – June

    Disclaimer: this list is subject to change, and will be updated according to other new releases (as information becomes available). Books that are problematic will be removed. G U I D E   &   N O T E S 🌈 Hover over the cover to see: the release date what diversity elements it contains 🌈 Click on the book cover to… [read on]

    The Ultimate Guide to Diverse YA Books Releasing in 2018: January – June
  • Blog Tour: 4 Reasons to Read The Sea of Ink & Gold Series by Traci Chee

    Traci Chee’s Sea of Ink & Gold follows the story of Sefia, a young girl whose father is brutally murdered, prompting her to flee with her aunt Nin with a mysterious object in tow. As if losing both her parents wasn’t bad enough, Aunt Nin is kidnapped and Sefia finds herself alone, left to figure out why her family’s being torn… [read on]

    Blog Tour: 4 Reasons to Read The Sea of Ink & Gold Series by Traci Chee
  • I’m quitting blogging. And that’s okay.

    Well, perhaps quitting is the wrong word to use. For one, I can’t bring myself to delete this blog no matter how hard I try, which means I have something holding me back. Maybe it’s the years of hard work I’ve put into it, or maybe it’s my unconscious’s way of telling me that I’m not really done just yet. Who knows.… [read on]

    I’m quitting blogging. And that’s okay.

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews – Review

Title: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl Author: Jesse Andrews Summary: Greg Gaines is the last master of high school espionage, able to disappear at will into any social environment. He has only one friend, Earl, and together they spend their time making movies, their own incomprehensible versions of Coppola and Herzog cult classics. Until Greg’s mother forces him to rekindle his…

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The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski – Review

TItle: The Winner’s Curse (Winner’s Trilogy #1) Author: Marie Rutkoski Genre: Young Adult | Historical/Fantasy Summary: As a general’s daughter in a vast empire that revels in war and enslaves those it conquers, seventeen-year-old Kestrel has two choices: she can join the military or get married. But Kestrel has other intentions.  One day, she is startled to find a kindred spirit in a young…

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This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald – Review

Title: This Side of Paradise Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald Genre: Classics | Literary Fiction Summary: This semiautobiographical story of the handsome, indulged, and idealistic Princeton student Amory Blaine received critical raves and catapulted Fitzgerald to instant fame. Now, readers can enjoy the newly edited, authorized version of this early classic of the Jazz Age, based on Fitzgerald’s original manuscript. In this definitive text, This Side…

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Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick – Review

Title: Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock Author: Matthew Quick Genre: Young Adult | Contemporary Summary:Leonard Peacock is turning 18. And he wants to say goodbye. Not to his former best friend, whose torments have driven him to consider committing something tragic and horrific. Nor to his mum who’s moved out and left him to fend form himself. But to his four friends. A Humphrey-Bogart-obsessed neighbour…

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Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan – Review

Title: Will Grayson, Will Grayson  Author: John Green and David Levithan Summary: One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, two teens—both named Will Grayson—are about to cross paths. As their worlds collide and intertwine, the Will Graysons find their lives going in new and unexpected directions, building toward romantic turns-of-heart and the epic production of history’s most fabulous high school…

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Parallel by Lauren Miller – Review

Title: Parallel Author: Lauren Miller Genre: Young Adult | Science Fiction Summary:Abby Barnes had a plan. The Plan. She’d go to Northwestern, major in journalism, and land a job at a national newspaper, all before she turned twenty-two. But one tiny choice—taking a drama class her senior year of high school—changed all that. Now, on the eve of her eighteenth birthday, Abby is…

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The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan – Review

Title: The Lost Hero (Heroes of Olympus #1) Author: Rick Riordan Summary: Jason has a problem. He doesn’t remember anything before waking up in a bus full of kids on a field trip. Apparently he has a girlfriend named Piper and a best friend named Leo. They’re all students at a boarding school for “bad kids.” What did Jason do to end up…

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I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson – Review

Title: I’ll Give You the Sun Author: Jandy Nelson Summary:Jude and her twin brother, Noah, are incredibly close. At thirteen, isolated Noah draws constantly and is falling in love with the charismatic boy next door, while daredevil Jude cliff-dives and wears red-red lipstick and does the talking for both of them. But three years later, Jude and Noah are barely speaking. Something…

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Say Her Name by James Dawson – Review

Title: Say Her Name Author: James Dawson Genre: Horror | Young Adult Summary:  Roberta ‘Bobbie’ Rowe is not the kind of person who believes in ghosts. A Halloween dare at her ridiculously spooky boarding school is no big deal, especially when her best friend Naya and cute local boy Caine agree to join in too. They are ordered to summon the legendary ghost…

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The Diviners by Libba Bray – Review

TItle: The Diviners Author: Libba Bray Genre:  Horror | Mystery | Young Adult Summary:  Evie O’Neill has been exiled from her boring old hometown and shipped off to the bustling streets of New York City—and she is pos-i-tute-ly ecstatic. It’s 1926, and New York is filled with speakeasies, Ziegfeld girls, and rakish pickpockets. The only catch is that she has to live…

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