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ARC Review | In-Between Days by Nick Desjardins

Genre: Contemporary | Diversity: mental health rep (depression) Release Date: November 22 | My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Purgatory wasn’t exactly where Owen thought he’d end up, but sometimes you don’t quite get it right on the first go-round. Owen has spent the last twelve years somewhere between Heaven and Hell learning that lesson the hard way. But now Owen’s… Continue reading ARC Review | In-Between Days by Nick Desjardins

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Review | 10 Things I Can See From Here by Carrie Mac

Genre: YA Contemporary | Diversity: lesbian MC with anxiety My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Think positive. Don’t worry; be happy. Keep calm and carry on. Maeve has heard it all before. She’s been struggling with severe anxiety for a long time, and as much as she wishes it was something she could just talk herself out of, it’s not. She constantly… Continue reading Review | 10 Things I Can See From Here by Carrie Mac

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Review | Not Your Sidekick by C.B. Lee

Genre: YA SFF | Diversity: bisexual Chinese-Vietnamese MC My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Welcome to Andover… where superpowers are common, but internships are complicated. Just ask high school nobody, Jessica Tran. Despite her heroic lineage, Jess is resigned to a life without superpowers and is merely looking to beef-up her college applications when she stumbles upon the perfect (paid!)… Continue reading Review | Not Your Sidekick by C.B. Lee

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Review | Not Otherwise Specified by Hannah Moskowitz

Genre: YA Contemporary | Diversity: black bisexual MC + ED rep (partial #OV) My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Etta is tired of dealing with all of the labels and categories that seem so important to everyone else in her small Nebraska hometown. Everywhere she turns, someone feels she's too fringe for the fringe. Not gay enough for the Dykes, her… Continue reading Review | Not Otherwise Specified by Hannah Moskowitz

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Review | The Mothers by Brit Bennett

Genre: literary fiction | Diversity: black MCs (#OwnVoices) | My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ *Trigger Warnings: mentions of suicide, sexual abuse, and abortion* the blurb— Set within a contemporary black community in Southern California, Brit Bennett's mesmerizing first novel is an emotionally perceptive story about community, love, and ambition. It begins with a secret. All good secrets have a taste before… Continue reading Review | The Mothers by Brit Bennett

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Review | 27 Hours by Tristina Wright

Genre: YA Sci-Fi | Diversity: multiple queer & POC main characters *I received a free copy of 27 Hours from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.* Rumor Mora fears two things: hellhounds too strong for him to kill, and failure. Jude Welton has two dreams: for humans to stop killing monsters, and for his strange abilities… Continue reading Review | 27 Hours by Tristina Wright

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Review | Saints and Misfits by S.K. Ali

Genre: YA Contemporary | Diversity: Muslim MC (#OwnVoices) My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Goodreads Blurb: How much can you tell about a person just by looking at them? Janna Yusuf knows a lot of people can’t figure out what to make of her…an Arab Indian-American hijabi teenager who is a Flannery O’Connor obsessed book nerd, aspiring photographer, and sometime graphic… Continue reading Review | Saints and Misfits by S.K. Ali

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Review | American Street by Ibi Zoboi

Genre: YA Contemporary | Diversity: Haitian-American immigrant MC (OV) My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (4.5) Goodreads Blurb On the corner of American Street and Joy Road, Fabiola Toussaint thought she would finally find une belle vie—a good life. But after they leave Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Fabiola’s mother is detained by U.S. immigration, leaving Fabiola to navigate her loud American cousins, Chantal,… Continue reading Review | American Street by Ibi Zoboi

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Review | The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Genre: YA Contemporary | Diversity: black MC | My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Goodreads Blurb Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a… Continue reading Review | The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

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ARC Review | Too Shattered for Mending by Peter Brown Hoffmeister

Genre: literary YA | Diversity: biracial MC living in poverty Release Date: September 12, 2017 | My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Goodreads Blurb “Little” McCardell is doing all he can just to keep it together after the disappearance of his grandfather “Big” and the arrest of his older brother, JT. He’s looking out for his younger cousin, hunting and fishing to… Continue reading ARC Review | Too Shattered for Mending by Peter Brown Hoffmeister