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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 | 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 | 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

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ARC Review | On the Spectrum by Jennifer Gold

Genre: YA Contemporary | Diversity: mental health (ED rep) Release Date: September 12, 2017 | My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Goodreads Blurb Growing up in the shadow of a famous mother, Clara has never felt good about her body. Now, at sixteen, she has an unhealthy obsession with healthy eating. After a social media disaster, she decides to escape for the… Continue reading ARC Review | On the Spectrum by Jennifer Gold

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Review | A Map of Home by Randa Jarrar

Genre: Historical Fiction | Diversity: bi Muslim MC + non-western setting My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Goodreads Blurb Nidali narrates the story of her childhood in Kuwait, her teenage years in Egypt, and her family’s last flight to Texas, offering a humorous, sharp but loving portrait of an eccentric middle-class family. Nidali, the rebellious daughter of an Egyptian-Greek mother and a… Continue reading Review | A Map of Home by Randa Jarrar

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Review | Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer

Genre: Literary Fiction | Diversity: #OwnVoices Jewish MC + non-western setting My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Goodreads Blurb A young man arrives in the Ukraine, clutching in his hand a tattered photograph. He is searching for the woman who fifty years ago saved his grandfather from the Nazis. Unfortunately, however, he is aided in his quest by Alex, a translator… Continue reading Review | Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer