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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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Diversity Spotlight Thursday

Diversity Spotlight Thursday | POC Spotlight 3

Diversity Spotlight Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by Aimal @ Bookshelves and Paperbacks. The goal: talk about diverse books! The meme features 3 diverse books—1 diverse book you read and enjoyed, 1 diverse book that you haven’t read yet, and 1 diverse book that hasn’t been released yet. Two weeks ago, I started a… Continue reading Diversity Spotlight Thursday | POC Spotlight 3

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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

Diversity Spotlight Thursday

Diversity Spotlight Thursday | POC Spotlight 2

Welcome back to another Diversity Spotlight Thursday! This is a weekly meme hosted by Aimal @ Bookshelves and Paperbacks. The goal: talk about diverse books! The meme features 3 diverse books—1 diverse book you read and enjoyed, 1 diverse book that you haven’t read yet, and 1 diverse book that hasn’t been released yet. Last… Continue reading Diversity Spotlight Thursday | POC Spotlight 2

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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

Diversity Spotlight Thursday

Diversity Spotlight Thursday | POC Spotlight

Diversity Spotlight Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by Aimal @ Bookshelves and Paperbacks. The goal: talk about diverse books! The meme features 3 diverse books—1 diverse book you read and enjoyed, 1 diverse book that you haven’t read yet, and 1 diverse book that hasn’t been released yet. This is my first DST in… Continue reading Diversity Spotlight Thursday | POC Spotlight

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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