When I was contacted by the author to review this book I was immediately intrigued, it is namely not only a fantasy book, but it is also very diverse. Diverse fantasy is very rare and I love it. I'm really into diverse fantasy lately, I love it that often, compared to diverse contemporary books, it… Continue reading The Thieves of Nottica: Lovely Diverse Fantasy & A GIVEAWAY (whoohoo)
General rating: ★★★☆ Diversity rating: ★★★★ (POC, LGBT+: gay, drag queen (does that count??), minority: native American, disability/disorder: OCD) The Agony of Bun O’Keefe by Heather Smith is, I believe, a middle grade contemporary. It tells the story of fourteen-year-old Bun, who is one of the most interesting characters I’ve ever read about. The book is… Continue reading Review: The Agony Of Bun O’Keefe: Very Diverse Middle Grade about Very Heavy Topics
Finding The Phoenix is the first book in The Celestial Talisman series, which is a dark adult (urban) fantasy series. I did not know it was an adult series, but I think it is a good read for YA fans as well. Finding The Phoenix by Caitlin O'Conner Heaven has no memory of dying, except… Continue reading Finding The Phoenix: Dark, Magical & (too?) Complex
This book is so cute it'll make you smile all the way through (well, almost, the time you don't spend smiling, you spend crying). General rating: ★★★★☆ Diversity rating: ☆ (There were some POC characters but not major) The Color Project by Sierra Abrams Bernice Aurora Wescott has one thing she doesn't want anyone to know: her… Continue reading Review: The Color Project: Adorable and Heartbreaking
A couple of months ago I reviewed Dreadnought, which is the first installment in the Nemesis series. I don't know whether this is going to be a trilogy or a full-blown long series, but it doesn't state it anywhere so we'll see, I guess. I was lucky enough to get a free copy of Dreadnought… Continue reading Sovereign: The Transgender Superhero is Back! #ownvoices
In this YA contemporary, I. W. Gregorio makes you think about gender norms and what it means to not fit in those. It's an engaging read, with a strong message. What if everything you knew about yourself changed in an instant? When Kristin Lattimer is voted homecoming queen, it seems like another piece of her… Continue reading Review: None Of The Above: Questions Gender Norms, while being Fun and Enjoyable.
General Rating: ★ Diversity rating: ★★ (LGBT+: transgender; mental illness: alzheimer's) (sorry for the cursing in the title but let me tell you, this book deserves much worse than that) The Way Back Home is a story about a girl whose grandmother with Alzheimer's is sent to a care home. And since you're reading this review and I'm… Continue reading Review: The Way Back Home : An Incredibly Rude Main Character that does Incredibly Stupid Sh*t