the jasmine throne – tasha suri | arc review

The Jasmine Throne by Tasha Suri Series: Burning Kingdoms #1Published June 8th 2021 by OrbitAge Range: Young AdultGenre: Fantasy, Romance, LGBTRepresentation: Desi sapphic Rating: ★★★★ Synopsis: Imprisoned by her dictator brother, Malini spends her days in isolation in the Hirana: an ancient temple that was once the source of the powerful, magical deathless waters —… Continue reading the jasmine throne – tasha suri | arc review

fifteen hundred miles from the sun – jonny garza villa | arc review

Fifteen Hundred Miles from the Sun by Jonny Garza Villa StandaloneExpected publication: June 8th 2021 by SkyscapeAge Range: Young AdultGenre: Contemporary, Romance, LGBTRepresentation: Gay Mexican-American MC, gay Vietnamese-American LI, gay, lesbian, bi & pan SCs, Black SC Rating: ★★★★ Synopsis: A poignant, funny, openhearted novel about coming out, first love, and being your one and… Continue reading fifteen hundred miles from the sun – jonny garza villa | arc review

the last shadow warrior – sam subity | blog tour + arc review + giveaway (US only)

The Last Shadow Warrior by Sam Subity StandaloneExpected publication: May 4th 2021 by Scholastic Press Age Range: Middle GradeGenre: Fantasy Rating: ★★★★ Synopsis: Twelve-year-old Abby Beckett is proud to come from a long line of elite Viking warriors known as the Aesir. She's spent her entire life training to hunt the horrific creatures known as Grendels… Continue reading the last shadow warrior – sam subity | blog tour + arc review + giveaway (US only)

sisters of the snake – sasha & sarena nanua | arc review

Sisters of the Snake by Sasha and Sarena Nanua Series: Ria & Rani #1Expected publication: June 15th 2021 by HarperTeenAge Range: Young AdultGenre: Fantasy, RomanceRepresentation: Indian (Punjabi) Rating: ★★★★ Synopsis: A lost princess. A dark puppet master. And a race against time—before all is lost.Princess Rani longs for a chance to escape her gilded cage… Continue reading sisters of the snake – sasha & sarena nanua | arc review

the other side of perfect – mariko turk | blog tour + arc review

The Other Side of Perfect by Mariko Turk StandaloneExpected publication: May 11th 2021 by PoppyAge Range: Young AdultGenre: Contemporary, Romance, LGBTRepresentation: Japanese-American MC, Black SC, Latinx SC, side m/m relationship Rating: ★★★★ Synopsis: Alina Keeler was destined to dance, but one terrifying fall shatters her leg–and her dreams of a professional ballet career along with… Continue reading the other side of perfect – mariko turk | blog tour + arc review

the dragon of jin-sayeng – k.s. villoso | blog tour + arc review + giveaway

The Dragon of Jin-Sayeng by K.S. Villoso Series: Chronicles of the Bitch Queen #3Published May 4th 2021 by OrbitAge Range: AdultGenre: FantasyRepresentation: Filipino author, Filipino characters Rating: ★★★★★ Synopsis: Queen Talyien is finally home, but dangers she never imagined await her in the shadowed halls of her father's castle.War is on the horizon. Her son… Continue reading the dragon of jin-sayeng – k.s. villoso | blog tour + arc review + giveaway

the ones we’re meant to find – joan he | blog tour + arc review

The Ones We're Meant to Find by Joan He StandalonePublication: May 4th 2021 by Roaring BrookAge Range: Young AdultGenre: Science Fiction (Dystopia), MysteryRep: Japanese MCs Rating: ★★★★★ Synopsis: One of the most twisty, surprising, engaging page-turner YAs you’ll read this year—We Were Liars meets Black Mirror, with a dash of Studio Ghibli.Cee awoke on an… Continue reading the ones we’re meant to find – joan he | blog tour + arc review

you’ve reached sam – dustin thao | arc review (everyone needs to suffer with me)

You've Reached Sam by Dustin Thao StandaloneExpected publication: November 2nd 2021 by Wednesday BooksAge Range: Young AdultGenre: Contemporary, Romance, Magical Realism (Fabulism)Representation: Japanese LI Rating: ★★★★★ Synopsis: If I Stay meets Your Name in this heartfelt novel about love, loss, and what it means to say goodbye.Seventeen-year-old Julie has her future all planned out—move out of her small… Continue reading you’ve reached sam – dustin thao | arc review (everyone needs to suffer with me)

witches steeped in gold – ciannon smart | arc review + blog tour + giveaway

Witches Steeped in Gold by Ciannon Smart Series: Witches Steeped in Gold #1Published April 20th 2021 by HarperTeenAge Range: Young AdultGenre: FantasyRepresentation: Jamaican Rating: ★★★★ Synopsis: Divided by their order. United by their vengeance.Iraya has spent her life in a cell, but every day brings her closer to freedom - and vengeance. Jazmyne is the Queen’s… Continue reading witches steeped in gold – ciannon smart | arc review + blog tour + giveaway

a pho love story – loan le | blog tour + arc review

A Phở Love Story by Loan Le StandalonePublished February 9th 2021 by Simon Schuster Books for Young ReadersAge Range: Young AdultGenre: Contemporary, RomanceRep: Vietnamese-American Rating: ★★★★★ Synopsis: When Dimple Met Rishi meets Ugly Delicious in this funny, smart romantic comedy, in which two Vietnamese-American teens fall in love and must navigate their newfound relationship amid… Continue reading a pho love story – loan le | blog tour + arc review