the hawthorne legacy – jennifer lynn barnes | blog tour + arc review

The Hawthorne Legacy by Jennifer Lynn Barnes Series: The Inheritance Games #2Expected publication September 7, 2021Age Range: Young AdultGenre: Mystery, Contemporary Rating: ★★★★ Synopsis: The Inheritance Games ended with a bombshell, and now heiress Avery Grambs has to pick up the pieces and find the man who might hold the answers to all of her questions… Continue reading the hawthorne legacy – jennifer lynn barnes | blog tour + arc review

like a love song – gabriela martins | blog tour + arc review + giveaway (US only)

Like a Love Song by Gabriela Martins StandalonePublished August 3rd 2021 by Underlined/DelacorteAge Range: Young AdultGenre: Romance, ContemporaryRepresentation: Brazilian MC, Jewish bisexual LI, Pakistani-American lesbian SC, Black SC, Brazilian SC Rating: ★★★★ Synopsis: Fake boyfriend. Real heartbreak?Natalie is living her dream: topping the charts and setting records as a Brazilian pop star…until she’s dumped spectacularly… Continue reading like a love song – gabriela martins | blog tour + arc review + giveaway (US only)

dial a for aunties – jesse q. sutanto | review

Dial A for Aunties by Jesse Q. Sutanto StandalonePublished April 27th 2021 by BerkleyAge Range: AdultGenre: Contemporary, Mystery, RomanceRepresentation: Indonesian-Chinese cast Rating: ★★★★ Synopsis: A hilariously quirky novel that is equal parts murder mystery, rom-com, and a celebration of mothers and daughters as well as a deep dive into Chinese-Indonesian culture, by debut author Jesse… Continue reading dial a for aunties – jesse q. sutanto | review

you should see me in a crown – leah johnson | review

You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson StandalonePublished June 2nd 2020 by Scholastic PressAge Range: Young AdultGenre: Contemporary, Romance, LGBTRepresentation: Black, queer (f/f romance), anxiety, panic attacks, disability Rating: ★★★★★ Synopsis: Liz Lighty has always believed she's too black, too poor, too awkward to shine in her small, rich, prom-obsessed midwestern town.… Continue reading you should see me in a crown – leah johnson | review

black water sister – zen cho | review

Black Water Sister by Zen Cho StandalonePublished May 11th 2021 by Ace BooksAge Range: AdultGenre: Contemporary, Fantasy, LGBTRepresentation: Malaysian-Chinese cast, Chinese-Indian SC Rating: ★★★★ Synopsis: A reluctant medium discovers the ties that bind can unleash a dangerous power in this compelling Malaysian-set contemporary fantasy.Jessamyn Teoh is closeted, broke and moving back to Malaysia, a country… Continue reading black water sister – zen cho | 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

counting down with you – tashie bhuiyan | review

Counting Down with You by Tashie Bhuiyan StandalonePublished May 4th 2021 by Inkyard PressAge Range: Young AdultGenre: Contemporary, Romance, Mental HealthRepresentation: Bangladeshi-Muslim MC with anxiety; Indian SC; half-Chinese bi SC; side f/f relationship Rating: ★★★★ Synopsis: A reserved Bangladeshi teenager has twenty-eight days to make the biggest decision of her life after agreeing to fake… Continue reading counting down with you – tashie bhuiyan | review

harley in the sky – akemi dawn bowman | review

Harley in the Sky by Akemi Dawn Bowman StandalonePublished March 10th 2020 by Ink RoadAge Range: Young AdultGenre: ContemporaryRepresentation: Mental Illness, Asian-American MC Rating: ★★★★ Synopsis: Harley Milano has dreamed of being a trapeze artist for as long as she can remember. With parents who run a famous circus in Las Vegas, she spends almost… Continue reading harley in the sky – akemi dawn bowman | review

a taste for love – jennifer yen | review

A Taste for Love by Jennifer Yen StandalonePublished February 2nd 2021 by RazorbillAge Range: Young AdultGenre: Contemporary, RomanceRep: Taiwanese-American cast, bisexual Taiwanese-American SC Rating: ★★★★★ Synopsis: To her friends, high school senior Liza Yang is nearly perfect. Smart, kind, and pretty, she dreams big and never shies away from a challenge. But to her mom,… Continue reading a taste for love – jennifer yen | 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