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

yolk – mary h.k. choi | review

Yolk by Mary H.K. Choi StandalonePublished March 2nd 2021 by Simon Schuster Books for Young ReadersAge Range: Young AdultGenre: Contemporary, Mental Health Representation: Korean-American MC and SCs Rating: ★★★★★ Synopsis: Jayne Baek is barely getting by. She shuffles through fashion school, saddled with a deadbeat boyfriend, clout-chasing friends, and a wretched eating disorder that she’s… Continue reading yolk – mary h.k. choi | 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)

the inheritance games – jennifer lynn barnes | review

The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes Series: The Inheritance Games #1Published September 1st 2020 by Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersAge Range: Young AdultGenre: Mystery, Contemporary Rating: ★★★★ Synopsis: A Cinderella story with deadly stakes and thrilling twists.Avery Grambs has a plan for a better future: survive high school, win a scholarship, and get… Continue reading the inheritance games – jennifer lynn barnes | review

concrete rose – angie thomas | review

Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas Series: The Hate U Give #0Published January 12th 2021 by Balzer + BrayAge Range: Young AdultGenre: ContemporaryRep: Black cast Rating: ★★★★ Synopsis: If there’s one thing seventeen-year-old Maverick Carter knows, it’s that a real man takes care of his family. As the son of a former gang legend, Mav does… Continue reading concrete rose – angie thomas | review