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

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

truly devious – maureen johnson | review

Truly Devious by Maureen JohnsonSeries: Truly DeviousPublished January 16th 2018 by HarperCollinsGenre: mystery, young adult, contemporary, thriller, crime, mental illness rating: ★★★★★ summary: Ellingham Academy is a famous private school in Vermont for the brightest thinkers, inventors, and artists. It was founded by Albert Ellingham, an early twentieth century tycoon, who wanted to make a wonderful… Continue reading truly devious – maureen johnson | review

miracle creek – angie kim | review

Miracle Creek by Angie KimStandalonePublished April 16th 2019 by Sarah Crichton BooksGenre: adult, mystery, thriller, contemporary, ownvoices, mental illness rating: ★★★★ summary: How far will you go to protect your family? Will you keep their secrets? Ignore their lies? In a small town in Virginia, a group of people know each other because they’re part of… Continue reading miracle creek – angie kim | review

the bride test – helen hoang | review

The Bride Test by Helen HoangSeries: The Kiss QuotientPublished May 7th 2019 by BerkleyGenre: romance, contemporary, adult, ownvoices, mental illness rating: ★★★★.5 summary: Khai Diep has no feelings. Well, he feels irritation when people move his things or contentment when ledgers balance down to the penny, but not big, important emotions—like grief. And love. He thinks… Continue reading the bride test – helen hoang | review

summer bird blue – akemi dawn bowman | review

Summer Bird Blue by Akemi Dawn BowmanStandalonePublished September 11th 2018 by Simon PulseGenre: contemporary, young adult, lgbt, mental illness, ownvoices rating: ★★★★★ synopsis: Rumi Seto spends a lot of time worrying she doesn’t have the answers to everything. What to eat, where to go, whom to love. But there is one thing she is absolutely… Continue reading summer bird blue – akemi dawn bowman | review

everything i never told you – celeste ng | review

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste NgStandalonePublished June 26th 2014 by Penguin PressGenre: literary fiction, mystery, adult, diverse, mental illness, ownvoices, historical fiction rating: ★★★★★ synopsis: Lydia is dead. But they don’t know this yet. So begins this exquisite novel about a Chinese American family living in 1970s small-town Ohio. Lydia is the favorite… Continue reading everything i never told you – celeste ng | review

stronger than a bronze dragon – mary fan | review

Stronger than a Bronze Dragon by Mary FanStandalonePublished June 11th 2019 by Page Street KidsGenre: fantasy, young adult, science fiction, steampunk, dragons, ownvoices, mental illness rating: ★★★★★ summary: When a powerful viceroy arrives with a fleet of mechanical dragons and stops an attack on Anlei’s village, the villagers see him as a godsend. They agree to… Continue reading stronger than a bronze dragon – mary fan | review

the astonishing color of after – emily x. r. pan | review

The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X. R. PanStandalonePublished March 20th 2018 by Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersGenre: young adult, contemporary, magical realism, mental illness, ownvoices, romance rating: ★★★★ summary: Leigh Chen Sanders is absolutely certain about one thing: When her mother died by suicide, she turned into a bird. Leigh, who is half… Continue reading the astonishing color of after – emily x. r. pan | review