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

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

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

all the bright places – jennifer niven | review

All the Bright Places by Jennifer NivenStandalonePublished January 6th 2015 by KnopfGenre: young adult, contemporary, romance, mental illness links: Goodreads | Book Depository rating: ★★★★★ summary: Theodore Finch is fascinated by death, and he constantly thinks of ways he might kill himself. But each time, something good, no matter how small, stops him. Violet Markey lives for the future, counting the days… Continue reading all the bright places – jennifer niven | review

a list of cages – robin roe | review + discussion

A List of Cages by Robin Roe Standalone Published January 10th 2017 by Disney-Hyperion Genre: contemporary, young adult, mental illness links: Goodreads | *Book Depository – paperback/hardcover rating: ★★★★★ synopsis: When Adam Blake lands the best elective ever in his senior year, serving as an aide to the school psychologist, he thinks he’s got it made.… Continue reading a list of cages – robin roe | review + discussion