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

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

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

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

starfish – akemi dawn bowman | review

Starfish by Akemi Dawn BowmanStandalonePublished September 26th 2017 by Simon PulseGenre: contemporary, mental illness, young adult, romance links: Goodreads | Book Depository rating: ★★★★★ summary: Kiko Himura has always had a hard time saying exactly what she’s thinking. With a mother who makes her feel unremarkable and a half-Japanese heritage she doesn’t quite understand, Kiko prefers to keep… Continue reading starfish – akemi dawn bowman | 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

the weight of our sky – hanna alkaf | review

The Weight of Our Sky by Hanna Alkaf Standalone Published February 5th 2019 by Salaam Reads Genre: historical fiction, young adult, mental illness - ocd, contemporary, asian literature links: Goodreads | *Book Depository rating: ★★★★★ synopsis: A music-loving teen with OCD does everything she can to find her way back to her mother during the historic… Continue reading the weight of our sky – hanna alkaf | review