the fallen hero – katie zhao | arc review

The Fallen Hero by Katie Zhao Series: The Dragon Warrior #2Published October 13th 2020 by Bloomsbury USA KidsAge Range: Middle GradeGenre: Fantasy, Chinese MythologyDiversity: POC cast (Chinese-American), AOC (Chinese-American) Rating: ★★★★★ Synopsis: Faryn Liu thought she was the Heaven Breaker, a warrior destined to wield the all-powerful spear Fenghuang, command dragons, and defeat demons. But… Continue reading the fallen hero – katie zhao | arc review

the ikessar falcon – k.s. villoso | arc review

The Ikessar Falcon by K.S. Villoso Series: Chronicles of the Bitch Queen #2Published September 22nd 2020 by OrbitAge Range: AdultGenre: FantasyDiversity: Filipino author; POC cast; Filipino-inspired Rating:  ★★★★★ Synopsis: The spiral to madness begins with a single push.Abandoned by her people, Queen Talyien's quest takes a turn for the worst as she stumbles upon a… Continue reading the ikessar falcon – k.s. villoso | arc review

the wolf of oren-yaro – k. s. villoso | review

The Wolf of Oren-Yaro by K.S. Villoso Series: The Chronicles of Bitch Queen #1Published February 18th 2020 by OrbitAge Range: AdultGenre: FantasyDiversity: Filipino author; POC cast; Filipino-inspired Rating: ★★★★ Synopsis: A queen of a divided land must unite her people, even if they hate her, even if it means stopping a ruin that she helped… Continue reading the wolf of oren-yaro – k. s. villoso | review

the girl and the ghost – hanna alkaf | ARC review

The Girl and the Ghost by Hanna AlkafStandalonePublication: August 4th 2020 by HarperCollinsGenre: middle grade, fantasy, #ownvoices rating: ★★★★★ summary: A Malaysian folk tale comes to life in this emotionally layered, chilling middle grade debut, perfect for fans of The Book of Boyand The Jumbies. I am a dark spirit, the ghost announced grandly. I am your inheritance, your… Continue reading the girl and the ghost – hanna alkaf | ARC review

the bone witch – rin chupeco | review

The Bone Witch by Rin ChupecoSeries: The Bone WitchPublished March 7th 2017 by Sourcebooks FireGenre: fantasy, young adult, paranormal, witches, ownvoices rating: ★★★★★ synopsis: In the captivating start to a new, darkly lyrical fantasy series, Tea can raise the dead, but resurrection comes at a price.When Tea accidentally resurrects her brother from the dead, she… Continue reading the bone witch – rin chupeco | review

10 things i hate about pinky – sandhya menon | ARC review

10 Things I Hate About Pinky by Sandhya MenonSeries: Dimple & RishiExpected publication: July 21st 2020 by Hodder PaperbacksGenre: contemporary, young adult, romance, #ownvoices rating: ★★★★ synopsis: The follow-up to When Dimple Met Rishi and There’s Something about Sweetie follows Pinky and Samir as they pretend to date—with disastrous and hilarious results. Pinky Kumar wears the social justice warrior… Continue reading 10 things i hate about pinky – sandhya menon | ARC review

there’s something about sweetie – sandhya menon | review

There's Something About Sweetie by Sandhya MenonSeries: Dimple & Rishi Published May 14th 2019 by Simon PulseGenre: romance, contemporary, young adult, #ownvoices rating: ★★★★ synopsis: Ashish Patel didn’t know love could be so…sucky. After he’s dumped by his ex-girlfriend, his mojo goes AWOL. Even worse, his parents are annoyingly, smugly confident they could find him a… Continue reading there’s something about sweetie – sandhya menon | review

dark and deepest red – anna-marie mclemore | review

Dark and Deepest Red by Anna-Marie McLemoreStandalonePublished January 14th 2020 by Feiwel & FriendsGenre: fantasy, young adult, retelling, lgbt, ownvoices, magicRep: trans MC, romani MC, latina MC, lesbian characters rating: ★★★ summary: Summer, 1518. A strange sickness sweeps through Strasbourg: women dance in the streets, some until they fall down dead. As rumors of witchcraft spread,… Continue reading dark and deepest red – anna-marie mclemore | review

these witches don’t burn – isabel sterling | review

These Witches Don't Burn by Isabel SterlingSeries: These Witches Don't BurnPublished May 28th 2019 by RazorbillGenre: fantasy, young adult, lgbt, paranormal, witch, romance, urban fantasy, ownvoicesRep: lesbian MC rating: ★★★★.5 summary: Hannah's a witch, but not the kind you're thinking of. She's the real deal, an Elemental with the power to control fire, earth, water, and… Continue reading these witches don’t burn – isabel sterling | review

little fires everywhere – celeste ng | review

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste NgStandalonePublished September 12th 2017 by Penguin PressGenre: contemporary, adult, ownvoices rating: ★★★★★ summary: In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is planned – from the layout of the winding roads, to the colors of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And… Continue reading little fires everywhere – celeste ng | review