the jasmine throne – tasha suri | arc review

The Jasmine Throne by Tasha Suri Series: Burning Kingdoms #1Published June 8th 2021 by OrbitAge Range: Young AdultGenre: Fantasy, Romance, LGBTRepresentation: Desi sapphic Rating: ★★★★ Synopsis: Imprisoned by her dictator brother, Malini spends her days in isolation in the Hirana: an ancient temple that was once the source of the powerful, magical deathless waters —… Continue reading the jasmine throne – tasha suri | arc 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

sisters of the snake – sasha & sarena nanua | arc review

Sisters of the Snake by Sasha and Sarena Nanua Series: Ria & Rani #1Expected publication: June 15th 2021 by HarperTeenAge Range: Young AdultGenre: Fantasy, RomanceRepresentation: Indian (Punjabi) Rating: ★★★★ Synopsis: A lost princess. A dark puppet master. And a race against time—before all is lost.Princess Rani longs for a chance to escape her gilded cage… Continue reading sisters of the snake – sasha & sarena nanua | 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

wicked fox & vicious spirits – kat cho | duology review

Wicked Fox by Kat Cho Series: Gumiho #1Published June 25th 2019 by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young ReadersAge Range: Young AdultGenre: Fantasy, Romance, Korean mythology, Paranormal Representation: Korean cast Rating: ★★★★ Synopsis: A fresh and addictive fantasy-romance set in modern-day Seoul.Eighteen-year-old Gu Miyoung has a secret--she's a gumiho, a nine-tailed fox who must devour… Continue reading wicked fox & vicious spirits – kat cho | duology review

the star-touched queen & a crown of wishes – roshani chokshi | duology review

The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi Series: The Star-Touched Queen #1Published April 26th 2016 by St. Martin's GriffinAge Range: Young AdultGenre: Fantasy, Romance, RetellingRepresentation: Indian Rating: ★★★★ Synopsis: Fate and fortune. Power and passion. What does it take to be the queen of a kingdom when you’re only seventeen? Maya is cursed. With a horoscope… Continue reading the star-touched queen & a crown of wishes – roshani chokshi | duology review

unravel the dusk – elizabeth lim | review

Unravel the Dusk by Elizabeth Lim Series: The Blood of Stars #2Published July 7th 2020 by KnopfAge Range: Young AdultGenre: Fantasy, RomanceRepresentation: East Asian Rating: ★★★★ Synopsis: Maia Tamarin’s journey to sew the dresses of the sun, the moon and the stars has taken a grievous toll. She returns to a kingdom on the brink… Continue reading unravel the dusk – elizabeth lim | review

want & ruse – cindy pon | duology review

Want by Cindy Pon Series: Want #1Published June 13th 2017 by Simon Schuster Books for Young ReadersAge Range: Young AdultGenre: Science Fiction, Dystopia, Romance, LGBT Representation: Taiwanese, Filipino, part-Indian. bi SC, lesbian SC Rating: ★★★★ Synopsis: Jason Zhou survives in a divided society where the elite use their wealth to buy longer lives. The rich… Continue reading want & ruse – cindy pon | duology review

we hunt the flame & we free the stars – hafsah faizal | duology review

We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal Series: Sands of Arawiya #1Published May 14th 2019 by Farrar, Straus and GirouxAge Range: Young AdultGenre: Fantasy, RomanceRepresentation: Arabic Rating: ★★★★★ Synopsis: People lived because she killed. People died because he lived. Zafira is the Hunter, disguising herself as a man when she braves the cursed forest of… Continue reading we hunt the flame & we free the stars – hafsah faizal | duology review

the candle and the flame – nafiza azad | review

The Candle and the Flame by Nafiza Azad StandalonePublished May 14th 2019 by ScholasticAge Range: Young AdultGenre: Fantasy, RomanceRepresentation:  Indian, Pakistani, and Arab Rating: ★★★★ Synopsis: Fatima lives in the city of Noor, a thriving stop along the Silk Road. There the music of myriad languages fills the air, and people of all faiths weave… Continue reading the candle and the flame – nafiza azad | review