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

dragon pearl – yoon ha lee | review

Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee StandalonePublished January 15th 2019 by Rick Riordan PresentsAge Range: Middle GradeGenre: Fantasy, Science FictionRepresentation: Korean, non-binary SC, mention of poly relationship Rating: ★★★★ Synopsis: THIRTEEN-YEAR-OLD MIN comes from a long line of fox spirits. But you'd never know it by looking at her. To keep the family safe, Min’s mother… Continue reading dragon pearl – yoon ha lee | review

the ones we’re meant to find – joan he | blog tour + arc review

The Ones We're Meant to Find by Joan He StandalonePublication: May 4th 2021 by Roaring BrookAge Range: Young AdultGenre: Science Fiction (Dystopia), MysteryRep: Japanese MCs Rating: ★★★★★ Synopsis: One of the most twisty, surprising, engaging page-turner YAs you’ll read this year—We Were Liars meets Black Mirror, with a dash of Studio Ghibli.Cee awoke on an… Continue reading the ones we’re meant to find – joan he | blog tour + arc review

phoenix extravagant – yoon ha lee | arc review

Phoenix Extravagant by Yoon Ha Lee StandalonePublished October 20th 2020 by SolarisAge Range: AdultGenre: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Dragons, Lgbtqia+Rep: Non-binary MC, lesbian SC, trans and AOC, POC (korean and japanese-inspired) Rating: ★★★★ Synopsis: Dragons. Art. Revolution.Gyen Jebi isn’t a fighter or a subversive. They just want to paint.One day they’re jobless and desperate; the next, Jebi… Continue reading phoenix extravagant – yoon ha lee | arc review

wildcard – marie lu | review

Wildcard by Marie LuSeries: Warcross Published September 18th 2018 by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young ReadersGenre: young adult, science fiction, fantasy rating: ★★★★★ summary: Emika Chen barely made it out of the Warcross Championships alive. Now that she knows the truth behind Hideo's new NeuroLink algorithm, she can no longer trust the one person she's… Continue reading wildcard – marie lu | review

the midnight star – marie lu | review + discussion

The Midnight Star by Marie LuSeries: The Young ElitesPublished October 11th 2016 by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young ReadersGenre: fantasy, young adult, romance, science fiction, dystopia, magic rating: ★★★★★ summary: There was once a time when darkness shrouded the world, and the darkness had a queen. Adelina Amouteru is done suffering. She’s turned her back… Continue reading the midnight star – marie lu | review + discussion

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

warcross – marie lu | review

Warcross by Marie LuSeries: WarcrossPublished September 12th 2017 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young ReadersGenre: young adult, science fiction, fantasy rating: ★★★★.5 summary: For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game—it’s a way of life. The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the globe, some… Continue reading warcross – marie lu | review

the rose society – marie lu | review

The Rose Society by Marie LuSeries: The Young ElitesPublished October 13th 2015 by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young ReadersGenre: fantasy, young adult, science fiction, dystopia, magic, romance rating: ★★★★ synopsis: Once upon a time, a girl had a father, a prince, a society of friends. Then they betrayed her, and she destroyed them all.… Continue reading the rose society – marie lu | review

illuminae – amie kaufman & jay kristoff | review + discussion

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay KristoffSeries: The Illuminae FilesPublished October 20th 2015 by Knopf Books for Young ReadersGenre: science fiction, young adult, romance links: Goodreads | Book Depository rating: ★★★★★ summary: Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the worst thing she'd ever been through. That was before her planet was invaded. Now, with enemy fire raining down… Continue reading illuminae – amie kaufman & jay kristoff | review + discussion