the song of achilles – madeline miller | review

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller StandalonePublished September 20th 2011 by Bloomsbury PublishingAge Range: AdultGenre: Historical Fiction, Greek Mythology, LGBTRepresentation: m/m relationship Rating: ★★★★★ Synopsis: Greece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the court of King Peleus and his perfect son Achilles. By all rights their… Continue reading the song of achilles – madeline miller | review

black water sister – zen cho | review

Black Water Sister by Zen Cho StandalonePublished May 11th 2021 by Ace BooksAge Range: AdultGenre: Contemporary, Fantasy, LGBTRepresentation: Malaysian-Chinese cast, Chinese-Indian SC Rating: ★★★★ Synopsis: A reluctant medium discovers the ties that bind can unleash a dangerous power in this compelling Malaysian-set contemporary fantasy.Jessamyn Teoh is closeted, broke and moving back to Malaysia, a country… Continue reading black water sister – zen cho | 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

the last shadow warrior – sam subity | blog tour + arc review + giveaway (US only)

The Last Shadow Warrior by Sam Subity StandaloneExpected publication: May 4th 2021 by Scholastic Press Age Range: Middle GradeGenre: Fantasy Rating: ★★★★ Synopsis: Twelve-year-old Abby Beckett is proud to come from a long line of elite Viking warriors known as the Aesir. She's spent her entire life training to hunt the horrific creatures known as Grendels… Continue reading the last shadow warrior – sam subity | blog tour + arc review + giveaway (US only)

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

the chosen and the beautiful – nghi vo | arc review

The Chosen and the Beautiful by Nghi Vo StandaloneExpected publication: June 1st 2021 by TordotcomAge Range: AdultGenre: Historical Fiction, Fantasy, LGBT, RetellingRepresentation: Vietnamese bi/pan MC, biracial Chinese bi/pan SC, biracial Black Native American SC character Rating: ★★★ Synopsis: Immigrant. Socialite. Magician.Jordan Baker grows up in the most rarefied circles of 1920s American society—she has money,… Continue reading the chosen and the beautiful – nghi vo | arc review

clues to the universe – christina li | review (i needed kleenex.)

Clues to the Universe by Christina Li StandalonePublished January 12th 2021 by Quill Tree BooksAge Range: Middle GradeGenre: Historical FictionRepresentation: Chinese-American MC, Chinese SC, Iranian SC Rating: ★★★★★ Synopsis: The only thing Rosalind Ling Geraghty loves more than watching NASA launches with her dad is building rockets with him. When he dies unexpectedly, all Ro… Continue reading clues to the universe – christina li | review (i needed kleenex.)

a taste for love – jennifer yen | review

A Taste for Love by Jennifer Yen StandalonePublished February 2nd 2021 by RazorbillAge Range: Young AdultGenre: Contemporary, RomanceRep: Taiwanese-American cast, bisexual Taiwanese-American SC Rating: ★★★★★ Synopsis: To her friends, high school senior Liza Yang is nearly perfect. Smart, kind, and pretty, she dreams big and never shies away from a challenge. But to her mom,… Continue reading a taste for love – jennifer yen | review

the silence of bones – june hur | review

The Silence of Bones by June Hur StandalonePublished April 21st 2020 by Feiwel & FriendsAge Range: Young AdultGenre: Historical Fiction, MysteryRepresentation: Korean Rating: ★★★★★ Synopsis: I have a mouth, but I mustn't speak;Ears, but I mustn't hear;Eyes, but I mustn't see.1800, Joseon (Korea). Homesick and orphaned sixteen-year-old Seol is living out the ancient curse: “May… Continue reading the silence of bones – june hur | review