4.5 stars Layla Amin and her parents marked themselves as Muslim on the U.S. census, despite watching hatred against Muslims grow in the community and word around them. Now, Layla and her family have been forced to leave their homes and live in an internment camp for Muslim-American citizens, under the rule of a harsh … Continue reading Internment by Samira Ahmed: A Powerful Look at a Potential Future if Islamophobia Persists
4.5 stars Jason, Lingyi, and their friends might have scared Jin Corp away from Taipei, but now Jin has his sights set on Shanghai. When Lingyi's friend Jany, an engineer of a new, better filtration system, dies by Jin's hand in order for Jin Corp to sell the filters only to the wealthiest of citizens, … Continue reading Ruse by Cindy Pon: A Thrilling, Heist-Filled Sequel to Want (Want Spoilers Ahead!)
4 stars Daniela Vargas is the Medio School for Girl's top student, but her bright future depends upon no one discovering her darkest secret—that her pedigree is a lie. Her parents sacrificed everything to obtain forged identification papers so Dani could rise above her station, and Dani must keep this hidden now that her marriage … Continue reading We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia: An Enemies to Lover F/F Romance in a World Full of Turmoil
2.5 stars In the near future, dogs are on the brink of extinction as an experiment gone awry caused all canines to become hyperintelligent--leading to hysteria and mass euthanasia. The only surviving dogs are kept on the coast of Florida on Dog Island where they are kept in their wild state. Meanwhile, their robot replacements … Continue reading Your Robot Dog Will Die by Arin Greenwood (DRC): But You Can Still Save the Real One!