I love The Hate U Give and Children of Blood and Bone as much as the next person (and very much appreciate all they've done for the book community), but I wanted to use today's recommendation post in honor of Black History Month to highlight some quieter, smaller YA releases from black authors. Diverse books with huge marketing budgets behind them … Continue reading 18 Underrated Books by Black Authors for Black History Month!
I am very very excited to have one of my favorite people (Meg) guest posting on my blog today! Not only did she recently start a blog about YA book covers, An Arm and A Meg (I crack up from the pun every time) so you should totally give her a follow, but I've known … Continue reading Ace Reading Recommendations from An Arm and A Meg! ♠️
Okay, so this recommendation post has been rattling around in my mind for a couple weeks now, and I just had to share all of these recommendations with you! I love fantasy and I love science-fiction (though, sci-fi a little more than fantasy). And I think it's really interesting when authors sort of combine the … Continue reading Fantasci Book Recs: Books In Between Science Fiction and Fantasy!
4.5 stars Emotionally moving, steeped with history, and full of meaning, Hanna Alkaf's The Weight of Our Sky is set during the historic race riots in 1969 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Melati Ahmad looks like your typical Beatles-obsessed sixteen-year-old, but she believes she harbors a djinn inside her--one who threatens her with horrific images of her mother’s … Continue reading The Weight of Our Sky by Hanna Alkaf: A Stunning and Emotionally Charged Historical Debut
I love seeing hardcovers as much as the next person, but I've grown to appreciate paperbacks for so many reasons. (I actually like using all formats at once, and there's pros and cons to each, but my love for paperbacks has been growing.) Not only are they more affordable (and therefore accessible to teens and … Continue reading Paperback Crush!: 2019 Paperback Cover Changes I’m In LOVE With
Because I have Rachel dragging me (it's ok i secretly love it) about not reading Outrun the Moon, I thought I'd make this edition of If You Liked... all about some awesome diverse historical fiction! I missed the If You Liked... post in December because I was so busy talking about some of the best 2018 books I read, so I … Continue reading If You Liked… #11: Diverse Historical Fiction Edition
To end 2018, every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday left in the year will be dedicated to a list of 6 books that absolutely wowed me this year. Today's post is all about sequels--whether they're series enders or just a middle book in the journey! I've seen so many amazing series conclude this year, but … Continue reading Best of 2018: Favorite Sequels from 2018
To end 2018, every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday left in the year will be dedicated to a list of 6 books that absolutely wowed me this year. Today is all about new, debut authors from 2018 who released books which I absolutely ADORE. Although I've already mentioned quite a few debuts in my earlier … Continue reading Best of 2018: Favorite Debuts
To end 2018, every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday left in the year will be dedicated to a list of 6 books that absolutely wowed me this year. Today is all about some of the books that really impacted me--both in the moment and in the long run. These are books that made me cry, that resonated with me, … Continue reading Best of 2018: Most Moving + Poetic Books
I meant to post this many many weeks ago (aka the start of November, so a VERY long time), but somehow a lot of things just kept getting in my way. Life, the gross new WordPress (which I switched back from), lack of motivation. But anyways, I AM HERE WITH AMAZING NOVEMBER BOOKS (and now … Continue reading Another Year Gone By: Most Anticipated YA Releases of November & December