Book Reviews

Dealing in Dreams by Lilliam Rivera

Synopsis: At night, Las Mal Criadas own these streets. Nalah leads the fiercest all-girl crew in Mega City. That roles brings with it violent throw downs and access to the hottest boydega clubs, but the sixteen-year-old grows weary of the life. Her dream is to get off the streets and make a home in the… Continue reading Dealing in Dreams by Lilliam Rivera

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Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds

Synopsis: Jack Ellison King. King of Almost. He almost made valedictorian. He almost made varsity. He almost got the girl . . .  When Jack and Kate meet at a party, bonding until sunrise over their mutual love of Froot Loops and their favorite flicks, Jack knows heโ€™s fallingโ€”hard. Soon sheโ€™s meeting his best friends,… Continue reading Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds

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Running with Lions by Julian Winters

Synopsis: Bloomington High School Lions' star goalie, Sebastian Hughes, should be excited about his senior year: His teammates are amazing and he's got a coach who doesn't ask anyone to hide their sexuality. But when his estranged childhood best friend Emir Shah shows up to summer training camp, Sebastian realizes the team's success may end… Continue reading Running with Lions by Julian Winters

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Dreadnought by April Daniels

๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ Synopsis: Danny Tozer has a problem: she just inherited the powers of Dreadnought, the worldโ€™s greatest superhero. Until Dreadnought fell out of the sky and died right in front of her, Danny was trying to keep people from finding out sheโ€™s transgender. But before he expired, Dreadnought passed his mantle to her, and those… Continue reading Dreadnought by April Daniels

Reading Challenges

#Ownvoices Books About Diverse Women #WHMReadingChallenge

I can't believe it's already the last week of March, and therefore the last week of Women's History Month and the reading challenge! For this week, the prompt is #ownvoices books about diverse women. I spent some time thinking about how I wanted to do this, and in the end I decided to not just… Continue reading #Ownvoices Books About Diverse Women #WHMReadingChallenge

Book Reviews

On the Come Up by Angie Thomas

๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ Synopsis: Sixteen-year-old Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. Or at least make it out of her neighborhood one day. As the daughter of an underground rap legend who died before he hit big, Briโ€™s got big shoes to fill. But now that her mom has unexpectedly lost her… Continue reading On the Come Up by Angie Thomas

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Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann

๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ Synopsis: Alice had her whole summer planned. Nonstop all-you-can-eat buffets while marathoning her favorite TV shows (best friends totally included) with the smallest dash of adultingโ€”working at the library to pay her share of the rent. The only thing missing from her perfect plan? Her girlfriend (who ended things when Alice confessed she's asexual).… Continue reading Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann

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Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ Rachel Chu is a thirty-something economics professor living in New York. This summer, her boyfriend Nicholas Young has invited her to come along with him to Singapore, where he is to be the best man for his friend's wedding. There she will be meeting Nick's family, and see the place he grew up in.… Continue reading Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

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The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ Synopsis: Xiomara Batista feels unheard and unable to hide in her Harlem neighborhood. Ever since her body grew into curves, she has learned to let her fists and her fierceness do the talking. But Xiomara has plenty she wants to say, and she pours all her frustration and passion onto the pages of a… Continue reading The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

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Shadowshaper by Daniel Josรฉ Older

๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ Synopsis: Sierra Santiago planned an easy summer of making art and hanging out with her friends. But then a corpse crashes their first party. Her stroke-ridden grandfather starts apologizing over and over. And when the murals in her neighborhood begin to weep tears... Well, something more sinister than the usual Brooklyn ruckus is going… Continue reading Shadowshaper by Daniel Josรฉ Older