Dual Review: Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman graphic

Starfishby Akemi Dawn Bowman Published by Simon Pulse on September 26, 2017 Genres: Contemporary Pages: 320 Goodreads   Kiko Himura has always had a hard time saying exactly what she’s thinking. With a mother who makes her feel unremarkable and a half-Japanese heritage she doesn’t quite understand, Kiko prefers to keep her head down, certain […]

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Releaseby Patrick Ness Published by HarperTeen on September 19th 2017 Genres: Contemporary, Fantasy, LGBTQIA, Young Adult Pages: 288 Goodreads   Inspired by Judy Blume’s Forever and Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway, this novel by award-winning author Patrick Ness is a new classic about teenage relationships, self-acceptance—and what happens when the walls we build start coming down. […]

Dual Review: The Girl with the Red Balloon by Katherine Locke graphic

The Girl with the Red Balloonby Katherine Locke Series: The Balloonmakers #1 Published by Albert Whitman & Company on September 1, 2017 Genres: Historical Fiction, Fantasy Pages: 288 Goodreads   When sixteen-year-old Ellie Baum accidentally time-travels via red balloon to 1988 East Berlin, she’s caught up in a conspiracy of history and magic. She meets […]

Rebel Seoul by Axie Oh graphic

Rebel Seoulby Axie Oh Published by Tu Books on September 15th 2017 Genres: Sci-Fi, Young Adult Pages: 400 Goodreads   After a great war, the East Pacific is in ruins. In brutal Neo Seoul, where status comes from success in combat, ex-gang member Lee Jaewon is a talented pilot rising in the ranks of the […]

[Spoiler-Free] Shadowhouse Fall by Daniel José Older graphic

Shadowhouse Fallby Daniel José Older Published by Arthur A. Levine Books on September 12th 2017 Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult Pages: 368 Goodreads The extraordinary sequel to the New York Times bestseller Shadowshaper is daring, dazzling, defiant. Sierra and her friends love their new lives as shadowshapers, making art and creating change with the spirits of […]

Remember Me? graphic

Hey lovelies remember me?! I’ve been MIA most of this year and I wanted to take a second to talk to you all about what’s going on and what’s going to happen re me moving forward. So first! What has happened? It’s already September so you’d think this would take a nice chunk to explain […]

Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward graphic

by Jesmyn Ward Published by Scribner on September 5th 2017 Genres: Fiction Pages: 304 Goodreads   A searing and profound Southern odyssey by National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward. In Jesmyn Ward’s first novel since her National Book Award winning Salvage the Bones, this singular American writer brings the archetypal road novel into rural twenty-first-century […]

Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust graphic

Girls Made of Snow and Glassby Melissa Bashardoust Published by Flatiron Books on September 5th 2017 Genres: Fantasy, Retelling, LGBTQIA, Young Adult Pages: 400 Goodreads   Frozen meets The Bloody Chamber in this feminist fantasy reimagining of the Snow White fairytale At sixteen, Mina’s mother is dead, her magician father is vicious, and her silent […]

You Bring the Distant Near by Mitali Perkins graphic

You Bring the Distant Nearby Mitali Perkins on September 12th 2017 Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult Pages: 320 Goodreads   ★ Booklist ★ Publishers Weekly ★ School Library Journal “The exquisite narrative journeys across time and geography — from Ghana to London to Harlem — and crosses borders of love, faith, and culture. “— Teen Vogue […]