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The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

The Poet Xby Elizabeth Acevedo Published by HarperTeen on March 6th 2018 Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult Pages: 368 Goodreads   A young girl in Harlem discovers slam poetry as a way to understand her mother’s religion and her own relationship to the world. Debut novel of renowned slam poet Elizabeth Acevedo. Xiomara Batista feels unheard […]

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Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston

Heart of Ironby Ashley Poston Published by Balzer + Bray on February 27th 2018 Genres: Sci-Fi, Young Adult, YA Pages: 480 Goodreads   Seventeen-year-old Ana is a scoundrel by nurture and an outlaw by nature. Found as a child drifting through space with a sentient android called D09, Ana was saved by a fearsome space […]

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The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza by Shaun David Hutchinson

The Apocalypse of Elena Mendozaby Shaun David Hutchinson Published by Simon Pulse on February 6th 2018 Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult, YA Pages: 448 Goodreads   Sixteen-year-old Elena Mendoza is the product of a virgin birth. This can be scientifically explained (it’s called parthenogenesis), but what can’t be explained is how Elena is able to heal […]

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Reading Recap: January

Hey everyone! I decided that it would be fun to take a step back and look at all of the books I read in January. My classes started again so I wasn’t sure if I would get a chance to read a lot but I did end up reading 14 books, which is a lot […]

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American Panda by Gloria Chao

American Pandaby Gloria Chao Published by Simon Pulse on February 6th 2018 Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult Goodreads   An incisive, laugh-out-loud contemporary debut about a Taiwanese-American teen whose parents want her to be a doctor and marry a Taiwanese Ivy Leaguer despite her squeamishness with germs and crush on a Japanese classmate. At seventeen, […]

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The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang

The Prince and the Dressmakerby Jen Wang Published by First Second on February 13 2018 Genres: Graphic Novels Pages: 288 Goodreads   Paris, at the dawn of the modern age: Prince Sebastian is looking for a bride―or rather, his parents are looking for one for him. Sebastian is too busy hiding his secret life from […]

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The Dangerous Art of Blending In by Angelo Surmelis

The Dangerous Art of Blending Inby Angelo Surmelis Published by Balzer + Bray on January 30th 2018 Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult, LGBTQIA Pages: 336 Goodreads Seventeen-year-old Evan Panos doesn’t know where he fits in. His strict Greek mother refuses to see him as anything but a disappointment. His quiet, workaholic father is a staunch believer […]

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Down by Contact by Santino Hassell

Down by Contactby Santino Hassell Published by InterMix on January 16th 2018 Genres: Adult, Romance, LGBTQIA Pages: 220 Goodreads   Two rival football players begin a game with higher stakes than the Super Bowl in this steamy romance from the author of Illegal Contact. Simeon Boudreaux, the New York Barons’ golden-armed quarterback, is blessed with […]

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You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone by Rachel Lynn Soloman

You’ll Miss Me When I’m Goneby Rachel Lynn Soloman Published by Simon Pulse on January 2nd 2018 Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult Pages: 384 Goodreads   Eighteen-year-old twins Adina and Tovah have little in common besides their ambitious nature. Viola prodigy Adina yearns to become a soloist—and to convince her music teacher he wants her the […]

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Backlist Books Mini-Reviews!

I’ve fallen behind on my review copy reading lately so I’ve decided to do a few mini reviews of backlist books I’ve been reading instead! Spirit Hunters by Ellen Oh Add it on GoodReads ★★★★★ We Need Diverse Books founder Ellen Oh returns with Spirit Hunters, a high-stakes middle grade mystery series about Harper Raine, the […]