Category: Book Review

Clap When You Land

Clap When You Land Author: Elizabeth Acevedo Genre: YA Contemporary, Multicultural Publication Date: May 5, 2020 Publisher: Hot Key Books TRIGGER WARNING: plane crash, off-page death of a parent, sexual assault Camino Rios lives for the summers when her father visits her in the Dominican Republic. But this […]

You Should See Me In A Crown

You Should See Me in a Crown Author: Leah Johnson Genre: YA Romance, LGBT Publication Date: June 2, 2020 Publisher: Scholastic Press TRIGGER WARNING: chronic illness, racism, off-page death of a parent, public outing Liz Lighty has always believed she’s too black, too poor, too awkward to shine […]

A Song Below Water

A Song Below Water Author: Bethany C. Morrow Genre: YA Fantasy, Urban Fantasy Publication Date: June 2, 2020 Publisher: Tor Teen Tavia is already at odds with the world, forced to keep her siren identity under wraps in a society that wants to keep her kind under lock […]

Queenie

Queenie Author: Candice Carty-Williams Genre: Contemporary, Multicultural Publication Date: March 19, 2019 Publisher: Orion Publishing Bridget Jones’s Diary meets Americanah in this disarmingly honest, boldly political, and truly inclusive novel that will speak to anyone who has gone looking for love and found something very different in its place. Queenie Jenkins […]

How To Be An Antiracist

How To Be An Antiracist Author: Ibram X. Kendi Genre: Nonfiction Publication Date: August 13, 2019 Publisher: One World Ibram X. Kendi’s concept of antiracism reenergizes and reshapes the conversation about racial justice in America–but even more fundamentally, points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves […]

The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give Author: Angie Thomas Genre: YA Contemporary Publication Date: February 28, 2017 Publisher: Balzer & Bray Series: The Hate U Give #1 TRIGGER WARNING: addiction, domestic violence, gun violence, discrimination, racism, police brutality, police shooting, gang violence, rioting Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: […]

Night Spinner

Night Spinner Author: Addie Thorley Genre: YA Fantasy Publication Date: February 11, 2020 Publisher: Page Street Kids Series: Night Spinner #1 TRIGGER WARNINGS: child soldiers, torture, war, murder, starvation, gore Before the massacre at Nariin, Enebish was one of the greatest warriors in the Sky King’s Imperial Army: […]

My Dark Vanessa

My Dark Vanessa Author: Kate Elizabeth Russell Genre: General Fiction, Contemporary, Adult Publication Date: March 10, 2020 Publisher: William Morrow TRIGGER WARNING: rape, grooming, emotional abuse/manipulation, substance use, suicide Exploring the psychological dynamics of the relationship between a precocious yet naïve teenage girl and her magnetic and manipulative […]

A Curse So Dark And Lonely

A Curse So Dark and Lonely Author: Brigid Kemmerer Genre: YA Fantasy Publication Date: January 29, 2019 Publisher: Bloomsbury YA Series: Cursebreakers #1 TRIGGER WARNING: cancer, kidnapping, threat of sexual assault, gore, violence, off-page parental death Fall in love. Break the curse. Cursed by a powerful enchantress to […]

House Of Earth And Blood

House of Earth and Blood Author: Sarah J. Maas Genre: Fantasy, NA Publication Date: March 3, 2020 Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Series: Crescent City #1 TRIGGER WARNING: drug use, murder, gore Bound by blood. Tempted by desire. Unleashed by destiny. Bryce Quinlan had the perfect life — working hard […]