Tag: ownvoices

Before We Were Blue

Before We Were Blue Author: E.J. Schwartz Genre: YA Contemporary Publication Date: September 14, 2021 Publisher: Flux Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with an ARC of this book. I am offering my honest opinion voluntarily. CONTENT WARNING: eating disorder, antisemitism, bullying, mention of death, mention of […]

This Poison Heart

This Poison Heart Author: Kalynn Bayron Genre: YA Fantasy Publication Date: June 29, 2021 Publisher: Bloomsbury YA Series: This Poison Heart #1 Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this book. I am offering my honest opinion voluntarily. CONTENT WARNING: violence, gore, death Darkness […]

The Wolf And The Woodsman

The Wolf and the Woodsman Author: Ava Reid Genre: Fantasy/Historical Fiction Publication Date: June 8, 2021 Publisher: Del Rey Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this book. I am offering my honest opinion voluntarily. CONTENT WARNING: bullying, gore, death, self-harm, blood, religious bigotry, […]

The Sisters Of The Winter Wood

The Sisters of the Winter Wood Author: Rena Rossner Genre: YA Fantasy Publication Date: September 25, 2018 Publisher: Hachette Audio CONTENT WARNING: infidelity, violence, death, antisemitism, mention of rape Raised in a small village surrounded by vast forests, Liba and Laya have lived a peaceful sheltered life – […]

Today Tonight Tomorrow

Today Tonight Tomorrow Author: Rachel Lynn Solomon Genre: YA Romance Publication Date: July 28, 2020 Publisher: Simon Pulse CONTENT WARNING: antisemitism Today she hates him. It’s the last day of senior year. Rowan Roth and Neil McNair have been bitter rivals for all of high school, clashing over […]

TTT – Jewish American Heritage Month

This week’s prompt is “book quotes that fix a theme,” but I never track book quotes. Instead, I’m going to highlight some OwnVoices Jewish books in honor of Jewish American Heritage Month. This has been a really hard month for Jewish people, and there’s been an incredibly large […]

Happy Endings

Happy Endings Author: Thien-Kim Lam Genre: Romance Publication Date: May 18, 2021  Publisher: Avon Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this book. I am offering my honest opinion voluntarily. CONTENT WARNING: mention of cancer, mention of death of a parent With her debut […]

The Light Of The Midnight Stars

The Light of the Midnight Stars Author: Rena Rossner Genre: Fantasy/Historical Fiction Publication Date: April 13, 2021 Publisher: Orbit Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this book. I am offering my honest opinion voluntarily. CONTENT WARNING: antisemitism, murder, death, grief, rape (off-page) An […]

Rebel Daughter

Rebel Daughter Author: Lori Banov Kaufmann Genre: Historical Fiction  Publication Date: February 9, 2021 Publisher: Delacorte Press CONTENT WARNING: antisemitism, slavery, blood, animal sacrifice, murder, death, violence, death of a parent, death of a child, mention of torture, mention of rape A young woman survives the Jewish revolt […]

Upcoming Jewish OwnVoices Books

Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, was yesterday. It’s an important day for my family, since my father was a Holocaust survivor. We all say “never again,” but the harsh reality is that antisemitism hasn’t gone anywhere. People don’t even bother to hide it, and it comes from everywhere. […]