Tag: ownvoices

The Removed

The Removed Author: Brandon Hobson Genre: Contemporary Publication Date: February 2, 2021 Publisher: Ecco Thank you to NetGalley for giving me an ARC of this book. I am providing my honest opinion voluntarily. CONTENT WARNING: death of a child, police shooting, dementia, grief, addiction, harm to animals, suicide, […]

Woven In Moonlight

Woven in Moonlight Author: Isabel Ibañez Genre: YA Fantasy Publication Date: January 7, 2020 Publisher: Page Street Books Series: Woven in Moonlight #1 TRIGGER WARNING: gore, addiction, violence A lush tapestry of magic, romance, and revolución, drawing inspiration from Bolivian politics and history. Ximena is the decoy condesa, […]

The Henna Wars

The Henna Wars Author: Adiba Jaigirdar Genre: YA Romance Publication Date: May 12, 2020 Publisher: Page Street Kids TRIGGER WARNING: racism, homophobia, bullying, a character being outed Nishat’s parents say she can be anyone she wants — as long as she isn’t a lesbian. Nishat doesn’t want to […]

How It All Blew Up

How It All Blew Up Author: Arvin Ahmadi Genre: YA Contemporary, OwnVoices, LGBTQIA Publication Date: September 22, 2020 Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers Thank you to BookishFirst for providing me with a copy of this book. I am providing my honest opinion voluntarily.  TRIGGER WARNING: bullying, blackmail, […]

There There

There There Author: Tommy Orange Genre: Contemporary Publication Date: June 5, 2018 Publisher: Knopf TRIGGER WARNING: description of a massacre, substance use, mention of substance use while pregnant, drug dealing, domestic violence, rape, cancer, death, suicide, child abuse, death of animals, gun violence There There is a relentlessly […]

Recommended For You

Recommended For You Author: Laura Silverman Genre: YA Romance, YA Contemporary, RomCom, Own Voices Publication Date: September 1, 2020 Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books I received a copy of this book from NetGalley. All opinions are my own and provided voluntarily. Shoshanna Greenberg loves working at Once Upon, […]

With The Fire On High

With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo combines two of my favorite hobbies — reading and cooking. Ever since she got pregnant freshman year, Emoni Santiagno’s life has been about making the tough decisions, doing what has to be done for her daughter and her abuela. The […]

Children Of Blood And Bone

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi was a really intriguing book for me. I’ve heard some mixed reviews of this book, but the majority of feedback I’ve heard about this book was positive. As usual, rather than taking the word of other people, I had to […]