ARC REVIEW: Criers War by Nina Varela

Summary: published by: HarperTeen genres: fantasy, lgbtq+, young adult content warnings: death of family, depictions of hangings/torture, government control, oppression & state-sanctioned violence, war themes, general depictions around violence and murder read if you’re a fan of:  The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon, The Abyss Surrounds Us by Emily Skrutskie, media representing/exploring the humanity of … More ARC REVIEW: Criers War by Nina Varela

ARC REVIEW: THE BLACK VEINS BY ASHIA MONET

Summary: published by:Self-Published genres: fantasy, urban fantasy, YA content warnings: Discussion of deceased parents and siblings. Mentions of drug use (primarily marijuana), gun use, supernatural horror, car accidents, discussion of anxiety disorder and panic disorders, racial n-slur use (Black author), anxiety attacks. These warnings are taken from the front of the book.  read if you’re a … More ARC REVIEW: THE BLACK VEINS BY ASHIA MONET

ARC REVIEW: SONG OF THE DEAD BY SARAH GLENN MARSH

Summary: my rating: 3.5 stars published by: Razorbill genres: fantasy, romance, lgbt+ lit, young adult content warnings: addiction, grief/loss/death themes Synopsis: Karthia is nothing like it used to be. The kingdom’s borders are open for the first time in nearly three hundred years, and raising the dead has been outlawed. Odessa is determined to explore the world beyond Karthia’s waters, … More ARC REVIEW: SONG OF THE DEAD BY SARAH GLENN MARSH

ARC REVIEW: What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera

Summary: my rating: 4 stars published by: HarperTeen genres: contemporary romance, young adult, lgbt+ content warnings: homophobia, anxiety attacks, hospitalisation, alcohol use, Synopsis: Arthur is only in New York for the summer, but if Broadway has taught him anything, it’s that the universe can deliver a showstopping romance when you least expect it. Ben thinks the universe needs to mind … More ARC REVIEW: What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera

ARC REVIEW: Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody

Summary:  my rating: 4 stars published by: Harlequin Teen genres: fantasy, lgbt+ diversity: bisexual black mc Synopsis: Enne Salta was raised as a proper young lady, and no lady would willingly visit New Reynes, the so-called City of Sin. But when her mother goes missing, Enne must leave her finishing school—and her reputation—behind to follow her mother’s trail to … More ARC REVIEW: Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody

ARC REVIEW – Love, Hate & Other Filters by Samira Ahmed

Summary:  my rating: 4 stars published by: Hot Key Books genres: contemporary diversity: Indian/American mc, Indian/American side characters, Muslim representation content warnings: islamophobia and racism, physical assault, threads, white supremacy, hate crimes links: Amazon | B&N | Goodreads Synopsis: A searing #OwnVoices coming-of-age debut in which an Indian-American Muslim teen confronts Islamophobia and a reality she can neither explain nor escape–perfect for fans of Angie … More ARC REVIEW – Love, Hate & Other Filters by Samira Ahmed