The Poppy War by R.F Kuang

Summary: my rating: 5 stars published by: Harper-Voyager genres: high fantasy, grimdark, historical fantasy content warnings: Self-harm, suicide, rape, sexual assault , murder, infanticide, mutilation, torture, drug use, familial abuse, emotional abuse, human experimentation, chemical warfare, genocide. TW list from the author. read this if you like: Game of Thrones, From Unseen Fire Synopsis: When Rin aced the Keju, the … More The Poppy War by R.F Kuang

BOOK REVIEW: Reign of the Fallen by Sarah Glenn Marsh

Summary:  my rating: 4 stars published by: Razorbill genres: fantasy diversity: black & bisexual mc, mixed racial and queer side cast content warnings: drug addiction, character death links: Amazon | B&N | Goodreads Synopsis: Odessa is one of Karthia’s master necromancers, catering to the kingdom’s ruling Dead. Whenever a noble dies, it’s Odessa’s job to raise them by retrieving their souls from a dreamy and dangerous … More BOOK REVIEW: Reign of the Fallen by Sarah Glenn Marsh

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

Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman

Summary:  my rating: 5 stars published by: Simon Pulse genres: contemporary diversity: biracial mc (Japanese/White), anxiety representation content warnings: parental abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, suicide attempt, anxious thoughts links: Amazon | B&N | Goodreads Synopsis: Kiko Himura has always had a hard time saying exactly what she’s thinking. With a mother who makes her feel unremarkable and a half-Japanese heritage she doesn’t quite understand, … More Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman

Melancholy, Quirky and Relatable – Radio Silence by Alice Oseman

Summary:  my rating: 5 stars published by: Harper Collins genres: contemporary, lgbt+ diversity: biracial (Ethiopian/White) and bisexual main character, demisexual side character, gay South Korean side character, Indian side character, lesbian side character (all on page) content warnings: emotional parental abuse, alcohol use/getting drunk, depression, suicide mentions and themes, death of a pet.  Links: Amazon | B&N | Goodreads   Synopsis: Frances has always been … More Melancholy, Quirky and Relatable – Radio Silence by Alice Oseman

HISTORY IS ALL YOU LEFT ME BY ADAM SILVERA

Summary:  my rating: 5 stars published by: Simon & Schuster genres: contemporary, lgbt+ diversity: gay mc, bisexual li, gay li, OCD representation (mc), black side character, minor character in wheelchair content warnings: drowning, anxiety, OCD where to purchase: Amazon | B&N | Goodreads Synopsis: OCD-afflicted seventeen-year-old, Griffin, has just lost his first love – his best friend, ex-boyfriend and the boy he believed to … More HISTORY IS ALL YOU LEFT ME BY ADAM SILVERA