Cover Reveal | The Infinity Courts Scavenger Hunt

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It’s no secret that Akemi Dawn Bowman is one of my all-time favorite authors! Her #OwnVoices YA contemporaries are always diverse, beautifully written, and touch on important topics like mental health, identity, & family. I’m super excited for her sci-fi/fantasy debut, The Infinity Courts and am even more excited to be on the street team for […]

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Review | What I Like About You

Halle has spent years cultivating her online persona: “Kels,” a confident YA book blogger who bakes stunning cupcakes inspired by book covers and has a huge online following. After moving in with her grandpa, Halle has carefully crafted a plan to finish senior year strong, keep blogging & baking, and earn a spot at NYU so she can pursue her dream of working in publishing.

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Review | Harley in the Sky

Every reader has that one author that seems to be writing books just for them. For me, Akemi Dawn Bowman is that author. Starfish and Summer Bird Blue felt so personal to me as a biracial Asian reader who spent so long looking for characters like me in YA–not to mention how authentically her books have handled mental health and identity.

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Review | Dealing in Dreams by Lilliam Rivera

Nalah is so close to getting herself, and her crew of four other girls, off of the streets and into The Towers, where the elite live alongside Déesse, the female ruler of Mega City.

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Review | The Past and Other Things That Should Stay Buried by Shaun David Hutchinson

Shaun David Hutchinson has once again crafted a can’t-put-down novel about teens at a stand-still learning how to move forward. Like many of his previous novels, The Past and Other Things That Should Stay Buried explores real themes in a contemporary setting while using sci-fi and fantastical elements as a frame. The novel is told in alternating perspectives between Dino and July, who spend the novel trying to figure out why July has returned from the dead, and what happens next. Together, these former best-friends revisit the events that made their relationship go up in flames, while deciding if July’s return is a chance to repair their friendship or a chance to let it go.

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Review | Our Year of Maybe

AUTHOR: Rachel Lynn Solomon CATEGORY/AUDIENCE: Young Adult GENRE: Contemporary RELEASE: January 15, 2019 PUBLISHER: Simon Pulse LINKS: Goodreads | Amazon | Book Depository   Last year, Rachel Lynn Solomon’s debut YA contemporary novel You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone blew me away with its unflinchingly honest look at sisterhood, Jewish identity, health, and growing up. Her 2019 release, Our Year of Maybe, is […]

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