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ARC REVIEW: love, hate & other filters, by samira ahmed

i was sent an Advance Review Copy of this book in exchange of an honest review. this doesn’t affect my opinion in any way. trigger warning: bullying, islamophobia Love, Hate & Other Filters, by Samira Ahmed Expected Publication by: Soho Teen (January 16th, 2018) Genre: YA Contemporary, Social Issues, Islamophobia Goodreads // Amazon // Book Depository ★★★★★… Continue reading ARC REVIEW: love, hate & other filters, by samira ahmed

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17 diverse contemporaries to read even though summer is gone

with fall approching faster than it should and summer almost gone, i realized that three months is not enough to read all the cute summer contemporaries, which, to me, is a sad thing. but who says you only have to read them during the summer? i would be so unfair to them. that’s why i decided… Continue reading 17 diverse contemporaries to read even though summer is gone

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26 diverse upcoming YA/MG releases that need more hype

  the number of diverse young adult and middle grade novels that are coming out this year is…uncountable. and while so many of them are hyped, others are not so known. and they really deserve more recognition. that’s why i decided to list 26 diverse upcoming YA/MG novels that need more hype. i summarized the… Continue reading 26 diverse upcoming YA/MG releases that need more hype

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REVIEW + DISCUSSION: an ember in the ashes, by sabaa tahir

An Ember In The Ashes, by Sabaa Tahir Series: An Ember In The Ashes #1 Published by: Razorbill (April 28th, 2015) Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult Goodreads // Book Depository ★★★☆☆ Laia is a slave. Elias is a soldier. Neither is free. Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death. Those who do not vow their… Continue reading REVIEW + DISCUSSION: an ember in the ashes, by sabaa tahir

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REVIEW + DISCUSSION: flame in the mist, by renée ahdieh

a digital ARC of this book was handed to me by publisher through netgalley in exchange of an honest review. this doesn’t affect my thoughts in any way. Flame in the Mist, by Renée Ahdieh Series: Flame in the Mist #1 Published by: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers (May 16th, 2017) Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult,… Continue reading REVIEW + DISCUSSION: flame in the mist, by renée ahdieh

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REVIEW + DISCUSSION: goodbye days, by jeff zentner (+ recommendation for books dealing with grief, anxiety and depression)

TRIGGER WARNING: suicide/self-harm jokes. homophobia. sexism. i was sent a digital copy of this book from publisher through netgalley in exchange of an honest review. Goodbye Days, by Jeff Zentner Published by: Andersen (March 7th, 2017) Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Anxiety & Depression, Death ★★☆☆☆ Can a text message destroy your life? Carver Briggs never thought a… Continue reading REVIEW + DISCUSSION: goodbye days, by jeff zentner (+ recommendation for books dealing with grief, anxiety and depression)