ISAN by Mary Ting

I was so excited to read Mary Ting’s newest book ISAN (International Sensory Assassins Network) because it’s been a while since I read a good dystopian YA. I also loved the idea of women assassins kicking butt and taking names. It was a great read and I can’t wait to chat more about it. Here’s…

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The Summer of Us by Cecilia Vinesse

While this book talks about young people and their futures, I can’t help but to call them “kids.” I don’t think it has anything to do with them, but the fact that I’m old and anyone under 30 is a kid to me now. Here’s more about the book Aubrey and Rae have been planning…

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Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

It took me a quick second to get into this book, but once I got into it I was hooked. I’ve read a lot of fantasy and this has to be one of the best fantasies I’ve read in a while. I didn’t think this was an easy read. I didn’t think this was one…

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Emergency Contact by Mary HK Choi

I’ll admit, this is one of those books I picked up because the cover was gorgeous. I’d never heard of Mary HK Choi or the work she’s done, but I knew she wrote a YA for the current generation of kids and that it was epic. The cover seemed like a bonus. Here’s more about…

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Love, Hate, and Other Filters by Samira Ahmed

As I write this, I’m also reading an article about how a 19-year-old girl was attacked at her local hospital. She was wearing her hijab and a 57-year-old man came up from behind her and proceeded to punch her repeatedly in the back of her head. Why? The article doesn’t go into the details as…

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American Panda by Gloria Chao

If you were born a first-generation child of an immigrant, then this story will resonate so much in your heart that it might break. Here’s more about the book At seventeen, Mei should be in high school, but skipping fourth grade was part of her parents’ master plan. Now a freshman at MIT, she is…

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Love and Other Carnivorous Plants by Florence Gonsalves

When I first started reading this book, I honestly thought this was going to be one of those super YA stories about a young woman who is on the brink of growing up and falls in love. Yes, it is all those things, but there is so much more to this than just vapid annoyance.…

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The Astonishing Color of After by Emily XR Pan

This is an incredible story about how a young teenager sets out to find the truth behind her mother’s passing. What she finds is something way more than she imagined. Here’s more about the book Leigh Chen Sanders is absolutely certain about one thing: When her mother died by suicide, she turned into a bird.…

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Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

Wow. I sat down with this book over the past few days and I couldn’t put it down. Honestly, I would try and use the bathroom and hold it for an hour only succumbing to the excruciating pain of holding it for that long. I’m lucky it’s the beginning of the year and there wasn’t…

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Cinder by Marissa Meyer

I know I’m eons behind when it comes to reading this series, but I’ve been making a conscious effort to incorporate more books from my TBR into my regular reading. Hello, book buying ban. Goodbye, new reads that I’m slightly excited about but not enough to actually want to read and not hoard the book…

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