Author: Julie C. Dao Publisher: Philomel Books Publication Date: 10. October 2017 Rating: 4./5. Stars Diversity: PoC (Asian Main Cast) TW: child abuse, physical abuse, torture, gore Summary: Eighteen-year-old Xifeng is beautiful. The stars say she is destined for greatness, that she is meant to be Empress of Feng Lu. But only if she embraces the… Continue reading Forest of a Thousand Lanterns
Author: Celeste Ng Publisher: Penguin Press Publication Date: 12. September 2017 Rating: 4.5./5. Stars TW: past death, child abduction Summary: In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is planned — from the layout of the winding roads, to the colors of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on to… Continue reading Little Fires Everywhere
Author: Carol E. Anderson Publisher: She Writes Press Publication Date: 17. Oktober 2017 Rating: 3./5. Stars Diversity: LGBT Characters (lesbian) TW: religious homophobia, drug use (marijuana) Summary: Carol Anderson grows up in a fundamentalist Christian home in the ’60s, a time when being gay was in opposition to all social and religious mores and against the… Continue reading You Can’t Buy Love Like that
Author: Tristina Wright Publisher: Entangled Publication Date: 3. October 2017 Rating: 3./5. Stars Diversity: LGBT Characters (gay MC, bisexual MC, pansexual MC, transgender MC, nonbinary SC, asexual (possible panromantic) MC, lesbian SC), PoC (Afro-Latina MC, Cuban MC, Nigerian/Portuguese & Indian mixed MC) disability (hoh MC, deaf SC) TW: colonialism Summary: Rumor Mora fears two things: hellhounds too… Continue reading 27 Hours
Author: Iasmin Omar Ata Publisher: Gallery 13 Publication Date: 3. October 2017 Rating: 4./5. Stars Diversity: PoC (Muslim MC), epilepsy TW: self harm, sucidal ideation, gore Summary: Isaac wants nothing more than to be a functional college student—but managing his epilepsy is an exhausting battle to survive. He attempts to maintain a balancing act between his… Continue reading Mis(h)adra
Author: Jonathan Hennessey, Jack McGowan Publisher: Ten Speed Press Publication Date: 3. October 2017 Rating: 3./5. Stars Summary: A complete, illustrated history of video games–highlighting the machines, games, and people who have made gaming a worldwide, billion dollar industry/artform–told in a graphic novel format. This book provides readers with everything they need to know about… Continue reading The Comic Book Story of Video Games: The Incredible History of the Electronic Gaming Revolution
Editor: Trysh Thompson Publisher: World Weaver Press Publication Date: 3. October 2017 Rating: 1./5. Stars TW: homophobia, rape by deception Summary: No one is perfect—not even a witch. Witches have amazing power at their fingertips to do unbelievable things. That magic can come in really handy sometimes too. They can make someone fall in love, poison… Continue reading SonofaWitch!