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Not Your Sidekick

Author: C.B. Lee Publisher: Duet Books Publication Date: 8. September 2016 Rating: 4./5. Stars Diversity: LGBT Characters (bisexual, trans man), PoC (mixed race Chinese and Vietnamese) Summary: Welcome to Andover… where superpowers are common, but internships are complicated. Just ask high school nobody, Jessica Tran. Despite her heroic lineage, Jess is resigned to a life without… Continue reading Not Your Sidekick

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Of Fire and Stars

Author: Audrey Coulthurst Publisher: Balzer + Bray Publication Date: 22. November 2016 Diversity: LGBT Characters Rating: 3/5. Stars TW: arranged marriage Summary: Betrothed since childhood to the prince of Mynaria, Princess Dennaleia has always known what her future holds. Her marriage will seal the alliance between Mynaria and her homeland, protecting her people from other hostile… Continue reading Of Fire and Stars

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Every Heart a Doorway

Author: Seanan McGuire Publisher: Tor.com Publication Date: 5. April 2016 Diversity: LGBT Characters Rating: 4./5. Stars TW: transphobia, misgendering, murder, gore Summary: Children have always disappeared under the right conditions; slipping through the shadows under a bed or at the back of a wardrobe, tumbling down rabbit holes and into old wells, and emerging somewhere… else. But… Continue reading Every Heart a Doorway

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Welcome Back, Volume 1: Help, I’m Alive

Author: Christopher Sebela Publisher: BOOM! Studios Publication Date: 1. March 2016 Rating: 3./5. Stars Diversity: LGBT rep, PoC TW: murder, violence, gore Summary: Mali and Tessa have lived hundreds of different lives throughout time, caught up in an eternal cycle as they take part in a war so old that neither side remembers what they’re fighting… Continue reading Welcome Back, Volume 1: Help, I’m Alive

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The Awakening of Sunshine Girl

Author: Paige McKenzie, Alyssa B. Sheinmel Publisher: Weinstein Books Publication Date: 1. March 2016 Rating: 3./5. Stars TW: descriptions of gruesome murders Summary: Sunshine Griffith can communicate with ghosts. Even more amazing, she recently discovered—with the help of her would-be boyfriend, Nolan—that she’s a luiseach, one of an ancient race of creatures who have lived among… Continue reading The Awakening of Sunshine Girl

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The Abyss Surrounds Us

Author: Emily Skrutskie Publisher: Flux Publication Date: 8. February 2016 Rating: 5./5. Stars Diversity: LGBT Characters, PoC TW: discussion of suicide Summary: For Cassandra Leung, bossing around sea monsters is just the family business. She’s been a Reckoner trainer-in-training ever since she could walk, raising the genetically-engineered beasts to defend ships as they cross the pirate-infested… Continue reading The Abyss Surrounds Us

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Jonesy: 1

Author: Sam Humphries Publisher: Boom Entertainment Publication Date: 28. September 2016 Diversity: LGBT characters, PoC Rating: 2./5. Stars Summary: A sarcastic teenager with the powers of cupid unleashes her preternatural matchmaking abilities on her school with hilarious and charming results. Jonesy is a self-described “cool dork” who spends her time making zines nobody reads, watching anime, and… Continue reading Jonesy: 1