Showing posts with label benjamin alire saenz. Show all posts
Showing posts with label benjamin alire saenz. Show all posts

Saturday, October 29, 2016

18 Upcoming and Recent 2016/17 Books by Latinx Authors: Magical Realism, Diversity, and All the Feels | #DiversityBoost


It was hard to find Latinx writers with upcoming releases, but those that I managed to find are nothing short from excellent. Take a bow.


Do yourself a favor, diversify your shelf and add all those fantastic books to your TBR.






2016

IRON CAST - Destiny Soria
Look at that POC on the cover! This historical fantasy is about magic and friendship, and I really want to read it. (Oct 2016, Amulet Books) Goodreads


WHEN THE MOON WAS OURS - Anna-Marie McLemore
A transgender protagonist and magical realism! And look at that cover! (Oct 2016, Thomas Dunne) Goodreads
For her 2017 release, see WILD BEAUTY below.


2017

HISTORY IS ALL YOU LEFT ME - Adam Silvera
Gay boys, grief, contemporary - all my bets are on this ripping all of our hearts out. Looking forward to that. (Jan 2017, Soho Teen) Goodreads
For his other release, see THEY BOTH DIE AT THE END below.

BECAUSE OF THE SUN - Jenny Torrez Sanchez
THE STRANGER meets WE WERE LIARS. Um, yes?! Need! (Jan 2017, Delacorte Press) Goodreads

THE EDUCATION OF MARGOT SANCHEZ by Lilliam Rivera
A coming-of-age contemporary with an #ownvoices protagonist. (Feb 2017, Simon & Schuster) Goodreads

THE INEXPLICABLE LOGIC OF MY LIFE - Benjamin Alire Sáenz
More gay Mexican teens from Alire Sáenz. Need need need. (Mar 2017, Clarion Books) Goodreads


DEAD LITTLE MEAN GIRL - Eva Darrows
This one's about a geek girl who dies. Love a good novel about dead people. Excited for this. (Mar 2017, Harlequin Teen) Goodreads
For her other release, see THE WAGON WITCH'S APPRENTICE below.

NORTH OF HAPPY - Adi Alsaid
A Mexican teen starts rebelling after the death of his older brother. (Apr 2017, Harlequin Teen) Goodreads


THE SAVAGE DAWN (THE GIRL AT MIDNIGHT #3) - Melissa Grey
The conclusion to her GIRL AT MIDNIGHT series. Pickpockets, magic, and feathered people. (Jul 2017, Delacorte Press) Goodreads

(other covers yet to be revealed but not any less exciting)

THEY BOTH DIE AT THE END - Adam Silvera
I feel like I've been excited for this since it has been announced. I'm a sucker for stories about people who know when they'll die. (Sep 2017, HarperCollins) Goodreads

INTO THE BLACK (BEYOND RED #2) - Ava Jae
The sequel to BEYOND THE RED, aliens, dystopian, science fiction - basically all you need in your life. Exciting! (2017, Sky Pony Press) Goodreads

SUPERMAN - Matt de la Peña
A YA Superman retelling. Sign me up! (2017, Random House) Goodreads

WILD BEAUTY - Anna-Marie McLemore
Magical realism that involves a family curse and men disappearing. Love. (2017, St. Martin's Press) Goodreads

THE LONG JOURNEY HOME (SHAME THE STARS #2) - Guadalupe Garcia McCall
The sequel to her Latino Romeo & Julia retelling SHAME THE STARS.
(2017, Lee & Low) Goodreads

SHADOWHOUSE FALL (SHADOWSHARPER #2) - Daniel José Older
Sequel to the gorgeous SHADOWSHARPER, pitched as Cassandra Clare meets Carribean legend. (2017, Scholastic Press) Goodreads

[UNTITLED] (BROOKLYN BRUJAS #2) - Zoraida Córdova
After the fantastic first novel LABYRINTH LOST, the sequel can't come soon enough. Bisexuality! Witches! Latin American! Yes! (2017, Sourcebooks) Goodreads

THE HOLLOW GIRL - Hillary Monahan
A feminist book about a travelling girl and revenge! I'm ready. (2017, Delacorte Press) Goodreads

THE ELEMENTALIST - V.V. Mont
An outcast discovers her ability to wield air. Sounds great! (2017, BookFish Books) Goodreads




#DiversityBoost is a new monthly feature on my blog where I boost and highlight diverse books or books by diverse authors. 
I'll periodically be making posts like this, so if you'd like to be in one, follow my twitter to never miss a submission call!

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Great Books That Celebrate Diversity | Top Ten Tuesday





I decided to only stick with the books that have a striking amount of diversity and that I've read recently. All of these are guaranteed to not disappoint in terms of representation.

Here are my Top Ten Six Books That Celebrate Diversity


6. Insatiable (Insatiable #1) - Meg Cabot

Every novel by Meg is guaranteed to be full of diverse characters. There are more canonically non-hetero non-white characters in this than anything else. Love it, even though the book wasn't much for me for other reasons.





5. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe - Benjamin Alire Saenz

This is a haunting love story between two young boys. I have no idea what it is about this book, but it'll stay with you for a long time.


4. The Hunter (The Forbidden Game #1) - L.J. Smith

As a big fan of Smith's books I'm proud to add her to this list. Every novel she writes features a couple of diverse characters that are carefully thought out. She doesn't only slam diverse characters in there and doesn't develop them - they're often even more carefully developed than the main characters.
Also nobody writes a swoon-worthy romance like L.J.






3. Beauty Queens - Libba Bray

Essentially a satirical social critique, this book is packed with diversity. Also kickass females who don't take any crap from anyone in heels? Yaas.






2. Luna - Julie Anne Peters


This list would feel incomplete without the one book that got me into LGBTQ* lit in the first place. The story about the life of a transgirl, taught from her sister's point of view.








1. The Next Together (The Next Together #1) - Lauren James

I was surprised to find diversity in this - I love how James took the chance to add her personal twist on everything. Review to come, I really enjoyed this one. 
A little birdy told me that the sequel will feature a lesbian protagonist, so I'm very excited for that, too.




Have you read any of these?



Top Ten Tuesday is a meme originating from The Broke and the Bookish. Every Tuesday they choose topics that we are supposed to create a list about, considering our personal reading preferences.
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