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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

13 Upcoming 2017 YA Books About Boys Who Like Boys | #DiversityBoost



A couple fantastic releases about boys who like boys! 2017 is a good year for everyone who loves to read about queer boys. 

Do yourself a favor, diversify yours(h)elf and add all these fantastic releases to your TBR!









HISTORY IS ALL YOU LEFT ME - Adam Silvera
Griffin lives with OCD and develops feelings for his boyfriend's best friend while they try to deal with his boyfriend's death. (Jan 17th 2017, SoHo Teen) Goodreads

AT THE EDGE OF THE UNIVERSE - Shaun David Hutchinson
Ozzie's best friend Tommy gets erased from everybody's memory aside from his own. (Feb 7th 2017, Simon Pulse) Goodreads

SHADOW RUN - AdriAnne Strickland & Michael Miller
Firefly meets Dune. Now with gay boys. Yes. (Mar 21st 2017, Delacorte Press) Goodreads

MEG & LINUS - Hanna Nowinski
Two bisexual teens fall for each other despite crushing on other girls/boys first. (Apr 18th 2017, Swoon Reads) Goodreads


PERFECT TEN - L. Philips
Sam creates a love spell looking for a boy that has all the ten diserable traits he would like in a boyfriend. (June 6th 2017, Viking Books for Young Readers) Goodreads

THE GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO VICE AND VIRTUE - Mackenzie Lee
Two best friends find a magical artefact that sends them to 18th century Venice to fight pirates and highwaymen. (June 20th 2017, Katherine Tegen Books) Goodreads


27 HOURS - Tristina Wright 
Five queer teens are fighting gargoyles in space. (Oct 3rd 2017, Entangled Teen) Goodreads

(covers not out yet but not any less exciting!)

THEY BOTH DIE AT THE END - Adam Silvera
In near-future New York two teens know the exact day they will die and decide to spend it together. (Sep 5th 2017, HarperCollins) Goodreads

CHAINBREAKER (Timekeeper #2) - Tara Sim
The sequel to TIMEKEEPER, a Victorian-era inspired historical fantasy set in a world controlled by clocks. (2017, Sky Pony Press) Goodreads

HOLD MY HAND (One Man Guy #2) - Michael Barakiva
In a companion to ONE MAN GUY two boys are in a perfect relationship until one of them cheats. (2017, Farrar, Straus & Giroux) Goodreads

BOOMERANG - Helen Dunbar
A teen that was assumed to have been kidnapped comes back to his home town for his ex-boyfriend but finds out that he changed a lot, and so has the town. (2017, Sky Pony Press) Goodreads

AUTOBOYOGRAPHY - Christina Lauren

Tanner signs up for a novel writing class and falls in love with an LDS boy who's questioning his mission because his novel is about to be published. (2017, Simon & Schuster) Goodreads

THE SIDEKICKS - Will Kostakis 
Three boys are brought closer together when their mutual best friend dies. (2017, Harlequin) Goodreads

Which one sounds the most interesting to you?



This is also the last #DiversityBoost you'll see on this blog. Due to lack of resources and submissions, I am no longer able to make any more posts like this, but thank you so much for sticking around until now!


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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

16 Fantastic 2016/17 YA Books by Disabled Authors | #DiversityBoost


This month's #DiversityBoost focuses on disabled authors and their fantastic upcoming or recent releases.

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







2016


THIS IS WHERE IT ENDS - Marieke Nijkamp
An intense contemporary about a school shooting. (Jan 2016, Sourcebooks Fire) Goodreads

ON THE EDGE OF GONE - Corinne Duyvis
An exciting sci-fi about humanity having to colonize a new planet after a comet hits Earth. (Mar 2016, Amulet Books) Goodreads



GENA/FINN - Hannah Moskowitz & Kat Helgeson
Told in blog posts, texts, and chats, two girls bond over message boards and fan fiction. (May 16th 2016, Chronicle) Goodreads


RUN - Kody Keplinger
A delightfully queer contemporary about friendship that you don't want to miss. (Jun 2016, Scholastic Press) Goodreads

2017


LOVE AND FIRST SIGHT - Josh Sundquist
A contemporary with a blind protagonist whose eyesight gets restored but has been told lies about his crush's looks. (Jan 2017, Little, Brown Books) Goodreads

UNFOLDING - Jonathan Friesen
A mystery with a protagonist that has frequent seizures. (Jan 2017, Blink) Goodreads



UNDER ROSE-TAINTED SKIES - Louise Gornall
A house-bound agoraphobic girl falls in love with her cute next-door neighbour. (Jan 2017, Clarion) Goodreads

QUEENS OF GEEK - Jen Wilde
A queer contemporary set at comic con. (Mar 2017, Swoon Reads) Goodreads




THE SHIP BEYOND TIME - Heidi Heilig
The sequel to THE GIRL FROM EVERYWHERE, a fantastically diverse time travel high fantasy with pirates! (Mar 2017, Greenwillow Books) Goodreads

GIRL OUT OF WATER - Laura Silverman
A coming-of-age novel in the wake of a tragedy. Very excited for this one (May 2017, Sourcebooks Fire) Goodreads



WONDER WOMAN: WARBRINGER - Leigh Bardugo
More adventures from Wonder Woman, this time YA style! We all need this in our lives. (Aug 2017, Random House) Goodreads







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

THE STATE OF GRACE - Rachael Lucas
This one features a teen with Asperger's. Uh. Exciting! (April 2017, Macmillan Children's Books) Goodreads

27 HOURS - Tristina Wright
A queer sci-fi set in space. (Oct 2017, Entangled: Teen) Goodreads

GRAY WOLF ISLAND - Tracey Neithercott
Five teens are looking for a treasure on an island. I love a good adventure novel! (2017, Knopf Books for Young Readers) Goodreads

THE GIRL WITH THE RED BALLOON - Katherine Locke
Time travel and magic in 1988 East Berlin. (2017, Albert Whitman) Goodreads

FLOWERS OF LUNA - Jennifer Linsky
A sapphic sci-fi romance involving mining ships in space. (2017, KDP) Goodreads




Special shoutout to Corinne Duyvis, author of OTHERBOUND, ON THE EDGE OF GONE and GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: COLLECT THEM ALL, who is super lovely and nice and helped me a lot with this list! Give her a follow on twitter.

Which book sounds the most interesting to you?


More #DiversityBoost:

#DiversityBoost is a monthly feature on my blog where I boost and highlight upcoming and recent diverse books or books by diverse authors. 

If you're a diverse author/ have written a diverse book and would like to be in one of my posts, follow my twitter to never miss a submission call!

Previously: 18 Upcoming 2016/17 Books by Latinx Authors

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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!

Previously: 20 Upcoming 2016/17 YA by Asian Women
Next: 16 2016/17 YA by Disabled Authors

All posts here.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

20 Upcoming 2016/17 YA Books by Asian Women: It's getting diverse in here, #ownvoices fabulousness! | #DiversityBoost


2017 will be a fantastic year, looking at all those incredible #ownvoices books that are so diverse that it takes physical restraint for me to not preorder all of them.

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





2016


SACRIFICE by Cindy Pon
The sequel to SERPENTINE, #ownvoice high fantasy inspired by Chinese mythology. Yay! (Sept 2016, Month9Books) Goodreads
For her 2017 release, see WANT below.

THE MIDNIGHT STAR by Marie Lu
This is the conclusion to her Young Elites series. (Oct 2016, G.P. Putnam's) Goodreads
For her 2017 release, see WARCROSS below.


REMEMBER YESTERDAY by Pintip Dunn
The sequel to FORGET TOMORROW, an exciting diverse #ownvoices Sci-Fi. (Oct 2016, Entangled: Teen) Goodreads
For her 2017 release, see GIRL IN BETWEEN below.

THE SECRET OF A HEART NOTE by Stacey Lee
This is about a teen aroma expert. Sounds promising and fresh! Sounds like it might have a touch of magic.
(Dec 2016, Katherine Tegen Books) Goodreads



2017

WINTERSONG by S. Jae-Jones
A high fantasy inspired by Labyrinth!
(Feb 2017, Thomas Dunne Books) Goodreads

EMPRESS OF A THOUSAND SKIES by Rhoda Belleza
You can never go wrong with a solid epic sci-fi read and this cover is absolutely gorgeous. (Feb 2017, Razorbill) Goodreads



A FLAME IN THE MIST by Renée Ahdieh
This is the first book in an upcoming duology, set in feudal Japan (May 2017, Putnam Juvenile) Goodreads

WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI by Sandha Menon
An #ownvoices book about arranged marriage and Indian teens! I'm so ready. (2017, Simon Pulse) Goodreads



WANT by Cindy Pon
A thriller set in Taiwan. #Ownvoices, too, yay! (2017, Simon Pulse) Goodreads

I BELIEVE IN A THING CALLED LOVE by Maurene Goo
#Ownvoices and about a girl following Korean love rules. Sounds like a super fun contemporary! Can't wait. (2017, Farrar, Straus & Giroux) Goodreads

IT'S NOT LIKE IT'S A SECRET by Misa Sugiura
Is this... an interracial f/f .... with diverse protagonists.... I don't think I can handle this long wait, this book sounds like heaven. Add this to your TBR guys, this will be fantastic. (May 2017, HarperTeen) Goodreads

GIRL IN BETWEEN by Pintip Dunn
An exciting #ownvoices novel about a Thai-American heroine! Yay!
(July 2017, Kensington) Goodreads





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

REBEL SEOUL  by Axie Oh
#Ownvoice sci-fi set in a futuristic Korea. Weapons, gangsters, genetic modification! Wheeeee (2017, Lee & Low Books) Goodreads

WARCROSS by Marie Lu
Teenage bounty hunters! I absolutely CANNOT wait! (2017, G.P. Putnam's) Goodreads

ALONG THE INDIGO by Elsie Chapman
About a girl that's pressured into working in a brothel. (2017, Abrams) Goodreads

THE NOVEMBER GIRL by Lydia Kang
A "magical-realist romance". Well, that sold the book to me. (2017, Entangled Teen) Goodreads

QALA ACADEMY by Tanaz Bhathena
Super diverse #ownvoice read and from the early reviews I can tell that it tackles lots of important topics; domestic abuse, religion & stereotyping, rape - I need this. (2017, Farrar, Straus & Giroux) Goodreads

SOULMATED by Shaila Patel
An empath looking for her soulmate! Swoon! I love soulmate stories, plus this one's #ownvoice, too. (2017, Month9Books) Goodreads

MY SO-CALLED BOLLYWOOD LIFE by Nisha Sharma 
A super dramatic bollywood-inspired #ownvoice contemporary that sounds really really fun! (2017, Crown) Goodreads

THIS PROMISE I WILL KEEP by Aisha Saeed
A Pakistani teen becomes a servant to pay back their parents' debt. (2017, Penguin) Goodreads


#DiversityBoost is a new monthly feature on my blog where I boost and highlight upcoming and recent diverse books or books by diverse authors. 
If you're a diverse author/ have written a diverse book and would like to be in one of my posts, follow my twitter to never miss a submission call!

Previously: 20 Exciting 2016/2017 YA by Black Women 
Next: 18 Upcoming 2016/17 YA by Latinx Authors
All posts here.

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

20 Exciting 2016/17 YA Books by Black Women | #DiversityBoost



This is the first post for my new blog feature, #DiversityBoost - created solely to boost and highlight diverse books and authors!

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





2016

PEAS AND CARROTS by Tanita S. Davis
A Black girl coming to live with a White foster family and I absolutely need to read this book! This sounds so great. (Feb 2016, Knopf Books for Young Readers) Goodreads

THE SMALLER EVIL by Stephanie Kuehn
A fast-paced fantastic thriller featuring a gay teen with anxiety! I've been excited for this for months. (Aug 2016, Dutton Books for Young Readers) Goodreads

INTO WHITE by Randi Pink
This is about a Black girl waking up White one day and I need it in my life SO SO SO badly. You need it, too. (Sept 2016, Feiwel and Friends) Goodreads

PASADENA by Sherri L. Smith
A noir thriller in the vein of WE WERE LIARS, oh my! Give me all the unreliable narrators, I am ready for this. (Sept 2016, G.P. Putnam's Books for Young Readers) Goodreads

EVERYONE WE'VE BEEN by Sarah Everett
This has a gorgeous cover and features one of my favorite tropes - memory loss and trying to recover those memories. I'm excited. (Oct 2016, Knopf Books for Young Readers) Goodreads

STEALING SNOW by Danielle Page
You can't go wrong with fairytale retellings and this particular one absolutely had me at "high security mental hospital".
(Sept 2016, Bloomsbury USA Children's) Goodreads


THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR by Nicola Yoon
A gorgeous contemporary about love and fate from the fantastic Nicola Yoon. (Nov 2016, Delacorte Press) Goodreads

FATE OF FLAMES by Sarah Raughley
Four girls with the power to control elements fighting against nightmare monsters. Love me some girl power, this sounds great.
(Nov 2016, Simon Pulse) Goodreads


PLASTIC WINGS by C.T. Callahan
Angels and humans fighting to the death, I've always been a sucker for a good angel story, so all the thumbs up for this! (Nov 2016, Three Little Books Co.)  Goodreads






2017 

ALLEGEDLY by Tiffany D. Jackson
This sounds like a marvellous thrilling read: The protagonist is accused of having murdered a child.
(Jan 2017, Katherine Tegen Books) Goodreads

BINTI: HOME by Nnedi Okorafor
Granted, this one is a short story, but if you haven't read part 1, BINTI, you are missing out. African-inspired sci-fi. You need this. (Jan 2017, Tor.com) Goodreads



AMERICAN STREET by Ibi Zoboi
This is about a Haitian immigrant pursuing the American Dream, and I am already in love. (Feb 2017, Balzer + Bray) Goodreads

THE HATE U GIVE by A.C. Thomas
This tackles the very important topic of police brutality and I cannot wait to read this and recommend it to everyone I know. (Feb 2017, Balzer & Bray) Goodreads



LITTLE & LION by Brandy Colbert
A black and jewish teen and mental health! Ah, this sounds like a dream come true. (Aug 2017, Little Brown Books for Young Readers) Goodreads

YOU DON'T KNOW ME BUT I KNOW YOU by Rebecca Barrow
Accidental pregnancy, adoption, secrets! Yes! (2017, HarperTeen) Goodreads



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

THE BELLES by Dhonielle Clayton 
Girls who can manipulate beauty. Give me this fresh concept and fantastic idea immediately, I need this! Ahhhh (Dec 2017, Disney Hyperion) Goodreads

DEAR MARTIN by Nic Stone
This one makes me already love it by its fantastic blurb. Police brutality, Martin Luther King, Blackness. Yes. ( Oct2017, Crown Books for Young Readers) Goodreads

UNRAVELING LOVELY by Ashley Woodfolk
Social media, diversity, and dealing with a tragedy. Sounds exactly right up my alley and like it will rip my heart out. Yes. (2017, Delacorte) Goodreads

THE YEAR I LEARNED EVERYTHING by Roxane Gay
Not much has been revealed yet but Gay is a name you can expect nothing short from perfection of. Looking forward to this. (2017, Balzer & Bray) Goodreads


Which upcoming novel sounds the most interesting to you?




#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're a diverse author/ have written a diverse book and would like to be in one of my posts, follow my twitter to never miss a submission call!

All posts here.

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