Title: Race to the Sun Author: Rebecca Roanhorse Pages: 306 Release Date: January 14th 2020 Publisher: Rick Riordan Presents Format: Hardcover Genre: Middle Grade | Fantasy Goodreads Rating: 4.10 (of 646 ratings) representation: indigenous MC and characters, half black/half indigenous side character content warnings: kidnapping, attempted murder, violence I was super excited for another edition of … Continue reading [MG] MINI(ish)-REVIEWS: Race to the Sun & Mañanaland 💭 Hero Twins and Hero Main Characters
Title: Midsummer's Mayhem Author: Rajani LaRocca Pages: 352 Release Date: June 11th 2019 Publisher: Yellow Jacket Format: Hardcover Genre: Fantasy, Retelling Goodreads Rating: 4.28 (of 496 ratings) representation: biracial (half Indian) MC, Indian side characters content warnings: n/a I enjoy A Midsummer Night's Dream and baking, so I thought this would be the perfect read! … Continue reading [MG] MINI(ish)-REVIEWS: Midsummer’s Mayhem & Watch Hollow 💭 Macaroons and Meh
Title: Shatter the Sky Author: Rebecca Kim Wells Pages: 304 Release Date: July 30 2019 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers Format: Hardcover Genre: Fantasy, LGBTQIA+ Goodreads Rating: 3.77 (of 489 ratings) representation: f/f romance content warnings: kidnapping, animal fighting I think I realized that I was a bit in over my head … Continue reading MINI-REVIEWS: Shatter the Sky, Dead Voices, & Wicked Fox
Title: Stargazing Author: Jen Wang Pages: 224 Release Date: September 10 2019 Publisher: First Second Format: Hardcover Genre: Contemporary, Graphic Novel, Middle Grade Goodreads Rating: 4.20 (of 3281 ratings) representation: Chinese main characters, Buddhist main character content warnings: brain tumor I really loved Jen Wang's The Prince & The Dressmaker, so I was so eager … Continue reading MINI-REVIEWS: Stargazing, All Boys Aren’t Blue, & Salt to the Sea
Title: Rolling in the Deep Author: Mira Grant Pages: 123 Release Date: April 6th 2015 Publisher: Subterranean Press Format: Audiobook Genre: Horror, Novella, Adult Fiction Goodreads Rating: 4.01 (of 3845 ratings) representation: varied (a lot of characters) - some include: deaf character (ASL); m/m romance, physically disabled characters, various ethnicities, and more content warnings: death, … Continue reading 🧜 Rolling in the Deep by Mira Grant series review 🧜 aka my first adult horror goes swimmingly (pun intended)
Title: His Hideous Heart Author: Dahlia Adler Pages: 480 Release Date: September 10th 2019 Publisher: Flatiron Books Format: Hardcover Genre: Horror, Anthology Goodreads Rating: 3.65 (of 673 ratings) representation: misc. content warnings: death, murder, kidnapping, sexual content, attempted rape This is one of the better anthologies that I have read. I've had a really bad … Continue reading MINI-REVIEWS: Pumpkinheads & His Hideous Heart aka why am I still reading Halloween books??
Title: Life Is Short and Then You Die Author: Kelley Armstrong Pages: 320 Release Date: September 10 2019 Publisher: Imprint Format: Hardcover Genre: Horror, Anthology Goodreads Rating: 3.56 (of 86 ratings) representation: varied - hard to tell usually with anthologies content warnings: death, murder, gore This one was a mess. Usually in an anthology, I … Continue reading MINI(ish)-REVIEWS: Life is Short And Then You Die & This is Kind of an Epic Love Story
Title: Remember Me Author: Chelsea Bobulski Pages: 336 Release Date: August 6th 2019 Publisher: Feiwel and Friends Format: Hardcover Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal, Historical Fiction Goodreads Rating: 4.01 (of 231 ratings) representation: talks of mental health (depression, hallucinations) content warnings: attempted rape, death (of principle character), murder, suicide, violence (especially against a woman), physical and emotional … Continue reading MINI-REVIEWS: Remember Me, The Tyrant’s Tomb, & Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky