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Monday, May 29, 2017

18 Books, Foreign Covers, Witches, and Yelling | May 2017 Book Haul




I haven't done a book haul in almost two years on my blog, actually doing this cause I was asked to. Let's see if you guys like it. I snuck a few review copies in, too, cause if I'm gonna make a post like this, might as well show everything, ha. 


I haven't bought more than one physical book at once in like, two years, I live in a cave without light and am actually terrible at taking pictures of books. You'll see. Today I'll show you what I did this month... I bought everything.

I'll mention why I got it and translate the title if applicable, all books that aren't in English are in German and some books are used cause that's how I roll. HERE IT GOES


  • HALF BAD by Sally Green is a book I really didn't know much about, I just read witches and thought to myself, why not. No self control. The subtitle says "The Darkness in Me".
  • BREATHE by Sarah Crossan is by one of my favorite contemporary authors and a dystopian about a world where air is getting sparse... or something. I don't care, it's Sarah Crossan! The subtitle says "Trapped Under Glass", by the way. Drama, drama.
  • DUALED by Elsie Chapman is "You or Me" in German and it's about doppelgangers. I honestly didn't even read the blurb, I only wanted to support Elsie because I adore what she does with her social media. Super pumped that the premise is cool, too. 
  • I was told to read THE DIVINERS by Libba Bray for maybe.... 5 years? How old is this book? It's a damn brick in German, 700 pages. Honestly not looking forward to this. But I'm doing this mainly for my friends (*cough* Cat *cough*). The subtitle says "All Beginnings are Evil" and I'm scared.


  • WAKING GODS by Sylvain Neuvel is finally, finally, finally the sequel to one of my favorites of 2016, SLEEPING GIANTS. Space robots, you guys. It's super dramatically called "Giants - The Wrath of the Gods". Drama queens.
  • THREE DARK CROWNS by Kendare Blake, called "The Black Throne - The Sisters" here. Things will get confusing, isn't the sequel called ONE DARK THRONE? Yikes. Anyway. Triplets, magic(?), high fantasy. Already read it and absolutely hated this one.
  • SUFFER LOVE by Ashley Herring Blake, called "Love is Like Flying a Kite" and yet again, I didn't read the blurb. You guys know I loved HOW TO MAKE A WISH for the biracial rep and so I decided to support the author some more and also get a wonderfully pretty book while doing so. Win: win.
  • THE CIRCLE by Sara B. Elfgren & Mats Strandsberg- I was told there would be bisexual witches. The title says the same thing, it's just called "Circle".



  • BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA by April Genevieve Tucholke. Oh my god that title is so long. It's "Don't Fear the Deep Dark Sea" in German . Well, I think our title is actually be shorter for once, haha. I don't know what it's about, I adore her writing, so I threw this one in.
  • SUPER SAD TRUE LOVE STORY by Gary Shteyngard. I bought this one after watching the Black Mirror episode Nosedive and getting totally obsessed with social media-related books, this is supposed to be similar. Social media. Conspiracies. Something.
  • ACROSS THE UNIVERSE by Beth Revis. I've been meaning to read this for ages. Basically the movie Passenger minus the creep factor, I think. We shall see. You guys know I love space books.
  • The subtitle for HEX HALL by Rachel Hawkins reads "Wild Magic", for what reason ever. Again, witches. I'm starting to notice a theme, oh my. Didn't mean to intentionally buy witch books, hahaha.


  • DREAMOLOGY by Lucy Keating, called "Two in One Dream" here, no clue what they were going for with this title, I do love the cover. I already read this and it's about a girl meeting the boy she's been dating in her dreams. 
  • THE SEAFARER'S KISS by Julia Ember- OKAY I HAVE A GOOD EXCUSE FOR PUTTING THIS HERE. I actually bought like 4 copies of it for my friends' birthdays (who are all inexplicably in summer, what's that about), so this totally counts. Bisexual mermaids, you know the drill, this is one of my favorite books ever.
  • I got THE CIRCLE by Dave Eggers together with SUPER SAD TRUE LOVE STORY, literally same reason. Already read this and really disliked it, it's about some weird social media company and strange conspiracies, just weird. There's a movie incoming, I heard. 
  • GIRL ON THE TRAIN by Paula Hawkins. I was feeling like some adult thriller reading, so I threw this in. I don't know anything about this, haven't seen the movie. I assume it's about girls and trains, haha.



  • BEFORE I DIE by Jenny Downham, the title is the same here. I remember a friend really liking this, it's about a girl checking off a bucketlist before they die of a terminal illness, I think. We shall see.
  • The revenge of my L.J. Smith obsession. I honestly don't have a single idea what these are about, they're two 3-book omnibuses (what's the plural of omnibus, is this right?) and yeah, no clue. I think NIGHT WORLD has vampires and DARK VISIONS has witches? 


Have you read any of these? Also, do you want me to keep doing these book haul things whenever or are your eyes bleeding from my bad pictures?


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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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