Showing posts with label nic stone. Show all posts
Showing posts with label nic stone. Show all posts

Friday, July 14, 2017

Best Books, Sequels, Releases, Most Anticipated, EVERYTHING about My 2017 Reads | Mid-Year Book Freakout TAG

I saw this over on AJ's blog and liked it so much that I decided to do it as well! I'm definitely having a mid-year book freakout at the moment because I've barely read 50 books this year so far! 

All time low! Don't know what's happening. I gotta catch up.

#1. Best book read this year
This is very hard to say, I guess THE WOMEN IN THE WALLS by Amy Lukavics. I loved this so much that I can't stop talking about it!

#2. Best sequel this year
You guys probably know I don't do sequels, I've actually only read one so far this year and wasn't very impressed with it, WAKING GODS by Sylvain Neuvel. Ancient space robots though, yeahhhh

#3. New release I haven't read yet, but want to
DEAR MARTIN by Nic Stone. I am working on it! I'm waiting for the perfect time because this book will break my heart and I want to give it the fairest shot possible. Can't afford to not love this!

#4. Most anticipated release for second half of year
WICKED LIKE A WILDFIRE by Lana Popovic. *eye emoji* I'm waiting. I love witchy books.

#5. Biggest disappointment
ACROSS THE UNIVERSE by Beth Revis. What happened there? I love space and I was really looking forward to loving this, but I really, really did not.

#6. Biggest Surprise
THE HOLLOW GIRL by Hillary Monahan. I am so impressed with this book. It really shouldn't have suprised me that I ended up loving this to be honest because I have such a long history of adoring witchy books, haha.

#7. Favorite new author (Debut or new to me)
Thea de Salle! I'm neckdeep in her NOLA nights series and I need more people to talk about this with, I'm dying here! If you love intersectional romance, pleaseeeeeeee


#8. Newest fictional crush
Sol DuMont from THE KING OF BOURBON STREET by Thea de Salle. Duh. My flamboyant bisexual boyfriend is everything.

#9. Newest favorite character
*looks to the floor* Sol DuMont...

#10. Book that made me cry
Mh, I don't think there was one. Still waiting on a tear-jerker.

#11. Book that made me happy
HOW TO MAKE A WISH by Ashley Herring Blake. Love me some black biracial bisexual representation.

#12. Favorite book to film adaptation
I HAVEN'T SEEN A SINGLE ONE THIS YEAR! At least none of a book that I actually read. I'm terrible at this tag.

#13. Favorite post I've done this year
I've had the honor of hosting a Q&A with an author I admire, Hannah Moskowitz, after lovingggggg her Deaf bisexual romance WILD.

#14. Most beautiful book I've bought or received this year


  • Physically? The German edition of LAST SEEN by Lucy Clarke is the prettiest book I've ever seen. 
  • Content-wise? HOW TO MAKE A WISH by Ashley Herring Blake

#15. Book I need to read by end of the year
More like bookS.
  • TASH HEARTS TOLSTOY by Kathryn Ormsbee
  • THE LADY OF ROYALE STREET by Thea de Salle
  • THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN by Paula Hawkins
  • THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY by Douglas Adams
  • THE DIVINERS by Libba Bray
  • DARK VISIONS by L.J. Smith
... so many and that's only like the top six. I'm working on it.

If you decide to do the tag, please link it in the comments so I can stop by and read!



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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!

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