A Deadly Education By Naomi Novik, YA fantasy, book review, book blogger, own voices review

A Deadly Education By Naomi Novik: Book Review

A Deadly Education is a YA fantasy and its the first of a trilogy. There has been controversies around Novik’s latest novel, I was even tempted to not review this book. However, considering I received an arc and I was so grateful for it at the time, I figured I’d review it. Also, I’m known for advocating for diverse books and especially for Asian characters. … Continue reading A Deadly Education By Naomi Novik: Book Review

Punching The Air, Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salam, Book Review, Books By Black Authors, Blog Tour, Own Voices Books, Goodreads, Book Blogger

Punching The Air By Ibi Zoboi And Yusef Salaam: Book Review

Punching The Air is a powerful YA book written in verse about a black boy who’s wrongfully incarcerated. I received a free copy of this book because I am a part of the #PunchingTheAirTour , however all opinions and thoughts are not biased! Introduction To Punching The Air Amal Shahid has a bright future ahead of him, yet despite being in a diverse art school, … Continue reading Punching The Air By Ibi Zoboi And Yusef Salaam: Book Review

you should see me in a crown by leah johnson, contemporary books book blogger, goodreads, black lives matter, books by black authors

You Should See Me In A Crown By Leah Johnson: Audiobook Review

You Should See Me In A Crown is a f/f romance contemporary. There’s drama, friendship, racism and homophobia involved in this prom themed story. Warning, trigger warnings may contain spoilers: trigger warnings: death of a parent (off-page), loved ones with chronic illness, racism, homophobia, bullying, illness, mental illness (panic and anxiety attacks), vomiting Introduction To You Should See Me In A Crown Liz Lighty has never … Continue reading You Should See Me In A Crown By Leah Johnson: Audiobook Review

my sister, the serial killer, thriller books book blogger, goodreads, black lives matter

My Sister, The Serial Killer By Oyinkan Braithwaite

My Sister, The Serial Killer is a short thriller with interesting dynamics with relationships! Introduction To My Sister, The Serial Killer Korede’s sister Ayoola is a serial killer and Korede will do anything for her because family comes first. Even if she is a psychopath. This novel discusses society’s expectations, sisterhood and childhood traumas. It’s an intriguing concept and proved to keep me hooked as … Continue reading My Sister, The Serial Killer By Oyinkan Braithwaite

the poet x by elizabeth acevedo, poetry books, contemporary books, coming of age, diverse books, own voices books, goodreads, book blogger, bookstagrammer

The Poet X By Elizabeth Acevedo: Book Review

Poet X is a heart-wrenching novel filled with slam poetry and exploring matters such a religion, culture, femininity, harassment and more. For a debut novel, The Poet X is fantastic and I’ll hold it close to my heart. Introduction To The Poet X Xiomara Batista feels trapped and unheard in Harlem. But she refuses to be silent and pours her heart and soul into her … Continue reading The Poet X By Elizabeth Acevedo: Book Review

party of two by jasmine guillory, romance books, diverse books, books by black authors, goodreads, book blogger, bookstagrammer

Party Of Two By Jasmine Guillory: Book Review

Party Of Two By Jasmine Guillory talks of politics, race, relationships and lots of cake. I really enjoyed this book and I definitely prefer it to Jasmine Guillory’s book, The Wedding Party (read my review here). I’d like to thank Netgalley for providing me with an e-arc of this book, all opinions and thoughts are honest and not biased! Introduction To Party Of Two Olivia … Continue reading Party Of Two By Jasmine Guillory: Book Review

the wedding party by jasmine guillory, romance books, diverse books, books by black authors, goodreads, book blogger, bookstagrammer

The Wedding Party By Jasmine Guillory: Book Review

The Wedding Party is a romance/chick lit book! It focuses on the trope enemies to lovers, whilst also discussing other matters such as friendships, relationships and finding yourself. Introduction To The Wedding Party Maddie and Theo are best friends with Alexa. Although that doesn’t mean the two of them are the best of friends too. But it’s clear they’re attracted to each other and with … Continue reading The Wedding Party By Jasmine Guillory: Book Review

the black kids, simon schuster, ya contemporary, goodreads, book blogger, 90s book, black lives matter

The Black Kids By Christina Hammonds Reed: Book Review

The Black Kids is a YA contemporary set in the 1990s. It follows the story of Ashley, a wealthy black teenager who has been sheltered a little too much throughout her life. Also, this book is coming of age and set in the times of Rodney King Riots. I have received a free copy of this book, however all thoughts and opinions are my own … Continue reading The Black Kids By Christina Hammonds Reed: Book Review

rarybearer by jordan ifueko, diverse books by black authors, black authors, ya fantasy, new release books, goodreads, book blogger, bookstagrammer, blog tour, bookstagram tour

Raybearer By Jordan Ifueko: Book Review

Raybearer is a YA Nigerian inspired fantasy by Jordan Ifueko. I was kindly gifted the finished copy of this book for Darkroom Tours on my bookstagram. Warning, trigger warnings may contain spoilers: trigger warnings: violence, child abuse, attempted murder, drugging, manipulation, death, enslavement of djinn, references to police violence, death of children. Introduction To Raybearer Tarisai’s mother, The Lady sends her to the capital of … Continue reading Raybearer By Jordan Ifueko: Book Review

ignite the sun by hanna howard, ya fantasy, goodreads, book blogger, book review, bookstagram

Ignite The Sun By Hanna Howard: Book Review

Ignite The Sun is a YA fantasy written by Hanna Howard. This is my tour stop for the TBR and Beyond Tours blog tour, be sure to check out the other hosts here. At the end of this review there will be a giveaway so stay tuned for that 🙂 Introduction To Ignite The Sun Queen Iyzabel has shrouded the kingdom in darkness, leaving sunlight … Continue reading Ignite The Sun By Hanna Howard: Book Review