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Diverse-A-Thon 2017 Wrap-up

This year’s Diverse-A-Thon was success for me. My initial goal was to read three books during the week, but I read four instead. If you want to see my TBR post, here. The only regret I have is not participating in the chats as much as I wanted to. Still, it was a fun week and I loved seeing so many participate, celebrating diversity. Even though it had ended tomorrow, I’ll still continue reading Diverse books and prioritizing them to others. I’ll try to sum up my feelings for each book as best as I can.

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The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon – Review + Giveaway!!

Natasha: I’m a girl who believes in science and facts. Not fate. Not destiny. Or dreams that will never come true. I’m definitely not the kind of girl who meets a cute boy on a crowded New York City street and falls in love with him. Not when my family is twelve hours away from being deported to Jamaica. Falling in love with him won’t be my story.

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Diverse SFF #1 : Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books With Black Main Characters

There are two things that I’m trying to focus on this year: Diversity and Fantasy/Si-Fi novels. Fantasy is quickly becoming my favorite genre, so much so that I’ve decided to read very few other genres in the year 2017. This particular post is a list of Fantasy/Sci-Fi books that have Black protagonists or main characters. (Click on the covers or the highlighted, underlined titles to add on Goodreads).

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Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Andreson – Review

Before Peter Pan belonged to Wendy, he belonged to the girl with the crow feather in her hair… Fifteen-year-old Tiger Lily doesn’t believe in love stories or happy endings. Then she meets the alluring teenage Peter Pan in the forbidden woods of Neverland and immediately falls under his spell. Peter is unlike anyone she’s ever known. Impetuous and brave, he both scares and enthralls her. As the leader of the Lost Boys, the most fearsome of Neverland’s inhabitants, Peter is an unthinkable match for Tiger Lily. Soon, she is risking everything—her family, her future—to be with him.

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It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover – Review

Sometimes it is the one who loves you who hurts you the most. Lily hasn’t always had it easy, but that’s never stopped her from working hard for the life she wants. She’s come a long way from the small town in Maine where she grew up—she graduated from college, moved to Boston, and started her own business. So when she feels a spark with a gorgeous neurosurgeon named Ryle Kincaid, everything in Lily’s life suddenly seems almost too good to be true.

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Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch – Review

After a brutal battle with the underworld that nearly destroyed him, Locke and his trusted sidekick, Jean, fled the island city of their birth and landed on the exotic shores of Tal Verrar to nurse their wounds. But even at this westernmost edge of civilization, they can’t rest for long — and are soon back to what they do best: stealing from the undeserving rich and pocketing the proceeds for themselves. This time, however, they have targeted the grandest prize of all: the Sinspire, the most exclusive and heavily guarded gambling house in the world.

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The Weight of Zero by Karen Fortunati – Review

Seventeen-year-old Cath knows Zero is coming for her. Zero, the devastating depression born of Catherine’s bipolar disease, has almost triumphed once, propelling Catherine to her first suicide attempt. With Zero only temporarily restrained by the latest med du jour, time is running out. In an old ballet shoebox, Catherine stockpiles meds, preparing to take her own life when Zero next arrives.

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2016 Releases I need to get to ASAP

Top Ten Tuesday is weekly meme that is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s topic is Top Ten 2016 Releases I Meant To Read But Didn’t Get To (But TOTALLY plan to). Here are ten books that were released in 2016 that I intended to read before the end of the year but never did. They are currently on my TBR for 2017.
(Click on covers or underlined titles to add on Goodreads)