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Book Recommendations: YA Classic Retellings

Peter Pan Ten years ago, Peter Pan left Neverland to grow up, leaving behind his adolescent dreams of boyhood and resigning himself to life as Wendy Darling. Growing up, however, has only made him realize how inescapable his identity as a man is. But when he returns to Neverland, everything has changed: the Lost Boys… Continue reading Book Recommendations: YA Classic Retellings

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2020 Releases I Didn’t Get To

  Yadriel has summoned a ghost, and now he can’t get rid of him. When his traditional Latinx family has problems accepting his gender, Yadriel becomes determined to prove himself a real brujo. With the help of his cousin and best friend Maritza, he performs the ritual himself, and then sets out to find the… Continue reading 2020 Releases I Didn’t Get To

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Themed Book Recommendations: Christmas Edition

Decked With Holly Holly Dayton is about to go way out of her comfort zone. . . Spending Christmas vacation on a cruise with her two cousins from hell isn't Holly's idea of a good time. And when in a moment of seasick-fueled desperation she lurches into an open suite--she's greeted with an eyeful of pepper… Continue reading Themed Book Recommendations: Christmas Edition

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YA Fiction About Voting and Politics

*Warning - I have only personally read "Red White and Royal Blue" (and loved it!). Some of the books on this list have been cited by other reviewers as problematic and offensive, so b wary. I just thought the theme would be fun for today - Election Day! First Son Alex Claremont-Diaz is the closest… Continue reading YA Fiction About Voting and Politics

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Themed Book Recommendations: Royalty in YA/NA

The Selection For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon. But for America… Continue reading Themed Book Recommendations: Royalty in YA/NA

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Themed Book Recommendations: Short Stories

The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas Some inhabitants of a peaceful kingdom cannot tolerate the act of cruelty that underlies its happiness. The story "Omelas" was first published in New Dimensions 3, a hard-cover science fiction anthology edited by Robert Silverberg, in October 1973, and the following year it won Le Guin the prestigious… Continue reading Themed Book Recommendations: Short Stories

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Themed Book Recommendations: 5 Books With Fat Protagonists

Fat representation is hard to find in books, especially in YA, because most of the time its...not great. A lot of times, the fat protagonist's story is entirely centered around their weight, and the story centered around "proving fat people are worth respect. as people" which I feel like we should be past. The following… Continue reading Themed Book Recommendations: 5 Books With Fat Protagonists

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Themed Book Recommendations: 5 Books With A Cuban-American Protagonist

I've recently gotten back into the swing of book blogging after a several month hiatus (and general flakey-ness since I started college...it's been an adjustment y'all). One of the things I want to do going forward is highlight books from marginalized authors which feature marginalized characters and protagonists. The first one I decided to start… Continue reading Themed Book Recommendations: 5 Books With A Cuban-American Protagonist

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Rec Your Friday: A New Weekly Book Blogging Meme

Here is another series I want to start on this blog! The series is Rec Your Friday, and each week there will be a theme. Themes may be a trope, a general bookish theme, a genre, or may ask for favorites repping a particular aspect not seen as often in books such as F/F romances… Continue reading Rec Your Friday: A New Weekly Book Blogging Meme