Snapdragon by Kat Leyh

Synopsis "Snap's town has a witch. At least, that's how the rumor goes. But in reality, Jacks is just a crocks-wearing, internet-savvy old lady who sells roadkill skeletons online--after doing a little ritual to put their spirits to rest. It's creepy, sure, but Snap thinks it's kind of cool, too. They make a deal: Jacks will … Continue reading Snapdragon by Kat Leyh

The Space Between Worlds by Micaiah Johnson (Mini-Review)

Synopsis "Multiverse travel is finally possible, but there’s just one catch: No one can visit a world where their counterpart is still alive. Enter Cara, whose parallel selves happen to be exceptionally good at dying—from disease, turf wars, or vendettas they couldn’t outrun. Cara’s life has been cut short on 372 worlds in total. On … Continue reading The Space Between Worlds by Micaiah Johnson (Mini-Review)

Crux: A Cross-Border Memoir by Jean Guerrero

Synopsis "In the tradition of parent-child memoirs, Enrique's Journey meets The Glass Castle, here is the haunting story of a daughter's quest to understand her father, to save him from his own demons and to save herself from following his self-destructive path. Marco Antonio was born in Mexico but as a teenager migrated with his … Continue reading Crux: A Cross-Border Memoir by Jean Guerrero

Orange Volume 2 by Ichigo Takano

Synopsis "Naho immediately feels a connection to the new boy who has transferred to her class. Kakeru is calm, kind, and seems to like Naho as well. But their relationship gets thrown for a loop when Naho receives a letter from the future. The letter explains that Kakeru will die unless Naho does exactly as … Continue reading Orange Volume 2 by Ichigo Takano

The Shadow of Kyoshi by F.C. Yea

Synopsis "Kyoshi’s place as the true Avatar has finally been cemented—but at a heavy cost. With her mentors gone, Kyoshi voyages across the Four Nations, struggling to keep the peace. But while her reputation grows, a mysterious threat emerges from the Spirit World. To stop it, Kyoshi, Rangi, and their reluctant allies must join forces … Continue reading The Shadow of Kyoshi by F.C. Yea

A Song Below Water by Bethany Morrow (Mini-Review)

Synopsis "Tavia is already at odds with the world, forced to keep her siren identity under wraps in a society that wants to keep her kind under lock and key. Never mind she's also stuck in Portland, Oregon, a city with only a handful of black folk and even fewer of those with magical powers. … Continue reading A Song Below Water by Bethany Morrow (Mini-Review)

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

Synopsis "Jacqueline Woodson, one of today's finest writers, tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse. Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems, she shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with … Continue reading Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

How to Love a Jamaican: Stories by Alexia Arthurs

Synopsis "Tenderness and cruelty, loyalty and betrayal, ambition and regret—Alexia Arthurs navigates these tensions to extraordinary effect in her debut collection about Jamaican immigrants and their families back home. Sweeping from close-knit island communities to the streets of New York City and midwestern university towns, these eleven stories form a portrait of a nation, a … Continue reading How to Love a Jamaican: Stories by Alexia Arthurs