ARC Review: Tempests and Slaughter | An Unexpected Favourite

ARC Review: Tempests and Slaughter | An Unexpected Favourite

TITLE: Tempests and Slaughter
AUTHOR: Tamora Pierce
SERIES: The Numair Chronicles
RELEASED: February 2018; Random House Books for Young Readers
GENRE: YA Fantasy
FORMAT: eBook

KEY INFO: magical schools, coming of age, world-building, romance, friendship, political intrigue
REPRESENTATION:
characters of color (side), gay male (main)

Content Notices

slavery, empire, violence, poverty, dead bodies

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Series Review: Constellations #1 and #2

Series Review: Constellations #1 and #2

TITLE: Defy the Stars (#1) / Defy the Worlds (#2)
AUTHOR: Claudia Gray
SERIES: Constellations
RELEASED: April 2017/ April 2018 by Little Brown Books for Young Readers
GENRE: YA Science Fiction
FORMAT: Paperback / eBook

KEY INFO: artificial intelligence, interstellar war, space journeys, complex ethical issues, romance, switching POV in third person
REPRESENTATION:
female MC who is descended from Chilean relatives
CONTENT NOTICES:
 kidnapping, AI experiments on children, bombing of innocent civilians

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ARC Review: Brave New Girls: Tales of Heroines Who Hack | A Diverse Anthology which Champions Women in STEM

ARC Review: Brave New Girls: Tales of Heroines Who Hack | A Diverse Anthology which Champions Women in STEM

TITLE: Brave New Girls: Tales of Heroines Who Hack
AUTHOR: edited by Paige Daniels and Mary Fan
SERIES: Brave New Girls
RELEASED: June 2018; Brave New Girls
GENRE: MG/YA Science Fiction
FORMAT: eBook

KEY INFO: all female protags, girls who can, anthology, supportive relationships
REPRESENTATION: 
f/f romances, trans girl, black women, asian women, tourettes, wheelchair user, girls who use assistive tech
CONTENT NOTICES: 
bullying, imprisonment, kidnapping, some stories have problematic racial rep

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ARC Review: Green Jay and Crow | Bizarre Creatures and Alternate Realities

ARC Review: Green Jay and Crow | Bizarre Creatures and Alternate Realities

TITLE: Green Jay and Crow
AUTHOR: DJ Daniels
SERIES: N/A
RELEASED: December 2018; Abaddon
GENRE: Science Fiction
FORMAT: Physical

KEY INFO: humanity, friendship, alternate realities, time travel, technology 
REPRESENTATION: 
Female MC
CONTENT NOTICES: 
Kidnapping

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ARC Review: The Boneless Mercies | Monster Slaying, Prophecies, & Badass Bands of Women

ARC Review: The Boneless Mercies | Monster Slaying, Prophecies, & Badass Bands of Women

TITLE: The Boneless Mercies
AUTHOR: April Genevieve Tucholke
SERIES: N/A
RELEASED: October 2018; Simon & Schuster Children’s UK
GENRE: YA Fantasy
FORMAT: Paperback

KEY INFO: feminist retellings, Norse inspired, friendships, prophecies, slow-paced
REPRESENTATION: female MC’s
CONTENT NOTICES: 
sad deaths, murder

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