Weekly Cover Reveal Recap | February 13 – February 19

Weekly Cover RevealsHey guys!

Here are the covers that were revealed during the week of February 13 – February 19. Click the author to hop on over to their GoodReads page to add it to you’re TBR!

This was a big week for reveals. Hope ya’ll enjoy.


War of the Cards by Colleen Oakes (Queen of Hearts Saga #3)

Published by HarperTeen

December 26th 2017

War of the CardsThe final book in the twisted YA trilogy re-imagining of the origin story of the Queen of Hearts.

Dinah has lost everyone she ever loved. Her brother was brutally murdered. The wicked man she believed was her father betrayed her. Her loyal subjects have been devastated by war. And the boy she gave her heart to broke it completely.

Now a dark queen has risen out of the ashes of her former life. Fury is blooming inside Dinah, poisoning her soul and twisting her mind. All she has left is Wonderland and her crown, and her obsession to fight for both. But the war rages on, and Dinah could inherit a bloodstained throne. Can a leader filled with love and rage ever be the ruler her kingdom needs? Or will her all-consuming wrath bring Wonderland to its knees?

This is not a story of happily ever after.

This is the story of the Queen of Hearts.

One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake (Three Dark Crowns #2)

Published by HarperTeen

September 19th 2017


With the unforgettable events of the Quickening behind them and the Ascension Year underway, all bets are off. Katharine, once the weak and feeble sister, is stronger than ever before. Arsinoe, after discovering the truth about her powers, must figure out how to make her secret talent work in her favor without anyone finding out. And Mirabella, once thought to be the strongest sister of all and the certain Queen Crowned, faces attacks like never before—ones that put those around her in danger she can’t seem to prevent.

In this enthralling sequel to Kendare Blake’s New York Times bestselling Three Dark Crowns, Fennbirn’s deadliest queens must face the one thing standing in their way of the crown: each other.

Into the Bright Unknown by Rae Carson (The Gold Seer Trilogy #3)

Published by Greenwillow Books

October 10th 2017

Into the Bright UnknownThe stunning conclusion to Rae Carson’s New York Times–bestselling Gold Seer trilogy, which Publishers Weekly in a starred review called “Simply terrific.” A historical fantasy brimming with magic, romance, and adventure—perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo, Sarah Maas, and Westworld.

Leah Westfall, her fiancé Jefferson, and her friends have become rich in the California Territory, thanks to Lee’s magical ability to sense precious gold. But their fortune has made them a target, and when a dangerous billionaire sets out to destroy them, Lee and her friends decide they’ve had enough—they will fight back with all their power and talents. Lee’s magic is continuing to strengthen and grow, but someone is on to her—someone who might have a bit of magic herself. The stakes are higher than ever as Lee and her friends hatch a daring scheme that could alter the California landscape forever. With a distinctive young heroine and a unique interpretation of American history, Into the Bright Unknown strikes a rich vein of romance, magic, and adventure, bringing the Gold Seer Trilogy to its epic conclusion. Includes a map and an author’s note.

Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody

Published by Harlequin Teen

July 25th 2017

Daughter of the Burning CitySixteen-year-old Sorina has spent most of her life within the smoldering borders of the Gomorrah Festival. Yet even among the many unusual members of the traveling circus-city, Sorina stands apart as the only illusion-worker born in hundreds of years. This rare talent allows her to create illusions that others can see, feel and touch, with personalities all their own. Her creations are her family, and together they make up the cast of the Festival’s Freak Show.

But no matter how lifelike they may seem, her illusions are still just that—illusions, and not truly real. Or so she always believed…until one of them is murdered.

Desperate to protect her family, Sorina must track down the culprit and determine how they killed a person who doesn’t actually exist. Her search for answers leads her to the self-proclaimed gossip-worker Luca, and their investigation sends them through a haze of political turmoil and forbidden romance, and into the most sinister corners of the Festival. But as the killer continues murdering Sorina’s illusions one by one, she must unravel the horrifying truth before all of her loved ones disappear.

Ringer by Lauren Oliver (Replica #2)

Published by HarperCollins

October 3rd 2017

RingerIn the world outside the Haven Institute, Lyra and Caelum are finding it hard to be human—and neither of them knows where they belong or who they can trust. When Caelum leaves without warning to pursue the dream of a place he belongs, Lyra follows him, convinced that together they will hunt down a cure for the illness that’s slowly consuming her mind. But what they uncover is a shocking connection to their past—even as their future seems in danger of collapsing.

After discovering the uncomfortable truth about her connection to the Haven Institute, Gemma struggles to return to her normal life. But when she learns that her controlling and powerful father has new plans for Lyra and Caelum, Gemma and her boyfriend, Pete, leave in the middle of the night to warn them of the danger they face.When an untimely accident derails them, they are mistaken for the escaped replicas and seized by strangers hired to capture them. The Haven Institute wasn’t destroyed after all, and now Gemma is the one behind the walls.

Lyra’s and Gemma’s stories can be read separately—with either story first—or in alternating chapters, but no matter which way you turn the book, the two distinct stories combine into one breathtaking experience for both heroines and readers alike.

Fragile Chaos by Amber R. Duell

Published by Radiant Crown Publishing

July 11th 2017

Fragile ChaosTheodric, the young God of War, has a talent for inciting conflict and bloodshed. After being stripped of his powers by his older brother, King of Gods, he sets out to instigate a mortal war to prove himself worthy of being restored to power.

“I loved Kisk once; it was my home… But that was before. This is now.”

Sixteen-year-old Cassia, like many in the modern era, believes gods and goddesses to be just a myth. Enemy to her country and an orphan of the war, she has no time for fairy tales. That’s until religious zealots from Theo’s sect offer her up as a sacrifice.

Can Cassia and Theo end the mortal war and return balance to the earth and heavens? Or, will their game of fate lead down a path of destruction, betrayal, and romance neither of them saw coming?

Monster by Michael Grant (Gone #7)

Published by Katherine Tegen Books

October 17th 2017

MonsterIn the stunning follow-up to the globally bestselling Gone series, Michael Grant continues the story of the teens who morph into superheroes—and supermonsters—when they ingest an alien virus.

Four years after the events of the FAYZ, new meteorites are hitting Earth, and the whole world is exposed to a strange alien virus that gives humans unique superpowers.

As some teens become heroes and others become dangerously out of control with their new powers, the world will become more terrifying than the FAYZ—and only a monstrous battle between good and evil can save them.

The Dark Assassin by Joseph Delaney (The Starblade Chronicles #3)

Published by Greenwillow Books

September 26th 2017

The Dark AssassinWitches, gods, and heroes team up to fight a final battle against demon warriors in the enthralling conclusion to the arc that began with A New Darkness. From Joseph Delaney, the internationally best-selling author of the Last Apprentice series, this chilling and action-packed adventure will delight fans old and new.

Seventeen-year-old spook Thomas Ward and his apprentice Jenny have battled the evil Kobalos warriors time and again. The fight cost the life of a strong ally, Grimalkin the witch assassin. Determined to end their war with the demons, Tom leads Jenny and Alice to Pendle for one last epic clash. But the confrontation with the dark is fraught with danger. Loyalties will be tested, alliances will be broken, and not everyone will survive.

The Mind Virus by Donna Freitas (The Wired #3)

Published by HarperTeen

December 26th 2017

The Mind VirusSkylar Cruz’s heart is shattered. But even though everyone has betrayed her, Skylar was able to negotiate a way to open the door between the Real World and the App World. Now Skylar must help the people who left the virtual world behind as they become refugees in the Real World.

And for everyone who remained plugged in, a new danger has become evident. Their bodies are mysteriously dying, and it’s because of events Skylar’s sister, Jude, set in motion. A virus has been unleashed that could mean total extinction of the App World—and everyone in it.

Skylar and Jude must set aside their differences and work together if they are to defeat the mind virus before the App World fades away into oblivion.

Omega by Jus Accardo (The Infinity Division #2)

Published by Entangled: Teen

November 7th 2017

OmegaThe second book in the Infinity time travel series is full of action, romance, and an intricately designed roller coaster plot.

One mistake can change everything. Ashlyn Calvert finds that out the hard way when a bad decision leads to the death of her best friend, Noah Anderson.

Only Noah isn’t really gone. Thanks to his parents’ company, the Infinity Division, there is a version of him skipping from one dimension to another, set on revenge for the death of his sister, Kori. When a chance encounter brings him face-to-face with Ash, he’s determined to resist the magnetic pull he’s felt for her time and time again. Because falling for Ash puts his mission—and their lives—in danger.


Release by Patrick Ness

Published by HarperTeen

September 19th 2017

ReleaseInspired by Mrs Dalloway and Judy Blume’s Forever, Release is one day in the life of Adam Thorn, 17. It’s a big day. Things go wrong. It’s intense, and all the while, weirdness approaches…

Adam Thorn is having what will turn out to be the most unsettling, difficult day of his life, with relationships fracturing, a harrowing incident at work, and a showdown between this gay teen and his preacher father that changes everything. It’s a day of confrontation, running, sex, love, heartbreak, and maybe, just maybe, hope. He won’t come out of it unchanged. And all the while, lurking at the edges of the story, something extraordinary and unsettling is on a collision course.

Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills

Published by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

October 3rd 2017

Foolish HeartsA contemporary novel about a girl whose high school production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream leads her to new friends—and maybe even new love.

The day of the last party of the summer, Claudia overhears a conversation she wasn’t supposed to. Now on the wrong side of one of the meanest girls in school, Claudia doesn’t know what to expect when the two are paired up to write a paper—let alone when they’re both forced to try out for the school production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

But mandatory participation has its upsides—namely, an unexpected friendship, a boy band obsession, and a guy with the best dimpled smile Claudia’s ever seen. As Claudia’s world starts to expand, she finds that maybe there are some things worth sticking her neck out for.

The First to Know by Abigail Johnson

Published by Harlequin Teen

November 7th 2017

The First to KnowDana Fields’s father never knew his parents. When Dana secretly does a DNA test for her dad, hoping to find him some distant relatives for his birthday, her entire world implodes. Instead of a few third cousins, Dana discovers a half brother her age whose very existence means her parents’ happy marriage is a lie.

Dana’s desire to know her half brother, Brandon, and the extent of her dad’s deception, clashes with her wish not to destroy her family. When she sees the opportunity to get to know Brandon through his cousin, the intense yet kind Chase, she takes it. But the more she finds out about Brandon, her father’s past and the irresistible guy who’ll never forgive her if he discovers the truth, the more she sees the inevitable fallout from her own lies. With her family crumbling around her, Dana must own up to her actions and find a way to heal the breach—for everyone—before they’re torn apart for good.

Here We Are Now by Jasmine Warga

Published by Balzer + Bray

November 7th 2017

Here We Are NowDespite sending him letters ever since she was thirteen, Taliah Abdallat never thought she’d ever really meet Julian Oliver. But one day, while her mother is out of the country, the famed rock star from Staring Into the Abyss shows up on her doorstep. This makes sense – kinda – because Julian Oliver is Taliah’s father, even though her mother would never admit it to her.

Julian asks if Taliah if she will drop everything and go with him to his hometown of Oak Falls, Indiana, to meet his father – her grandfather – who is nearing the end of his life. Taliah, torn between betraying her mother’s trust and meeting the family she has never known, goes.

With her best friend Harlow by her side, Taliah embarks on a three-day journey to find out everything about her ‘father’ and her family. But Julian isn’t the father Taliah always hoped for, and revelations about her mother’s past are seriously shaking her foundation. Through all these new experiences, Taliah will have to find new ways to be true to herself, honoring her past and her future.

Good and Gone by Megan Frazer Blackmore

Published by HarperTeen

November 14th 2017

Good and GoneWhen Lexi Green’s older brother, Charlie, starts plotting a road trip to find Adrian Wildes, a famous musician who’s been reported missing, she’s beyond confused. Her brother hasn’t said a nice word to her or left the couch since his girlfriend dumped him months ago—but he’ll hop in a car to find some hipster? Concerned at how quickly he seems to be rebounding, Lexi decides to go along for the ride.

Besides, Lexi could use the distraction. The anger and bewilderment coursing through her after getting dumped by her pretentious boyfriend, Seth, has left her on edge. As Lexi, Charlie, and their neighbor Zack hit the road, Lexi recalls bits and pieces of her short-lived romance and sees, for the first time, what it truly was: a one-sided, coldhearted manipulation game. Not only did Seth completely isolate her, but he took something from her that she didn’t give him permission to.

The farther from home they get, the three uncover much more than empty clues about a reclusive rocker’s whereabouts. Instead, what starts off as a car ride turns into an exploration of self as each of them faces questions they have been avoiding for too long. Like the real reason Charlie has been so withdrawn lately. What Seth stole from Lexi in the pool house. And if shattered girls can ever put themselves back together.

Calling My Name by Liari Tamani

Published by Greenwillow Books

October 24th 2017

Calling My NameLiara Tamani’s debut novel deftly and beautifully explores the universal struggles of growing up, battling family expectations, discovering a sense of self, and finding a unique voice and purpose. Taja Brown lives with her parents and older brother and younger sister, in Houston, Texas. Taja has always known what the expectations of her conservative and tightly-knit African American family are—do well in school, go to church every Sunday, no intimacy before marriage. But Taja is trying to keep up with friends as they get their first kisses, first boyfriends, first everythings. And she’s tired of cheering for her athletic younger sister and an older brother who has more freedom just because he’s a boy. Taja dreams of going to college and forging her own relationship with the world and with God, but when she falls in love for the first time, those dreams are suddenly in danger of evaporating.

Told in fifty-four short, episodic, moving, and iridescent chapters, Calling My Name follows Taja on her journey from middle school to high school. Literary and noteworthy, this is a beauty of a novel, a divine and tender enchantment. Calling My Name deftly captures the multifaceted struggle of finding where you belong and why you matter.

The Grave Keepers by Elizabeth Byrne

Published by HarperCollins

September 12th 2017

The Grave KeepersLately, sixteen-year-old Athena Windham has been spending all her spare time in her grave.
Her parents—owners of a cemetery in Upstate New York—are proud of her devoutness, but her thirteen-year-old sister, Laurel, can’t understand it. Laurel would rather spend her time exploring the acres and acres of state forest that surround the Windhams’s property.

The Windham girls lead pretty secluded lives—their older sister died in a tragic accident the year before Laurel was born, and their parents’ protectiveness has made the family semi-infamous in their small town.

As the new school year begins, the outside world comes creeping in. Athena—a professional high school loner—grapples with a newfound enemy and, even more surprising, her first best friend. And home-schooled Laurel, sheltered and shy, finds herself face-to-face with a runaway boy who’s hiding out in an abandoned grave.

All the while, a ghost hangs around the Windham house and cemetery—the only grave keeper never to cross over, as far as she knows—messing with people’s graves, turning the Windhams’s lights off and on, spying on the sisters, and plotting how to keep the girls close to home and close to her . . . forever.

Eight Days on Planet Earth by Cat Jordan

Published by HarperTeen

November 7th 2017

Eight Days on Planet EarthHow long does it take to travel 13 light-years to Earth?
How long does it take to fall in love?

To the universe, eight days is a mere blip—but to Matty Jones, it may be just enough time to change his life.

On the hot summer day Matty’s dad leaves for good, a strange girl suddenly appears in the empty field next to the Jones farm—the very field in rural Pennsylvania where a spaceship supposedly landed fifty years ago. She is uniquely beautiful, sweet, and smart, and she tells Matty she’s waiting for her spaceship to return to pick her up.

Of course she is.

Matty has heard all the impossible UFO stories for all of his seventeen years: the conspiracy theories, the wild rumors, the crazy belief in life beyond the stars. As a kid, he searched the skies with his dad and studied the constellations. But all that is behind him now. Dad’s gone and Matty’s stuck.

But now there is Priya. The self-proclaimed alien girl. She must be crazy or high, right?

As Matty unravels the mystery of Priya, he realizes there is far more to her than he first imagined.
And if he can learn to believe in what he can’t see: the universe, aliens…love…then maybe the impossible is possible, after all.

Nothing by Annie Barrows

Published by Greenwillow Books

September 5th 2017

NothingFunny and irreverent, #1 New York Times–bestselling author Annie Barrows’s teen debut tells the story of Charlotte and Frankie, two high school students and best friends who don’t have magical powers, fight aliens, crash their cars, get pierced, or discover they are royal. They just go to school. And live at home. With their parents. Perfect for fans of Jesse Andrews and Adi Alsaid.

Nothing ever happens to Charlotte and Frankie. Their lives are nothing like the lives of the girls they read about in their YA novels. They don’t have flowing red hair and hot romantic encounters never happen—let alone meeting a true soul mate. They just go to high school and live at home with their parents, who are pretty normal, all things considered. But when Charlotte decides to write down everything that happens during their sophomore year to prove that nothing happens and there is no plot or character development in real life, she’s surprised to find that being fifteen isn’t as boring as she thought. It’s weird, heartbreaking, silly, and complicated. And maybe, just perfect.

Before Now by Norah Olson

Published by Katherine Tegen Books

December 26th 2017

Before NowA harrowing and heartbreaking teen romance expertly told with a reverse timeline, Before Now is another emotionally charged novel from suspense author Norah Olson about a young couple who runs headlong into tragedy while trying to escape their complicated pasts.

The odds were against them, but somehow aspiring astronomer Atty and her troubled boyfriend, Cole, managed to escape their old lives in the rough neighborhoods of Minneapolis and the judgmental eyes of their parents, who couldn’t see that Atty and Cole were meant to be. But they don’t get away clean. Eventually the mistakes and betrayals from their pasts catch up to them. Atty is lying about why Cole is being hounded by the cops and Cole won’t go quietly to jail—or anywhere without Atty. Then the unthinkable becomes reality and the future is instantly unwritten.

Through Atty’s journal, all the intimate details of her tragic romance with Cole unfold from finish to start, including the mystery of what brought them together—and tore them apart.

Neighborhood Girls by Jessie Ann Foley

Published by HarperTeen

September 12th 2017

Neighborhood GirlsWhen Wendy Boychuck’s father, a Chicago cop, was escorted from their property in handcuffs for his shady criminal practices, she knew her life would never be the same. Her father gets a years-long jail sentence, her family falls on hard times, and the whispers around town are impossible to ignore. If that wasn’t bad enough, she gets jumped walking home from a party one night. Wendy quickly realizes that in order to survive her father’s reputation, she’ll have to make one for herself.

Then Wendy meets Kenzie Quintana—a cigarette-smoking, Catholic-school-uniform-skirt-hiking alpha—and she knows that she’s met her savior. Kenzie can provide Wendy with the kind of armor a girl needs when she’s trying to outrun her father’s past. Add two more mean girls to the mix—Sapphire and Emily—and Wendy has found herself in Academy of the Sacred Heart’s most feared and revered clique. Makeover complete.

But complete is far from what Wendy feels. Instead, she faces the highs and lows of a vapid, toxic friendship, the exhaustion that comes with keeping up appearances, and the only loss that could hurt more than losing herself.


Speak Easy, Speak Love by McKelle George

Published by Greenwillow Books

September 19th 2017

Speak Easy, Speak LoveSix teenagers’ lives intertwine during one thrilling summer full of romantic misunderstandings and dangerous deals in this sparkling retelling of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing.

After she gets kicked out of boarding school, seventeen-year-old Beatrice goes to her uncle’s estate on Long Island. But Hey Nonny Nonny is more than just a rundown old mansion. Beatrice’s cousin, Hero, runs a struggling speakeasy out of the basement—one that might not survive the summer. Along with Prince, a poor young man determined to prove his worth; his brother John, a dark and dangerous agent of the local mob; Benedick, a handsome trust-fund kid trying to become a writer; and Maggie, a beautiful and talented singer; Beatrice and Hero throw all their efforts into planning a massive party to save the speakeasy. Despite all their worries, the summer is beautiful, love is in the air, and Beatrice and Benedick are caught up in a romantic battle of wits that their friends might be quietly orchestrating in the background.


The Devil Knows You by M.C. Atwood

Published by Soho Teen

October 3rd 2017

The Devils You KnowPlenty of legends surround the infamous Boulder House in Whispering Bluffs, Wisconsin, but nobody takes them seriously. Certainly nobody believes that the original owner, Maxwell Cartwright Jr., cursed its construction—or that a murder of crows died upon its completion, their carcasses turning the land black. If anyone did believe it all, there’s no way River Red High would offer a field trip there for the senior class.

Five very different seniors on the trip—Violet, Paul, Ashley, Dylan, and Gretchen—have reasons beyond school spirit for not ditching the trip. When they’re separated from the group, they discover that what lies within Boulder House is far more horrifying than any local folklore. To survive, they’ll have to band together in ways they never could have imagined and ultimately confront the truths of their darkest selves.


Are you looking forward to any of these books? Let me know in the comments below! Stay tuned for next weeks cover reveals!

Until next time,



10 Books I Enjoyed Out of my Comfort Zone | Top 10 Tuesday [#28]


Hey guys!

Welcome back to another Top 10 Tuesday weekly fun on my blog! Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. If you want to join in the fun, hop on over to their blog to see what it’s all about!

This week’s topic is Top 10 Books I Enjoyed Out of my Comfort Zone.

I am a huge fantasy/sci-fi reader so the most out of my comfort zone would have to be contemporary young adult. Last year, I decided to try my hand more in that genre and now I can say I have a good amount of books that I enjoyed!

10. Seven Ways We Lie by Riley Redgate

Seven Ways We Lie


9. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

The Fault in Our Stars

8. The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand

The Last Time We Say Goodbye

7. More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

More Happy Than Not


6. The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner

The Serpent King

5. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Carry On

4. My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga

My Heart and Other Black Holes

3. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

All the Bright Places

2. The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley by Shaun David Hutchinson

The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley

1. Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda

Well there you have it! Top 10 Books I Enjoyed Out of my Comfort Zone. Do you agree with my choices? What books are out of your comfort zone?

Until next time,

Sig New




ANTI Valentine’s: Books That Will Break Your Heart and Make You Cry


Hey guys!

So don’t take this the wrong way. I’m not a Valentine’s Day Scrooge… I just know there are some people that don’t like the holiday or have no one to spend it with. SO if you are any one of those people then this post is just for you!

It’s time to break those hearts and leave you in a crying mess. Here are the perfect books I would recommend!


All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

All the Bright Places



The 5 Stages of Andrew Brawley by Shaun David Hutchinson

The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley



The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner

The Serpent King


WHAT MAKES YOU CRY: The firewood.

The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand

The Last Time We Say Goodbye

WHAT BREAKS YOUR HEART: Never saying goodbye.


My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga

My Heart and Other Black Holes


WHAT MAKES YOU CRY: The attempt.

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

The Fault in Our Stars



More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

More Happy Than Not

WHAT BREAKS YOUR HEART: Unrequited love.

WHAT MAKES YOU CRY: The flashbacks.

Grab your tissues and a box of sweets because you are going to need them when you read these books! Let me know what are some of your favorite heart breaking books in the comments!

Until next time,

Sig 2

Lovely Quotes: Valentine’s Freebie | Top 10 Tuesday [26]


Hey guys!

Welcome back to another Top 10 Tuesday weekly fun on my blog! Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. If you want to join in the fun, hop on over to their blog to see what it’s all about!

This week’s topic is Top 10 Lovely Quotes for Valentines.

It’s the month of love, February. And not that I have much experience with the subject matter, as I have never been in love with someone before… but I do know that these quotes that I have chosen are swoon worthy and probably the cheesiest liners you will ever read! Hope you enjoy!

10. My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga

My Heart and Other Black Holes“You’re like a grey sky. You’re beautiful, even though you don’t want to be.”






9. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

All the Bright Places“You make me lovely, and it’s so lovely to be lovely to the one I love.…”






8. Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon

Everything, Everything“In my head I know I’ve been in love before, but it doesn’t feel like it. Being in love with you is better than the first time. It feels like the first time and the last time and the only time all at once.”






7. More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

More Happy Than Not“From the shapes cast by the green paper lantern, you would never know that there were two boys sitting closely to one another trying to find themselves. You would only see shadows hugging, indiscriminate.”






6. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

Twilight“Even more, I had never meant to love him. One thing I truly knew – knew it in the pit of my stomach, in the center of my bones, knew it from the crown of my head to the soles of my feet, knew it deep in my empty chest – was how love gave someone the power to break you”






5. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Carry On“I let myself slip away… Just to stay sane. Just to get through it. And when I felt myself slipping too far, I held on to the one thing I’m always sure of – Blue eyes. Bronze curls. The fact that Simon Snow is the most powerful magician alive. That nothing can hurt him, not even me. That Simon Snow is alive. And I’m hopelessly in love with him.”





4. Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda“The way I feel about him is like a heartbeat — soft and persistent, underlying everything.”







3. The 5 Stages of Andrew Brawley by Shaun David Hutchinson

The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley “Being punished doesn’t mean you should miss out on being loved.”







2. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

The Fault in Our Stars“As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.”







1. Red Rising by Pierce Brown

Red Rising“We grew together, and now are grown. In her eyes, I see my heart. In her breath, I hear my soul. She is my land. She is my kin. My love.”






Well there you have it! Top 10 Lovely Quotes for Valentines. Now I’m itching to read more cute romance! Or experience one of my own maybe?

Until next time,

Sig 2

Dim Sum Book Tag | Books at Dawn


Image Credits to E. Zhang

Hey guys!

I was tagged by the lovely Jenna from Reading With Jenna & Joey from Thoughts and Afterthoughts. They are the brain children of this lovely tag that I’m sure is going to make me crave Dim Sum afterward. So I want to thank them and curse them all at the same time!


Here are some rules to devour this tag:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you, linking back to their site
  2. Devour dim sum and answer the tag questions
  3. Tag five others to join your round table for some dim sum fun
  4. Food coma




Cinder by Marissa Meyers. I was quite excited going into this book. A sci-fi, futuristic Cinderella retelling? HELL YES. But as the story went on I was filling in the plot points before they happened and I figured out the ending midway through the book… so yeah. I still enjoyed it, but it turned cold pretty quickly.




Six of Crows

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. This place not only takes place on many different lands, but also spends a great portion out at sea. Probably one of my most exciting reads this year!




Falling Kingdoms

Magnus Damora from Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes. He is so morally ambiguous it’s hard to tell what he is thinking. He tries to do the good thing, but when your dad is the King of Blood, it’s kind of hard to do. His character keeps evolving as each book comes out so I can’t see what he has to struggle with next!



My Heart and Other Black Holes

My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga. Don’t get me wrong. This book was great! I gave it 4 stars for story and content, but there really wasn’t much more to it then what the synopsis says. There was no big reveal or some big twist at the end…




Delicate by C.K. Kelly Martin. With a fluffy title like delicate, this book sure did pack a punch with really deep topics like STI’s, relationship abuse, and a very nasty break up. Definitely learned a lot after reading this one. Very pleased with it!



Queen of ShadowsQueen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas. This book drew a line in the sand between the readers who loved books 1 & 2, and those that fell in love with book 3. You wither hated this one or loved it. Old ties were cut and new relationships were formed. I for one absolutely loved this one. The direction the story is going, is where it should have started from in book 1. But hey… I’m not the author!



HP Philosopher's Stone

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling. As I have never read this series before, my friends decided to gift the first book to me in this gorgeous cover! I regret not reading it sooner as I was missing out on the best series ever written!

And now I own the whole set and loving every minute reading them!


The Young Elites

The Young Elites by Marie Lu. This is a classic example of YA cliches in the form of a “special girl” with “unique gifts” that can “be the only one to save the day.” BUT don’t be fooled into thinking this book sucks, BECAUSE this “special girl” is actually pretty deep and morally ambiguous. Is she good or is she evil?



Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda

Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. This book + OREOS. If you’ve read it then you would totally understand why these two go hand in hand.

So what are you waiting for? Get the book, and a box of oreos and come thank me later!



The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo. I could run my fingers over the embossed covers all day if I had time to spare. Honestly I would!


My Book Bag

This is my book bag! Ain’t it cute?

Well I hope you liked my Dim Sum inspired bookish answers. Are you as hungry as I am? Who wants to go for Dim Sum? Anyone? Fine… table for one please.

Until next time,



Laashan & Trang @ Bookidote

Angie @ Love Thy Shelf

Aria @ Aria Stuck In Wonderland

Flo @ Flowless Books

Dee @ The Bookish Khaleesi

Sara @ Freadom Library

** Don’t feel obligated to do the tag if you don’t want to! **

The Debut Authors I’m Looking Forward to Their Sophomore Releases | Top 10 Tuesday [15]

Top 10 TuesdayHey guys!

Welcome back to another Top 10 Tuesday weekly fun on my blog! Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. If you want to join in the fun, hop on over to their blog to see what it’s all about!

This week’s topic is Top 10 Debut Authors I’m Looking Forward to Their Sophomore Releases.

Phew. What a title! This week’s topic is super exciting because I love reading new authors. And every once in a while I will fall in love with their books. Now this love will grow into an obsession, and that obsession will make me pull my hair out waiting for their sophomore releases. Am I the only like this?

Let’s see who made the list shall we?

8. Will Walton

Will Walton Anything Could HappenWill Walton does not have any current books in the works right now. So I will have to just sit back and continue to wait then.

7. Mamrie Hart

Mamrie Hart You Deserve a DrinkOne of my favorite YouTubers and also one of my favorite books of the year! I can’t wait to read another book written by Mamrie and her drunk debacles!

6. Jasmine Warga

Jasmine Warga My Heart and Other Black HolesWe currently have a release date for sometime in 2016 for Jasmine’s newest book, and if it is as heart wrenching as her debut, then I know it’s for sure going to be a hit!

5. Virginia Boecker

Virginia Boecker The Witch HunterOne of the best fantasy debuts I have read this year and I am super exciting to get my hands on book 2 next year. I know it’s going to be just as awesome!

4. Victoria Aveyard

Victoria Aveyard Red QueenAnother fantastic debut fantasy. The second one is only months away from being released and I’m itching to know what happens next. This series has a ton of potential!

3. Nicola Yoon

Nicola Yoon Everything, EverythingHands down one of the most touching books I’ve read this year. It was so creatively written that I can’t wait to see what Nicola has in store for us next. I wouldn’t mind know what happens to Maddy’s life after Everything, Everything.

2. Adam Silvera

Adam Silvera More Happy Than NotI am More Happy Than Not to say that Adam has his sophomore release in 2016 and I can’t wait! I know it’s going to be equally as epic as his debut was!

1. Becky Albertalli

Becky Albertalli Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens AgendaThis one goes into my top 10 contemporaries of all time. This book was life and I don’t know what I would have done without reading about the cuties Simon and Blue. Her sophomore release is going to be in 2016 and I am mostly anticipating it above all the rest!

Well there you have it! The Top 10 (8) Debut Authors I’m Looking Forward to Their Sophomore Releases. It’s a shame I couldn’t actually come up with ten debut authors this year. So here’s to hoping I get to read a lot more debuts next year!

Until next time,

Sig New


Author Duos That Need to Write a Book Together | Top 10 Tuesday [13]

Top-10-TuesdayHey guys!

Welcome back to another Top 10 Tuesday weekly fun on my blog! Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. If you want to join in the fun, hop on over to their blog to see what it’s all about!

This week’s topic is Top 10 Author Duos That Need to Write a Book Together.

I found this topic to be a real hard one to do. I kind of prefer the books I read to be written by one person. But since this is a long shot from happening in real life I decided to team up authors who write similar genres that could probably come up with EPIC stories together. Let’s see who I’ve paired up!

10. Rainbow Rowell & Sarah Dessen

Rainbow Rowell Sarah DessenThese are some of the queens of contemporary and I feel like together they would be able to write the perfect romance filled with heartbreak and happiness!


9. Leigh Bardugo & Victoria Aveyard

Leigh Bardugo Victoria AveyardThis might be an unpopular one, but since I’m full of unpopular opinions, then why not. They both write great books with cool superpowers. So with Bardugo’s written perfection and Aveyard’s over the top cinematic ideas, I think this duo would be able to write an awesome fantasy series!


8. Suzanne Collins & Marie Lu

Suzanne Collins Marie LuI feel like these ladies are the queens of dystopians. They have widely succesful series’ already under their belts so why not team up and write one together. Only good things could come from both of these authors!


7. Sarah J. Maas & David Dalglish

Sarah J. Maas David DalglishBoth Maas and Dalglish have series with pretty freaking badass assassin’s set in similar worlds so why not merge the two and have a crossover type book with Celaena and Aaron fighting alongside each other. Or sent to kill each other. That would be EPIC!


6. Jennifer Niven & Jasmine Warga

Jennifer Niven Jasmine WargaThese ladies both released their debut novels this year and both practically had me tears after reading them. They really know how to pull on your heart strings. Therefore they should team up and have me crying like a big baby reading their book together.


5. Sara Raasch & Morgan Rhodes

Sara Raasch Morgan RhodesThese two ladies know how to write an epic fantasy adventure! I’m in love with both their series’ that I feel like they should team up and write an EPIC story about kingdoms, magic, and death! I would be first in line for that one!


4. Pierce Brown & Marissa Meyer

Pierce Brown Marissa MeyerCan we just take a step back and appreciate Pierce Brown’s author photo for a minute. I have the biggest crush on that guy.

Anyway… both Brown and Meyer have what it takes to write the best sci-fi adventures. With Brown’s kickass brutality, and Meyer’s magical fairytales, I think they would be able to write something amazing together.


3. Cassandra Clare & Stephenie Meyer

Cassandra Clare Stephenie MeyerThe Queens of supernatural YA. I don’t care what you guys say about Twilight and The Mortal Instruments, but they are golden! Which is why I think these two ladies right here would be able to make something special with vampires, werewolves and anything else they would be able to create together!


2. Adam Silvera & Becky Albertalli

Adam Silvera Becky AlbertalliHaving just released their debut novels this year, these two have sky rocketed to my favorite authors lists. They write truly meaningful LGBTQ stories and I would die of happiness if they teamed up together to make another one!


1. Morgan Rhodes & Sarah J. Maas

Morgan Rhodes Sarah J. MaasAnd here we have the most EPIC author duo that could ever happen (at least for me). Two of my all time favorites right here. Both write high fantasy and have series’ that I am totally in love with.

If they were to team up, then the world would be complete and they could do no wrong together!


Well there you have it! The Top 10 Author Duos That Need to Write a Book Together. Do we share any of the same duos? Who would you choose? Let me know down below!

Until next time,

Sig New

Books with Mental Illness | Top 5 Wednesday [10]

Top-5-WednesdayHey guys!

Welcome back to another Top 5 Wednesday! This fun weekly meme was created by Lainey over at GingerReadsLainey. If you want to join in the fun and be apart of the #T5W … you can find all the details at the GoodReads page.

This week’s topic is Top 5 Books with Mental Illness.

This week’s topic is going to be a hard one for me. I haven’t really read too many books with characters that have a mental illness. I’m not the biggest fan of contemporary, therefore my picks all come from books that I have read this year. So let’s just get into it then!

5. The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand

17285330The main character’s brother commits suicide, so there is one instance of mental illness. And because of his death the main character becomes depressed and goes through her own internal struggles with life.

4. Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver

Vanishing GirlsI don’t want to give away too much because I don’t want to spoil the book, but let’s just say you find out at the end that one of the main characters Multiple Personality Disorder.

3. The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley by Shaun David Hutchinson

The Five Stages of Andrew BrawleyNow I’m not 100% sure if this book has a mentally ill character, but a character self harms and another one attempts suicide.

2. My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga

My Heart and Other Black HolesTwo characters come together for a joint suicide pact. Both struggle with severe depression.

1. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

All the Bright PlacesThe main character suffers from different types of mental illnesses which takes both him and her on a wild journey until the end.

I hope you enjoyed my Top 5 Wednesday this week. So I know there are other great books out there that speak on mental illness and I am hoping I get to learn about them from other Top 5 Wednesdayers. Which books would you have chosen?

Until next time,

Sig New

My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga | REVIEW

My Heart and Other Black HolesMy Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga   
Published by HarperCollins on February 10th 2015
Genres: Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary, Fiction, Suicide
Pages: 302
Format: Hardcover


Sixteen-year-old physics nerd Aysel is obsessed with plotting her own death. With a mother who can barely look at her without wincing, classmates who whisper behind her back, and a father whose violent crime rocked her small town, Aysel is ready to turn her potential energy into nothingness.

There’s only one problem: she’s not sure she has the courage to do it alone. But once she discovers a website with a section called Suicide Partners, Aysel’s convinced she’s found her solution: a teen boy with the username FrozenRobot (aka Roman) who’s haunted by a family tragedy is looking for a partner.

Even though Aysel and Roman have nothing in common, they slowly start to fill in each other’s broken lives. But as their suicide pact becomes more concrete, Aysel begins to question whether she really wants to go through with it. Ultimately, she must choose between wanting to die or trying to convince Roman to live so they can discover the potential of their energy together. Except that Roman may not be so easy to convince.

My-Heart-and-Other-Black-Holes-ReviewMy Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga tells a tragically beautiful story about two individuals that band together to end their lives side by side. I normally am not the hugest fan of teen suicide stories because let’s be honest, it’s depressing to read, but this story kind of sneaks up on you and surprises you in many ways.

With beautiful writing, deep character developments, and dark emotions this book will take you on an emotional journey into the lives of teens who want to die, but not alone. Grab a tissue because you might be needing it at some point.


The plot was one I have yet to see. It tells a story of a girl that is done with everyone treating her like the plague because of the horrific crime her father committed many years before. She has to live with the aftermath of it just by association. With suicide on her mind she seeks out a partner. A like minded teen who also wants to end his life for separate reasons. A suicide partner will keep you accountable and make sure that you both go through with it in the end. A very dark and profound plot line.

Warga’s writing style is nothing but beautiful. She was able to take such heavy subject matter and write it with sensitivity and realism. When a story is able to make you feel such deep emotional feelings then you know it was the writing that provided that.

“Depression is like a heaviness that you can’t ever escape. It crushes down on you, making even the smallest things like tying your shoes or chewing on toast seem like a twenty-mile hike uphill. Depression is a part of you; it’s in your bones and your blood.”



With a beautiful story comes beautiful characters. Aysel is tortured by the crime of her father and has to live everyday with people treating her accordingly. Even in her own household and step family. The way that Aysel and Roman developed throughout the story was also truly astounding. Aysel goes from comparing her soul to a black slug of nothingness to finding a reason to live and fighting for Roman to see it too. A lot of Aysel’s lines really hit you in the heart as well and makes you feel deep sorrow for her.

“And maybe that’s why I haven’t told him. Not because I’m scared that he won’t want to die with me anymore, but because I’m terrified that he’ll still want me to die. That he’ll agree that I should die.”

Roman is such a tortured soul that you just can’t help but feel sorry for the guy. The mistake that he made, he will carry with him all of his life, but he has to realize that there will be more life to live if he just keeps fighting to survive inside. The relationship Warga created was a bit lacking for me in the way of authenticity, but I’m sure if there was an epilogue to their story I might have changed my view on the matter.

My-Heart-and-Other-Black-Holes-SettingYou get to see the world through Aysel’s eyes. It is very dark and gloomy which reflects off the way she feels deep down inside her soul. But you begin to see a turn around when she realizes that there is more to live for then suicide.

“I wonder if that’s how darkness wins, by convincing us to trap it inside ourselves, instead of emptying it out.
I don’t want it to win.”

So when her views on the world begin to change so does the setting of the story. What goes from gloomy and depressing becomes light filled and hopeful!

My-Heart-and-Other-Black-Holes-In-ConclusionIf you think that My Heart and Other Black Holes is not a book for you because of the heavy subject matter, then I urge you to step out of your comfort zone and give it a read. I’m sure you will be surprised with how much more than suicide this story is. Suicide may have brought them together, but fighting for each other will keep them alive!

Let me know what you thought of My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga and I hope to see you next week when I bring you another great review!

Until next time,


My-Heart-and-Other-Black-Holes-About-the-AuthorJasmine WargaJasmine Warga grew up outside of Cincinnati, Ohio. Before becoming a full-time writer, she briefly worked as a science teacher. This is her first novel. She like emotive music, animals of all sorts, lemonade, and Swedish Fish. And books.

Books About Diversity | Top 10 Tuesday [3]


Hey guys!

Welcome back to another Top 10 Tuesday weekly fun on my blog! Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. If you want to join in the fun, hop on over to their blog to see what it’s all about!

This week’s topic is Books About Diversity. Now diversity to me means, a book that either has characters from different cultural backgrounds, a book with characters that are apart of the LGBTQ community, or a book that explores different types of complex situations like mental health, sexual orientation etc. So without further ado, here is my list:

10. None of the Above by I.W. Gregorio

None of the AboveWhat if everything you knew about yourself changed in an instant?

When Kristin Lattimer is voted homecoming queen, it seems like another piece of her ideal life has fallen into place. She’s a champion hurdler with a full scholarship to college and she’s madly in love with her boyfriend. In fact, she’s decided that she’s ready to take things to the next level with him.

But Kristin’s first time isn’t the perfect moment she’s planned—something is very wrong. A visit to the doctor reveals the truth: Kristin is intersex, which means that though she outwardly looks like a girl, she has male chromosomes, not to mention boy “parts.”

Dealing with her body is difficult enough, but when her diagnosis is leaked to the whole school, Kristin’s entire identity is thrown into question. As her world unravels, can she come to terms with her new self?

9. More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

More Happy Than NotIn the months after his father’s suicide, it’s been tough for 16-year-old Aaron Soto to find happiness again–but he’s still gunning for it. With the support of his girlfriend Genevieve and his overworked mom, he’s slowly remembering what that might feel like. But grief and the smile-shaped scar on his wrist prevent him from forgetting completely.

When Genevieve leaves for a couple of weeks, Aaron spends all his time hanging out with this new guy, Thomas. Aaron’s crew notices, and they’re not exactly thrilled. But Aaron can’t deny the happiness Thomas brings or how Thomas makes him feel safe from himself, despite the tensions their friendship is stirring with his girlfriend and friends. Since Aaron can’t stay away from Thomas or turn off his newfound feelings for him, he considers turning to the Leteo Institute’s revolutionary memory-alteration procedure to straighten himself out, even if it means forgetting who he truly is.

Why does happiness have to be so hard?

8. Hello, I Love You by Katie M. Stout

Hello I Love YouGrace Wilde is running—from the multi-million dollar mansion her record producer father bought, the famous older brother who’s topped the country music charts five years in a row, and the mother who blames her for her brother’s breakdown. Grace escapes to the farthest place from home she can think of, a boarding school in Korea, hoping for a fresh start.

She wants nothing to do with music, but when her roommate Sophie’s twin brother Jason turns out to be the newest Korean pop music superstar, Grace is thrust back into the world of fame. She can’t stand Jason, whose celebrity status is only outmatched by his oversized ego, but they form a tenuous alliance for the sake of her friendship with Sophie. As the months go by and Grace adjusts to her new life in Korea, even she can’t deny the sparks flying between her and the KPOP idol.

Soon, Grace realizes that her feelings for Jason threaten her promise to herself that she’ll leave behind the music industry that destroyed her family. But can Grace ignore her attraction to Jason and her undeniable pull of the music she was born to write? Sweet, fun, and romantic, this young adult novel explores what it means to experience first love and discover who you really are in the process.

7. Cinder by Marissa Meyer

CinderHumans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl.

Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.

6. Openly Straight by Bill Konigsberg

Openly StraightRafe is a normal teenager from Boulder, Colorado. He plays soccer. He’s won skiing prizes. He likes to write.

And, oh yeah, he’s gay. He’s been out since 8th grade, and he isn’t teased, and he goes to other high schools and talks about tolerance and stuff. And while that’s important, all Rafe really wants is to just be a regular guy. Not that GAY guy. To have it be a part of who he is, but not the headline, every single time.

So when he transfers to an all-boys’ boarding school in New England, he decides to keep his sexuality a secret — not so much going back in the closet as starting over with a clean slate. But then he sees a classmate break down. He meets a teacher who challenges him to write his story. And most of all, he falls in love with Ben . . . who doesn’t even know that love is possible.

This witty, smart, coming-out-again story will appeal to gay and straight kids alike as they watch Rafe navigate feeling different, fitting in, and what it means to be himself.

5. Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

Eleanor and ParkTwo misfits.
One extraordinary love.

Eleanor… Red hair, wrong clothes. Standing behind him until he turns his head. Lying beside him until he wakes up. Making everyone else seem drabber and flatter and never good enough…Eleanor.

Park… He knows she’ll love a song before he plays it for her. He laughs at her jokes before she ever gets to the punch line. There’s a place on his chest, just below his throat, that makes her want to keep promises…Park.

Set over the course of one school year, this is the story of two star-crossed sixteen-year-olds—smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try.

4. My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga

My Heart and Other Black HolesSixteen-year-old physics nerd Aysel is obsessed with plotting her own death. With a mother who can barely look at her without wincing, classmates who whisper behind her back, and a father whose violent crime rocked her small town, Aysel is ready to turn her potential energy into nothingness.

There’s only one problem: she’s not sure she has the courage to do it alone. But once she discovers a website with a section called Suicide Partners, Aysel’s convinced she’s found her solution: a teen boy with the username FrozenRobot (aka Roman) who’s haunted by a family tragedy is looking for a partner.

Even though Aysel and Roman have nothing in common, they slowly start to fill in each other’s broken lives. But as their suicide pact becomes more concrete, Aysel begins to question whether she really wants to go through with it. Ultimately, she must choose between wanting to die or trying to convince Roman to live so they can discover the potential of their energy together. Except that Roman may not be so easy to convince.

3. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

All the Bright PlacesTheodore Finch is fascinated by death, and he constantly thinks of ways he might kill himself. But each time, something good, no matter how small, stops him.

Violet Markey lives for the future, counting the days until graduation, when she can escape her Indiana town and her aching grief in the wake of her sister’s recent death.

When Finch and Violet meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school, it’s unclear who saves whom. And when they pair up on a project to discover the “natural wonders” of their state, both Finch and Violet make more important discoveries: It’s only with Violet that Finch can be himself—a weird, funny, live-out-loud guy who’s not such a freak after all. And it’s only with Finch that Violet can forget to count away the days and start living them. But as Violet’s world grows, Finch’s begins to shrink.

2. The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley by Shaun David Hutchinson

The Five Stages of Andrew BrawleyAndrew Brawley was supposed to die that night. His parents did, and so did his sister, but he survived.

Now he lives in the hospital. He serves food in the cafeteria, he hangs out with the nurses, and he sleeps in a forgotten supply closet. Drew blends in to near invisibility, hiding from his past, his guilt, and those who are trying to find him.

Then one night Rusty is wheeled into the ER, burned on half his body by hateful classmates. His agony calls out to Drew like a beacon, pulling them both together through all their pain and grief. In Rusty, Drew sees hope, happiness, and a future for both of them. A future outside the hospital, and away from their pasts.

But Drew knows that life is never that simple. Death roams the hospital, searching for Drew, and now Rusty. Drew lost his family, but he refuses to lose Rusty, too, so he’s determined to make things right. He’s determined to bargain, and to settle his debts once and for all.

But Death is not easily placated, and Drew’s life will have to get worse before there is any chance for things to get better.

1. Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens AgendaSixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone’s business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he’s been emailing, will be compromised.

With some messy dynamics emerging in his once tight-knit group of friends, and his email correspondence with Blue growing more flirtatious every day, Simon’s junior year has suddenly gotten all kinds of complicated. Now, change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he’s pushed out—without alienating his friends, compromising himself, or fumbling a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he’s never met.

Well there you have it. The Top 10 Books About Diversity. Let me know what you guys think of my list and share with me which books you liked that are diverse!

Until next time,