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Diversity Spotlight #2

This meme is from Bookshelves and Paperbacks and it is designed to highlight a diverse book you have read, as well as promote other diverse books (released and not released)! This is the second time I am doing this and I have set a goal to do one every other week. Let’s go!

I read and enjoyed: Dreadnought by April Daniels

Dreadnought Cover ImageDreadnought is a story about a trans teenager who is magically transformed into a girl and a superhero. Both of these transformation cause problems as her dad is unwilling to accept her new identity. Additionally she must choose if she is going to accept her super hero status and save the world, or remain happy in her new body, living a normal life. I really enjoyed this novel, I have read one trans MC (main character) novel before, The Sunlight Pilgrims, and liked it. However, it did not focus on her gender as much as this novel, so I found that aspect really interesting. A full review will come in March, so this is a teaser!

I am glad I was approved by Netgalley to read this story. I do not usually read YA fiction, so I enjoyed going out of my comfort zone.

Six of Crows Cover ImageA book out, but haven’t read: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

I was actually just gifted this book for my birthday! It is on my list of books to read. That isn’t saying much since I have so many to read, but it is in my next 10. Six of Crows is basically a YA heist novel where a group of unlikely criminals come together to pull off an unbelievable steal. I am so excited to read this since I have heard such great things about it.

The Hate U Give CoverA book that is not yet released: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

I have heard so many great things about this book. The Hate U Give is about a sixteen year old girl who attends a wealthy high school. She must balance the intense wealth disparity between her poor neighborhood and the wealthy classmates. When her best friend is shot, she must decide what to say. It is inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement. Excited is an understatement for me.

Can you believe that all of three books for today are YA fiction? Who would have thought it!

Diverse-a-thon Wrap Up

I really enjoyed Miranda and Caliban. It was such a good rewrite that made me look at The Tempest in a different way. I really recommend to anyone even if you haven’t read the original. I will be posting a review soon. I also finished Everything Belongs to Us which I absolutely LOVED. It is one of those books where you think you have an ending you want, you get it, and then it feels hollow because the whole book it challenged your definitions of so many things. I also have a review going up soon on this, and I cannot wait to share it with you!

What are you looking forward to reading?

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8 thoughts on “Diversity Spotlight #2

    1. yes me too, in fact I asked for the first one for my birthday, and the giver of the gift bought both because she said I had to read them!

    1. Yay for Six of Crows and have a good weekend yourself. I was recently talking to someone about Dreadnought, and it is not an upbeat book (a lot of things happen), so I don’t want you to go into it thinking it will be all rainbows! But I did enjoy it 🙂

    1. Yes, I did enjoy Dreadnought. Just a warning, which only came up in discussion with a friend, it can be pretty negative/sad for a good chunk of the novel (also the people can be pretty negative)!

  1. Ooh, such a wonderful list, Lili! I was going to read Dreadnought but after my Twitter poll, I went with Iron Cast instead! I think I’ll read that next though – I really need to read more books about trans protagonists.
    I quite enjoyed Six of Crows, so I hope you enjoy it!

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