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Recommendation: The Bone Witch - Rin Chupeco: Necromancy and Witches
In THE BONE WITCH, Tea gets taken in by a seasoned necromancer after she accidentally resurrects her dead older brother Fox. What intrigued me : Necromancy! How to sell a book to me in one word. For both fantasy lovers and skeptics THE BONE WITCH follows th...

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No More Free Diversity Education On This Blog | Blog News
Because of repeated harassment and lack of allyship, both on my social media and my blog, I have decided to no longer provide free education in terms of diversity.  I have about six posts left in my queue that I will still publish because it would be a wast...

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White Authors Who Write about Slavery | YA Talk
If you've read any of my reviews in the past months, you already know what's coming. These days, it's virtually impossible to find a speculative fiction read by a white author that doesn't feature their take on slavery.  I don't know why this is a thing, I ...

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Nobody Cares What You Read: "Censorship", "Bullying", and Problematic Books | Book Blogging Etiquette (#11)
If you've listened to the conversations regarding diverse books for...  ... more than 5 seconds, you're probably familiar with the obligatory person claiming censorship when told not to support a specific problematic book of choice. I think we need to learn...

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[Review] Station Eleven - Emily St. John Mandel: Epidemics and the Apocalypse
In STATION ELEVEN, an epidemic outbreak changes the lives of different people forever.  What intrigued me : I felt like reading some dystopian. Very Literary I tried my best with STATION ELEVEN, but we just weren't meant to be. This one of those extremely l...

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The Difference Between Romanticized Mental Illness and Romance with Mental Illness | YA Talk
Today I've brought Leah from While Reading and Walking on the blog to talk a bit about mental illness romanticization. Enjoy! As writers, readers, and reviewers, there is a lot of responsibility on our shoulders when it comes to the representation of mental...

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Recommendation: The Seafarers Kiss - Julia Ember: Bisexuality and Mermaids
In THE SEAFARER'S KISS, mermaid Ersel falls in love with shieldmaiden Ragna and causes lots of trouble back home at the ice castle. What intrigued me : I absolutely loved her debut UNICORN TRACKS . Action-filled intricate world I knew I'd love THE SEAFARER'...

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[Review] A Million Worlds With You (Firebird #3) - Claudia Gray: Parallel Universes and Evil Twins
In A MILLION WORLDS WITH YOU, Marguerite's evil parallel universe self is hell-bent on killing every version of Marguerite in every single universe she can so she can't sabotage the plans of Home Office. What intrigued me : The conclusion to my favorite ser...

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Need A Sensitivity Reader or Some Editing? | Blog News
As you may or may not know, I do editing on the side. Until now, it's been more of a word of mouth kind of thing, I've never really publicly opened to editing before. Maybe you've also seen the shiny new tab on my blog.  Let me introduce you to all the thin...

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13 Upcoming 2017 YA Books About Boys Who Like Boys | #DiversityBoost
A couple fantastic releases about boys who like boys! 2017 is a good year for everyone who loves to read about queer boys.  Do yourself a favor, diversify yours(h)elf and add all these fantastic releases to your TBR! HISTORY IS ALL YOU LEFT ME - Adam Silver...
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