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Holly Goldberg Sloan
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THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM by Holly Goldberg Sloan

I have been a long-time fan of Holly Goldberg Sloan's books, including Counting by 7s and To Night Owl From Dogfish. When I heard the premise of her newest Middle Grade book, THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM, I had to feature it. Have a look:   It's…
Aminah Mae Safi
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TRAVELERS ALONG THE WAY by Aminah Mae Safi

I love Aminah Mae Safi's contemporary novels, which I featured here, here and here. TRAVELERS ALONG THE WAY: A ROBIN HOOD REMIX is her first fantasy adventure story. Have a look:   Jerusalem, 1192. The Third Crusade rages on. Rahma…
Robin Roe
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DARK ROOM ETIQUETTE by Robin Roe

I featured Robin Roe's debut, A LIST OF CAGES, back in 2018. Her newest book, DARK ROOM ETIQUETTE is set to come out on October 11, 2022, and I seriously can't wait for it: SIXTEEN-YEAR-OLD SAYERS WAYTE HAS EVERYTHING. Popularity,…
Raquel Marie
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OPHELIA AFTER ALL by Racquel Marie

When I first heard the premise of OPHELIA AFTER ALL, I had to feature it. This heartwarming contemporary YA follows queer Cuban-Irish American teenager Ophelia Rojas and as she rediscovers herself during her senior year in high school. Libraries…
Rosiee Thor
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FIRE BECOMES HER by Rosiee Thor

Back in 2019, I featured Rosiee Thor's queer science-fantasy novel, TARNISHED ARE THE STARS. Their newest book, FIRE BECOMES HER, features queer platonic relationships as well as aro/ace spectrum characters.   Flare is power. With…
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THANKS, CARISSA, FOR RUINING MY LIFE by Dallas Woodburn

In early 2020, I featured Dallas Woodburn's YA novel, The Best Week that Never Happened. Her newest title, THANKS, CARISSA, FOR RUINING MY LIFE, has a really great narrative tone. It officially debuted on February 8, 2022:   Brad…
Megan Shephard
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DOG STAR by Megan Shepherd

I've been a fan of Megan Shepherd since her YA novel Grim Lovelies. I'm currently devouring her Middle Grade book The Secret Horses of Briar Hill, and just ordered her newest Middle Grade, DOG STAR, on my Kindle. The beginning of DOG STAR took…
Jennieke Cohen
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MY FINE FELLOW by Jennieke Cohen

I featured Jennieke Cohen's previous book back in 2020, and when I heard she had a new one, I had reach out to her again. MY FINE FELLOW offers a gender-flipped spin on My Fair Lady with some added delectable foods interspersed throughout:   Helena…
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EVERYTHING WITHIN AND IN BETWEEN by Nikki Barthelmess

I received an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) of EVERYTHING WITHIN AND IN BETWEEN by Nikki Barthelmess, and as soon as I started reading, I fell in love with the main character, Ri. This story offers such a great lens into a mixed heritage Latine…
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DREAMS LIE BENEATH by Rebecca Ross

I've had the privilege of interviewing Rebecca Ross about her Queen's Rising series, as well as about her book SISTERS OF SWORD AND SONG. Her newest YA novel, DREAMS LIE BENEATH, came out on November 2, 2021:   A curse plagues the…