Renee N.'s Book Reviews

The Avant-Guards Volume 1

The Avant-Guards Volume 1

Charlie has just transferred to an arts school. She doesn’t know anyone and she’s not even sure she made the right choice switching schools.  During an activity fair she starts getting hounded by a girl at one of the booths who is trying to start a basketball team at the school for the first time.  […]


Dustborn by Erin Bowman

Dustborn by Erin Bowman

I’ve always been a fan of Erin Bowman.  She writes amazing science fiction and some of the only historical fiction (westerns) I actually enjoy reading.  Dustborn combines all of the world building and action  from her previous books into one story.  Delta, lives in a world where everything is sun scorched and desert.  Rivers and […]


Clean Getaway by Nic Stone

Clean Getaway by Nic Stone

William “Scoob” Lamar has been suspended from school and his dad, who’s always hard on him is not pleased.  Scoob thinks this suspension is going be a huge drag until his G-ma pulls up one day in an RV and says they’re going on a road trip.  Scoob loves hi G-ma, so he doesn’t think […]


The Black Friend: On Being a Better White Person

The Black Friend: On Being a Better White Person

The Black Friend, is a great resource for white teens looking to learn more about anti -racism and social justice.  Not only does author, Fredrick Joseph pull in his own perspectives and life experiences into the book; he also interviews  authors and activists like Angie Thomas and Jemele Hill.   Joseph covers and gives relatable examples […]


The Inheritance Games

The Inheritance Games

One day Avery is spending the night in her car because her half sister’s boyfriend is a jerk and the next day she finds out that some random dead rich guy has named her in his will.  Well, the random rich guy turns out to be famous billionaire, Tobias Hawthorne. For some unknown reason he […]


Quince Volume 1

Quince Volume 1

Quince is a hilarious and heartwarming collection of comics featuring reluctant and short term superhero Lupe.  Lupe is just a few days away from her Quinceañera and she has no idea what’s in store for her once the day arrives.  When she wakes up that morning something is different, she has super powers.  Lupe’s aubela […]


Elatsoe by Darcie Little Badger

Elatsoe by Darcie Little Badger

The women in Ellie’s (short for Elatsoe)life  have a special power, the ability to raise the ghosts of dead animals. The animals not only come back as ghosts they can see and talk to, but the ghosts can do their bidding as well.   After Ellie’s cousin is killed unexpectedly, he appears to her in a […]


All Boys Aren’t Blue: A Memoir Manifesto

All Boys Aren’t Blue: A Memoir Manifesto

This memoir manifesto is a must read.  George M. Johnson takes us through growing up as a Black Queer boy and how different moments and people in his young life shaped who he is today.  George shares very intimate moments of this life; from traumas he experienced, his first time having sex and to his […]


A Blade So Black

A Blade So Black

A thrilling adventure into a re-imagined Wonderland.  Shortly after her dad passed, Alice was pulled into a whole new world where dark creatures called Nightmares (from Wonderland) can creep into our world and wreak havoc.  Now she’s a dreamwalker, a skilled warrior, trained to defeat the Nightmares before they ever cross to our world.  Alice […]


The Best Lies

The Best Lies

The love of Remy’s life has been murdered by her best friend.  Now Remy must decide what the truth is. Her best friend Elise is the only person who really understood and empowered her and so it must have been a mistake when Elise shot Jack.  Bouncing back and forth through Remy’s life; different memories […]


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