If you’re looking for an #OwnVoices YA title with a softly whimsical slice of life narrative, pick up Made in Korea— it’s a good pick for a light weekend read with a hint of romance.
Yolk by Mary H.K. Choi
Choi’s latest release is poignant and personal, absurdly honest, raw, and individual in all its fury. And it’s terrific.
All the Stars and Teeth by Adalyn Grace
All the Stars and Teeth has the excitement of a swashbuckling pirate’s tale paired with the inspiring story of a strong female heroine, and I loved every page of it.
The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune
The House in the Cerulean Sea starts off as the story of unassuming stickler-for-rules Linus Baker. Despite Linus’ reserved attitude and what seems like a paralyzing aversion to conflict (an aversion to making waves, you might say), you immediately sense there’s something more. Readers can look forward to watching his unexpected transformation hiding just around the corner. Despite… Continue reading The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune
Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
So who else besides me read the book after the movie? Howl’s Moving Castle (the Studio Ghibli movie) is a glorious fever-dream delight. And if you enjoyed that, you must read the YA novel that inspired (at least the first 15 minutes of) the movie. In the book, Sophie shines as an even stronger heroine than she was depicted… Continue reading Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones