On My Wish List

Usually I’m not a fan of dystopian. I think we all know this by now. But Jen at The Bookavid (which is a fantastic book blog you should totally check out), told me I had to read 27 Hours by Tristina Wright. Not only is it filled with representation of PoC and all sorts of sexualities, there is a Deaf person in the book.

As a Deaf/HoH person let me tell you how easy it is to find Deaf or HoH characters outside of contemporaries. It’s not. When I do find one, usually it’s done horribly.  Deafness is magically cured or the Deaf/HoH person is just the sidekick that makes the hearing people look good (“Hey, look at me, I’m cool and hip cause I have a friend who can’t hear and I let them tag along with me!”). Contemporaries have this problem too.

So when Jen told me that 27 Hours had gargoyles and awesome representation including a Deaf character that can hold their own, I was totally down for reading this! Sadly I have to wait until October 8th, 2017. Below is the cover, pre-order links and a link to the author’s twitter. Trust me, you’ll want to follow her twitter.

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Goodreads Description: Rumor Mora fears two things: hellhounds too strong for him to kill, and failure. Jude Welton has two dreams: for humans to stop killing monsters, and for his strange abilities to vanish.

But in no reality should a boy raised to love monsters fall for a boy raised to kill them.

Nyx Llorca keeps two secrets: the moon speaks to her, and she’s in love with Dahlia, her best friend. Braeden Tennant wants two things: to get out from his mother’s shadow, and to unlearn Epsilon’s darkest secret.

They’ll both have to commit treason to find the truth.

During one twenty-seven-hour night, if they can’t stop the war between the colonies and the monsters from becoming a war of extinction, the things they wish for will never come true, and the things they fear will be all that’s left.

27 Hours is a sweeping, thrilling story featuring a stellar cast of queer teenagers battling to save their homes and possibly every human on Sahara as the clock ticks down to zero.

You can definitely expect me to read and review 27 Hours as soon as I get my hands on it. I wish that I had these sorts of books when I was growing up and I’m really happy that the upcoming generation gets to have this sort of representation. while you’re at it, be sure to check out Tristina Wright’s twitter. She has some really cool stuff there and it’s a great way to show support.

On My Wish List

Before She Ignites by Jodi Meadows has it all. Beautiful cover? Check. A heroine who struggles with OCD and crippling anxiety? Check! Dragons? Oh yeah, they’ve got dragons.

Some books are insta-pre-orders for me and this book is at the top of the list!

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Check out the Goodreads description (and add it to your TBR list!):

Before
Mira Minkoba is the Hopebearer. Since the day she was born, she’s been told she’s special. Important. Perfect. She’s known across the Fallen Isles not just for her beauty, but for the Mira Treaty named after her, a peace agreement which united the seven islands against their enemies on the mainland.
But Mira has never felt as perfect as everyone says. She counts compulsively. She struggles with crippling anxiety. And she’s far too interested in dragons for a girl of her station.
After
Then Mira discovers an explosive secret that challenges everything she and the Treaty stand for. Betrayed by the very people she spent her life serving, Mira is sentenced to the Pit–the deadliest prison in the Fallen Isles. There, a cruel guard would do anything to discover the secret she would die to protect.
No longer beholden to those who betrayed her, Mira must learn to survive on her own and unearth the dark truths about the Fallen Isles–and herself–before her very world begins to collapse.
Jodi Meadows’s new Fallen Isles series blazes with endangered magic, slow-burn romance, and inner fire.

Well if the description isn’t enough to get you hooked that cover is. The cover holds so much, and I really do recommend that you read the author’s blog post for the cover reveal. Reading that made me even more excited for this book. I was thrilled to find out the story behind the model. I’ve seen book covers with Black or other PoC models on the cover and yet the character description pretty much had them coded as white. It’s a bait and switch I cannot imagine how hurtful that must be for a reader, to think they’re getting representation and to not get it at all. So even though the model clearly looked like a heroine I could get behind, I was worried. After reading the blog post, my fears were laid to rest. The post also dropped some hints about the world building which once again, got me super excited.

The bar is set high for this one, but I’m sure it will live up to my excitement. This will be my first Jodi Meadows book but I’m really looking forward to it.