mini book reviews (ft. diverse new releases!!) ♡

hey guys! i recently read three #ownvoices books written by diverse authors, and since their release dates are so close to each other, i thought i’d just publish all of my thoughts in a single post. i really enjoyed these books, and i’m so excited to be sharing them with you all.

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book review – the dragon warrior by katie zhao

i received a review copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. all opinions below are my own.

happy chung yeung festival!

before i begin my post, i’d like to extend a huge thank you to shealea @ shut up, shealea for being the absolute best and devoting so much time to promoting diverse literature ♡ i’ve been following shealea and her blog tours for some time now, and this is the first time i’m participating in one. thank you so much, shealea and bloomsbury publishing, for letting me host a review stop! i can’t wait to share my love of the dragon warrior by katie zhao with you all. 🙂

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book review – michigan vs. the boys by carrie s. allen

i received a review copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. all opinions below are my own.

Michigan vs. the Boys by Carrie S. Allen


★★★★★

When a determined girl is confronted with the culture of toxic masculinity, it’s time to even the score.
Michigan Manning lives for hockey, and this is her year to shine. That is, until she gets some crushing news: budget cuts will keep the girls’ hockey team off the ice this year.
If she wants colleges to notice her, Michigan has to find a way to play. Luckily, there’s still one team left in town …
The boys’ team isn’t exactly welcoming, but Michigan’s prepared to prove herself. She plays some of the best hockey of her life, in fact, all while putting up with changing in the broom closet, constant trash talk and “harmless” pranks that always seem to target her.
But once hazing crosses the line into assault, Michigan must weigh the consequences of speaking up – even if it means putting her future on the line.

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