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The Black Flamingo – Dean Atta

Trigger warnings for colourism, racism and homophobia. Blurb:A boy comes to terms with his identity as a mixed-race gay teen - then at university he finds his wings as a drag artist, The Black Flamingo. A bold story about the power of embracing your uniqueness. Sometimes, we need to take charge, to stand up wearing… Continue reading The Black Flamingo – Dean Atta

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Crazy Rich Asians – Kevin Kwan

Blurb:When Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, she envisions a humble family home, long drives to explore the island, and quality time with the man she might one day marry. What she doesn't know is that Nick's family home happens to look like a palace, that she'll… Continue reading Crazy Rich Asians – Kevin Kwan

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I’m Thinking of Ending Things – Iain Reid

Blurb:A man and his girlfriend are on their way to a secluded farm. When the two take an unexpected detour, she is left stranded in a deserted high school, wondering if there is any escape at all. What follows is a twisted unraveling that will haunt you long after the last page is turned. My… Continue reading I’m Thinking of Ending Things – Iain Reid

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Clap When You Land – Elizabeth Acevedo

Trigger warning for sexual assult, parental death, plane crash Blurb:Camino Rios lives for the summers when her father visits her in the Dominican Republic. But this time, on the day when his plane is supposed to land, Camino arrives at the airport to see crowds of crying people…In New York City, Yahaira Rios is called… Continue reading Clap When You Land – Elizabeth Acevedo

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She Lies in Wait – Gytha Lodge – Bookrush 9

Trigger warning for rape, underage drug use and grooming. Blurb:Six friends. One killer. Whom do you trust?  On a hot July night in 1983, six school friends go camping in the forest. Bright and brilliant, they are destined for great things, and young Aurora Jackson is dazzled to be allowed to tag along.  Thirty years… Continue reading She Lies in Wait – Gytha Lodge – Bookrush 9

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The Accident – Linwood Barclay- Bookrush 8

BlurbGlen Barber isn't the only person in the small town of Milford with things on his mind. The recession has been bad for his construction business, especially after a mysterious fire destroys one of his buildings. But everyone else in Milford seems to have problems too, as the financial pressures begin to pinch. Glen's troubles,… Continue reading The Accident – Linwood Barclay- Bookrush 8

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Cemetery Boys – Aiden Thomas

Blurb:Yadriel has summoned a ghost, and now he can't get rid of him.When his traditional Latinx family has problems accepting his true gender, Yadriel becomes determined to prove himself a real brujo. With the help of his cousin and best friend Maritza, he performs the ritual himself, and then sets out to find the ghost… Continue reading Cemetery Boys – Aiden Thomas

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Pet – Akwaeke Emezi

Trigger warning for child abuse references. Blurb:There are no more monsters anymore, or so the children in the city of Lucille are taught. With doting parents and a best friend named Redemption, Jam has grown up with this lesson all her life. But when she meets Pet, a creature made of horns and colours and… Continue reading Pet – Akwaeke Emezi

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With The Fire on High – Elizabeth Acevedo

Trigger Warning for teenage pregnancy Blurb:Ever since she got pregnant, seventeen-year-old Emoni's life has been about making the tough decisions - doing what has to be done for her young daughter and her grandmother. Keeping her head down at school, trying not to get caught up with new boy Malachi. The one place she can… Continue reading With The Fire on High – Elizabeth Acevedo

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Solo – Kwame Alexander & Mary Rand Hess – #20booksofsummer

This is my 7th book for the #20booksofsummer challenge hosted by Cathy at 746books. Blurb:Blade never asked for a life of the rich and famous. In fact, he’d give anything not to be the son of Rutherford Morrison, a washed-up rock star and drug addict with delusions of a comeback. Or to no longer be… Continue reading Solo – Kwame Alexander & Mary Rand Hess – #20booksofsummer