The Everlasting Rose by Dhonielle Clayton

Dhonielle Clayton continues to weave a masterful web ensnaring my attention and my appreciation. The world of Orléans she has built has quickly become one that I long to return to.

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

I love a good dystopian fiction novel, but mix in some super powers and this anime loving girl is in her bookish happy place!

Below (North #1) by Alexandria Warwick

The intricacy of the world building gave me goosebumps. I was able to recreate the Inuit world in my mind so easily because of the detail the book entailed.

A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi

A Very Large Expanse of Sea transports us back to 2002 in the wake of 9/11 when tensions are high and negative extremist stereotypes of Muslims are rampant. Here, we meet Shirin, a 16 year-old Muslim-American who’s learning how to navigate high school in this new post-9/11 reality. Shirin is just like any other American girl, but those around her can only see her hijab and the prejudices that surround her choice of showing her faith.