Diversity Spotlight Thursday| Sept. 29, 2016

Diversity Spotlight Thursday is a weekly feature hosted by Aimal at Bookshelves and Paperbacks. For more information on this meme please CLICK HERE 

To take part all you need to do is answer the following questions:

  1. A diverse book you have read and enjoyed
  2. A diverse book that has already been released but you have not read
  3. A diverse book that has not yet been released


A Book I Have Read

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

The first book that comes to mind is Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. 

I absolutely adore this book and I think that everyone should read it. It’s a great coming of age story. 

Blurb: Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When the two meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common. But as the loners start spending time together, they discover that they share a special friendship—the kind that changes lives and lasts a lifetime. And it is through this friendship that Ari and Dante will learn the most important truths about themselves and the kind of people they want to be.

A Book on my TBR
Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova

A bisexual Bruja? Never read something like it before. I won this in a giveaway and I can’t wait for it to get here. 

Blurb: Nothing says Happy Birthday like summoning the spirits of your dead relatives.

I fall to my knees. Shattered glass, melted candles and the outline of scorched feathers are all that surround me. Every single person who was in my house – my entire family — is gone.

Alex is a bruja, the most powerful witch in a generation…and she hates magic. At her Deathday celebration, Alex performs a spell to rid herself of her power. But it backfires. Her whole family vanishes into thin air, leaving her alone with Nova, a brujo boy she can’t trust. A boy whose intentions are as dark as the strange markings on his skin.

The only way to get her family back is to travel with Nova to Los Lagos, a land in-between, as dark as Limbo and as strange as Wonderland…

Beautiful Creatures meets Daughter of Smoke and Bone with an infusion of Latin American tradition in this highly original fantasy adventure.

A Book that has not yet been released
Iron Cast by Destiny Soria

First, look at how gorgeous this cover is! I’m so excited for this book. 

Girl power? Gangs? Music? Historical? Magic? I’m in! 

This comes out on October 11, 2016. So make sure to get yourself a copy. 

Blurb: It’s Boston, 1919, and the Cast Iron club is packed. On stage, hemopaths—whose “afflicted” blood gives them the ability to create illusions through art—captivate their audience. Corinne and Ada have been best friends ever since infamous gangster Johnny Dervish recruited them into his circle. By night they perform for Johnny’s crowds, and by day they con Boston’s elite. When a job goes wrong and Ada is imprisoned, they realize how precarious their position is. After she escapes, two of the Cast Iron’s hires are shot, and Johnny disappears. With the law closing in, Corinne and Ada are forced to hunt for answers, even as betrayal faces them at every turn.

I think this is an awesome meme and that we do need more diverse books. Because readers need to be represented and feel like they are indeed important too. 


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9 thoughts on “Diversity Spotlight Thursday| Sept. 29, 2016

  1. I’m so impatient to get my hands on Labyrinth Lost, honestly! I don’t think I’ve heard anything bad about that book, and Fall is such a great time to read a book about witches. 🙂

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  2. I have been waiting impatiently for Labyrinth Lost all summer so I was REALLY pumped to be able to finally pick it up while I was on vacation last week. I sped through half of it on the flight home and I’m in LOVE with it. I really think you’ll enjoy it!


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