102 YA Books by Black Authors: An Essential Reading List

102 YA Books by Black Authors: An Essential Reading List

Young Adult (YA/Teen) books by Black authors are some of my favourite all-time reads. The best YA books written by Black authors are all on our ultimate list. This list of new and best teen Black author books is better than a trip to the bookstore! So many of my favourite books have been authored by Black authors and this post is my way of showing support to these authors. So, open your book tracking app and get ready to add these fantastic YA books by Black authors to your TBR. Continue reading

Review: Yellow Brick War by Danielle Paige

Review: Yellow Brick War by Danielle PaigeTitle: Yellow Brick War (Dorothy Must Die #3)
Series: Dorothy Must Die #3
Author: Danielle Paige
Also by this author: The Wicked Will Rise (Dorothy Must Die #2)
Publisher: HarperCollins
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult Fiction
Publication Date: March 15, 2016
Rating: four-half-stars
Series Rating: four-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

Once upon a time, there was a girl from Kansas named Dorothy.

You might know her as the Girl Who Rode the Cyclone. She ended up in Oz, where she became friends with the Tin Woodman, the Scarecrow, and the Cowardly Lion. But the temptation of magic was too much for her. She let it change her. Her friends became twisted versions of their former selves.

The magical land of Oz is now a dark and menacing place.

My name is Amy Gumm. Tornadoes must have a thing about girls from Kansas, because I got swept away on one too. I also landed in Oz, where Good is Wicked, Wicked is Good, and the Wicked Witches clued me in to my true calling:


The only way to stop Dorothy from destroying Oz—and Kansas—is to kill her. And I’m the only one who can do it.

But I failed. Others died for my mistakes. Because of me, the portal between the worlds has been opened and Kansas and Oz are both in danger. And if I don’t find a way to close it?

Dorothy will make sure I never get to go home again.

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Review: Yellow Brick War by Danielle Paige

Yellow Brick War by Danielle Paige is an incredible third instalment to the Dorothy Must Die series. The story is so unique and the main character is just so spunky. This book is a little more modern than the others, but I was really intrigued by the way everything connects. Continue reading

How to Keep Rolling After a Fall, Karole Cozzo

How to Keep Rolling After a Fall, Karole CozzoTitle: How to Keep Rolling After a Fall
Author: Karole Cozzo
Also by this author: How to Say I Love You Out Loud
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult Fiction
Publication Date: August 2, 2016
Rating: five-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

After a cyber bullying incident turns her life upside down, a handsome wheelchair rugby player shows a former mean girl that everyone deserves a second chance.

The party was at her house. The photos were posted to her Facebook account. That's all the evidence anyone needed to condemn Nikki Baylor for a cyberbullying incident that humiliated a classmate and nearly resulted in the girl's suicide. Now Nikki's been expelled from her old school, her friends have abandoned her, and even her own parents can't look her in the eye. With her plans for the future all but destroyed, Nikki resigns herself to being the girl everyone hates - almost as much as she hates herself. But then Nikki meets Pax, a spirited wheelchair rugby player who knows what it's like when one mistake completely shatters your life. Refusing to judge her because of her past, he shows her that everyone deserves a second chance... and everyone deserves to be loved.


❃ I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. ❃

How to Keep Rolling After a Fall by Karole Cozzo

How to Keep Rolling After a Fall by Karole Cozzo is definitely one of my favourite books of the year. It is educational, yet entertaining and contains a character in a wheelchair who has got to be one of the most positive people ever. There are themes of loss, but the book is more about getting back on your feet. This is such an important book that everyone should read! Continue reading

Review: P.S. I Like You by Kasie West

Review: P.S. I Like You by Kasie West

P.S. I Like You by Kasie West is my first Kasie West novel and since I enjoyed it so much, I’m going to have to read some more! This book is all about a mystery pen pal. It also contains a main character who is awkward and relatable. I loved reading about her big family as well. Continue reading