Diversity spotlight Thursday is a meme created by Aimal@Bookshelves and Paperbacks. Each week, you discuss three books: one that you’ve read, one that’s on your TBR and one that hasn’t been released yet. I’ve been on hiatus for a great part of the end of last year and I’m not sure if anyone is still doing this but I loved this bookish meme? Please let me know if you’re still doing it!
Hold Me is a brilliant example of what I wish I’d find more often in romance novels, and takes the enemy-to-lovers trope to a whole new level, without it never being unbelievable but rather, gradual and splendidly executed.
Hold Me is also wonderfully diverse, with a Latinx trans woman MC (MARIA LOPEZ IS THE BEST OKAY), a Chinese/Thai American bisexual love interest (whose mother is Muslim and father is Buddhist) (also SO MUCH GROWTH for his character, love it).
Want to know more? Read my review here.
Chainbreaker is the second novel of The Timekeeper series by Tara Sim. I’ve recently read Timekeeper and it was such a good surprise, I cannot wait to read more about Danny and Colton’s adventures! If you like imaginative worlds, captivating plots and well-rounded characters, I urge you to start this fantastic series!
Read my review of the first novel here.
In an epic fantasy kingdom inspired by African legends, a young assassin finds himself hunted by the brothers and sisters he has trained alongside since birth.
A teenaged assassin is hunted by his own Brotherhood as he seeks to uncover a supernatural conspiracy before it’s too late.
Neythan is one of five adolescents trained and raised together by a mysterious brotherhood of assassins known as the Shedaím. When Neythan is framed for the murder of his closest friend, he pursues his betrayer, and in so doing learns there’s far more to the Brotherhood, and even the world itself, than he’d ever thought possible.
Lost Gods has been one of my most-anticipated release of 2018 since I’ve read this article about its origin story. Not to mention that I felt in instalove with its synopsis. I mean?? An epic fantasy kingdom inspired by African legends? A brotherhood of assassins? What more do you need?
Tell me, have you read any of these books? What are your most anticipated diverse releases? What are your favorite diverse reads?
See you next week!