I'll start off with the new books I got, then post about the reviews I did this week (in case you missed any) and finally I'll let you know what's going at Reading in Color, especially concerning the Magic Under Glass cover controversy.
This week I went to the library (so much for not going to the library) and ended up getting more books when I already have a ton that I need to read at home! *sigh* But they all look great so yay books!
Fat Hoochie Prom Queen by Nico Medina
Margarita "Madge" Diaz is fat, foxy, and fabulous. She loves herself, and is adored by almost everyone else...except queen bee/student-body president Bridget Benson. These two girls have a history that's uglier than a drag queen after last call. During a heated argument, they decide there's only one way to end their rivalry: be named prom queen and the other backs off -- for good.
Of course, everything looks different in the sober light of morning, but pride is at stake and the race is on. Madge is committed to doing whatever it takes to secure the title, but so is Bridget. And everyone's got something to hide.
Welcome to Winter Park High School, where the dirt's not just gonna fly...it's gonna go into freakin' orbit.
Niger, West Africa, 2070: After a nuclear fallout in the early twenty-first century, the earth's civilization has been completely transformed. Magic, mysticism, and mind-blowing technology now rule the world. In West Africa, fourteen-year old Ejii struggles to master her own magical powers. When her world is completely upended after she witnesses her father's death, Ejii faces a unique opportunity to explore her power and realize her destiny. But is she ready for the responsibility that comes along with that? Embarking on a journey across the Sahara, Ejii befriends new allies and battles dangerous foes. It soon becomes clear that her people need to be protected from a terrible force seeking to annihilate them. And Ejii may just be their last hope for survival.
-I finally got this book! So excited :D I decided to finally get it because I plan on writing a February post about the lack of poc in sci fi/fantasy. And I realized that I'd only read two sci fi/fantasy books about poc (A Wish After Midnight by Zetta Elliott and Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon) and I want to read more before I write the post.
-A gift from my mother. If you're reading this, thanks mom! (*waves*) I've wanted this book for so long and now I have it :D
You can win Flight to Freedom, The Ring and The House on Mango Street (I haven't reviewed this book yet and I won't be able to before the giveaway ends, but it's a beautiful book, so well written. Short but conveys an important message. 5/5)