Book Haul | July + August 5 Star Predictions

I was planning on posting up a review today because it has been so long since I’ve posted one but have had a really difficult day. Instead, I was inspired by Fay’s 5 Star TBR prediction post and decided to do one based around my July and August haul of YALC books, ARCs, gifts, and charity shop finds!

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ARC Review: Queering Sexual Violence | The Sexual Violence Resource that Everybody Needs to Read

TITLE: Queering Sexual Violence: Radical Voices from Within the Anti-Violence Movement
AUTHOR: edited by Jennifer Patterson
SERIES: N/A
RELEASED: April 2016; Riverdale Avenue Books
GENRE: Non-fiction
FORMAT: eBook

KEY INFO: non-fiction, anthology, advocacy and activism, radical organizing
REPRESENTATION: queer authors, non-binary, trans women, trans men, cis queer women, women of colour, people of colour, survivors, mental illness (not complete list)
CONTENT NOTICES: pretty much everything you can think of – rape, sexual violence, incest, child abuse, eating disorders, BDSM, institutional violence, suicide attempts, physical violence, racism, racialized violence, neglect, emotional abuse, domestic abuse.

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World Oceans Day | Review – OCEANS: The Anthology

TITLE: Oceans: The Anthology
AUTHOR: edited by Jessica West
SERIES: Frontiers of Speculative Fiction
RELEASED: September 2017; Holt Smith Ltd
GENRE: Speculative Fiction
FORMAT: eBook

KEY INFO: Anthology, short stories, water-themed, environmental themes
REPRESENTATION:
female MC’s
CONTENT NOTICES:
N/A

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AAPI Heritage Month | Reviews

As May was AAPI Heritage Month, this post is coming a liiiittle bit late but I didn’t want to miss out on the opportunity to share with you all my AAPI Heritage Month reads and a quick rundown of what I thought of each of them!

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ARC Review: Where the Stars Rise: Asian SFF | A Magical and Thought-Provoking Anthology, Packed Full of Diversity

TITLE: Where the Stars Rise: Asian Science Fiction & Fantasy
AUTHOR: Edited by Lucas K. Law and Derwin Mak
SERIES: N/A
RELEASED: October 2017; Laksa Media Groups
GENRE: Science Fiction & Fantasy
FORMAT: eBook

KEY INFO: Anthology, #ownvoices, speculative fiction, alternative histories, cultural tradition, folklore
REPRESENTATION: MC’s of colour, disabled characters
CONTENT NOTICES: Immigration, poverty, sexual abuse, child abuse, slavery, discrimination, ableism, death, violence, racism, child neglect.

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