Fanna's Quick Reviews #1 || 5 Stars To South-Asian Narrative Poems, A Young Adult Dystopian & An Adult Contemporary Romance

Fanna’s Quick Reviews is a series of mini-reviews that are focused on recommending or strictly not recommending a group of books based on a list of points that impressed or absolutely didn’t impress me as a reader or is a paragraph or more of my collective thoughts on a book.

Circus Folk & Village Freaks by Aparna Upadhyaya Sanyal

Publishing Date: September 20, 2018
Genre: Poetry + Short Stories
Rep/Demographic: South-Asian | LGBTQ+ | Diversity | Adult

Circus Folk and Village Freaks is a great collection of narrative poems that build eighteen twisted tales over a wide range of realistic settings, themes, and issues. Yet every tale is so different and gracefully connects the main idea with social relevance, ignorance, and inhumanity that the heartstrings are bound to be touched. From LGBTQ+ representation to mental health exploration, the book compels the reader to feel connected to even the most contorted of stories because, in this poetry-meets-anecdotes, everything is surprising but not so shocking with the truth wrapped around it all.

This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada

Publishing Date: November 2, 2017
Genre: Science Fiction, Dystopia
Rep/Demogrpahic: Young Adult

⛰ dystopian young adult sci-fi
🔬 gene-altering and STEM ideas
🧠 life-threatening virus
📣 exploding human bodies
⏳ saving the world on a time crunch
💞 one true pairing
💣 shocking plot twists
🌍 horrifying yet hopeful world

Get A Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert

Publishing Date: November 5, 2019
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Rep/Demogrpahic: Chronic Pain (Fibromyalgia) | POC Main Character | Adult

💁🏾‍♀️ smart & classy woman
🐈 saving a cat
🌳 tree climbing
👀 genuine concern
💀 chronic pain rep
🔅 cutest younger sister
🔥 steamy thoughts & consensual sex
📝 ‘get a life’ list
🎌 typical deal done between M/F MCs
🎨 artist male MC in black leather jacket
🍻 bike ride & drinking
💭 can’t stop thinking about them
😎 wicked smiles & awkward giggles
✌️🏽 no judgemental pressure

Disclaimer: I received these books as review copies through various sources! This post may contain affiliate links.

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