Diversity Spotlight Thursday #3

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DIVERSITY SPOTLIGHT THURSDAY IS A WEEKLY MEME HOSTED BY AIMAL @BOOKSHELVES & PAPERBACKS. EVERY WEEK, YOU COME UP WITH ONE BOOK IN EACH OF THREE DIFFERENT CATEGORIES: A DIVERSE BOOK YOU HAVE READ AND ENJOYED, A DIVERSE BOOK ON YOUR TBR, AND ONE THAT HAS NOT YET BEEN RELEASED. YOU CAN CHECK OUT THE ANNOUNCEMENT POST FOR MORE INFORMATION.

A DIVERSE BOOK YOU HAVE READ AND ENJOYED

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Connie Bennett is a freak. She has premonitions, crazy wild hair and the boy she’s loved for three years doesn’t know who she is. Suddenly she can hear everyone’s thoughts and she finds herself drawn to a mysterious, scarred boy. Sparks literally fly between them, but could he actually be dangerous? Then she discovers there’s a gang of zombie-like young girls being controlled by someone. Only Connie can stop him. Can she cut the Puppetmaster’s strings?

 

A DIVERSE BOOK ON YOUR TBR

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From JONATHAN LUNA (GIRLS, THE SWORD, ULTRA, Spider-Woman: Origin) and SARAH VAUGHN (Sparkshooter) comes ALEX + ADA, a sci-fi drama set in the near future. The last thing in the world Alex wanted was an X5, the latest in realistic androids. But after Ada is dropped into his life, he discovers she is more than just a robot.

Collects ALEX + ADA #1-5.

ONE THAT HAS NOT YET BEEN RELEASED

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A laugh-out-loud, heartfelt YA romantic comedy, told in alternating perspectives, about two Indian-American teens whose parents have arranged for them to be married.

Dimple Shah has it all figured out. With graduation behind her, she’s more than ready for a break from her family, from Mamma’s inexplicable obsession with her finding the “Ideal Indian Husband.” Ugh. Dimple knows they must respect her principles on some level, though. If they truly believed she needed a husband right now, they wouldn’t have paid for her to attend a summer program for aspiring web developers…right?

Rishi Patel is a hopeless romantic. So when his parents tell him that his future wife will be attending the same summer program as him—wherein he’ll have to woo her—he’s totally on board. Because as silly as it sounds to most people in his life, Rishi wants to be arranged, believes in the power of tradition, stability, and being a part of something much bigger than himself.

The Shahs and Patels didn’t mean to start turning the wheels on this “suggested arrangement” so early in their children’s lives, but when they noticed them both gravitate toward the same summer program, they figured, Why not?

Dimple and Rishi may think they have each other figured out. But when opposites clash, love works hard to prove itself in the most unexpected ways. 

Expected publication: May 30th 2017

7 thoughts on “Diversity Spotlight Thursday #3

  1. Liam @ Hey Ashers! says:

    I don’t remember the last time a book cover won me over so completely, but oh my goodness, When Dimple Met Rishi looks ADORABLE. And the plot summary sounds even better than the cover looks (which I didn’t think was possible). Here’s hoping I survive the long wait for its release in May. *Wastes away.*

    Thanks for pointing it out! =)

    • Codie says:

      Isn’t it , though! When I saw it I was like, I need this book! The plot summary does sound fun, so that’s another plus. Haha, it’s such a long wait, I’ve been trying to keep busy with other books, but I’m internally freaking out. I’m glad you liked this one!

  2. Diana says:

    I haven’t heard of any of these books but they all sound great. I especially like the one on When Dimple met Rishi. I haven’t read any books featuring protagonist of Indian descent.Thanks for sharing this.

    • Codie says:

      A lot of people are really liked for that one! I also haven’t read many (if any) novels with an Indian protagonist, yet along two, so I’m excited for the diversity in that as well. I’m glad you like it, Diana!

    • Codie says:

      Haha, isn’t it adorable! I’ve been seeing a lot of love for it lately, and I’m thinking a large part of it is because of that cover. Not to mention the plot sounds fun 🙂

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