Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Marie Landry’s Top 10 Diverse YA & NA Books (& Giveaway)

Happy Thursday everyone! I'm featuring a great top tens list from Marie Landry today! Her newest book is a NA LGBT contemporary and is the third book in a companion series. Since Take Them by Storm is a diverse read, what better list to share than a list of diverse YA and NA books? Enjoy the post!

Also...there's a giveaway.☺

Take Them by Storm by Marie Landry
Genre: NA contemporary
Publication date: January 6th, 2015

This book is a standalone companion novel to Waiting for the Storm and After the Storm.

Sadie Fitzgerald has always been different, and not just because she makes her own clothes and would rather stay home watching Doctor Who than party with kids her age. When it’s time to leave Angel Island for college, Sadie is eager to put her old life behind her. Small-minded people and rumors have plagued her for years, but with the love of her adoptive family, the O’Dells, Sadie has learned to embrace who she is. Now she’s not afraid to admit the rumors about her are true: she’s gay. 

For the first time in her life, Sadie feels free to be herself. She dives into college life and begins volunteering at the local LGBT center, where she discovers her small-town upbringing left holes in her education about life outside Angel Island. 

The world is a bigger and more accepting place than Sadie ever imagined. She’s finally found where she belongs, but with the reappearance of someone from her past, an unexpected new friendship, and a chance at love, Sadie soon realizes she still has a lot to learn about life, friendship, and love. 
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Check out the first two companion novels in this series!

Did you know that the first two books are currently $0.99 each and that Take Them by Storm is only $2.99? Well, you do now. :D

Marie Landry’s Top 10 Diverse YA & NA Books

I love diverse books. I love reading them and I love writing them. Diversity takes on so many forms - people of different ethnic and religious backgrounds, people with disabilities, people of colour, people with different sexual orientation and identity. I love when a book represents diversity in some way, and it gets extra points if it represents lots of different people and lifestyles.

These are ten of my favourite diverse YA and NA books featuring a wide range of diversity - LGBTQ characters, characters with disabilities, POC characters, and more.

The Summer I Wasn’t Me by Jessica Verdi
Kiss the Morning Star by Elissa Janine Hoole
My Best Friend, Maybe by Caela Carter
No One Needs to Know by Amanda Grace

Off the Map series (Upside Down, Sideswiped, Inside Out) by Lia Riley
Last Will and Testament by Dahlia Adler
What If by AJ Pine
Make It Count by Megan Erickson
International School series (I See London, London Falling, and French Kissed) by Chanel Cleeton

What are some of your favourite diverse books?

Marie Landry has the best job in the world—one where she gets to make stuff up for a living and shamelessly eavesdrop on everyone around her. She writes happily ever afters while dreaming about the day she’ll have her own epic love story to tell. Most days you can find her writing, reading, fantasizing about traveling the world, listening to U2, watching copious amounts of TV on DVD, or having grand adventures with her nephews and niece.

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Marie has offered to give away one swag pack for her series! This giveaway is open internationally and will end @ midnight PST on February 4th. Remember to read my giveaway policy before entering.

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