Diversity Spotlight Thursday #12


Diversity Spotlight Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by the wonderful Aimal @ Bookshelves and 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.

My theme for this week is POC main characters in popular YA Fantasy. (I might do the same theme for next time because I had a very hard time choosing).



book cover“Six of Crows” by Leigh Bardugo

Criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker has been offered wealth beyond his wildest dreams. But to claim it, he’ll have to pull off a seemingly impossible heist:

Break into the notorious Ice Court
(a military stronghold that has never been breached)

Retrieve a hostage
(who could unleash magical havoc on the world)

Survive long enough to collect his reward
(and spend it)

Kaz needs a crew desperate enough to take on this suicide mission and dangerous enough to get the job done – and he knows exactly who: six of the deadliest outcasts the city has to offer. Together, they just might be unstoppable – if they don’t kill each other first.

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Okay, I had to include this but is there really anyone who hasn’t read this duology yet? How are you still alive?



22521951“A Darker Shade of Magic” by V.E Schwab

Kell is one of the last travelers–magicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel universes connected by one magical city. 

There’s Grey London, dirty and boring, without any magic, and with one mad King–George III. Red London, where life and magic are revered–and where Kell was raised alongside Rhy Maresh, the roguish heir to a flourishing empire. White London–a place where people fight to control magic and the magic fights back, draining the city to its very bones. And once upon a time, there was Black London. But no one speaks of that now.

Officially, Kell is the Red traveler, ambassador of the Maresh empire, carrying the monthly correspondences between the royals of each London. Unofficially, Kell is a smuggler, servicing people willing to pay for even the smallest glimpses of a world they’ll never see. It’s a defiant hobby with dangerous consequences, which Kell is now seeing firsthand.

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The last book of the series just came out and it’s about time I started this series. I’ve been hearing about these books a lot lately and the hype is getting me even more excited to start.



22521951“The Bone Witch” by Rin Chupeco

“Let me be clear: I never intended to raise my brother from his grave, though he may claim otherwise. If there’s anything I’ve learned from him in the years since, it’s that the dead hide truths as well as the living.”

When Tea accidentally resurrects her brother from the dead, she learns she is different from the other witches in her family. Her gift for necromancy means that she’s a bone witch, a title that makes her feared and ostracized by her community. But Tea finds solace and guidance with an older, wiser bone witch, who takes Tea and her brother to another land for training.

In her new home, Tea puts all her energy into becoming an asha-one who can wield elemental magic. But dark forces are approaching quickly, and in the face of danger, Tea will have to overcome her obstacles…and make a powerful choice.

Memoirs of a Geisha meets The Name of the Wind in this brilliant new fantasy series by Rin Chupeco!

Release Date: March 7th 2017
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I’ve actually been approved for this in Netgalley and I was super excited to read this but it started off really slow. And now I’m not so sure. Maybe you guys will have better luck though.


What’s your favorite Fantasy with a POC main character?

8 thoughts on “Diversity Spotlight Thursday #12

      1. I’m 4% into it on my kindle app haha and this is my second try. I picked it up last month but put it back down. I saw a review on Goodreads about how this book is all descriptions and not much actions so it makes me not wanting to read it much.

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        1. I asked myself the same question haha. But time is precious right? So we should read books we enjoy. I may pick it back up again later. Last month I had a hard time getting into Freeks and Wintersong. Have you read those? This month I guess it’s this book. People say not all books are for everyone. I believe that.


    1. I hope you do! I really wanted to like it but it just isn’t doing for me. Okay, you need to get to reading Six of Crows before you pick up anything else because it’s the best thing ever.


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