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Diversity Spotlight Thursday: October 6, 2016

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29904219I know, I know. I can’t shut up about Not Your Sidekick. It’s so, so good. I almost cried at a casual scene where Jess corrects her crush for using the wrong pronouns for her friend.

Not Your Sidekick, by C.B. Lee

Goodreads summary: Welcome to Andover… where superpowers are common, but internships are complicated. Just ask high school nobody, Jessica Tran. Despite her heroic lineage, Jess is resigned to a life without superpowers and is merely looking to beef-up her college applications when she stumbles upon the perfect (paid!) internship—only it turns out to be for the town’s most heinous supervillain. On the upside, she gets to work with her longtime secret crush, Abby, who Jess thinks may have a secret of her own. Then there’s the budding attraction to her fellow intern, the mysterious “M,” who never seems to be in the same place as Abby. But what starts as a fun way to spite her superhero parents takes a sudden and dangerous turn when she uncovers a plot larger than heroes and villains altogether.

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30962793Myriad Lands 2: Beyond the Edge, by multiple authors, including Tanith Lee, Neil Williamson, Tom Fletcher, and my friend, Lev Mirov

Goodreads summaryBeyond the familiar tropes of kings and castles, elves and dragons, there is a whole world of possibilities for fantasy literature. This anthology collects fantasy stories whose inspiration lies beyond the traditional medieval European basis. It brings exciting new stories and overlooked voices into the fantasy genre.

This volume contains stories set in imaginative other-worlds where society can take many different patterns.

Yeah, I’m starting with the second volume of a two-volume anthology because that’s the one my friend’s story is in.

Diversity Spotlight Thursday is a weekly book blogging meme hosted by Bookshelves & Paperbacks.

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