Boekenraven, Regenboograven

Regenboograven – September boekpoll

Regenboograven is een nieuw onderdeel van onze boekenclub waar we dmv een online meeting in Discord om de maand een boek bespreken! Met Regenboograven lezen we boeken die geschreven zijn door een Person of Color, iemand van de LGBTQIA+ gemeenschap, iemand met een handicap, neurologische of of persoonlijkheidsstoornis, enzovoorts… omdat we vinden dat er al meer dan genoeg aandacht besteed wordt aan de zogenaamde ‘witte norm’ en we het belangrijk vinden om divers en inclusief te lezen. Niet alle stemmen worden even goed gehoord terwijl alle stemmen wel even belangrijk zijn.

Dit is nieuw, en de meets gaan plaatsvinden in de oneven maanden met ingang van september en zijn online. De “standaard” meetings vinden plaats in Enschede, maar we vinden het belangrijk dat ook mensen die niet in of rondom Enschede wonen deel kunnen nemen als ze willen!

Lijkt het je leuk om met ons mee te lezen en naar de online meeting in september te komen? Stem hieronder dan op het eerste boek voor Boekenraven’s Diverse club!

A Song Below Water – Bethany Horrow

urban fantasy over sirenen/zeemeerminnen

Tavia is already at odds with the world, forced to keep her siren identity under wraps in a society that wants to keep her kind under lock and key. Never mind she’s also stuck in Portland, Oregon, a city with only a handful of black folk and even fewer of those with magical powers. At least she has her bestie Effie by her side as they tackle high school drama, family secrets, and unrequited crushes.
But everything changes in the aftermath of a siren murder trial that rocks the nation; the girls’ favorite Internet fashion icon reveals she’s also a siren, and the news rips through their community. Tensions escalate when Effie starts being haunted by demons from her past, and Tavia accidentally lets out her magical voice during a police stop. No secret seems safe anymore—soon Portland won’t be either.

The Black Veins – Ashia Monet

queer urban fantasy over found family (deel één in een serie)

In a world where magic thrives in secret city corners, a group of magicians embark on a road trip—and it’s the “no-love-interest”, found family adventure you’ve been searching for.
Sixteen-year-old Blythe is one of seven Guardians: magicians powerful enough to cause worldwide panic with a snap of their fingers. But Blythe spends her days pouring latte art at her family’s coffee shop, so why should she care about having apocalyptic abilities?
She’s given a reason when magician anarchists crash into said coffee shop and kidnap her family.
Heartbroken but determined, Blythe knows she can’t save them alone. A war is brewing between two magician governments and tensions are too high. So, she packs up her family’s bright yellow Volkswagen, puts on a playlist, and embarks on a road trip across the United States to enlist the help of six strangers whose abilities are unparalleled—the other Guardians.

The Black Flamingo – Dean Atta

queer contemporary coming of age in verse

A fierce coming-of-age verse novel about identity and the power of drag, from acclaimed poet and performer Dean Atta. Perfect for fans of Elizabeth Acevedo, Jason Reynolds, and Kacen Callender.

I masquerade in makeup and feathers and I am applauded.
A boy comes to terms with his identity as a mixed-race gay teen – then at university he finds his wings as a drag artist, The Black Flamingo. A bold story about the power of embracing your uniqueness. Sometimes, we need to take charge, to stand up wearing pink feathers – to show ourselves to the world in bold colour.

Loveless – Alice Oseman

contemporary over aseksualiteit

It was all sinking in. I’d never had a crush on anyone. No boys, no girls, not a single person I had ever met. What did that mean?
Georgia has never been in love, never kissed anyone, never even had a crush – but as a fanfic-obsessed romantic she’s sure she’ll find her person one day.
As she starts university with her best friends, Pip and Jason, in a whole new town far from home, Georgia’s ready to find romance, and with her outgoing roommate on her side and a place in the Shakespeare Society, her ‘teenage dream’ is in sight.
But when her romance plan wreaks havoc amongst her friends, Georgia ends up in her own comedy of errors, and she starts to question why love seems so easy for other people but not for her. With new terms thrown at her – asexual, aromantic – Georgia is more uncertain about her feelings than ever.

Is she destined to remain loveless? Or has she been looking for the wrong thing all along?

Daughter of Nri – Reni K. Amayo

high fantasy (deel één in een serie)

A gruesome war results in the old gods’ departure from earth. The only remnants of their existence lie in two girls. Twins, separated at birth. Goddesses who grow up believing that they are human. Daughters Of Nri explores their epic journey of self-discovery as they embark on a path back to one another.
Strong-willed Naala grows up seeking adventure in her quiet and small village. While the more reserved Sinai resides in the cold and political palace of Nri. Though miles apart, both girls share an indestructible bond: they share the same blood, the same face, and possess the same unspoken magic, thought to have vanished with the lost gods.
The twin girls were separated at birth, a price paid to ensure their survival from Eze Ochichiri, the man who rules the Kingdom of Nri. Both girls are tested in ways that awaken a mystical, formidable power deep within themselves. Eventually, their paths both lead back to the mighty Eze.
But can they defeat the man who brought the gods themselves to their knees?

The Good Luck Girls – Charlotte Nicole Davis

historical fantasy (deel één in een serie)

Westworld meets The Handmaid’s Tale in this stunning fantasy adventure from debut author Charlotte Nicole Davis.

Aster, the protector
Violet, the favorite
Tansy, the medic
Mallow, the fighter
Clementine, the catalyst
THE GOOD LUCK GIRLS

The country of Arketta calls them Good Luck Girls–they know their luck is anything but. Sold to a “welcome house” as children and branded with cursed markings. Trapped in a life they would never have chosen.
When Clementine accidentally murders a man, the girls risk a dangerous escape and harrowing journey to find freedom, justice, and revenge in a country that wants them to have none of those things. Pursued by Arketta’s most vicious and powerful forces, both human and inhuman, their only hope lies in a bedtime story passed from one Good Luck Girl to another, a story that only the youngest or most desperate would ever believe.

It’s going to take more than luck for them all to survive.

Welk boek wil jij lezen?

  • A Song Below Water (40%, 6 Stemmen)
  • Daughters of Nri (20%, 3 Stemmen)
  • The Black Veins (13%, 2 Stemmen)
  • The Black Flamingo (13%, 2 Stemmen)
  • Loveless (7%, 1 Stemmen)
  • The Good Luck Girls (7%, 1 Stemmen)

Totaal aantal stemmers: 15

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