The Broke and Bookish! Today's topic is a freebie, meaning I can choose whatever topic I would like. I've always wanted to do a post about books with characters of color, so my topic is books I loved featuring diversity! Since I know there's a lot more books with diverse characters out there, leave a comment with any suggestions you have. :)
Sanctum by Sarah Fine - My favorite book out of this bunch! I think it has the most diverse group of characters I've read so far. The main character is Latina. Seriously, if you're looking for a POC YA book, you should check this one out!
Invisible Touch by Kelly Parra - The girl in this book is half Mexican. It's the very first YA paranormal book I read with any sort of Hispanic female lead, so it'll always hold a special place in my heart. Plus, the love interest is Mexican, and he's HOT.
Noughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman - This is a tragic love story between a Cross (black) girl and a Nought (white) boy. Loved it, even though it broke my heart! It's titled Black & White in the US, which is the cover I used up there.
Legend by Marie Lu - This is one of my favorite dystopian books! Day, one of the main characters, is half Mongolian. I feel like a lot of people seem to forget that since he has blonde hair and blue eyes.
Living Violet by Jaime Reed - First YA paranormal I've read where the main character is a black girl. Her love interest is white. This was a fun read for me. I loved the romance and enjoyed the story. I really need to read the rest of the series!
Magic Dreams by Ilona Andrews - A short story set in the Kate Daniels series, featuring Jim, who is black, and Dali, who is Indonesian. Both characters are in the main books, and I'm still wishing they would get their own book because they are badass!
The Syndicate by Shelena Shorts - The main guy's love interest is mix (white and black). They made such an adorable couple. This book was short and sweet, and I'm hoping there's more.
North of Beautiful by Justina Chen - A girl becomes friends with a hot, goth boy who is Chinese and their relationship grows more and more throughout the book. The book is not mainly about the romance, but I felt like mentioning it. This was an inspiring story!
Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon - It's been awhile since I've read this book, but I remember loving the characters and the setting and the food. It's a fantasy inspired by Chinese folkfore. I wish the cover had never changed. It was beautiful (see cover above)!
Perfect Chemistry trilogy by Simone Elkeles - If you haven't heard of this trilogy, you must be living under a rock. heh It's about three Mexican brothers finding the loves of their lives. Carlos' story is my favorite, which is why I chose that cover to show off.