ARC Review: Blood Sport

Blood SportI  received a copy of Blood Sport from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Blood Sport by Tash McAdam is a hi-lo (high interest, low reading level) young adult contemporary/mystery centering on trans teen Jason. Jason is about to age out of foster care, and has no idea what his future will hold. The plan had always been to move in with his older sister Becca once he was out of the system, but her sudden death turns his life upside down. Jason is convinced Becca was murdered, although the police maintain it was a simple drug overdose.

Jason finds some suspicious articles and photos in Becca’s belongings, and decides to do some investigating himself. Those investigations lead him to a boxing gym, where he finds a place he feels he really belongs – where his fighting skills (developed over a lifetime of defending himself) are respected, and where his masculinity is never questioned.

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Themed Recommendations: #AceAwarenessWeek

It’s the first day of Asexual Awareness Week (Oct. 20-26), so what better time to give you book recommendations with asexual and demisexual characters?

I’m going to try to feature some books that aren’t on every go-to list, so Every Heart a Doorway, Tash Hearts Tolstoy, and Let’s Talk about Love aren’t here. Let’s branch out! There are a lot of ace-spec books out there now, and I for one am thrilled about it.

So here are eight of my favorites:

Not Your Backup (Sidekick Squad, #3) Play It Again The Perfect Assassin (The Chronicles of Ghadid, #1) Gender Queer: A Memoir Brightest Gold Into the Blue The Spy with the Red Balloon (The Balloonmakers, #2) Royal Rescue

 

 

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