Book Review And Blog Tour Of “Fresh Ink” An Anthology From Several Authors. @penguinrandom @RockstarBkTours


About the Book:

Title: FRESH INK Anthology 

Author: Lamar Giles, Nicola Yoon, Malinda Lo, Melissa de la Cruz, Sara Farizan, Eric Gansworth, Walter Dean Myers, Daniel José Older, Thien Pham, Jason Reynolds, Gene Luen Yang, Sharon G. Flake, Schuyler Bailar, Aminah Mae Safi

Pub. Date: August 14, 2018

Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers

Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook

Pages: 208

Find it: GoodreadsAmazonAudibleB&NiBooksTBD


In partnership with We Need Diverse Books, thirteen of the most recognizable, diverse authors come together in this remarkable YA anthology featuring ten short stories, a graphic short story, and a one-act play from Walter Dean Myers never before in-print.


All it takes to rewrite the rules is a little fresh ink in this remarkable YA anthology from thirteen of the most recognizable, diverse authors writing today including Nicola Yoon, Jason Reynolds, Melissa de la Cruz, and many more, and published in partnership with We Need Diverse Books. This collection features ten short stories, a graphic short story, and a one-act play from Walter Dean Myers never before in-print. It will give readers the opportunity to discover how the next chapter is up to them.


Careful–you are holding fresh ink. And not hot-off-the-press, still-drying-in-your-hands ink. Instead, you are holding twelve stories with endings that are still being written–whose next chapters are up to you.

Because these stories are meant to be read. And shared.

Thirteen of the most accomplished YA authors deliver a label-defying anthology that includes ten short stories, a graphic novel, and a one-act play. This collection will inspire you to break conventions, bend the rules, and color outside the lines. All you need is fresh ink.


“I absolutely love this mix of established and newer talents, and I’m really intrigued and excited by the mixed formats.” –BookRiot


“A powerful and varied collection…”—Booklist, starred review


“The stories are distinct in themes, subjects, genres, and formats, creating an inclusive, authentic, and incredible collection”—School Library Journal, starred review



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MY REVIEW- I thought this was a great collection of short stories, from various authors. My favorite was Nicola Yoon’s story, SUPER HUMAN. Overall though, I did enjoy most of the stories. They are truly the definition of diverse reads, within the stories you will see the use of some terrible language, some homophobia, racism, and overall some pretty sad stuff. But you will also see, strength, love, wisdom, and happiness. This was such a wonderful and diverse read, and I am so happy to be a part of the blog tour. I am not a huge reader of short stories, but I liked this one, and I appreciated that it introduced me to some new to me authors.  See Below for my my fellow bloggers are saying. 

Tour Schedule:

Week One:

8/1/2018- YA Books Central– Spotlight

8/2/2018- Always Me– Review

8/3/2018- Book-Keeping– Review


Week Two:

8/6/2018- Here’s to Happy Endings– Review

8/7/2018- BookHounds YA– Review

8/8/2018- Confessions of a YA Reader– Review

8/9/2018- Wonder Struck– Review

8/10/2018- Life of a Literary Nerd– Review


Week Three:

8/13/2018- Literary Meanderings– Spotlight

8/14/2018- Mama Reads Blog– Review

8/15/2018- Novel Novice– Review

8/16/2018- Savings in Seconds– Review

8/17/2018- Sweet Southern Home– Review


Week Four:

8/20/2018- The Layaway Dragon– Review

8/21/2018- Eli to the nth– Review

8/22/2018- Comfort Books– Review

8/23/2018- Moonlight Rendezvous– Review

8/24/2018- laura’s bookish corner– Review


Week Five:

8/27/2018- Never Too Many To Read– Review

8/28/2018- The Book Nut– Review

8/29/2018- Cindy’s Love of Books– Review

8/30/2018- The Pages In-Between– Review

8/31/2018- A Dream Within A Dream– Review


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