Young Adult

A Universe of Wishes: A We Need Diverse Books Anthology by Dhonielle Clayton – Book Review

Science Fiction, Fantasy, Dystopia, Mystery, Short Stories

Rating

Goodreads:

3.83

Novel Fables:

2/5

Buy now:

novelfables earns a small commission at no extra charge for you if you purchase a book through these links.

Book Review

A Universe of Wishes: A We Need Diverse Books Anthology

Dhonielle Clayton & Others

2/5

Science Fiction, Fantasy, Dystopia, Mystery, Short Stories

(The above links for Amazon and Kobo are affiliate links & I earn a small commission if you purchase a book through them)

A Universe of Wishes: A We Need Diverse Books Anthology

Dhonielle Clayton & Others

2/5

Buy a copy:

The above link(s) for Amazon and/or Kobo are affiliate links & I earn a small commission if you purchase a book through them at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support.

"

"There were many among the young who had spoken the truth, who gave warning of what their future could hold, but on this planet, old men didn’t plan for futures they knew they wouldn’t be there to enjoy. They couldn’t see past themselves.”

Synopsis

“We Need Diverse Books™ (WNDB), a grassroots organization dedicated to advocating for and supporting marginalized narratives, will publish its second young adult anthology with Random House Children’s Books, this collection focusing on fantasy and science fiction. Phoebe Yeh, VP/Publisher of Crown Books for Young Readers, acquired world rights to the anthology from Barry Goldblatt of Barry Goldblatt Literary, and the collection will be edited by Dhonielle Clayton, Chief Operations Officer of We Need Diverse Books™”

Review

I did it. I finally finished this collection of short stories after almost five months. I was flirting with throwing this into my DNF pile, but I stuck it out, and here I am writing this.

I’m not sure what to say. I was looking forward to discovering some new authors and add more diversity into my home library, but this was the worst collection of short stories I’ve read. However, others seem to have enjoyed it, so this is a me thing.

Maybe this was a miss for me since I’ve been struggling to enjoy YA books lately? Maybe I just didn’t like the over-sexualization of almost every LGBTQ+ character; It’s like the only way these authors know to show readers that the MC gay or lesbian is to have them immediately makeout or lust for another character, which is not realistic. Maybe because almost every story was an underdeveloped romance? Maybe there was a lot of telling and not enough showing? I think it’s a medley of things that annoyed me in these stories. They were just not to my taste at all.

I don’t remember most stories since I read them months ago, and none made me want to go out of my way to find more works from the authors. So I’m disappointed that I didn’t enjoy this as much as I thought I would.

Best,

Ashley

From novelfables.com

Buy now:

(The above link(s) are affiliate links & I earn a small commission if you purchase a book through them on Amazon or Kobo's websites.)​

"There were many among the young who had spoken the truth, who gave warning of what their future could hold, but on this planet, old men didn’t plan for futures they knew they wouldn’t be there to enjoy. They couldn’t see past themselves.”

Like this review?

Subscribe

Share your thoughts:

Other Reviews

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.