Cover Characteristics: Book Covers featuring POC Characters

In all the talk about diversity and inclusivity in books, it's been pointed out that there are not a lot of covers out there that feature POC characters---even when the book itself does. But representation is important, both in books and on the covers, and I love collecting pretty covers to share with you all, so I thought it would be a great idea to highlight some of the amazing covers out there...
 

Update: Life and Books (8/12/18)

Sorry, guys, this is one of those update posts where I'm not gonna be all that positive :-/ Things have been tough for me lately. My health and my living situation are kind of a constant struggle, and lately I've also been having a lot of dental work done, which has been exhausting and miserable. And it's only like half done---if everything goes right, which it already seems like it's not...
 

Bookish News: June/July/August 2018 Sci-Fi/Fantasy Releases to Get Excited About

Wow, that title was a mouthful! Next year I plan on sticking to two months at a time, but I started on an even month this year, so I'm making do. Anyway, here are some June/July/August 2018 releases that sound fantastic. I'm very grateful to have actually gotten ARCs for most of these, so this includes some books I haven't read and am looking forward to myself as well as some that I've already...