--Barnes & Noble "Filled to the brim with romantic, transcendent short fiction . . . Not only are the characters diverse, but the narratives they inhabit are, too, as the collection celebrates stories that fall within the sf and fantasy world as well as the contemporary fiction genre. These writers bring their rich talents to this book as they make it clear just how beautiful love is, regardless and because of race. By curating a collection filled with authentic characters of color and diverse storylines, Mandanna encourages writers and readers alike to take chances and truly color outside the lines in YA."
--Booklist, Starred Review "A YA anthology with a fabulous roster of contributors that will transport you out of your life for a little bit and also give you hope."
--Book Riot "Multi-genre short stories filled with romance and diverse characters who cross boundaries. Representing interracial and cross-cultural relationships, this anthology takes readers to new worlds . . . The discussions of identity, and messages of cultural acceptance and recognition of inequality are well executed. Readers who enjoy romance and exploring questions of community and belonging will find much to savor in this collection."
--Kirkus Reviews "A beautifully diverse, inclusive, empowering collection of stories . . . Color outside the Lines has such an incredible, tremendously talented list of contributors."
--Pop Goes the Reader "Color Outside the Lines has my whole heart . . . It's a kaleidoscope of voices that illuminate how much we need more diverse literature and just how important these voices are. These authors put so much soul into these stories and it transpires beautifully onto the page."
--The Nerd Daily "Phenomenal . . . to have an anthology that covers a range of different types of interracial relationships--in age, genre, ethnicity, race, religion, gender, and sexuality--was so heartwarming."
--Maple Wind Chimes "Color outside the Lines explores and celebrates that love is diverse. It extends the idea and reality that romance can be diverse, that families can be diverse, and how different people can come together but that those differences, though challenging, do not have to be obstacles: they can be a beautiful and tender thing too."
--The Quiet Pond "Color outside the Lines discusses the often difficult, immensely rewarding and sometimes hilarious dynamics of interracial relationships . . . Richly telling."
--The YA Sh3lf