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Six critically acclaimed, bestselling, and award-winning authors bring the glowing warmth and electricity of Black teen love to this interlinked novel of charming, hilarious, and heartwarming stories that shine a bright light through the dark.

A summer heatwave blankets New York City in darkness. But as the city is thrown into confusion, a different kind of electricity sparks…

A first meeting. 

Long-time friends. 

Bitter exes. 

And maybe the beginning of something new.

When the lights go out, people reveal hidden truths. Love blossoms, friendship transforms, and new possibilities take flight.

Beloved authors—Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk, and Nicola Yoon—celebrate the beauty of six couples and the unforgettable magic that can be found on a sweltering starry night in the city.

Edition Language:English
Format Type:

    Blackout Reviews

  • Tatiana

    3.5 stars I think this book successfully achieves what it had set out to do - to feature stories of Black kids in love. Blackout is essentially a collection of 6 short stories, all set over one summer...

  • Bookishrealm

    I just want everyone to understand that I completely get what the authors were attempting to do with this book; however, I think that this book needed a little more work in terms of execution. Black l...

  • Kelsey (munnyreads)

    This was so CHARMING and perfect for a late night summer read. I loved the layout of this book, like little novellas that subtly intertwine together as we see how a blackout in NYC affects different g...

  • Shawna :)

    *3.5, rounded upBlackout is a romance short story anthology that focuses on black love stories and it’s written by several amazing black authors. The stories are interconnected and they all revolve ...

  • Avani ?

    The purpose of the book is met. Beautiful stories, about black teens. Loved them, but I have definitely read better books in the same format and genre.The book has beautiful cover though.I enjoyed onl...

  • booksandzoe

    i can’t WAIT for this to be adapted into a movie. i can see it so clearly in my head. this is definitely worth the read if you’re a romance lover❤️ +lots of LGBT rep in here!...

  • Misha (Heartsfullofreads)

    I wasn't sure what to expect when going into this one. I'm not usually a fan of short stories. I always feel like I need more. This book of short stories pleasantly surprised me. The stories were so b...

  • Jessica

    This was such a fun anthology! I do love that all of the short stories were connected by taking place during the same blackout in New York City. We also got snippets of one story all throughout the bo...

  • Larry H

    4.5 starsIn Blackout , even love stories can glow when the lights go out.I love this concept! Six best-selling Black YA authors—Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ash...

  • Ms. Woc Reader

    Anthologies are harder to get into for me. This one has less writers and stories than the usual ones I come across which allowed for longer more fleshed out stories. They all follow the central theme ...