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REVIEW: Snowflake Kisses by Jordon Greene and Yayira Dzamesi

After an eventful fall term, Skylar and Jacob are finally together and getting ready to spend their first holiday together. It′s an extra special holiday for Skylar though. It′s his first Christmas with the Grays as part of a real family, and he′s both nervous and excited. Could this be the Christmas he finally feels… Continue reading REVIEW: Snowflake Kisses by Jordon Greene and Yayira Dzamesi

Books · diverse characters · gender identity · grief · horror · lgbtqia content · mental health · mystery · Paranormal · read the trigger warnings · sci-fi / fantasy · young adult

REVIEW: The Honeys by Ryan LaSala

From Ryan La Sala, the wildly popular author of Reverie, comes a twisted and tantalizing horror novel set amidst the bucolic splendor of a secluded summer retreat. Mars has always been the lesser twin, the shadow to his sister Caroline's radiance. But when Caroline dies under horrific circumstances, Mars is propelled to learn all he… Continue reading REVIEW: The Honeys by Ryan LaSala

Books · Comedy · Contemporary · diverse characters · lgbtqia content · part of series · sci-fi / fantasy · sequel · young adult

REVIEW: Heat Wave by TJ Klune

Heat Wave is the explosive finale to the thrilling Extraordinaries trilogy by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author TJ Klune! Nick, Seth, Gibby, and Jazz are back in action bringing justice, protection, and disaster energy to the people of Nova City. An unexpected hero returns to Nova City and crash lands into Nick's… Continue reading REVIEW: Heat Wave by TJ Klune

5 stars · coming out · Contemporary · diverse characters · lgbtqia content · Nature · self-discovery · urban fantasy · young adult

REVIEW: Ready When You Are by Gary Lonesborough

A remarkable YA love story between two Aboriginal boys -- one who doesn’t want to accept he’s gay, and the boy who comes to live in his house who makes him realize who he is. It's a hot summer, and life's going all right for Jackson and his family on the Mish. It's almost Christmas,… Continue reading REVIEW: Ready When You Are by Gary Lonesborough

diverse characters · FF romance · lgbtqia content · part of series · romance · sci-fi / fantasy · self-discovery · sequel

REVIEW: Unbroken (The Pirate and her Princess) by Alli Temple

  A pirate’s home is the sea, sailing beyond the horizon with her true love. Aboard the Crimson Siren, Captain Cinder finally has the life she’s always dreamed of. Her freedom is restored, her crew is a trustworthy bunch, and the princess who holds her heart is by her side. But trouble brewing back in… Continue reading REVIEW: Unbroken (The Pirate and her Princess) by Alli Temple

canadian · Contemporary · diverse characters · gender identity · lgbtqia content · Paranormal · sci-fi / fantasy

REVIEW: Book of Dreams by Kevin Craig

    Gaige's curiosity gets the better of him when he discovers a bookstore on an abandoned street where no bookstore should be. He steps inside and is immediately enthralled by its antiquarian sights and smells. But one book in particular calls to him. It isn't long before he gets a bad feeling about it,… Continue reading REVIEW: Book of Dreams by Kevin Craig

5 stars · Books · Comedy · Contemporary · diverse characters · gender identity · lgbtqia content · romance · self-discovery

REVIEW: Book Boyfriend by Kris Ripper

A secret crush leads to not-so-secret romance in this delightful romantic comedy from Kris Ripper There are three things you need to know about Preston “PK” Kingsley: 1) He’s a writer, toiling in obscurity as an editorial assistant at a New York City publishing house. 2) He is not a cliché. No, really. 3) He’s… Continue reading REVIEW: Book Boyfriend by Kris Ripper

Books · Contemporary · diverse characters · lgbtqia content · mental health · new adult · own voices author · self-discovery · young adult

REVIEW: Blaine For the Win by Robbie Couch

After being dumped so his boyfriend can pursue more “serious” guys, a teen boy decides to prove he can be serious, too, by running for senior class president in this joyful romp from the author of The Sky Blues. High school junior Blaine Bowers has it all—the perfect boyfriend, a pretty sweet gig as a… Continue reading REVIEW: Blaine For the Win by Robbie Couch

Books · Comedy · diverse characters · lgbtqia content · new adult · Releases and Cover Reveals · sci-fi / fantasy · young adult

REVIEW: So This Is Ever After by F.T. Lukens

Carry On meets Arthurian legend in this funny, subversive young adult fantasy about what happens after the chosen one wins the kingdom and has to get married to keep it…and to stay alive. Arek hadn’t thought much about what would happen after he completed the prophecy that said he was destined to save the Kingdom… Continue reading REVIEW: So This Is Ever After by F.T. Lukens

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REVIEW: Every Word You Never Said by Jordon Greene

Jacob Walters's dad has worked to make his son's life a living hell. But when the cute new transfer student suffers his father's wrath, Jacob must make the hardest decisions of his life. Skylar Gray is adopted, nonverbal, and he feels most comfortable wearing skirts. Life has never been easy, but with a fresh start… Continue reading REVIEW: Every Word You Never Said by Jordon Greene

5 stars · Books · coming out · Contemporary · diverse characters · gender identity · lgbtqia content · mental health · neurodiversity · new adult · sci-fi / fantasy · self-discovery · young adult

REVIEW: Lakelore by Anna-Marie McLemore

  In this young adult novel by award-winning author Anna-Marie McLemore, two non-binary teens are pulled into a magical world under a lake - but can they keep their worlds above water intact? Everyone who lives near the lake knows the stories about the world underneath it, an ethereal landscape rumored to be half-air, half-water.… Continue reading REVIEW: Lakelore by Anna-Marie McLemore

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REVIEW: Lovelorn by April-Jane Rowan

In Victorian England, within the sprawling countryside, a small village borders Lovelorn, a crystal kingdom inhabited by the Fair Folk that masquerades as a dense wood. Two unsuspecting mortals stray into the depths of this hidden world. Harry, a disgraced jockey, stumbles upon a Kelpie and seeks to bind him, intending to use him to… Continue reading REVIEW: Lovelorn by April-Jane Rowan