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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 · gender identity · grief · lgbtqia content · mental health · read the trigger warnings · sci-fi / fantasy · sexually explicit

REVIEW: Strange and Stubborn Endurance by Foz Meadows

  “Stolen me? As soon to say a caged bird can be stolen by the sky.” Velasin vin Aaro never planned to marry at all, let alone a girl from neighboring Tithena. When an ugly confrontation reveals his preference for men, Vel fears he’s ruined the diplomatic union before it can even begin. But while… Continue reading REVIEW: Strange and Stubborn Endurance by Foz Meadows

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

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

Books · coming out · Contemporary · diverse characters · gender identity · grief · mental health · new adult · own voices author · read the trigger warnings · sci-fi / fantasy · self-discovery

REVIEW: the Witch King by H.E. Edgmon

To save a fae kingdom, a trans witch must face his traumatic past and the royal fiancé he left behind. This debut YA fantasy will leave you spellbound. Wyatt would give anything to forget where he came from—but a kingdom demands its king. In Asalin, fae rule and witches like Wyatt Croft…don’t. Wyatt’s betrothal to… Continue reading REVIEW: the Witch King by H.E. Edgmon

Books · Comedy · Contemporary · diverse characters · gender identity · lgbtqia content · mental health · MM romance · own voices author · part of series · read the trigger warnings · sexually explicit

REVIEW: The Hate Project

The Official Description: This arrangement is either exactly what they need--or a total disaster Oscar is a grouch. That’s a well-established fact among his tight-knit friend group, and they love him anyway. Jack is an ass. Jack, who’s always ready with a sly insult, who can’t have a conversation without arguing, and who Oscar may… Continue reading REVIEW: The Hate Project

5 stars · Books · coming out · Contemporary · diverse characters · gender identity · grief · lgbtqia content · MM romance · read the trigger warnings · Releases and Cover Reveals · sexually explicit · young adult

REVIEW: Dead Sea by Mia Kerick

The Official Description:   Kyle is a swaggering bully; Lenny strives to be invisible. Kyle has been left alone in the world; Lenny is the world’s biggest loner. When Kyle saves Lenny from drowning, their lives will never be the same. After a brutal encounter with school bullies, Lenny swims out into the ocean, determined… Continue reading REVIEW: Dead Sea by Mia Kerick

Books · coming out · Contemporary · diverse characters · gender identity · lgbtqia content · mental health · new adult · own voices author · read the trigger warnings

REVIEW: Can’t Take That Away by Steven Salvatore

The Official Description: An empowering and emotional debut about a genderqueer teen who finds the courage to stand up and speak out for equality when they are discriminated against by their high school administration. Carey Parker dreams of being a diva, and bringing the house down with song. They can hit every note of all… Continue reading REVIEW: Can’t Take That Away by Steven Salvatore

5 stars · Books · canadian · Contemporary · diverse characters · gender identity · lgbtqia content · my faves · new adult · own voices author · romance · young adult

REVIEW: Billions of Beautiful Hearts by Kevin Craig

The Official Description: Wen Devante is Insta famous with a massive following and a flare for fashion. At almost 18, they have already published a book on gender nonconformity, released several songs on Spotify and appeared on television. During the first wave of Covid-19 lockdown, they reach out to an unsuspecting Kaye, one of their… Continue reading REVIEW: Billions of Beautiful Hearts by Kevin Craig

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REVIEW: Uncharted by Alli Temple

The Official Description: In a world of arrogant nobles and their punishing laws, Georgina will be hanged if anyone discovers she is a spy. But when the wicked prince proposes marriage, Georgina must accept. Refusing would expose the secrets she has delivered to a hidden resistance and forfeit her life. With her wedding day looming… Continue reading REVIEW: Uncharted by Alli Temple