Books · coming out · Contemporary · diverse characters · Dystopian · lgbtqia content · mental health · Paranormal · part of series · sci-fi / fantasy · self-discovery · urban fantasy

REVIEW: White Trash Warlock by David R. Slayton

The Official Description: Guthrie was a good place to be from, but it wasn’t a great place to live, not when you were like Adam, in all the ways Adam was like Adam. Adam Binder hasn’t spoken to his brother in years, not since Bobby had him committed to a psych ward for hearing voices. When… Continue reading REVIEW: White Trash Warlock by David R. Slayton

Books · coming out · Contemporary · diverse characters · Dystopian · gender identity · grief · horror · lgbtqia content · mental health · new adult · sci-fi / fantasy · suspense · young adult

REVIEW: Into The Real by Z Brewer

The Official Description: Three Quinns. Three realities. Three Brumes. The first Brume is a waking nightmare, overrun by literal monsters and cutthroat survivors. For Quinn, who is openly genderqueer, the only silver lining is their friendship with Lia—and the hope that there might still be a safe place somewhere else in the world. The second Brume… Continue reading REVIEW: Into The Real by Z Brewer

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

REVIEW: The Camino Club by Kevin Craig

The Official Description: After getting in trouble with the law, six wayward teens are given an ultimatum: serve time in juvenile detention for their crimes, or walk the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route across Spain over the summer holidays with a pair of court appointed counselor/guides. When it becomes clear the long walk isn't really… Continue reading REVIEW: The Camino Club by Kevin Craig

Contemporary · historical · lgbtqia content · new adult · Paranormal · young adult

REVIEW: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab

The Official Description:  A Life No One Will Remember. A Story You Will Never Forget. France, 1714: in a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever and is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets. Thus begins the extraordinary life of Addie LaRue, and a dazzling adventure that… Continue reading REVIEW: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab

5 stars · Contemporary · diverse characters · grief · lgbtqia content · my faves · neurodiversity · sexually explicit

REVIEW: Sometimes There’s Stars by Suki Fleet

The Official Description: One lost soul graffiti artist. The sweetest boy ever. Will they save each other or go down in flames? Echo is a brilliant artist but he’s not a good bet. He’s running from a suspended sentence and trying to pay off a debt that’s about to cripple him, literally. When he gets involved… Continue reading REVIEW: Sometimes There’s Stars by Suki Fleet

Dystopian · grief · historical · lgbtqia content · my faves · Novella · Paranormal · sci-fi / fantasy

REVIEW, EXERPT and GIVEAWAY: Beneath a Bethel by April-Jane Rowan

The Official Description: Every youth of Elbridge remembers their Floris, the holy ceremony where their teeth are pulled out with pliers. It marks their ascension into adulthood and their right to have new porcelain teeth, ones that are embedded with magic, that grant the ability to make wishes. Angora's Floris will be upon the banks of… Continue reading REVIEW, EXERPT and GIVEAWAY: Beneath a Bethel by April-Jane Rowan

lgbtqia content · non-fiction

REVIEW: Missing From The Village by Justin Ling

The Official Description: The tragic and resonant story of the disappearance of eight men -- the victims of serial killer Bruce McArthur -- from Toronto's queer community, and the failures of the social and political systems which allowed the cases to go unsolved for so long. In 2013, the Toronto Police Service announced that the… Continue reading REVIEW: Missing From The Village by Justin Ling

5 stars · British Columbian Content · canadian · Contemporary · diverse characters · general fiction · lgbtqia content · mental health · my faves · own voices author · self-discovery

REVIEW: After Elias by Eddy Boudel Tan

The Official Description: A tragedy shatters Coen’s carefully constructed life. When the airplane piloted by Elias Santos crashes one week before their wedding day, Coen Caraway loses the man he loves and the illusion of happiness he has worked so hard to create. The only thing Elias leaves behind is a recording of his final words,… Continue reading REVIEW: After Elias by Eddy Boudel Tan

5 stars · Contemporary · lgbtqia content · my faves · own voices author · Paranormal · sci-fi / fantasy · sexually explicit

REVIEW: Brothersong by T.J. Klune is the ending I wanted to the Green Creek series

The Official Description: In the ruins of Caswell, Maine, Carter Bennett learned the truth of what had been right in front of him the entire time. And then it—he—was gone. Desperate for answers, Carter takes to the road, leaving family and the safety of his pack behind, all in the name of a man he… Continue reading REVIEW: Brothersong by T.J. Klune is the ending I wanted to the Green Creek series

canadian · Contemporary · diverse characters · gender identity · juvenile · lgbtqia content · mental health

REVIEW: Ciel by Sophie Labelle

The Official Description: Ciel is excited to start high school. A gender non-conforming trans kid, Ciel has a YouTube channel and dreams of getting a better camera to really make a mark. Ciel can always rely on their best friend, Stephie, a trans girl who also happens to be a huge nerd, but their friendship… Continue reading REVIEW: Ciel by Sophie Labelle

Comedy · Contemporary · diverse characters · gender identity · lgbtqia content · mental health · queer disneyland

REVIEW: The Love Study by Kris Ripper

The Official Description: What happens when the search for the perfect date goes perfectly wrong? Don’t miss this charming romantic comedy from critically acclaimed author Kris Ripper. Declan has commitment issues. He’s been an office temp for literally years now, and his friends delight in telling people that he left his last boyfriend at the altar.… Continue reading REVIEW: The Love Study by Kris Ripper

5 stars · coming out · Contemporary · diverse characters · gender identity · lgbtqia content · mental health · my faves · new adult · romance · self-discovery · young adult

REVIEW: Surrender Your Sons by Adam Sass

The Official Description: Connor Major’s summer break is turning into a nightmare. His SAT scores bombed, the old man he delivers meals to died, and when he came out to his religious zealot mother, she had him kidnapped and shipped off to a secluded island. His final destination: Nightlight Ministries, a conversion therapy camp that… Continue reading REVIEW: Surrender Your Sons by Adam Sass