5 stars · coming out · Contemporary · diverse characters · lgbtqia content · my faves · new adult · own voices author · romance · self-discovery · young adult

REVIEW: Be Dazzled by Ryan La Sala

The Official Description: Who's ready to sparkle?? Project Runway goes to Comic Con in an epic queer love story about creativity, passion, and finding the courage to be your most authentic self. Raffy has a passion for bedazzling. Not just bedazzling, but sewing, stitching, draping, pattern making--for creation. He's always chosen his art over everything--and everyone--else… Continue reading REVIEW: Be Dazzled by Ryan La Sala

Contemporary · grief · lgbtqia content · mental health · new adult · young adult

REVIEW: Watching For Comets by Jordon Greene

The Official Description: TYLER: Life sucks. There’s no point in acting like it doesn’t. Why else would it make me gay, give me a family that hates who I am, throw me in a town that would rather “my kind” be shipped off, and then decide my boyfriend had to die? Or maybe that last… Continue reading REVIEW: Watching For Comets by Jordon Greene

Books · coming out · Contemporary · diverse characters · lgbtqia content · mental health · own voices author · young adult

REVIEW: Here The Whole Time by Vitor Martins

The Official Description: The charm and humor of To All the Boys I've Loved Before meets Dumplin' in this body-positive YA love story between two boys who must spend 15 days living with each other over school break. What would you do if you had to spend the next 15 days with your lifelong crush? Felipe… Continue reading REVIEW: Here The Whole Time by Vitor Martins

5 stars · Books · coming out · Contemporary · diverse characters · gender identity · lgbtqia content · new adult · own voices author · self-discovery · young adult

REVIEW: Sasha Masha by Agnes Borinsky

The Official Description: Transgender author Agnes Borinsky deftly explores gender identity and queer romance in this heart-wrenchingly honest debut novel. Alex feels like he is in the wrong body. His skin feels strange against his bones. And then comes Tracy, who thinks he's adorably awkward, who wants to kiss him, who makes him feel like… Continue reading REVIEW: Sasha Masha by Agnes Borinsky

5 stars · gender identity · lgbtqia content · non-fiction · own voices author · self-discovery

REVIEW: How To They/Them by Stuart Getty

The Official Description: A lighthearted primer for parents, teachers, young adults, anyone with a nonbinary person in their life, or those wondering if they/them might be for them, How to They/Them is an irreverent illustrated romp through the history of gender- neutral pronouns and a guide to using them respectfully. What does “nonbinary” or “gender nonconforming”… Continue reading REVIEW: How To They/Them by Stuart Getty

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