Books · lgbtqia content · part of series · read the trigger warnings · sci-fi / fantasy

REVIEW: Ocean’s Echo by Everina Maxwell

  Rich socialite, inveterate flirt, and walking disaster Tennalhin Halkana can read minds. Tennal, like all neuromodified “readers,” is a security threat on his own. But when controlled, readers are a rare asset. Not only can they read minds, but they can navigate chaotic space, the maelstroms surrounding the gateway to the wider universe. Conscripted… Continue reading REVIEW: Ocean’s Echo by Everina Maxwell

Books · coming out · Contemporary · lgbtqia content · romance · young adult

REVIEW: Henry Hamlet’s Heart by Rhiannon Wilde

  A sparkling queer YA romance set in Brisbane, Henry Hamlet’s Heart follows one guy and his sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking journey to love. Henry Hamlet doesn’t know what he wants after school ends. It’s his last semester of year twelve and all he’s sure of is his uncanny ability to make situations awkward. Luckily,… Continue reading REVIEW: Henry Hamlet’s Heart by Rhiannon Wilde

Books · Dystopian · grief · lgbtqia content · new adult · part of series · sci-fi / fantasy · self-discovery · young adult

REVIEW: The First To Die At The End by Adam Silvera

  In this prequel to #1 New York Times bestselling phenomenon They Both Die at the End, two new strangers spend a life-changing day together after Death-Cast first makes their fateful calls. It’s the night before Death-Cast goes live, and there’s one question on everyone’s mind: Can Death-Cast actually predict when someone will die, or… Continue reading REVIEW: The First To Die At The End by Adam Silvera

Books · Contemporary · diverse characters · gender identity · lgbtqia content · Novella · sequel · young adult

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 · coming out · Contemporary · lgbtqia content · mental health · MM romance · part of series · Releases and Cover Reveals · romance · sexually explicit · sports

REVIEW: Unwritten Rules by Brigham Vaughn

  Rule #1: Don't fall in love with your family's sworn enemy Taylor Hollis brought home gold at the Olympics, then quit competitive skating at the height of his career. Four years later, he lives a quiet life teaching figuring skating classes and looking for the perfect guy to settle down and build a family… Continue reading REVIEW: Unwritten Rules by Brigham Vaughn

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

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

Contemporary · lgbtqia content · mental health · physical disability · read the trigger warnings · romance · self-discovery · sexually explicit

REVIEW: This I Promise You by Jordon Greene and Kalob Dàniel

  Easton Belle is living his college dream: living with his best friend, underage drinking, working part-time at a local pet kennel, and running a successful social media campaign to keep a hardline theist out of Congress. However, that dream never included his horrid choice in men causing an unhealthy need to be wanted and… Continue reading REVIEW: This I Promise You by Jordon Greene and Kalob Dàniel

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