Books · Contemporary · lgbtqia content · young adult

REVIEW: Take a Bow, Noah Mitchell

There Are No Cheat Codes for Showmance Seventeen-year-old gaymer Noah Mitchell only has one friend left: the wonderful, funny, strictly online-only MagePants69. After years playing RPGs together, they know everything about each other, except anything that would give away their real life identities. And Noah is certain that if they could just meet in person,… Continue reading REVIEW: Take a Bow, Noah Mitchell

Books · coming out · Contemporary · diverse characters · gender identity · mental health · read the trigger warnings · self-discovery · young adult

REVIEW: A Firecracker Wish by Ace Jameson

  As patients in a mental hospital, Drew's and Artie's meeting is anything but cute. The way that shy Artie approaches Drew over their shared love of art is. The instant connection between the two during the course of their stay in the hospital deepens as they share their fears, interests, and dreams. When Drew's… Continue reading REVIEW: A Firecracker Wish by Ace Jameson

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 · 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

5 stars · Books · Contemporary · grief · lgbtqia content · mental health · my faves · new adult · read the trigger warnings · romance · sci-fi / fantasy · self-discovery · substance abuse · young adult

REVIEW: The Dove In The Belly by Jim Grimsley

At the University of North Carolina, Ronny's made some friends, kept his secrets, survived dorm life, and protected his heart. Until he can't. Ben is in some ways Ronny's opposite; he's big and solid where Ronny is small and slight. Ben's at UNC on a football scholarship. Confident, with that easy jock swagger, and an… Continue reading REVIEW: The Dove In The Belly by Jim Grimsley

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

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

REVIEW: Founder’s Mercy (Neskan Chronicles #1) by Owen Lach

Some secrets are worth dying for. The Bolvar Union provides everything a good citizen needs, only asking one thing in return: total devotion to the State. Teenage best friends Adan Testa and Bo Shen have other ideas. They plan an unlikely heist to earn their way over the wall, escaping Bolvar before serving their mandatory… Continue reading REVIEW: Founder’s Mercy (Neskan Chronicles #1) by Owen Lach