lgbtqia content · young adult

REVIEW: We Are Totally Normal by Rahul Kanakia

The Official Description: Nandan’s got a plan to make his junior year perfect. He’s going to make sure all the parties are chill, he’s going to smooth things over with his ex, and he’s going to help his friend Dave get into the popular crowd—whether Dave wants to or not. The high school social scene might… Continue reading REVIEW: We Are Totally Normal by Rahul Kanakia

lgbtqia content · young adult

REVIEW: Monster of the Week! The Rules Book 2 by F.T. Lukens

The Official Description: Spring semester of Bridger Whitt’s senior year of high school is looking great. He has the perfect boyfriend, a stellar best friend, and an acceptance letter to college. He also has this incredible job as an assistant to Pavel Chudinov, an intermediary tasked with helping cryptids navigate the modern world. His days… Continue reading REVIEW: Monster of the Week! The Rules Book 2 by F.T. Lukens

lgbtqia content · sci-fi / fantasy · young adult

REVIEW: I’m a Gay Wizard by V.S. Santoni

The Official Description: You do magic once, and it sticks to you like glitter glue… When Johnny and his best friend, Alison, pass their summer holidays dabbling in magic, they never expect it to have consequences. Sure, it'd be great if they could banish bullies or change their lives for the better, and what harm could… Continue reading REVIEW: I’m a Gay Wizard by V.S. Santoni

sci-fi / fantasy · young adult

REVIEW: What Happened That Night by Deanna Cameron

The Official Description: Golden boy Griffin Tomlin is found dead, floating in his pool, the morning after his family’s Labor Day party, and neighbor Emily Porterfield is arrested for his murder. No one knows why she killed him, except for her younger sister, Clara. The secrets behind What Happened That Night unravel in dual timelines: in… Continue reading REVIEW: What Happened That Night by Deanna Cameron

sci-fi / fantasy · young adult

REVIEW: Lost and Found by Orson Scott Card

The Official Description: That's the question that has haunted fourteen-year-old Ezekiel Blast all his life. But he's not a thief, he just has a talent for finding things. Not a superpower--a micropower. Because what good is finding lost bicycles and hair scrunchies, especially when you return them to their owners and everyone thinks you must… Continue reading REVIEW: Lost and Found by Orson Scott Card

sci-fi / fantasy · young adult

REVIEW: Here There Are Monsters by Amelinda Bérubé

The Official Description: The Blair Witch Project meets Imaginary Girls in this story of codependent sisterhood, the struggle to claim one’s own space, and the power of secrets Sixteen-year-old Skye is done playing the knight in shining armor for her insufferable younger sister, Deirdre. Moving across the country seems like the perfect chance to start over.… Continue reading REVIEW: Here There Are Monsters by Amelinda Bérubé

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REVIEW: The Gravity of Us by Phil Stamper

The official description: As a successful social media journalist with half a million followers, seventeen-year-old Cal is used to sharing his life online. But when his pilot father is selected for a highly publicized NASA mission to Mars, Cal and his family relocate from Brooklyn to Houston and are thrust into a media circus. (GoodReads.com)… Continue reading REVIEW: The Gravity of Us by Phil Stamper

lgbtqia content · young adult

REVIEW: The Falls of Wyona by David Brendan Hopes

Official description: In The Falls of the Wyona by David Brendan Hopes, four friends growing up on the banks of a wild Appalachian river just after WWII discover, almost at the same time, the dangerous, alluring Falls and the perils of their own maturing hearts. Seen through the eyes of his best friend Arden, football… Continue reading REVIEW: The Falls of Wyona by David Brendan Hopes

lgbtqia content · young adult

INTERVIEW: Zack Smedley – Author of “Deposing Nathan”

Deposing Nathan: For sixteen years, Nate was the perfect son—the product of a no-nonsense upbringing and deep spiritual faith. Then he met Cam, who pushed him to break rules, dream, and accept himself. Conflicted, Nate began to push back. With each push, the boys became more entangled in each others’ worlds...but they also spiraled closer… Continue reading INTERVIEW: Zack Smedley – Author of “Deposing Nathan”

lgbtqia content · young adult

Review: Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

I read "Red, White & Royal Blue" in one day and I'm pleased to admit that I cried through the last quarter of it. This book is exactly the balm that my poor, battered, immigrant-Canadian heart needed. It's probably not lost on anyone that the past few years have been a challenging time to survive… Continue reading Review: Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

lgbtqia content · young adult

REVIEW: Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens by Tanya Boteju

The descriptive bit: Nima is "brown and queer", in love with her straight best friend, Ginny and awkward as hell. The day she met Ginny, Nima threw up on her Reeboks; that's the way her life goes. At the exact moment that she finally gets the courage to tell Ginny how she feels, Ginny stops… Continue reading REVIEW: Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens by Tanya Boteju