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REVIEW: Jackals Wild by Abby Kaitz

A shy math geek. His roommate with an NSFW alter ego. College just got a lot more interesting. Quiet, studious Adam Hatchard is ready to reinvent himself and be the leading man in his own life. - Survive his first frat party? Check. - Talk to the hot TA in math class? Halfway(ish) there. -… Continue reading REVIEW: Jackals Wild by Abby Kaitz

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

Books · coming out · Contemporary · lgbtqia content · new adult · own voices author · read the trigger warnings · self-discovery · sexually explicit · young adult

REVIEW: And They Lived by Steven Salvatore

Chase Arthur is a budding animator and hopeless romantic obsessed with Disney films and finding his true love, but he's plagued with the belief that he's not enough for anyone: he's recovering from an eating disorder and suffers from body dysmorphia fueled by his father, and can't quite figure out his gender identity. When Chase… Continue reading REVIEW: And They Lived by Steven Salvatore

Books · coming out · Contemporary · diverse characters · lgbtqia content · young adult

REVIEW: Every Word You Never Said by Jordon Greene

Jacob Walters's dad has worked to make his son's life a living hell. But when the cute new transfer student suffers his father's wrath, Jacob must make the hardest decisions of his life. Skylar Gray is adopted, nonverbal, and he feels most comfortable wearing skirts. Life has never been easy, but with a fresh start… Continue reading REVIEW: Every Word You Never Said by Jordon Greene

Books · coming out · Contemporary · grief · HIV · lgbtqia content · mental health · MM romance · part of series · self-discovery · sexually explicit

REVIEW: In Step (Painted Bay #3) by Jay Hogan

Karma. You reap what you sow, and KANE MARTIN isn’t looking for forgiveness. But the arrival of ABE TYLER in Painted Bay has Kane dreaming of the impossible. The sexy, silver fox choreographer is determined to pull Kane out from the shadows, but Kane’s life is in neat little boxes for a reason. A past… Continue reading REVIEW: In Step (Painted Bay #3) by Jay Hogan

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REVIEW: All That’s Left In the World by Erik J. Brown

When Andrew stumbles upon Jamie’s house, he’s injured, starved, and has nothing left to lose. A deadly pathogen has killed off most of the world’s population, including everyone both boys have ever loved. And if this new world has taught them anything, it’s to be scared of what other desperate people will do . .… Continue reading REVIEW: All That’s Left In the World by Erik J. Brown

5 stars · Books · coming out · Contemporary · diverse characters · gender identity · lgbtqia content · mental health · neurodiversity · new adult · sci-fi / fantasy · self-discovery · young adult

REVIEW: Lakelore by Anna-Marie McLemore

  In this young adult novel by award-winning author Anna-Marie McLemore, two non-binary teens are pulled into a magical world under a lake - but can they keep their worlds above water intact? Everyone who lives near the lake knows the stories about the world underneath it, an ethereal landscape rumored to be half-air, half-water.… Continue reading REVIEW: Lakelore by Anna-Marie McLemore

Books · Contemporary · MM romance · new adult · romance

REVIEW: I’m So (Not) Over You by Kosoko Jackson

A chance to rewrite their ending is worth the risk in this swoony romantic comedy from Kosoko Jackson. It's been months since aspiring journalist Kian Andrews has heard from his ex-boyfriend, Hudson Rivers, but an urgent text has them meeting at a café. Maybe Hudson wants to profusely apologize for the breakup. Or confess his… Continue reading REVIEW: I’m So (Not) Over You by Kosoko Jackson

Books · Contemporary · grief · lgbtqia content · mental health · new adult · Novella · read the trigger warnings · self-discovery · young adult

REVIEW: Calm Undone by Garth A. Fowler

Calm Undone is a young adult novel that tackles many of the issues relevant to young people today (feelings of loss, a dawning sense of self, and the awakening of attraction) with a gentle, accepting approach. Seventeen-year-old Tyler wants three things from his summer at the family beach-house: Run along the beach to get ready… Continue reading REVIEW: Calm Undone by Garth A. Fowler

Books · Contemporary · grief · mental health · MM romance · part of series · romance · self-discovery · sexually explicit

REVIEW: Sink Or Swim by Annabeth Albert

Winning and losing are subject to sexy interpretation… Navy chief Calder Euler loves to win big. His latest score? A remote mountain cabin. Checking it out is supposed to be a quick trip, but Calder’s luck abruptly turns when a freak injury and a freakier snowstorm leave him stranded. Oh, and the cabin isn’t empty.… Continue reading REVIEW: Sink Or Swim by Annabeth Albert

Books · Contemporary · lgbtqia content · mental health · young adult

REVIEW: Golden Boys by Phil Stamper

National bestselling author Phil Stamper crafts the perfect summer friendship story, starring four queer boys with big hearts and even bigger dreams. Gabriel, Reese, Sal, and Heath are best friends, bonded in their small rural town by their queerness, their good grades, and their big dreams. They are about to embark on the summer before… Continue reading REVIEW: Golden Boys by Phil Stamper

Books · Contemporary · horror · lgbtqia content · mental health · new adult · Paranormal · read the trigger warnings · self-discovery

REVIEW: Howl By Shaun David Hutchinson

From critically acclaimed Shaun David Hutchinson comes a gritty and raw portrayal of the oftentimes traumatic experience of growing up. Virgil Knox was attacked by a monster. Of course, no one in Merritt believes him. Not even after he stumbled into the busy town center, bleeding, battered, and bruised, for everyone to see. He’d been… Continue reading REVIEW: Howl By Shaun David Hutchinson