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REVIEW: Flash Fire (The Extraordinaries #2) by TJ Klune

The Official Description: Nick landed himself the superhero boyfriend of his dreams, but with new heroes arriving in Nova City it’s up to Nick and his friends to determine who is virtuous and who is villainous. Which is a lot to handle for a guy who just wants to finish his self-insert bakery AU fanfic.… Continue reading REVIEW: Flash Fire (The Extraordinaries #2) by TJ Klune

Books · Dystopian · environmental issues · lgbtqia content · mental health · my faves · sci-fi / fantasy · science

REVIEW: The Darkness Outside Us by Eliot Schrefer

Two boys, alone in space. After the first settler on Titan trips her distress signal, neither remaining country on Earth can afford to scramble a rescue of its own, and so two sworn enemies are installed in the same spaceship. Ambrose wakes up on the Coordinated Endeavor, with no memory of a launch. There’s more… Continue reading REVIEW: The Darkness Outside Us by Eliot Schrefer

Books · Contemporary · grief · horror · mental health · MM romance · Paranormal · part of series · read the trigger warnings · Releases and Cover Reveals

REVIEW: Rare Vigilance (Whitethorn Agency #1) by M.A. Grant

Everything has a price. Especially the truth. From the author of Prince of Air and Darkness comes the first in a thrilling new paranormal series. Former marine Atlas Kinkaid knows not to ask questions about the clients he protects at the behest of the elite Whitethorn security agency. Just like he doesn’t like anyone asking about his… Continue reading REVIEW: Rare Vigilance (Whitethorn Agency #1) by M.A. Grant

Books · coming out · Contemporary · diverse characters · gender identity · grief · mental health · new adult · own voices author · read the trigger warnings · sci-fi / fantasy · self-discovery

REVIEW: the Witch King by H.E. Edgmon

To save a fae kingdom, a trans witch must face his traumatic past and the royal fiancé he left behind. This debut YA fantasy will leave you spellbound. Wyatt would give anything to forget where he came from—but a kingdom demands its king. In Asalin, fae rule and witches like Wyatt Croft…don’t. Wyatt’s betrothal to… Continue reading REVIEW: the Witch King by H.E. Edgmon

Books · Contemporary · grief · horror · lgbtqia content · mental health · Novella · own voices author · read the trigger warnings · urban fantasy

REVIEW: Elegy For the Undead by Matthew Vesely

Jude and Lyle's newlywed life is shattered when a vicious attack leaves Lyle infected with a disease that transforms him into a violent and often incomprehensible person. With no cure for the "zombie" virus in sight, the young husbands begin to face the last months they have together before Lyle loses himself completely. Fond remembrances… Continue reading REVIEW: Elegy For the Undead by Matthew Vesely

Books · coming out · Contemporary · diverse characters · read the trigger warnings · Releases and Cover Reveals · young adult

REVIEW: Thanks A Lot, Universe by Chad Lucas

A moving middle-grade debut for anyone who’s ever felt like they don’t belong. Brian has always been anxious, whether at home, or in class, or on the basketball court. His dad tries to get him to stand up for himself and his mom helps as much as she can, but after he and his brother… Continue reading REVIEW: Thanks A Lot, Universe by Chad Lucas

Books · coming out · Contemporary · mental health · MM romance · read the trigger warnings · romance · self-discovery · sexually explicit

REVIEW: Whatever He Needs by Mia Kerick

The Official Description: DADDY ISSUES Nightclub dancer, Dimmy Cirillo, is living a nightmare. He doesn’t want to be the boy-toy his father is pimping him out to be, but he has no way out. Construction-company heir, Liam McAllister, wasn’t looking to become anyone’s white knight, but he couldn’t stop himself from helping the willowy, tattooed… Continue reading REVIEW: Whatever He Needs by Mia Kerick

Books · Comedy · Contemporary · lgbtqia content · own voices author · romance

REVIEW: Playing the Palace by Paul Rudnick

The Official Description: THEIR LOVE STORY CAPTIVATED THE WORLD…THE CROWN PRINCE AND THAT GUY FROM NEW YORK When a lonely American event planner starts dating the gay Prince of Wales, a royal uproar ensues: is it true love or the ultimate meme? Find out in this hilarious romantic comedy. After having his heart trampled on… Continue reading REVIEW: Playing the Palace by Paul Rudnick

Books · Contemporary · lgbtqia content · mental health · own voices author · read the trigger warnings · sexually explicit · substance abuse

REVIEW: Yes, Daddy by Jonathan Parks-Ramage

The Official Description: A propulsive, scorching modern gothic, Yes, Daddy follows an ambitious young man who is lured by an older, successful playwright into a dizzying world of wealth and an idyllic Hamptons home where things take a nightmarish turn. Jonah Keller moved to New York City with dreams of becoming a successful playwright, but,… Continue reading REVIEW: Yes, Daddy by Jonathan Parks-Ramage

Books · diverse characters · grief · lgbtqia content · MM romance · Paranormal · physical disability · Releases and Cover Reveals · sci-fi / fantasy · sexually explicit

REVIEW: Sage and King by Molly Ringle

The Official Description: Zaya expected to be the irresponsible youngest prince his whole life. But when his two older siblings are killed by an unidentified magician, he finds himself crowned king of Lushrain—the end of his liberty as he knows it. As part of his training, he’s sent to Heartwood for a month, the house… Continue reading REVIEW: Sage and King by Molly Ringle

Books · Contemporary · diverse characters · grief · lgbtqia content · mental health · own voices author · physical disability · read the trigger warnings · romance · self-discovery

REVIEW: Left In The Dark by Zev de Valera

The Official Description: Cal Restrepo, victim of a road rage automobile accident, emerges from unconsciousness into a world he does not recognize. Under the care of the doctors at Wending Hills and the help of his friends and neighbors, Cal gradually recovers his memory and the full use of his body. Yet, so many of… Continue reading REVIEW: Left In The Dark by Zev de Valera