coming out · Contemporary · diverse characters · lgbtqia content · mental health · own voices author · young adult

REVIEW: Stay Gold by Tobly McSmith

The Official Description: Debut author Tobly McSmith delivers a coming-of-age teen love story about a transgender boy who’s going stealth at his new Texas high school and a cisgender girl who is drawn to him, even as she’s counting down the days until graduation. Perfect for fans of David Levithan, Becky Albertalli, and Jenny Han.… Continue reading REVIEW: Stay Gold by Tobly McSmith

Contemporary · diverse characters · general fiction · lgbtqia content · mental health · mystery · own voices author

REVIEW: the Thirty Names of Night by Zeyn Joukadar

The Official Description: The author of the “vivid and urgent…important and timely” (The New York Times Book Review) debut The Map of Salt and Stars returns with this remarkably moving and lyrical novel following three generations of Syrian Americans who are linked by a mysterious species of bird and the truths they carry close to… Continue reading REVIEW: the Thirty Names of Night by Zeyn Joukadar

5 stars · Contemporary · lgbtqia content · own voices author · Paranormal · suspense · young adult

REVIEW: Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas

The Official Description: Yadriel has summoned a ghost, and now he can’t get rid of him. When his traditional Latinx family has problems accepting his gender, Yadriel becomes determined to prove himself a real brujo. With the help of his cousin and best friend Maritza, he performs the ritual himself, and then sets out to… Continue reading REVIEW: Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas

coming out · Contemporary · lgbtqia content · own voices author · young adult

REVIEW: Why Can’t Life Be Like Pizza? by Andy V. Roamer

The Official Description: RV is a good kid, starting his freshman year at the demanding Boston Latin School. Though his genes didn’t give him a lot of good things, they did give him a decent brain. So he’s doing his best to keep up in high school, despite all the additional pressures he’s facing: His… Continue reading REVIEW: Why Can’t Life Be Like Pizza? by Andy V. Roamer

5 stars · Contemporary · diverse characters · lgbtqia content · mental health · my faves · own voices author · young adult

REVIEW: Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender

The Official Description: From Stonewall and Lambda Award–winning author Kacen Callender comes a revelatory YA novel about a transgender teen grappling with identity and self-discovery while falling in love for the first time. Felix Love has never been in love—and, yes, he’s painfully aware of the irony. He desperately wants to know what it’s like and… Continue reading REVIEW: Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender

Contemporary · diverse characters · lgbtqia content · sci-fi / fantasy

REVIEW: Havesskadi by Ava Kelly

The Official Description: The red dragon is hunting her own. Up in the icy peaks of the northern mountains, Orsie Havesskadi spends his days hiding from her, but eventually he is found and his dragon magic stolen. Cursed to wander the lands as a mortal unless he recovers his magic before twenty-four rising crescents have… Continue reading REVIEW: Havesskadi by Ava Kelly

bdsm · MM romance · own voices author · sci-fi / fantasy

REVIEW: Served With A Twist by Jet Lupin

REVIEW TOUR Book Title: Served with a Twist Author: Jet Lupin Publisher: Self-Published Release Date: December 28, 2019 Genre/s: Sci-Fi D/s M/M Romance Trope/s: Clash of Backgrounds, Opposites attract, Man in Peril, Meet My Dysfunctional Family, Size Difference Themes: Kink, light BDSM, light D/s themes, collaring Heat Rating: 4 flames Length: 74 000 words It… Continue reading REVIEW: Served With A Twist by Jet Lupin

MM romance · own voices author

REVIEW: A Fluid State by Rob Browatzke

The Official Description: Patrick returns from a tour of duty to find his son very different. Peter is dressing in girl's clothes, and his hair is too long, and he's obsessed with drag queens. None of that sits well with Patrick. Patrick then meets the drag queen Ann Moore, and starts to hang out with them.… Continue reading REVIEW: A Fluid State by Rob Browatzke

Contemporary · lgbtqia content · mental health · own voices author · Paranormal · suspense

REVIEW: Testament by Jose Nateras

The Official Description: Gabe Espinosa, is trying to dig himself out of the darkness. Struggling with the emotional fallout of a breakup with his ex-boyfriend, Gabe returns to his job at The Rosebriar Room; the fine dining restaurant at the historic Sentinel Club Chicago Hotel. Already haunted by the ghosts of his severed relationship, he’s… Continue reading REVIEW: Testament by Jose Nateras