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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

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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 · 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

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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

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REVIEW: The Temperature of Me and You by Brian Zepka

Sixteen-year-old Dylan Highmark thought his winter was going to be full of boring shifts at the Dairy Queen, until he finds himself in love with a boy who's literally too hot to handle. Dylan has always wanted a boyfriend, but the suburbs surrounding Philadelphia do not have a lot in the way of options. Then,… Continue reading REVIEW: The Temperature of Me and You by Brian Zepka

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Blog Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway: Dead Sea by Mia Kerick

Blog Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway: Dead Sea by Mia Kerick Story Ballads, Book 2 He risks his life and finds his heart. Kyle is a swaggering bully; Lenny strives to be invisible. Kyle has been left alone in the world; Lenny is the world’s biggest loner. When Kyle saves Lenny from drowning, their lives will… Continue reading Blog Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway: Dead Sea by Mia Kerick

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REVIEW: Junior Hero Blues by J.K. Pendragon

The Official Description: Last year, Javier Medina was your average socially awkward gay high schooler with a chip on his shoulder. This year, he’s…well, pretty much the same, but with bonus superpowers, a costume with an ab window to show off his new goods, and a secret identity as the high-flying, wise-cracking superhero Blue Spark.… Continue reading REVIEW: Junior Hero Blues by J.K. Pendragon

Books · coming out · Contemporary · diverse characters · gender identity · lgbtqia content · mental health · new adult · own voices author · read the trigger warnings

REVIEW: Can’t Take That Away by Steven Salvatore

The Official Description: An empowering and emotional debut about a genderqueer teen who finds the courage to stand up and speak out for equality when they are discriminated against by their high school administration. Carey Parker dreams of being a diva, and bringing the house down with song. They can hit every note of all… Continue reading REVIEW: Can’t Take That Away by Steven Salvatore

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REVIEW: Billions of Beautiful Hearts by Kevin Craig

The Official Description: Wen Devante is Insta famous with a massive following and a flare for fashion. At almost 18, they have already published a book on gender nonconformity, released several songs on Spotify and appeared on television. During the first wave of Covid-19 lockdown, they reach out to an unsuspecting Kaye, one of their… Continue reading REVIEW: Billions of Beautiful Hearts by Kevin Craig

5 stars · coming out · Contemporary · diverse characters · lgbtqia content · my faves · new adult · own voices author · romance · self-discovery · young adult

REVIEW: Be Dazzled by Ryan La Sala

The Official Description: Who's ready to sparkle?? Project Runway goes to Comic Con in an epic queer love story about creativity, passion, and finding the courage to be your most authentic self. Raffy has a passion for bedazzling. Not just bedazzling, but sewing, stitching, draping, pattern making--for creation. He's always chosen his art over everything--and everyone--else… Continue reading REVIEW: Be Dazzled by Ryan La Sala

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REVIEW: Here The Whole Time by Vitor Martins

The Official Description: The charm and humor of To All the Boys I've Loved Before meets Dumplin' in this body-positive YA love story between two boys who must spend 15 days living with each other over school break. What would you do if you had to spend the next 15 days with your lifelong crush? Felipe… Continue reading REVIEW: Here The Whole Time by Vitor Martins