Book Review: Girl, Serpent, Thorn

Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust 🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 There was and there was not. So begins the story of Soraya, a princess cursed to kill all she touches. Hidden away in her own palace, she longs for human contact, for friends and the touch of a lover. When her twin brother the shah becomes engaged to … Continue reading Book Review: Girl, Serpent, Thorn

12 Upcoming Queer YA SFF Releases

Last week I highlighted four (I know there are more but my brain is just toast right now) adult queer science fiction releases from September to November. Despite having a strong start to 2020 and a hella queer August (Harrow and The Space Between Worlds, among others), YA SFF-land has gotten a whole lot gayer. … Continue reading 12 Upcoming Queer YA SFF Releases

Upcoming Queer SFF, Sep-Nov 2020

There are a bunch of fantastic-looking SFF novels coming out this fall, with releases from the hottest up-and-comers in SFF: P. Djèlí Clark, Alix E Harrow and K Eason, plus releases from old favorites—CL Polk, Yoon Ha Lee, VE Schwab and Rebecca Roanhorse. I'll probably do a post to highlight my most anticipated adult SFF … Continue reading Upcoming Queer SFF, Sep-Nov 2020

Book Review: FINNA

Finna by Nino Cipri 🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 A grandmother goes to fake IKEA and accidentally stumbles into an interdimensional portal. Two employees (and exes), upon learning that this is kinda a thing at this place and that budget cuts have removed the highly trained retrieval teams designed for such things, are voluntold to go retrieve her. This … Continue reading Book Review: FINNA

Book Review: Juliet Takes a Breath

Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera 🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 Juliet is a baby dyke about to enter her second year of college. Puerto Rican and brown and from the Bronx, she comes out to her parents just before stepping off a plane to begin a summer internship with Harlowe Brisbane, the Pussy Power feminist who is … Continue reading Book Review: Juliet Takes a Breath

Book Review: Six Angry Girls

Six Angry Girls by Adrienne Kisner 🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 Raina is going to demolish her senior year—until her boyfriend breaks up with her, and the heartbreak causes her to forget to submit her cause for a new school play and the sophomores select Our Town. Fed up, grieving and wanting more, she quits drama and joins a knitting … Continue reading Book Review: Six Angry Girls

Book Review: Tomorrow Will Be Different

Tomorrow Will be Different by Sarah McBride 🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 Sarah McBride writes about her transition, her life (so far) and her fight for trans equality in her home state of Delaware and in the national stage. Hope can be limitless. Inspiration can always be found. Ideas are endless. But time, that is the one resource that … Continue reading Book Review: Tomorrow Will Be Different

Book Review: The House in the Cerulean Sea

The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune 🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 Linus Baker is a solitary man, dedicated to his job. He does his job as a social worker for magical children, writes meticulous reports, and nothing more. So what if his life is a little empty? He has a cat, a house, and a steady … Continue reading Book Review: The House in the Cerulean Sea

Top Ten Tuesday: Books with a Summer Vibe

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. I can't believe Top Ten Tuesday has been around for … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Books with a Summer Vibe