Book Review: A Desolation Called Peace

A Desolation Called Peace by Arkady Martine 🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 First contact was for diplomats and people who got into epic poems. An alien enemy lurks at the edges of Teixcalaanli space, and when the commander of the fleet requests a language expert, Three Seagrass—still reeling from her part in the events two months before—hops aboard. But … Continue reading Book Review: A Desolation Called Peace

Book Review: Phoenix Extravagant

Phoenix Extravagant by Yoon Ha Lee 🌺🌺🌺🌺.5/5 Dragons. Art. Revolution. Jebi isn't a revolutionary. They're an artist, and they just want to paint, dammit. So when they're turned away from the painting exams, thrown out of their house after their sister finds out their adoption of another man, and they get an offer from the … Continue reading Book Review: Phoenix Extravagant

Book Review: The Once and Future Witches

The Once and Future Witches by Alix E Harrow 🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 There were once witches, and there will be witches again. In 1893 (what is it with this year and literature??), there are no witches, but the three Eastwood sisters—broken apart and coming back together—are determined to make things better for womenkind. To regain the power that was … Continue reading Book Review: The Once and Future Witches

Book Review: Burning Roses

Burning Roses by SL Huang 🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 Two queer old women venture off onto one last journey—interwoven with fairy tales. It was enjoyable! And so queer! And much family angst. Old women who have hurt their children. It's hard writing about two characters at the ending of their lives. After the heroing is over. After much … Continue reading Book Review: Burning Roses

Book Review: The Bone Shard Daughter

The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart 🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 *Pterodactyl screech* Everyone needs to read this book! Everyone! Read it! Read it! Read it! The Emperor's magic has kept the empire together for decades, and his magical constructs—and their deadly secrets—keep the people subdued and docile. Lin, the emperor's daughter and former heir, is determined to … Continue reading Book Review: The Bone Shard Daughter

Book Review: Cemetery Boys

Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas 🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 Yadriel's Latinx family has problems accepting his gender, so Yadriel decides to prove himself once and for all—he undergoes the brujo ceremony in secret. The good news? It worked! The bad news? He's now haunted by a cute ghost. And Yadriel's cousin is missing, along with several Latinx "runaways," … Continue reading Book Review: Cemetery Boys

Book Review: Harrow the Ninth

Harrow the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir 🌺🌺🌺🌺/4 You were always such a little bitch when you were angry. 1 star? 5 stars? 2 stars? 4? Harrow the Ninth was my most anticipated release of 2020, and um, I don't know? Was it the most brilliant thing I've ever read or was it an absolute disjointed … Continue reading Book Review: Harrow the Ninth

Book Review: The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water

The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water by Zen Cho 🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 Once upon a time, a bandit walks into a small coffeehouse, and walks out with a nun, an adventure, and more trouble than he ever bargained for. "Huh?" said Tet Sang."Oh, I'm joining you all," said Guet Imm, wide-eyed. "Didn't I say … Continue reading Book Review: The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water

Sapphic Sunday: 10 Queer YA Releases to Jump-Start Your Spring TBR

Edit: due to the pandemic, some of these release dates have been pushed back (although in some cases the kindle releases are the same). All books with pushed release dates have an * Remember when we used to beg for a YA book featuring a queer girl? Remember when Leah on the Offbeat was hailed … Continue reading Sapphic Sunday: 10 Queer YA Releases to Jump-Start Your Spring TBR