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

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: The Henna Wars

The Henna Wars by Adiba Jaigirdar 🌺🌺🌺.5/5 Trigger Warning: Racism, Homophobia, Forced Outing, Bullying Nishat has a problem. Well, she doesn't have a problem—her parents, friends and rivals do. Her parents won't accept that she is a lesbian. Her friends won't accept her desire to operate a henna shop as part of their school project. And her … Continue reading Book Review: The Henna Wars

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