Book Review: The Left-Handed Booksellers of London

The Left-Handed Booksellers of London by Garth Nix 🌺🌺🌺/5 It's a 1983 that's kinda different from actual 1983, but not by much? Either way, Susan Arkshaw is off to London to find her father, who she has never met. After her first lead goes way south, she stumbles into Merlin, a left-handed bookseller who topples … Continue reading Book Review: The Left-Handed Booksellers of London

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: Bookish and the Beast

Bookish and the Beast by Ashley Poston 🌺🌺🌺.5/5 Rosie Thorne feels stuck—she's neither here nor there, and she just wants out of her small town life and her overwhelming grief. Until she smacks into teenage pop star Vance Reigns while saving a dog, accidentally destroys a rare book, and then is forced to work with … Continue reading Book Review: Bookish and the Beast

Book Review: Shielded

Shielded by KayLynn Flanders 🌺🌺🌺/5 Princess Jennesara knows that she's just as good of a warrior as anyone else in her country's army, but her father refuses to send her to the front to fight. Instead, she's sent off without fanfare or warning to wed the heir of another kingdom—while her brother goes to the … Continue reading Book Review: Shielded

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: The Winter Duke

The Winter Duke by Claire Eliza Bartlett 🌺🌺🌺.5/5 Ekata is this close to freedom from her murderous family—once her brother is named heir and betrothed to some sucker of a southerner, she'll be fast on her way to the university and her dream of higher knowledge. But on the night of her brother's betrothal, her entire family … Continue reading Book Review: The Winter Duke

Book Review: The Empire of Dreams

The Empire of Dreams by Rae Carson 🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 Trigger Warning: Assault, Child Abuse, PTSD, racism Red Sparkle Stone is an orphan, a prior slave and a foundling, and is about to be adopted into the royal family. When her adoption is canceled at the very last minute, Red is thrown into a mix of feelings—of … Continue reading Book Review: The Empire of Dreams

Book Review: Changeling

Changeling by Molly Harper 🌺🌺/5 Wealthy 14 year old Cassandra Reed has a secret. That's not her real name. And she's not actually a member of the noble magical class that now rules the world. But as one of the non-magical Snipes who possesses magic, her secret must be kept so that she—and her family—can … Continue reading Book Review: Changeling