The Brilliant Death by Amy Rose Capetta (ARC): A Queer Italian Mafia-Inspired Fantasy You Don’t Want to Miss

4 stars All her life, Teodora has hidden the fact that she is a strega--a magic wielder. Teo herself can turn people into decorative objects--which is handy when dealing with the DiSangro's enemies--but common belief is that they are figures out of fairytales--not real people. Then the Capo, the land’s new ruler, sends poisoned letters to … Continue reading The Brilliant Death by Amy Rose Capetta (ARC): A Queer Italian Mafia-Inspired Fantasy You Don’t Want to Miss

Say “Bye Bye Bye” to Biphobia with These Awesome Book Recs! 🏳️‍🌈💗💜💙

Yes, that was 100% a bisexual & NSYNC pun don't stab me. After some people said some things, I thought it'd be a good idea to write a post of some of my favorite (and some of my anticipated) books with bi main characters! From fantasy to contemporary, you won't be disappointed by these amazing … Continue reading Say “Bye Bye Bye” to Biphobia with These Awesome Book Recs! 🏳️‍🌈💗💜💙

Black Wings Beating by Alex London (DRC): Falconry, Fantasy, and #OwnVoices LGBTQ+ Rep!

4 stars The people of Uztar rever the birds of prey in the sky, and no one is more honored than the falconers who call them to their fists. Brysen strives to be a great falconer--while his twin sister, Kylee, rejects her ancient gifts and wishes to be free of falconry. She's nearly made it … Continue reading Black Wings Beating by Alex London (DRC): Falconry, Fantasy, and #OwnVoices LGBTQ+ Rep!

Problematic vs. Plot: When Bad Things Happen & People Act Badly, but It’s a Consequence of the Book

This is a topic that I've never seen discussed, but has been on my mind a lot recently. I'm bringing this up after seeing some controversy last month over a recent science fiction novel release, Hullmetal Girls by Emily Skrutskie, which I'll be taking examples from, but this applies to a wide variety of novels who have … Continue reading Problematic vs. Plot: When Bad Things Happen & People Act Badly, but It’s a Consequence of the Book

People Like Us by Dana Mele: Mean Girls–but More Murderous and Queer

3.5 stars Kay Donovan's past is behind her as she's reinvented herself at her new private school as a star soccer player and one of the popular girls. At least, that's until a girl's body is found in the lake, and her carefully constructed life begins to topple when Kay begins to get involved, both … Continue reading People Like Us by Dana Mele: Mean Girls–but More Murderous and Queer

A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns by Archie Bongiovanni and Tristan Jimerson & Why This Is Important

4.5 stars Archie, a snarky genderqueer artist, and Tristan are banding together in a short and fun illustrated guide to explain what pronouns are, why they matter, and how to use them, as well as helpful information such as what to do if you mess up and tips-and-tricks for those who are non-binary, all wrapped … Continue reading A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns by Archie Bongiovanni and Tristan Jimerson & Why This Is Important

Sometime After Midnight by L. Philips (DRC): Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist Meets CinderFELLA

4.5 stars Cameron and Nate meet in a dingy Los Angeles club, finding out they have a lot more in common than a love for an obscure indie band. Because Cameron is the heir to the record label that destroyed Nate's father's life, and now he's running away as fast as he can, leaving behind … Continue reading Sometime After Midnight by L. Philips (DRC): Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist Meets CinderFELLA

Fire Song by Adam Garnet Jones (DRC): Life on the Rez by Someone Who’s Not a Sexual Harasser

Hello! Um, well this is awkward but I seem to have overscheduled myself for DCRs this month *immediately averts eyes*. So although Cover Geek is technically on hold until further notice, I'll be using Tuesdays as another miscellaneous day! Anyways, without further ado, here's my review! 3 stars After the suicide of his younger sister, … Continue reading Fire Song by Adam Garnet Jones (DRC): Life on the Rez by Someone Who’s Not a Sexual Harasser

Awesome LGBTQ+ Novels that Won’t Make You Cry

Thanks Cal @ Constant Raving Reviews for this Monday's recommendation prompt! Today, I'm going to list some of my favorite LGBTQ+ novels that won't make you sob hysterically (aka Adam Silvera isn't welcome here). These cover a range of genres, but they're all awesome reads! These are all ones that I've personally read and verified … Continue reading Awesome LGBTQ+ Novels that Won’t Make You Cry

13 Diverse Romcom Contemporaries That Will Make You Aww

I am a huge sucker for romantic comedies. In YA, I don't really like seeing full blown romances because nearly every time, they're not convincing to me. I don't know any teenagers that I immediately think "That's the couple that's truly in love. I bet they'll be married for 84 years." Sorry, but no. Which … Continue reading 13 Diverse Romcom Contemporaries That Will Make You Aww