A Magic Steeped in Poison (The Book of Tea #1) by Judy I. Lin

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Title: A Magic Steeped in PoisonAuthor: Judy I. LinGenre/s and Tags: Fantasy, Young Adult, Mythology, Historical Fiction, Magic, High Fantasy, Asian LiteratureGoodreads synopsis: I used to look at my hands with pride. Now all I can think is, "These are the hands that buried my mother."For Ning, the only thing worse than losing her mother is knowing … Continue reading A Magic Steeped in Poison (The Book of Tea #1) by Judy I. Lin

The Bennet Women by Eden Appiah-Kubi Book Tour

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Title: The Bennet WomenAuthor: Eden Appiah-KubiPublisher: MontlakeGenre/s and Tags: Romance, Adult Fiction, Contemporary, Retelling, Queer/LGBTQ+, Coming of Age, CollegeGoodreads synopsis: In this delightfully modern spin on Pride and Prejudice, love is a goal, marriage is a distant option, and self-discovery is a sure thing. Welcome to Bennet House, the only all-women’s dorm at prestigious Longbourn University, home to three close … Continue reading The Bennet Women by Eden Appiah-Kubi Book Tour

A Million Quiet Revolutions by Robin Gow Book Tour and Interview with the Author

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Title: A Million Quiet RevolutionsAuthor: Robin GowGenre/s and Tags: Young Adult Fiction, Contemporary, Queer/LBGTQ+, Poetry, Romance, Transgender, Queer LitGoodreads synopsis: For as long as they can remember, Aaron and Oliver have only ever had each other. In a small town with few queer teenagers, let alone young trans men, they've shared milestones like coming out as trans, buying … Continue reading A Million Quiet Revolutions by Robin Gow Book Tour and Interview with the Author

Kiss & Tell by Adib Khorram

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Title: Kiss & TellAuthor: Adib KhorramGenre/s and Tags: Contemporary, Romance, LGBTQ+/Queer, Young Adult Fiction, Music, Realistic FictionGoodreads synopsis: A smart, sexy YA novel about a boy band star, his first breakup, his first rebound, and what it means to be queer in the public eye, from award-winning author Adib KhorramHunter never expected to be a boy band … Continue reading Kiss & Tell by Adib Khorram

The Cartographers by Peng Shepherd

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Title: The CartographersAuthor: Peng ShepherdGenre/s and Tags: Mystery, Fiction, Adult, Thriller, Magical Realism, Books About BooksGoodreads synopsis: From the critically acclaimed author of The Book of M, a highly imaginative thriller about a young woman who discovers that a strange map in her deceased father’s belongings holds an incredible, deadly secret—one that will lead her on an extraordinary … Continue reading The Cartographers by Peng Shepherd

Right Where I Left You by Julian Winters

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Title: Right Where I Left YouAuthor: Julian WintersGenre/s and Tags: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult, Queer/LGBTQIA+, Fiction, MM RomanceGoodreads synopsis: Kacen Callender meets Becky Albertalli in a deliciously geeky best friends-to lovers romance from award-winning author Julian Winters! School’s out, senior year is over, and Isaac Martin is ready to kick off summer. His last before heading off … Continue reading Right Where I Left You by Julian Winters

One For All by Lillie Lainoff

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Title: One For AllAuthor: Lillie LainoffGenre/s and Tags: Historical Fiction, Retellings, Young Adult, Fantasy, Disability, RomanceGoodreads synopsis: An OwnVoices, gender-bent retelling of The Three Musketeers, in which a girl with a chronic illness trains as a Musketeer and uncovers secrets, sisterhood, and self-love. Tania de Batz is most herself with a sword in her hand. Everyone in town thinks … Continue reading One For All by Lillie Lainoff

Loveless by Alice Oseman

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Title: LovelessAuthor: Alice OsemanGenre/s and Tags: Contemporary, Young Adult, Queer/LGBTQ+, Fiction, AudiobookGoodreads synopsis: The fourth novel from the phenomenally talented Alice Oseman – one of the most authentic and talked-about voices in contemporary YA. It was all sinking in. I’d never had a crush on anyone. No boys, no girls, not a single person I had ever … Continue reading Loveless by Alice Oseman

All My Rage by Sabaa Tahir

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Title: All My RageAuthor: Sabaa TahirGenre/s and Tags: Contemporary, Young Adult, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Romance, FamilyGoodreads synopsis: From #1 New York Times bestselling author Sabaa Tahir comes a brilliant, unforgettable, and heart-wrenching contemporary YA novel about family and forgiveness, love and loss, in a sweeping story that crosses generations and continents. Lahore, Pakistan. Then.Misbah is a dreamer and storyteller, … Continue reading All My Rage by Sabaa Tahir

Must Love Books by Shauna Robinson

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Title: Must Love BooksAuthor: Shauna RobinsonGenre/s and Tags: Romance, Fiction, Contemporary, Adult, Women's Fiction, Mental HealthGoodreads synopsis: The Bookish Life of Nina Hill meets Younger in a heartfelt debut following a young woman who discovers she'll have to ditch the "dream job" and write her own story to find her happy ending. Meet Nora Hughes—the overworked, underpaid, … Continue reading Must Love Books by Shauna Robinson

No Filter & Other Lies by Crystal Maldonado

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Title: No Filter & Other LiesAuthor: Crystal MaldonadoGenre/s and Tags: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Queer/LGBTQ+, FictionGoodreads synopsis: You should know, right now, that I'm a liar. They're usually little lies. Tiny lies. Baby lies. Not so much lies as lie adjacent. But they're still lies. Twenty one-year-old Max Monroe has it all: beauty, friends, and a glittering life … Continue reading No Filter & Other Lies by Crystal Maldonado

Fire Becomes Her by Rosiee Thor

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Title: Fire Becomes HerAuthor: Rosiee ThorGenre/s and Tags: Fantasy, Young Adult, LGBTQ+, Historical, Queer, FictionGoodreads synopsis: In Rosiee Thor's lavish fantasy novel with a Jazz Age spark, a politically savvy teen must weigh her desire to climb the social ladder against her heart in a world where magic buys votes.Flare is power.With only a drop of flare, … Continue reading Fire Becomes Her by Rosiee Thor

Daughter of the Moon Goddess (The Celestial Kingdom Duology #1) by Sue Lynn Tan

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Title: Daughter of the Moon GoddessSeries: The Celestial Kingdom Duology #1 Author: Sue Lynn TanGenre/s and Tags: Fantasy, Mythology, Retellings, Romance, Historical, Asian LiteratureGoodreads synopsis: A captivating debut fantasy inspired by the legend of Chang'e, the Chinese moon goddess, in which a young woman’s quest to free her mother pits her against the most powerful immortal in the … Continue reading Daughter of the Moon Goddess (The Celestial Kingdom Duology #1) by Sue Lynn Tan

The Bone Spindle (The Bone Spindle #1) by Leslie Vedder

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Title: The Bone SpindleSeries: The Bone Spindle #1Author: Leslie VedderGenre/s and Tags: Fantasy, Young Adult, LGBTQ+, Retellings, YA Fantasy, Romance, MagicGoodreads synopsis: Sleeping Beauty meets Indiana Jones in this thrilling fairytale retelling for fans of Sorcery of Thorns and All the Stars and Teeth.Fi is a bookish treasure hunter with a knack for ruins and riddles, who definitely … Continue reading The Bone Spindle (The Bone Spindle #1) by Leslie Vedder

The Be Intentional Reading Challenge

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The #BeIntentionalReadingChallenge is a labor of love from me to you! I wanted to make a huge challenge that would specifically focus voices that feel left out of the conversation. You can find this challenge on The StoryGraph, Instagram and in my group on Goodreads-Challenge Corner. There are SEVEN categories, each with TWENTY prompts. Categories are Queer/LGBTQIAP+. BIPOC, … Continue reading The Be Intentional Reading Challenge

The Kindred by Alechia Dow

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Title: The KindredAuthor: Alechia DowGenre/s and Tags: Science Fiction, Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Space, QueerGoodreads synopsis: To save a galactic kingdom from revolution, Kindred mind-pairings were created to ensure each and every person would be seen and heard, no matter how rich or poor…Joy Abara knows her place. A commoner from the lowly planet Hali, she lives a simple life—apart … Continue reading The Kindred by Alechia Dow

Enchanted Misadventures with Great-Aunt Poppy

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Today I’m excited to participate in the Bookstagram & Creative Tour for Enchanted Misadventures with Great-Aunt Poppy by Hallie Christensen hosted by MTMC Tours. This wonderful Middle Grade Fantasy was published on October 12th, 2021 from Sweetwater Books! Title: Enchanted Misadventures with Great-Aunt Poppy Author: Hallie Christensen Publication Date: October 12th, 2021Publisher: Sweetwater BooksGenres: Middle … Continue reading Enchanted Misadventures with Great-Aunt Poppy

The Heartbreak Bakery by A.R. Capetta

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Title: The Heartbreak BakeryAuthor: A.R. CapettaGenre/s and Tags: Romance, LGBTQ+, Young Adult, Urban Fantasy, Contemporary, TransgenderGoodreads synopsis: Teenage baker Syd sends ripples of heartbreak through Austin’s queer community when a batch of post-being-dumped brownies turns out to be magical—and makes everyone who eats them break up.“What’s done is done.”Unless, of course, it was done by my brownies. Then … Continue reading The Heartbreak Bakery by A.R. Capetta

Light From Uncommon Stars by Ryka Aoki

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Title: Light From Uncommon StarsAuthor: Ryka AokiGenre/s and Tags: Adult, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Queer, Fiction, Speculative Fiction Goodreads synopsis: Good Omens meets The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet in this defiantly joyful adventure set in California's San Gabriel Valley, with cursed violins, Faustian bargains, and queer alien courtship over fresh-made donuts.Shizuka Satomi made a deal … Continue reading Light From Uncommon Stars by Ryka Aoki

Journey to the Heart of the Abyss (Light the Abyss #2) by London Shah

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Title: Journey to the Heart of the AbyssSeries: Light the Abyss #2Author: London ShahGenre/s and Tags:Young Adult, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Dystopian, Speculative FictionGoodreads synopsis: Leyla McQueen has finally reunited with her father after breaking him out of Broadmoor, the illegal government prison—but his freedom comes at a terrible cost. As Leyla celebrates his return, she must grapple with … Continue reading Journey to the Heart of the Abyss (Light the Abyss #2) by London Shah

We Light up the Sky by Lilliam Rivera

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Title: We Light up the SkyAuthor: Lilliam RiveraGenre/s and Tags:Young Adult, Science Fiction, LGBTQ+, Contemporary, AliensGoodreads synopsis: In a haunting, genre-bending YA, award-winning author Lilliam Rivera explores the social and racial ramifications of an alien invasion from the perspective of three Latinx teens.Pedro, Luna, and Rafa may attend Fairfax High School together in Los Angeles, but they … Continue reading We Light up the Sky by Lilliam Rivera

Hard Drive by Shae Connor

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Title: Hard DriveAuthor: Shae ConnorSeries: University of Atlanta #2Genre/s and Tags: Romance, LGBTQ+, New Adult, FF Romance, Mental HealthGoodreads synopsis: Hi, my name’s Annie Clark, and I’ve managed to flip my quiet, nerdy, single life completely upside down.First, I recently figured out that I’m bisexual.Second, Eve Frederick, star softball player and my ultimate crush, asked me out on a … Continue reading Hard Drive by Shae Connor

City of Shattered Light by Claire Winn

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Title: City of Shattered LightAuthor: Claire WinnGenre/s and Tags: Science-Fiction, LGBTQ+, Young Adult, Fantasy, Dystopia, Cyberpunk, RomanceGoodreads synopsis: As darkness closes in on the city of shattered light, an heiress and an outlaw must decide whether to fend for themselves or fight for each other.As heiress to a powerful tech empire, seventeen-year-old Asa Almeida strives to prove … Continue reading City of Shattered Light by Claire Winn

Cute Mutants Book tour: Galaxy Brain by SJ Whitby & Interview with the Author

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Yesterday the final installment in the Cute Mutants series by SJ Whitby published. Which means the series is complete and now is a perfect time to marathon the whole thing! Currently, the whole series and the spin-off are on sale for kindle! Title: Cute Mutants Volume 5: Galaxy BrainAuthor: SJ WhitbySeries: Cute MutantsPublished/Publisher: October 2021, Self-publishedGenre/s and Tags: Young Adult, … Continue reading Cute Mutants Book tour: Galaxy Brain by SJ Whitby & Interview with the Author

The Light at the Bottom of the World (Light the Abyss #1) by London Shah

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Hey y’all I was invited to read an ARC of @London.Shah’s Journey to the Heart of the Abyss! I’ll be reading it later this month but first I wanted to share my review and the amazing new cover for book 1! The paperback publishes on Sept 28th—AKA the best day ever (my birthday). ID: The new … Continue reading The Light at the Bottom of the World (Light the Abyss #1) by London Shah

The Lightest Object in the Universe by Kimi Eiselle

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[ID: The Lightest Object in the Universe on top of two books stacked horizontally. Next to the book stack is a red striped canvas tote full of spring/pastel flowers. In between the books and bag is a mini brown Caffeine and Legends box.] Check out my Instagram post! 3.5/5 Received this in my September 2020 … Continue reading The Lightest Object in the Universe by Kimi Eiselle

Blog Tour: Follow Your Arrow by Jessica Verdi

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Title: Follow Your ArrowAuthor: Jessica VerdiGenre/s and Tags: Young Adult, LGBT, Contemporary, Romance, FeminismGoodreads synopsis: For fans of Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera, this is a riveting and irresistible take on love, life, and identity -- both online and off.CeCe Ross is kind of a big deal. She and her girlfriend, Silvie, are social media influencers with … Continue reading Blog Tour: Follow Your Arrow by Jessica Verdi

Battle of the Bookstagram: Phoenix Heart by Sarah K. L. Wilson

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Sarah K.L. Wilson has three books and she is letting bookstagram decide which one she publishes first by whichever book gets the most pre-orders! Battle of the Bookstagram! I'm on #TeamPhoenixHeart.⁠⁠ Synopsis: Disabled and rejected in her community, she has never had a best friend. Until one day, a phoenix enters her world, tied to … Continue reading Battle of the Bookstagram: Phoenix Heart by Sarah K. L. Wilson

Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall

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I received an ALC thanks to Libro FM as part of their ALC Influencer program. All opinions are my own. Title: Boyfriend MaterialAuthor: Alexis HallGenre/s and Tags: Romance, Contemporary, LGBTQ+/Queer, Fiction, AdultGoodreads synopsis: Wanted:One (fake) boyfriendPractically perfect in every way Luc O'Donnell is tangentially--and reluctantly--famous. His rock star parents split when he was young, and the father he's … Continue reading Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall

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The Voting Booth by Brandy Colbert

I received an ALC thanks to Libro FM as part of their ALC Influencer program. All opinions are my own. Title: The Voting BoothAuthor: Brandy ColbertGenre/s and Tags: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Realistic Fiction, Politics, Goodreads synopsis: Marva Sheridan was born ready for this day. She's always been driven to make a difference in the world, and what … Continue reading The Voting Booth by Brandy Colbert

Blog Tour: Cute Mutants Volume One: Mutant Pride (Cute Mutants #1) by SJ Whitby

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Title: Cute Mutants Vol One: Mutant PrideAuthor: SJ WhitbySeries: Cute MutantsPublished/Publisher: June 2020, Self-publishedGenre/s and Tags: Young Adult, Science-Fiction, LGBTQ, Fantasy, SuperheroesGoodreads synopsis: My name is Dylan Taylor, human incarnation of the burning dumpster gif, and this is my life. I always wanted to be an X-Man. Except people and me never got along, and apparently you need social … Continue reading Blog Tour: Cute Mutants Volume One: Mutant Pride (Cute Mutants #1) by SJ Whitby

Book Tour: In the Light of a Broken Moon: Episode One by Bri Spicer

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Title: In the Light of a Broken Moon: Episode OneAuthor: Bri SpicerGenre/s and Tags: Fantasy, LGBTQ+, Sci-fi, QueerGoodreads synopsis: A grief-stricken knight, desperate to protect the woman she loves after the destruction of their homeworld.A magic-wielding warrior Librarian, determined to fight back against the corrupt Empire and megacorps and crime syndicates that took everything from her.Their long-lost … Continue reading Book Tour: In the Light of a Broken Moon: Episode One by Bri Spicer

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ARC Review: Kiss the Fae (Vicious Faeries #1) by Natalia Jaster

Thank you to BOMM and the author for a copy in exchange for a review. All opinions are my own. After an unfortunate encounter with a poacher, Lark and her sisters enter Fae territory. Anyone who enters must pay a price. The three must leave behind the human world and each enter a domain of … Continue reading ARC Review: Kiss the Fae (Vicious Faeries #1) by Natalia Jaster

Blog Tour [Playlist & Review]: Master of One by Jaida Jones & Dani Bennett

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Title: Master of OneAuthor: Jaida Jones & Dani BennettGenre/s and Tags: Young Adult, LGBT, Fantasy, Epic Fantasy, Romance, FaeGoodreads synopsis: Sinister sorcery. Gallows humor. A queer romance so glorious it could be right out of fae legend itself. Master of One is a fantasy unlike any other.Rags is a thief—an excellent one. He's stolen into noble's coffers, … Continue reading Blog Tour [Playlist & Review]: Master of One by Jaida Jones & Dani Bennett

Blog Tour: All or None (Star Stories #1) by Aurora Lee Thornton

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Title: All or NoneAuthor: Aurora Lee ThorntonSeries: Star Stories #1Genre/s and Tags: Young Adult, LGBT, Fantasy, Epic Fantasy, RomanceGoodreads synopsis: In a world where everyone has a soulmate, uniquely powerful mage Royiora and reluctant assassin Kalo collide in the worst of ways.Royiora Daralkaen, the only mage alive able to use all five kinds of magic, has a near … Continue reading Blog Tour: All or None (Star Stories #1) by Aurora Lee Thornton

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ARC Review: The Song of the Marked (Shadows & Crowns #1) by S.M. Gaither

3.5-4/5 Thank you to Book of Matches Media and the author for sending me an eARC in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. I usually start off my reviews with a summary, but I've been struggling with this one because I have no idea how to summarize this. Part of my … Continue reading ARC Review: The Song of the Marked (Shadows & Crowns #1) by S.M. Gaither

The Court of Miracles (Court of Miracles #1) by Kester Grant

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4.5/5 I received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. This is exactly what I pictured when I heard the phrase "Les Miserable meets Six of Crows". The MC Nina is literally Kaz Brekker + Inej Ghafa and no one can change my mind! The Court of … Continue reading The Court of Miracles (Court of Miracles #1) by Kester Grant

Blog Tour: Forget This Ever Happened by Cassandra Rose Clarke

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Title: Forget This Ever HappenedAuthor: Cassandra Rose ClarkeGenre/s and Tags: Young Adult, LGBT, Sci-fi, Historial fiction, Thriller, Romance, MysteryGoodreads synopsis: Sometimes there's a town called Indianola.And sometimes there isn't.Summer, 1993. Claire has been dumped in rural Indianola, Texas, to spend her whole vacation taking care of mean, sickly Grammy. There's nothing too remarkable about Indianola: it's run-down, … Continue reading Blog Tour: Forget This Ever Happened by Cassandra Rose Clarke

Prose & Cons (Nevermore Bookshop Mysteries #5) by Steffanie Holmes

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4.5/5 This was my favorite installment in the series! It was just so freaking good!! I cannot wait for book 6, and I definitely want to pick up some of her other books while I wait! The big enemy has finally been revealed as Dracula and he is slowly circling back to Nevermore for Mina … Continue reading Prose & Cons (Nevermore Bookshop Mysteries #5) by Steffanie Holmes

ARC Review: Stealing Embers (Fallen Legacies #1) by Julie Hall

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Happy Book Birthday to this beatuy! Thank you to the author and Book of Matches Media for the ARC in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Emberly has always thought there was something wrong with her brain. Being able to see a spectrum world that's full of monsters hasn't helped. But … Continue reading ARC Review: Stealing Embers (Fallen Legacies #1) by Julie Hall