The Bruising of Qilwa by Naseem Jamnia

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Title: The Bruising of QilwaAuthor: Naseem Jamnia (they/them)Publisher: TachyonGenre/s and Tags: Fantasy, Queer/LGBTQ+, Novella, Fiction, Adult, Science Fiction Fantasy, Asexual, Nonbinary, High FantasyGoodreads synopsis: In this intricate debut fantasy introducing a queernormative Persian-inspired world, a nonbinary refugee practitioner of blood magic discovers a strange disease that causes political rifts in their new homeland. Persian-American author Naseem Jamnia has crafted … Continue reading The Bruising of Qilwa by Naseem Jamnia

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

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

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

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

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

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

ARC Review: The Kingdom of Liars (The Legacy of the Mercenary King #1) by Nick Martell

I won this arc in a raffle from BookishFirst in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Ten years ago, Michael Kingman's father killed the King's son and ruined their family's legacy. Michael has let his bitterness and resentment as his childhood father stew and when he's presented the opportunity to prove … Continue reading ARC Review: The Kingdom of Liars (The Legacy of the Mercenary King #1) by Nick Martell