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

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 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

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

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