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

Alliana, Girl of Dragons

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Title: Alliana, Girl of DragonsAuthor: Julie Abe (she/her)Genre/s and Tags: Middle Grade, Fantasy, Dragons, Retellings, Childrens, Asian Literature, Fairy Tales, AdventureGoodreads synopsis: Once upon a time, Alliana believed in dreams and fairy tales as sweet as spun-sugar clouds. Alliana wished on shooting stars, sure that someday she and her grandmother would be able to travel to the … Continue reading Alliana, Girl of Dragons

The Honeys by Ryan La Sala

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Title: The HoneysAuthor: Ryan La Sala (He/They/She)Publisher: Scholastic Inc/I Read YAGenre/s and Tags: Horror, Young Adult, Mystery, Thriller, Contemporary, Queer/LGBTQIA+, Fiction, School Stories/Boarding SchoolGoodreads synopsis: Mars has always been the lesser twin, the shadow to his sister Caroline's radiance. But when Caroline dies under horrific circumstances, Mars is propelled to learn all he can about his once-inseparable sister who'd … Continue reading The Honeys by Ryan La Sala

Bad Things Happen Here by Rebecca K. Barrow

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Title: Bad Things Happen HereAuthor: Rebecca K BarrowPublisher: Simon TeenGenre/s and Tags: Young Adult, Mystery, Thriller, Contemporary, Queer/LGBTQIA+, Fiction, Mental HealthGoodreads synopsis: I Killed Zoe Spanos meets The Cheerleaders in this haunting mystery about an island town with a history of unsolved deaths—and a girl desperate to uncover the mystery behind it all. Luca Laine Thomas lives on a cursed island. To … Continue reading Bad Things Happen Here by Rebecca K. Barrow

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