Criminal Intentions, S1E1: The Cardigans (queer detectives & murder? sign me up!) — Cole McCade

TITLE: Criminal Intentions, S1E1: The Cardigans AUTHOR: Cole McCade GENRE: Romance/Mystery AGE RANGE: Adult SYNOPSIS: When a string of young queer men turn up dead in grisly murders, all signs point to the ex-boyfriend—but what should be an open-and-shut case is fraught with tension when BPD homicide detective Malcolm Khalaji joins up with a partner he never wanted. […]

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The Weight of the Stars (soft, sweet queer girls & space) — Kayla Ancrum

TITLE: The Weight of the Stars AUTHOR: K. Ancrum RELEASE DATE: March 19th, 2019 GENRE: Sci-fi AGE RANGE: YA All Ryann wants is to travel through space, but that’s not happening for a girl living in a trailer park, taking care of her brother and his baby—so she spends her time befriending the “misfits” at her school and […]

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Red, White & Royal Blue (AKA my fave of 2019 so far) — Casey McQuiston

TITLE: Red, White & Royal Blue AUTHOR: Casey McQuiston RELEASE DATE: May 14, 2019 GENRE: Romance AGE RANGE: NA Alex, the First Son, has one arch-nemesis: Prince Henry of England, the Crown’s golden boy. After their long-held feud escalates to a disaster at the Royal Wedding, the two are forced to fake a friendship in the spotlight to […]

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Song of the Dead (Reign of the Fallen, #2) — Sarah Glenn Marsh

TITLE: Song of the Dead AUTHOR: Sarah Glenn Marsh SERIES: Reign of the Fallen, #2 RELEASES: January 29th, 2019; Razorbill GENRE: Fantasy AGE RANGE: YA Karthia has changed, and the people are changing with it—for better and for worse. Odessa has set out on an oceanic journey with Meredy and Kasmira, but nothing can prepare them for the war they’ll […]

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The Gilded Wolves — Roshani Chokshi

TITLE: The Gilded Wolves AUTHOR: Roshani Chokshi SERIES: The Gilded Wolves, #1 RELEASES: January 15th, 2019; Wednesday Books GENRE: Historical/Fantasy AGE RANGE: YA The setting is Paris, 1889, and the world is a strange and industrious place, run by Forgers and curators of fantastical items. Séverin is a treasure-hunter with a crew, and he’s looking to find the item he […]

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Snow in Love [fluffy YA contemporary anthology]

TITLE: Snow in Love AUTHORS: Kasie West, Aimee Friedman, Melissa de la Cruz, Nic Stone RELEASED: October 30th, 2018; Point GENRE: Contemporary AGE RANGE: YA Like many of us in the fandom of YA contemporary reads, I love a good, fluffy Christmas story, but I find that “fluffy” contemporary works best for me in short formatting, so that […]

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MINI REVIEWS: Check, Please! Vol. 1; The Halloween Tree; Evenfall; Super Chill

The last mini review post went over well, so I decided to start making this an occasional thing! This week’s mini review round-up includes two graphic novels, one MG horror novella, and one YA fantasy novel. Some the reviews below are the shortened version of my review, but the “goodreads” link buttons will take you […]

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