Cemetery Boys

“HAY NIÑAS CON PENE, NIÑOS CON VULVA Y TRANSFÓBICOS SIN DIENTES” It’s Spooky Season, ghoul-friends! Let’s get Spooky Ooky Kooky Booky Nooky! I’m celebrating Halloween and #SpookyBookyNooky with CEMETERY BOYS by Aiden Thomas! This queer YA, fantasy, mystery, romance, coming-of-age story is pure magic! Yadriel comes from an ancient ancestral lineage of brujx who have…

Camp

CAMP by L. C. Rosen is a booming celebration of queerness and an nuanced look at young queer people’s struggle with identity told through a super cute romance! At Camp Outland, a summer camp for LGBTQIA+ teens, 16-year-old Randy Kapplehoff gets to be his authentic self: he wears nail polish, sing show-tunes with friends, and…

This is My Brain in Love

I knew that THIS IS MY BRAIN IN LOVE by I. W. Gregorio was going to be a cute read but, boy oh boy, there is so much more to this book than I expected! As a YA contemporary romance novel I was very impressed that the book not only depicted a budding romance well…

The Gravity of Us

Y’all know I am a fan of queer stories, a big fan! So obviously I was very excited to receive an egalley of the soon to be released THE GRAVITY OF US by Phil Stamper. It’s a queer YA about first love, reality television, and a NASA mission to Mars… to a gay nerd like me this…

Orpheus Girl

I am a sloooow reader so it means a lot when I say I finished ORPHEUS GIRL by Brynne Rebele-Henry in one sitting! This queer YA love story is painful and deeply saddening yet empowering and hopeful. A lot is crammed into this poetic novella! A reimagining of the Orpheus myth, the story follows teenagers Raya…

The Rule of Many

THE RULE OF MANY by sister/author duo Ashley and Leslie Saunders is the second book in the fast-paced, dystopian series The Rule of One. Picking up right where the first book ended, THE RULE OF MANY follows as twin sister rebels Eva and Mira Goodwin advance the Common’s revolution against the single-child law by directly…

Red, White & Royal Blue

To end the summer with a bang by book club chose to read RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE by Casey McQuiston. As a book club consisting of all gay men, this love story between the First Son of the US and the Prince of England was an obvious crowd pleaser! RW&RB is a perfect summer…

Out of Salem

There are hundreds of YA books about magic, monsters, and teen angst so an author would need to do a lot to stand out in the already crowded field. Hal Schrieve does just that! Out of Salem blends classic monsters (NO VAMPIRES!) with LGBTQI characters. The pairing may seem odd but it truly does come together into…

Jack of Hearts (and Other Parts)

Let me just start by saying it is soooo refreshing to read a book about a young, gay man that is not focused on tragedy or self-hatred or shame or closed minded families!  Jack of Hearts (and Other Parts) is a celebration of gayness and gay sexuality, it’s a pride parade of a book! Jack, is a…

The Rule of One

In The Rule of One, Ashley and Leslie Saunders create a dystopian world that is sooooooo different from the United States I currently live in. Climate change has drastically affected the environment making the earth a difficult place to survive. The leaders of the USA promote an “us vs. them” narrative that even includes walls on…