House in the Cerulean Sea – Read It and Rate It

The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune Adventure Fantasy LGBTQ+ Romance Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) The story follows a 40-year-old man named Linus Baker, who works at the Department in Charge of Magical Youth evaluating the well-being of children kept in orphanages authorized by the government. One day Linus is tasked with a new highly classified assignment: to journey to Marsyas Island orphanage and supervise 6 mysterious and … Read more

Mighty Heart of Sunny St. James – book review

The Mighty Heart of Sunny St. James by Ashley Herring Blake LGBTQ+ Realistic Fiction * * * * Stars (Great!) Sunny St. James is ready to start her life as the New Sunny after receiving a heart transplant and meeting her estranged birth mother after 8 years of separation. She’s also on a mission to find a new best friend and a boy (definitely a boy) to kiss. It’s a lot for one girl over … Read more

Welcome to St. Hell – book review

Welcome to St. Hell: My Trans Teen Misadventure Lewis Hancox Autobiography Biography Graphic Novel * * * * Stars (Great!) Lewis Hancox looks back on (visits) his younger self, Lois, who felt awkward and wrong in her body until she realized that she was actually he/him, Lewis. This follows his story into young adulthood (through middle and high school and a bit beyond) with all of the usual teen angst PLUS a really rocky journey … Read more

We Are Okay – book review

We Are Okay by Nina LaCour LGBTQ+ Realistic Fiction Young Adult Fiction * * * * Stars (Great!) When Marin’s grandfather passed away and she learned some uncomfortable truths about secrets he had been hiding from her, she immediately cut ties and left her old life, friends, and relationships behind. She spent the week before her college classes officially started living in a motel room and thinking and simultaneously trying not to think about what … Read more

Different Kinds of Fruit – book review

Different Kinds of Fruit by Kyle Lukoff LGBTQ+ Realistic Fiction Tween * * * * Stars (Great!) When Annabelle returns for her final year at school (6th grade) there are two surprises waiting for her. The first is a new teacher who is interested in students’ input to create their social studies curriculum for the year. The second is a new student – Bailey – who uses they/them pronouns and helps Annabelle learn more about … Read more

Playing the Palace – Read It and Rate It

Playing the Palace by Paul Rudnick LGBTQ+ Romance Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) If you like Romance and Royalty definitely read this book!! It was cute, funny, and definitely a bit emotional throughout the entire thing!! The prince from London and an American guy from NJ meet and start to fall in love… Maybe a bit cliché, but the drama they face from the queen and the world spices it up!! Will … Read more

They Both Die at the End – Read It and Rate It

They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera Dystopian LGBTQ+ Romance Review #1 * * * Stars (Pretty good) “They Both Die at the End” is about a world where you get a call on the day you will die. The two main characters get the call and decide to befriend each other on their last day. They spend the whole day together fitting in as much as possible, while letting themselves let go … Read more

Lily and Dunkin – Read It and Rate It

Lily and Dunkin by Donna Gephart Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) “Lily and Dunkin” is about two middle-schoolers who have to learn to deal with life while finding themselves. Lily is a transgender girl trying to embrace who she is, and Duncan is a boy who is dealing with mental illness. They slowly figure out who they are and grow together even through the tough years of middle school. … Read more

Red, White, and Royal Blue – Read It and Rate It

Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston LGBTQ+ Romance Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) Alex is the son of the President of the United States. He goes to London for official business with his mother, the President. Upon arrival, he soon meets Henry, the Prince of Wales. Both do not get along at first. In fact, Alex does not like Henry at all. Henry and Alex get closer after some accidents, … Read more