Blurb Love, Simon meets Friday Night Lights in this feelgood LGBTQ+ romance about a trans teen torn between standing up for his rights and staying stealth. 'A sharply observant and vividly drawn debut. I loved every minute I spent in this story' - Becky Albertalli Fifteen-year-old Spencer Harris is a proud nerd, an awesome big brother and a … Continue reading Review: The Passing Playbook by Isaac Fitzsimons.
Blurb A sweet and funny #ownvoices LGBTQ+ romance perfect for fans of Becky Albertalli and Julie Murphy, from the critically acclaimed author of Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit! Piper Kitts is spending the summer living with her grandmother, training at the barn of a former Olympic horseback rider, and trying to get over her … Continue reading Review: The Key to You and Me by Jaye Robin Brown.
Blurb There's one thing Jay Collier knows for sure—he's a statistical anomaly as the only out gay kid in his small rural Washington town. While all this friends can't stop talking about their heterosexual hookups and relationships, Jay can only dream of his own firsts, compiling a romance to-do list of all the things he … Continue reading Review: Jay’s Gay Agenda by Jason June.
I chose to read Queen of All as part of my personal quest to try new genres. I have always been in the ‘I don’t like fantasy camp’. I was wrong. Queen of All is a story of unrequited, deep, and selfless love, set on a backdrop of secrets, magic, and an evil Prince. The plot moves at … Continue reading Review: Queen of All by Anya Leigh Josephs
There are three books out this month that have all given me the WOW factor. I have been lucky enough to read the e-arcs on Netgalley and review them all, so I wanted to share a special highlight post to give them the attention they deserve! Discover what it means to be a young transgender … Continue reading February Recommendations!
Aww, what a great story! Archie's Mum and Dad are getting a divorce, which is a tough situation for any kid. Then he finds out his Dad is gay and that is why they split up. Archie's character reacts in such a real way, he is quiet and unsure, which I feel is totally believable … Continue reading Review: Me, My Dad, and The End of The Rainbow by Benjamin Dean.
Wow, this was an unexpected delight! I decided to read this book as the main character (Cariad) is a 16 year old girl in foster care. I have previously fostered teenagers and so was intrigued to see how she would be portrayed. Over the years Cariad has kept her defences up, no-one gets too close … Continue reading Review: Every Sparrow Falling by Shirley-Anne McMillan.