Thank you Netgalley and Wednesday Books for this incredible arc!
Wow! What a great creepy read! This is perfect for fans of spooky and chilling reads that are YA and LGBTQIA+ friendly. All of these things combined made this one of my favorites while also getting me in the mood for Halloween and October and Fall in general, lol. Ya’ll it’s so hot where I live, give me some autumn feels!
Logan arrives to Snakebite (a very small town in Oregon) with her dad, Alejo, to meet up with her other dad, Brandon. However, so much makes them stand out in this town. Gay dads with a gay daughter and not only that (yes, this town is totally backwards) but when Brandon arrived 6 months prior to Logan and Alejo, a kid went missing and everyone thinks it’s their fault. Oh, and I forgot to mention that the dads have their own ghost hunting show called Paraspectors! (So cool).
Now, meet Ashley Barton. A popular girl in this small town and also girlfriend to the missing kid, Tristan. Get ready for a slow burn romance () and some serious ghost hunting once Logan and Ashley start hanging out (to the rest of the town’s dismay).
This book deals with some serious issues like, homophobia, grief, and true loneliness. Snakebite is a town full of secrets and the Dark is waiting for it’s next victim.
I love Ashley and Logan so much!! And this book fr gave me CHILLS and goosebumps! Highly recommend for a scary read. I need to give trigger warnings for violence, grief and homophobia.
Wow! I cannot believe how much I loved this book! It was everything I need in an LGBTQIA+ Young Adult Fantasy right now.
Wyatt is my new favorite person. A transgender gay boy who is really still trying to find their way in this world and how he fits. This isn’t helped when his Fae fiance shows up in his backyard in Laredo TX and demands he comes back to Faery to face the future Wyatt believed he had escaped.
I love the friendships in this story, especially with Briar being that comforting source. And the love story blooming throughout this tale. Wyatt is also not a perfect person, he makes mistakes and I really loved reading his internal struggles which were often about feeling very awkward which is something I can really relate to.
Overall I thought this was an incredible read, really creative and full of insight. I definitely recommend this!
Tina is just your average teenage girl… whom is also an alien with a beacon in her chest that will go off when it’s time to start her new life… in space. And yes, it’s just as cool as it sounds! When Tina’s beacon goes off, her and her best friend, Rachael, make a run for it. They are soon surrounded by the enemy aliens (super creepy enemy aliens), but they are still doing their best to escape. Luckily, a friendly face appears… or, at least, a face that doesn’t look murderous, Yatto the Monthaa. Yatto (they/them) takes both Tina and Rachael to The Royal Fleet… and things get even more exciting. This story is a tale of the best group of misfits working together, a tale of what it means to really be a hero, and ultimately a tale of peoples coming together to fight oppression. I couldn’t help but cheer everyone on at the end, but don’t worry…. there will be more! And I can’t wait to find out what happens next!
As soon as I began reading The Love Curse of Melody Mcintyre I immediately felt a connection to the main character, Mel. When her role as a stage manager (SM) for her high school’s plays and musicals is endangered by a bad break up with her girlfriend, the crew decides that Mel should stay single and not fall in love as a way to beat the curse that seems to make everything go wrong. Mel agrees, however, she has a change of heart when she meets the local high school celebrity who is able to take part in the upcoming musical Les Mis. This book had everything I wanted for a lighthearted romance. It was sweet and cute and romantic. Not to mention that there were some parts that had me laughing out loud. The author did an amazing job making these characters relatable and loveable. I also kind of wish I had been in drama club too because it sounds like so much fun!
This is such a cool book. I loved how the main cast of characters were pretty much all female with a great showing of diversity. Also, this world Stina Leicht creates is very interesting and unique. I did think it had a slow beginning for me, but when it picked up, it was very exciting. The ending feels a little quick, just feel like I was left hanging. However, this is definitely worth a read, especially if your in the mood for a badass space opera!
This incredible book of short stories took my breath away. Find the best way to spend a wish. How to make hard choices. Pushing boundaries. Be bold. Not to forget your past. That you may need a partner in crime. Dare to Dream. That wishes can come true. To learn the true story of the heart in unexpected ways. The true price of not feeling heartbreak. To unfold your own myth and be connected across the ages. Stories of beauty. A fairytale in NYC. How love is always real, no matter the form it takes. These stories create an enchanting and, sometimes, heart wrenching way to look at love and I cannot reccomend this higher. I do not think any of these tales will leave me any time soon.
This take on a Sleeping Beauty fairytale with a twist is just as beautiful as it is dark. Alyce is the Dark Grace. She is at least half Vila, which is a different kind of Fae than all the other Graces she works around in the kingdom of Briar. A Grace usually uses her power to make a person more beautiful, more charming or more wise, not so with Alyce. Alyce is marked different, not only by her blood, but by her mainly negative potions she creates for others to use against their enemies. She usually will create something to cause warts, or perhaps hair loss, before a big event. This and the cruel treatment of the other Graces causes Alyce to believe she really is a monster. It is not until she meets Princess Aurora that things change. Princess Aurora has a curse upon her, a curse that will kill her at age 21 unless she receives true love’s kiss. Alyce must find a way to help the princess, grow stronger in her true power, all without becoming the monster almost everyone believes she is. The question is, will Alyce save the kingdom or destroy it? I highly recommend this gorgeous fairytale to fans of fantasy. It is a truly mesmerising story that had me reading late into the night! Expect Malice to be released in April of 2021. I’d also like to thank Netgalley for this ARC!
I had no idea how much I needed Yadriel and Julian in my life! This is such a vibrant book that simply overflows with love and acceptance. Yadriel is a 16 year old trans boy that is right on the cusp of discovering that not only can he be accepted by his family but he will find a way to be more accepting of himself as well. Before he meets Julian, Yadriel thinks that all he needs is to become a brujo, which he believes will show everyone that he is also truly a boy. When he secretly completes the ritual to become a brujo, he also tries to raise a spirit and this is when the ghost of Julian enters the story. This is an eye opening tale in many ways and I was captivated until the end.