Speedbump by Charli Coty: 6/10 Stars

  Ezra Cook is sole caregiver to older brother Tray, who was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s in his forties. They live outside the small town of Drop, Oregon, on property Tray bought with his Microsoft settlement money. For years, Ezra has been going on and off low doses of testosterone to maintain a comfortable level … Continue reading Speedbump by Charli Coty: 6/10 Stars

The Right Thing To Do At The Time by Dov Zeller: 6/10 Stars

  If Jane Austen and Sholem Aleichem (Fiddler on the Roof) schemed in an elevator, this just might be their pitch. Ari is Elizabeth and Itche is Jane--and this Jewish, queer, New York City retelling of Pride and Prejudice is for everyone. Ari Wexler, a trans guy in his late 20s, is barely scraping by. … Continue reading The Right Thing To Do At The Time by Dov Zeller: 6/10 Stars

Arch Nemesis by Gabriela Martins: 7/10 Stars

  Rodrigo is not very good at being a hero, but he’s convinced that if he catches the speedster who’s been terrorizing the South Brazilian high society and stealing their goods, it’ll be his heroic breakthrough. On top of that, he’s also worried about his grandma coming to live with him and his sister, when … Continue reading Arch Nemesis by Gabriela Martins: 7/10 Stars

Ida by Alison Evans:

  Ida struggles more than other young people to work this out. She can shift between parallel universes, allowing her to follow alternative paths. One day Ida sees a shadowy, see-through doppelganger of herself on the train. She starts to wonder if she’s actually in control of her ability, and whether there are effects far … Continue reading Ida by Alison Evans:

The Black Tides of Heaven by Jy Yang: 7/10 Stars

  Mokoya and Akeha, the twin children of the Protector, were sold to the Grand Monastery as children. While Mokoya developed her strange prophetic gift, Akeha was always the one who could see the strings that moved adults to action. While his sister received visions of what would be, Akeha realized what could be. What's … Continue reading The Black Tides of Heaven by Jy Yang: 7/10 Stars

The Song of the Faerie Prince by Tay LaRoi: 9/10 Stars

  Sixteen-year-old Gia Johnson is comfortable in the background, but when dark magic looms over her town, her beautiful voice will put her in a spotlight she never imagined: the Seelie Court. To get out alive and save her childhood friend, she’ll have to trust Oliver O’Brian, a trans classmate and a Prince of Faerie, … Continue reading The Song of the Faerie Prince by Tay LaRoi: 9/10 Stars

Book of Hats by Dov Zeller: 6/10 Stars

  Hats and fashion. Ida Velikowsky's family has been in the business since biblical times—for so long, they've created their own holy book. Centuries of lore carried from continent to continent. An ancient home and a springboard for new beginnings. When Ida studies the book with her father, its magic draws all her worries away. … Continue reading Book of Hats by Dov Zeller: 6/10 Stars

Whip Stir and Serve by Caitlyn Frost and Henry Drake: 9/10 Stars

  Maggie Jensen has one goal: make cinnamon buns, from scratch, for her father's retirement party. She’ll do whatever it takes to finish the job and prove she isn't a klutz in the kitchen, family stories about her burned hard boiled eggs be damned. She’s more comfortable in the wood shop, but how hard can … Continue reading Whip Stir and Serve by Caitlyn Frost and Henry Drake: 9/10 Stars

Different Names for the Same Thing by Francis Gideon: 9/10 Stars

  The last time Joël Paquet was in New York City, he nearly died. Too distracted by his problems, he didn't look when he crossed the street and was nearly made into a pancake by a transport truck in the downtown core. The only saving grace of this trip, other than the cute person working … Continue reading Different Names for the Same Thing by Francis Gideon: 9/10 Stars

On A Summer Night by Gabriel D. Vidrine: 8/10 Stars

  Fourteen-year-old Casey is determined to have fun this summer going to camp with his best friend, Ella. His overprotective mother frets that attending this one instead of trans camp like he’s always done will cause problems, but Casey has his heart set on going stealth anyway. His mom just might be right. All Ella … Continue reading On A Summer Night by Gabriel D. Vidrine: 8/10 Stars