Sea Lover by J. K. Pendragon: 9/10 Stars

  Ian is happy with his life in a remote Canadian fishing town, where he has only the sea and his fishing crew for company. People say being alone is terrible, but he's never had any problems with it. Then his peaceful life is thrown into upheaval when he finds an injured merman washed up … Continue reading Sea Lover by J. K. Pendragon: 9/10 Stars

When The Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore: 9/10 Stars

  To everyone who knows them, best friends Miel and Sam are as strange as they are inseparable. Roses grow out of Miel’s wrist, and rumors say that she spilled out of a water tower when she was five. Sam is known for the moons he paints and hangs in the trees, and for how … Continue reading When The Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore: 9/10 Stars

Mick and Michelle by Nina Rossing: 8/10 Stars

  Fifteen-year-old Mick Mullins has a great life: his parents are sweet, his sister is tolerable, and his friendships are solid. But as summer descends on Queens, he prepares to turn his carefree existence upside down by disclosing a secret he has kept long enough. It’s time to work up the courage to reveal that … Continue reading Mick and Michelle by Nina Rossing: 8/10 Stars

Change of Heart by Liv Rancourt: 6/10 Stars

  Momma says a body reaps what they sow, and Clarabelle’s planted the seeds of trouble. The year is 1933, and not much else is growing in the Oklahoma dirt. Clarabelle’s gone and fallen in love with her best friend, so she figures it's time to go out and see the world. If she’s lucky, … Continue reading Change of Heart by Liv Rancourt: 6/10 Stars

Rainbow Islands by Devin Harnois: 5/10 Stars

  In the Christian Republic, homosexual people are given two choices—a camp to "fix" them, or exile to the distant islands populated by lesbians and gay men. Sixteen-year-old Jason chooses exile and expects a hardscrabble life but instead finds a thriving, supportive community. While exploring his identity as a transgender boy he also discovers adventure: … Continue reading Rainbow Islands by Devin Harnois: 5/10 Stars

Double Exposure by Chelsea M Cameron: 5/10 Stars

  Anna Corcoran's life is hectic, but that's how she likes it. Between her jobs at the Violet Hill Cafe, the local library, and doing publicity work for authors, she doesn't have much time for anything else. Until Lacey Cole walks into the cafe and she feels like she's been knocked off her axis. Lacey's … Continue reading Double Exposure by Chelsea M Cameron: 5/10 Stars

Behind Bars by Meredith Katz: 5/10 Stars

  The city of Dolana has kept itself free from demonic rule the hard way: by interrogating its citizens and sending anyone who could possibly be under demonic influence to the Inquisition. City innkeeper Pelerin is happy to help out however he can—after all, he lost his beloved wife to demons many years earlier, leaving … Continue reading Behind Bars by Meredith Katz: 5/10 Stars

Jane/John Doe by Blake Everstone: 1/10 Stars

  A dead body and a lifetime of hiding in the shadows. Scott has a secret, one he is desperate to keep. Coming from an abusive childhood, Scott worked to make a new life and start again, but a late night call threatens to destroy it all. The body of a transwoman is discovered, but … Continue reading Jane/John Doe by Blake Everstone: 1/10 Stars

The Complications of T by Bey Deckard: 3/10 Stars

  Stuart Leandro knows he’s washed up, both on the big screen, and in his marriage. Then, when things take an even bigger turn for the worse one night, he winds up blind drunk and lost in a foreign city. Thankfully, someone’s there to rescue him before his face ends up plastered all over the … Continue reading The Complications of T by Bey Deckard: 3/10 Stars