Big Man by Matthew J. Metzger: 10/10 Stars

  Max Farrier wanted to follow in the family footsteps and join the Navy once, but he’s better off focusing on just surviving his last year of school and going to work in Aunt Donna’s shop once it’s over. After an incident at school puts Max in the hospital, Aunt Donna’s had enough. She signs … Continue reading Big Man by Matthew J. Metzger: 10/10 Stars

Mercs! by Dorian Dawes: 9/10 Stars

  Famous bounty hunter Talisha Artul is not having a good day. A hostile alien planet full of bandits and refugees, an entire group of mercenaries all told to kill her and take her armor, and it’s barely even noon. All she wanted was to earn a paycheck and make her mother proud. They’ve barely … Continue reading Mercs! by Dorian Dawes: 9/10 Stars

Life Underwater by Matthew J. Metzger: 10/10 Stars

  Ashraf never thought he could fall in love. So when he falls hard and fast for marine biologist Jamie Singer, it’s a shock to the system—in more ways than one. Even if he can wrap his head around what love is and how relationships work, Ashraf’s not sure this is viable. He’s hydrophobic. And … Continue reading Life Underwater by Matthew J. Metzger: 10/10 Stars

Lunav by Jenn Polish: 10/10 Stars

  They don’t have dragons where half-faerie Sadie was born – not living ones, anyway – but in the Grove, everyone knows that dragon eggs grow on trees like leaves and need Dreams to hatch. Without faerie Dreams, the dragons won’t survive. And neither will anyone else. Brash, boyish sixteen-year-old Sadie thinks she can stop … Continue reading Lunav by Jenn Polish: 10/10 Stars

Ida by Alison Evans: 10/10 Stars

  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: 10/10 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

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

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

Darkling by Brooklyn Ray: 9/10 Stars

  Port Lewis, a coastal town perched on the Washington cliffs, is surrounded by dense woods, and is home to quaint coffee shops, a movie theater, a few bars, two churches, the local college, and witches, of course. Ryder is a witch with two secrets—one about his blood and the other about his heart. Keeping … Continue reading Darkling by Brooklyn Ray: 9/10 Stars