Sovereign by April Daniels: 2/10 Stars

  Only nine months after her debut as the superhero Dreadnought, Danny Tozer is already a scarred veteran. Protecting a city the size of New Port is a team-sized job and she’s doing it alone. Between her newfound celebrity and her demanding cape duties, Dreadnought is stretched thin, and it’s only going to get worse. … Continue reading Sovereign by April Daniels: 2/10 Stars

No Rulebook For Flirting by Laura Bailo: 6/10 Stars

  When Gabriel goes to the annual gaming convention, planning to play as many games as he can during the next three days, he doesn’t expect to be glared to death in the parking lot by a really cute guy. So when the same guy joins the game Gabriel is playing, Gabriel is determined to … Continue reading No Rulebook For Flirting by Laura Bailo: 6/10 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

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

Song of the Spring Moon Waning by E. E. Ottoman: 7/10 Stars

  Upon waking up one morning, Wen Yu is surprised to find a note asking him to return the song thrush given into his care while the owner was sick. The only problem is that Wen Yu was never given a song thrush. Though he has no time for distractions from his studies for the … Continue reading Song of the Spring Moon Waning by E. E. Ottoman: 7/10 Stars

Afterglow by Elliott Junkyard: 9/10 Stars

  Zachary Allen is a rising pop star whose debut album hit the top of the charts. He sets off on his first international tour and he's living the dream. But he sacrificed coming out of the closet for the sake of his career. Gabe is a slam poet who is neither ashamed of being … Continue reading Afterglow by Elliott Junkyard: 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

Love Rampage by Alex Powell: 8/10 Stars

  Maira has always wanted a unicorn, but isn't quite prepared when one shows up on her doorstep and kidnaps her-and proclaims that Maira must confess her feelings to the girl she loves. Maira is definitely reluctant to follow through with that, but everything changes when Carol is kidnapped by a demon…     Add … Continue reading Love Rampage by Alex Powell: 8/10 Stars

Avi Cantor Has Six Months To Live by Sacha Lamb: 10/10 Stars

  Avi comes across these foreboding words scrawled on the bathroom mirror, but what do they mean? Is this a curse, a prediction, or a threat from Avi's emboldened bullies? And how to they know his real name when he hasn't even told his mother yet? Then there is Ian—the cool new guy at school, … Continue reading Avi Cantor Has Six Months To Live by Sacha Lamb: 10/10 Stars

Dali by E. M. Hamill: 10/10 Stars

  Dalí Tamareia has everything—a young family and a promising career as an Ambassador in the Sol Fed Diplomatic Corps. Dalí’s path as a peacemaker seems clear, but when their loved ones are killed in a terrorist attack, grief sends the genderfluid changeling into a spiral of self-destruction. Fragile Sol Fed balances on the brink … Continue reading Dali by E. M. Hamill: 10/10 Stars