A Dance of Air and Water by Antonia Aquilante: 5/10 Stars

  Edmund is heir to the throne of Thalassa and a wielder of Water magic. Devoted to his kingdom and his duty to it, Edmund can do nothing but acquiesce to an arranged marriage with the queen of a neighboring kingdom. The marriage and the child it is required to produce will seal an alliance … Continue reading A Dance of Air and Water by Antonia Aquilante: 5/10 Stars

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No Man of Woman Born by Ana Mardoll: 6/10 Stars

  Destiny sees what others don't. A quiet fisher mourning the loss of xer sister to a cruel dragon. A clever hedge-witch gathering knowledge in a hostile land. A son seeking vengeance for his father's death. A daughter claiming the legacy denied her. A princess laboring under an unbreakable curse. A young resistance fighter questioning … Continue reading No Man of Woman Born by Ana Mardoll: 6/10 Stars

The Luck of the Devil by Steph Bennion: 6/10 Stars

  Susan Jones, a transgender woman struggling to get by in the economic woes of 1990s Britain, is under the care of psychiatrist Doctor Mordussen. He in turn is obsessed by her disturbing nightmares. But are her demons real? An unexpected road trip to Ireland awakens traumas of the past. A seventeenth-century sorcerer, evil nurses, … Continue reading The Luck of the Devil by Steph Bennion: 6/10 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

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

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

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

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