A Decade of Visions by Cameron Ramses: 7/10 Stars

  Born to a single mother in Dust Bowl-era Nebraska, Roy Manger learns to deny his true self from an early age. The rural Midwest is no place for a boy who wears girls’ clothes for fun—let alone for one who suffers gruesome hallucinations. It is only when he leaves home that he can embrace … Continue reading A Decade of Visions by Cameron Ramses: 7/10 Stars

A Quiet Night In by Jaylee James: 8/10 Stars

  Jo just wants to be left alone to shelve books at their library work-study job. Is that so much to ask? Apparently. First they've got to trudge down into The Vault (queue scary music), then they accidentally unleash some kind of monster from a thousand years ago or whatever. Great. Fantastic. What else can … Continue reading A Quiet Night In by Jaylee James: 8/10 Stars

Only See You by JD Chambers: 5/10 Stars

  Mal Copol knows who they are: Nonbinary. Awesome. Exhausted. They won’t change for anyone, but just once, they’d like to be the one with relationship potential, not the hookup. Also, not having to fight employers on who they are and how they present themselves would be nice. And while they’re at it, add not … Continue reading Only See You by JD Chambers: 5/10 Stars

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 Big Reveal by Eve Francis: 7/10 Stars

  Samus Mallory believes the right kind of fantasy can change someone's life. Which is why she started to teach fantasy literature at her university, and why Jackie Vasquez, a cute cosplayer who always cross-plays, catches her eye. As the two connect over their favourite novels and a cyberpunk game called Hack The Planet, Samus … Continue reading The Big Reveal by Eve Francis: 7/10 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

Trans Liberty Riot Brigade: 6/10 Stars

  How do you fight for who you are, when the government controls what you are? Andi knows being born an intersex "Transgressor" and then choosing to stay that way, can have lethal consequences. After all, surgical assignment is mandated by law. But she ain’t going to spend her life hiding from the Society, hooked … Continue reading Trans Liberty Riot Brigade: 6/10 Stars

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 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

Lost Boy Found Boy by Jenn Polish: 8/10 Stars

  In a futuristic world, Neverland is a holomatrix, Hook is a cyborg, and Tinker Bell is an automated computer interface. Peter is desperate to save his lover from a military draft that, unbeknownst to him, Mir volunteered for because they are desperate to be able to fly. So, naturally, Peter programs an entire island—Neverland—as … Continue reading Lost Boy Found Boy by Jenn Polish: 8/10 Stars