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

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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

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 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

On A Summer Night by Gabriel D. Vidrine: 8/10 Stars

  Fourteen-year-old Casey is determined to have fun this summer going to camp with his best friend, Ella. His overprotective mother frets that attending this one instead of trans camp like he’s always done will cause problems, but Casey has his heart set on going stealth anyway. His mom just might be right. All Ella … Continue reading On A Summer Night by Gabriel D. Vidrine: 8/10 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

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