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

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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 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

The Haunting of Killian McKay by Leigh M. Lorien: 9/10 Stars

  In an effort to reinvigorate the paranormal investigation genre -- and his career -- Killian McKay makes the decision to livestream a ghost hunt in the house where he had his first supernatural encounter as a kid. To make sure things get interesting, he hires a witch to stir up the spirits in the … Continue reading The Haunting of Killian McKay by Leigh M. Lorien: 9/10 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

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 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

Book of Hats by Dov Zeller: 6/10 Stars

  Hats and fashion. Ida Velikowsky's family has been in the business since biblical times—for so long, they've created their own holy book. Centuries of lore carried from continent to continent. An ancient home and a springboard for new beginnings. When Ida studies the book with her father, its magic draws all her worries away. … Continue reading Book of Hats by Dov Zeller: 6/10 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