Book Reviews

Thirsty Mermaids by Kat Leyh

Genre | Fantasy Graphic Novel Page #s | 256Publishing Date | February 2021 Fresh out of shipwreck wine, three tipsy mermaids—Pearl, Tooth, and Eez—hit on the idea of magically masquerading as humans and sneaking onto land to indulge in much more drinking and a whole lot of fun right in the heart of a localContinue Reading

LGBTQ Book Review

The Passing Playbook by Isaac Fitzsimons

Genre | YA Contemporary Fiction Page #s | 304Publishing Date | June 2021 Fifteen-year-old Spencer Harris is a proud nerd, an awesome big brother and a Messi-in-training. He’s also transgender. After transitioning at his old school leads to a year of bullying, Spencer gets a fresh start at Oakley, the most liberal private school inContinue Reading

LGBTQ Book Review

With Teeth by Kristen Arnett

Genre | Contemporary Fiction Page #s | 304Publishing Date | June 2021 From the author of the New York Times-bestselling sensation Mostly Dead Things a surprising and moving story of two mothers, one difficult son, and the limitations of marriage, parenthood, and love If she’s being honest, Sammie Lucas is scared of her son. WorkingContinue Reading

Loveless by Alice Oseman

Genre | YA Contemporary Fiction Page #s | 433Publishing Date | July 2020 The fourth novel from the phenomenally talented Alice Oseman – one of the most authentic and talked-about voices in contemporary YA. It was all sinking in. I’d never had a crush on anyone. No boys, no girls, not a single person IContinue Reading

Matrix by Lauren Groff

Genre | Historical Fiction Page #s | 260Publishing Date | September 2021 Lauren Groff returns with her exhilarating first new novel since the groundbreaking Fates and Furies. Cast out of the royal court by Eleanor of Aquitaine, deemed too coarse and rough-hewn for marriage or courtly life, 17-year-old Marie de France is sent to England toContinue Reading

How to Fail as a Popstar by Vivek Shraya

Genre | Theatrical Memoir Page #s | 72Publishing Date | April 2021 Described as “cultural rocket fuel” by Vanity Fair, Vivek Shraya is a multi-media artist whose art, music, novels, and poetry and children’s books explore the beauty and the power of personal and cultural transformation. How to Fail as a Popstar is Vivek’s debut theatricalContinue Reading

Iron Widow Book Review

Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao

Genre | YA Fantasy/Science Fiction Page #s | 394Publishing Date | September 2021 The boys of Huaxia dream of pairing up with girls to pilot Chrysalises, giant transforming robots that can battle the mecha aliens that lurk beyond the Great Wall. It doesn’t matter that the girls often die from the mental strain. When 18-year-oldContinue Reading

spinning tillie walden

Spinning by Tillie Walden

Genre | Contemporary Fiction Graphic Novel Page #s | 400Publishing Date | September 2017 Poignant and captivating, Ignatz Award winner Tillie Walden’s powerful graphic memoir, Spinning, captures what it’s like to come of age, come out, and come to terms with leaving behind everything you used to know. It was the same every morning. Wake up,Continue Reading


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