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Undercover Bromance (Bromance Book Club, #2) by Lyssa Kay Adams

Buy Undercover Bromance Special price: $12.80 Regular price: $16.00 Publisher: Berkley Format: Paperback Reviewer: Melissa on July 10, 2020 Rating: 4 out of 5 stars I don’t typically read the description of a book—anyone who reads my reviews regularly would know this. Even though I didn’t read the description for Lyssa Kay Adams‘ Undercover Bromance, in hindsight, I knew that Liv and Mack would be… Read more →

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Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust

I’m happy to say that Bashardoust delivers a richly developed fantasy world beginning with the story that Soraya’s mother tells her over and over as a child. It starts “There was and there was not,” and in so doing, Bashardoust creates not only a parallel reality that will go on to become very meaningful as the novel continues, but also gives the allusion that the story Soraya’s mother will relate is both just a story and also something that is very much not just a story, but a reality, one that could have deadly consequences if its message is not heeded. Read more →

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Cinderella Is Dead by Kalynn Bayron

Bayron’s debut novel is one that gave me chills at times, in particular when Luke, another queer character who Sophia meets on her journey, says: “‘Just because they deny us doesn’t mean we cease to exist.’” I think it’s a story that everyone needs to read not only because it features a strong, Black, queer character at the story’s centre, but also because her tenacity will, hopefully, give both teen and adult readers the inspiration to use their voice to resist, or even destroy, the patriarchy. Read more →

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The Circus Rose by Betsy Cornwell

Whereas many queer narratives only show the queer characters holding hands with their significant other or kissing at the very end of the book, I particularly liked how sex positive it is. […] Cornwell creates a safe space for all readers, especially queer ones, that is completely devoid of the shame that Christianity puts on people around their sexuality. Read more →