by Brittany Buell | 11/1/2020 The Queerblr will be taking the month of November off! We’ll be back on December 3rd with a review for Cute Mutants, by SJ Whitby… Read more November Hiatus →
Nottingham is an origin story for Robyn Hood and her queer band of misfits in Sherwood forest and it absolutely kept me engaged from the moment I started reading until the very end. There is so much to love about this story that it’s hard to find a place to even start, especially because I don’t want to ruin any surprises that the book holds.
Mooncakes, by Suzanne Walker & Wendy Xu is a magical graphic novel that will cast a spell over your heart. This self-contained story follows a diverse cast of characters and pulls the reader right into the magical setting. Walker & Xu have crafted a touching story that weaves magic into the modern realm through the tale of a capable hard of hearing witch, a non-binary werewolf learning their own innate magics, a science minded best friend, and delightfully supportive and queer grandmas.
The Queen of Ieflaria, by Effie Calvin, first in the Tales of Inthya series, is a quick and satisfying fantasy read. There is magic, LGBTQ+ inclusive world building, dragons, and court intrigue. And if that isn’t enough to pull you in, the amazing cast of female characters sure as hell will win your heart.
The Avant-Guards is a delightfully queer sports comic with an incredibly diverse cast of characters, interesting personal stories, and one hell of a cliff hanger that will leave you rushing to your local comic book store to buy volume two!
The Step Sister Scheme, by Jim C. Hines, is everything I want from a book – it is a fantasy story with a rich world, it’s a unique retelling of established Grimm Brother fairy tales, and it’s main cast are all strong, fiercly independant and capable women who couldn’t be more different.
Softball. It’s been a stereotypical lesbian staple for as long as I can remember. Playing for Keeps, by Carla Kincaid, is a book that addresses how softball plays a role in bringing two women together when only one of them is actually a softball player.
The Kase-san and manga series is cute and will have the reader rooting for both girls throughout each volume. If manga isn’t your thing, this yuri manga is still worth checking out in my opinion!
Kase-San and Morning Glories is a 2018 OVA adaptation of the wildly popular Japanese manga, Kase-San, written and illustrated by Hiromi Takashima. This OVA is short at approximately 60 minutes, super cute, and has an excellent English dub!