I can confidently say that If You Only Knew, by Jea Hawkins, did not live up to my expectations. Perhaps my expectations were far too high going into to reading this short Kindle exclusive. I read the back of the book and was immediately intrigued as to how the premise of this story could be anything other than problematic and how Hawkins was able to pull it off.
Unpredictable, original, and unapologetically queer, Reverie was a glittery, phantasmagoric adventure that grabbed me with its filigree talons and refused to let go. I stepped into this book without really reading the synopsis because I follow the author on twitter—he is absolutely hilarious—and I figured I’d go on somewhat of a blind book date. I wasn’t sure what I was getting into other than a YA queer fantasy. Damn, I was not disappointed.
If the unique art style isn’t enough to convince you to read The Prince and the Dressmaker, by Jen Wang, then the story definitely will. This graphic novel is not only visually stunning but has a narrative that will keep you at attention and characters that you can’t help but empathize with.
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What an amazing year it’s been. The site is really starting to come into it’s own and I’m more than ecstatic to have Silas joining me in reviews now and am so excited to see where things go in 2020. […]
Holy queer witches! I was stoked for this book when I heard all the hype surrounding it. Sapphic witches? Uh, yes, please.
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It got a little political on this review, but that’s okay because we’re talking about A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo over at the Queerblr today!
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by Brittany B. | 10/30/2019 The Queerblr is honored to present the cover art for Grimmer Intentions, the second installment of the Tales from the Grim series by Jodi Hutchins!… Read more Book Cover Reveal: Grimmer Intentions by Jodi Hutchins →