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.
Holy queer witches! I was stoked for this book when I heard all the hype surrounding it. Sapphic witches? Uh, yes, please.
A Duet for Invisible Strings by Llinos Cathryn Thomas is a short novella that highlights older queer women who have played in an orchestra together and worked alongside each other for years. The twist of this love story comes from a fantastical bargain that has kept Heledd at arm’s length of her true happily ever after with the woman she’s secretly loved for years…
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 →
by Brittany B. |10/16/2019 Anyone But Her by Erica Lee is a cute lesbian romance story that brings all sorts of tropes together for a quick, fun read. There’s fake dating… Read more Book Review: Anyone But Her by Erica Lee →
by Brittany B. |07/31/2019 The Grim Assistant by Jodi Hutchins takes a unique spin on paranormal urban fantasy with a delightful cast of LGBTQ+ characters. This book takes what you… Read more Book Review: The Grim Assistant by Jodi Hutchins →
by Brittany B. |04/17/2019 Just Married? by Natasha West is an utterly outlandish romance novel that quickly sucks you in for a quick, satisfying read. Why outlandish? Because it is a… Read more Book Review: Just Married? by Natasha West →
by Brittany B. |03/06/2019 The Thousand Names, by Django Wexler is a whirlwind flintlock fantasy novel that starts Wexler’s Shadow Campaign series. The best part (in my extremely biased opinion)?… Read more Book Review: The Thousand Names, by Django Wexler →