For all my nerdery that I ascribe to, the X-Men franchise has never been one that I’ve ever considered myself at all interested in. Until now. But they’re not really x-men, are they? No. They’re better. Who am I referring to? The new formed vigilante superheroes of Cute Mutants, Vol 1: Mutant Pride, by SJ Whitby, that’s who! Cause they’re not just new, quite literally new to their powers, they’re definitely cute, and queer, and diverse af.
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 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.
Life Minus Me was far deeper than I anticipated for a novellette, with a multitude of depth in each character, including secondary characters. It took me into a world I wanted to slip into, with mind reading half angels, premonitions, candy obsessed pixies, and demons. Plus dogs. Can’t forget the doggos.
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.
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. |10/16/2019 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. |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 →