Buckle up, readers, because SJ Whitby is going to take you on an emotional, queer, action packed ride in the second installment of their Cute Mutants series, Cute Mutants Vol 2: Young, Gifted & Queer.
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 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.
As soon as Gentleman Jack was announced my Tumblr feed went ablaze with a new lesbian character for the site to swoon over. And swoon they did. Hard. To the point where I was convinced that I should watch the show, too. It had everything I enjoyed in visual media – it was a period drama with a fantastic cast, and excellent music score, and queer women. What wasn’t there to like?
Depart, Depart! is an unapologetically queer cli-fi touching on the very real potential of our current climate crisis in a this-shit-could-happen-in-the-near-future plot while showcasing the hate and discrimination LGBTQA+ folks deal with even during natural disasters.
A Share in a Secret is the fifth installment in Jude Tresswell’s County Durham Quad fictional crime serial. The book is unapologetically queer, staring five queer men in a polyamorous relationship, one of which who is asexual.
Today is another repeat author review where we’re going to revisit Jae and her woman loving woman romance that is also a love letter to brick and mortar stationery stores, Paper Love. Paper Love is cute, relaxed, and for me, a bit anti-climactic.