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.
Never thought I’d be rooting for a ruthless assassin who artfully kills her targets, yet, Requiem for Immortals had me doing just that.
This week on The Queerblr’s repeat author review is Sunsets and Shades, by Erica Lee. Sunsets and Shades is a book that will take you and your heart on an emotional journey as Kinsley Scott and Grace Harper figure out each other and, in turn, themselves.