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.
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.