How I adored this book! I am not the intended audience for Aiden Thomas’s book but still found myself being swept up in his tale of young people searching for the place they belong and fighting for the respect they deserve. This book has a bit of everything: family, friendship, humor, and romance and I think anyone who reads this would like it. This book is especially important for young trans people who may be struggling to find acceptance among their family and friends. I highly recommend this book.Continue reading “Cemetery Boys”
Wow. This story was not NOT what I expected from the description of this book or the cutesy cover (although the cover is what drew me to this book in the first place). This book tackles some tough topics with humor and realism that made this book a win for me.Continue reading “Kiss Number 8”
Superheroes? Check. Evil Villains? Check. Erotic sex? Check. This graphic novel is exactly what you think it would be…in a good way. This was a fun read that I would recommend to superhero fans and romance fans.Continue reading “Super Fun Sexy Times”
I really wanted to like this book because the concept was cute but this was not well-written and desperately needed a good editor. Luckily, there are other gay romances out there so you can skip this one and read something better. I would not recommend.Continue reading “Meet Cute Club”
While I am not this book’s intended audience, if you identify as queer or as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community I could see this book being an essential read. At times heartbreaking but still hopeful, this is a must read.Continue reading “I Wish You All the Best”
Anyone who knows me, knows that I’m a crier. I cry at movies. I cry at TV shows. I will even cry at commercials! But for some reason, it takes a lot to make me cry at books. In fact, I can’t remember the last time I cried while reading one….until now. And my crying was intense and prolonged. It was a sustained cry for the last 100 pages. It was not cute. This book, while not perfect, is one of the best books I have ever read. I finished it in 3 sittings because I was so invested in the story and characters. I am still thinking about it and will continue to think about it for several more days. I am hesitant to recommend it due to the heaviness of the plot but if you’re looking for a book that will rip your heart out and take your breath away, I can’t recommend this book enough.Continue reading “The Great Believers”
During pride month, I was working on a list of mysteries and thrillers with LGBTQ+ protagonists for my library. I was pleased to find that more and more authors are choosing to tell stories with diverse characters but there is still a lack of mysteries with gay characters. While I meant to read this book in June, I’m glad I decided to give it a try as I ended up liking it and I am looking forward to reading the second in the series.Continue reading “The Dime”
Oh my heart. This. Book. The best way I can describe this book is gorgeous, flowery writing mixed with a sense of unending doom. While I can understand some of the negative reviews of this book (you need to enjoy romantic language), I found this to be an engaging, thoughtful, and emotional book about the power of love and the all-encompassing hold it can have on us. I highly recommend this book.Continue reading “This Is How You Lose the Time War”
Oh, how I wanted to love this book. I had high hopes for Berkley’s first F/F romance and the buzz around this book before release was high. While the start was strong, the middle dragged, and the ending felt rushed. What could have been a sweet, sexy romance fell flat.
This was my first Cat Sebastian book after having heard about her for a while. A good friend of mine likes her a lot so when the quarantine hit, I grabbed a bunch of hers to read because I thought they would be quick fun reads that would help me escape from the real world for a bit. I am glad to say that I was right; I really enjoyed this book and will be reading more of her work soon.