Review:: Transcendent 2 Anthology

I received an eARC of Transcendent 2 from Bogi Takács, the editor, in exchange for an honest review. This anthology is a compilation of the year’s best trans speculative fiction. I really loved the hopefulness of A. Merc Rustad’s This is Not A Wardrobe Door. I loved the mention of Narnia, which was something that most…

Character Interview:: Cal from City of Betrayal

Hello, dear readers! Today I would like to introduce you to one of my favorite characters from Claudie Arseneault’s City of Strife, which I reviewed here and soon-to-be-released City of Betrayal. I previously interviewed Larryn, and now I’m bringing you one of the other most central characters to this tale! Cal is, quite frankly, a delight, which is why…

Author Interview: Kaelan Rhywiol

Today I’m thrilled to introduce Kaelan Rhywiol, a queer, autistic self published author that you might adore. I know I do! Kaelan was born and raised in upstate NY, in the Adirondack mountains. Xie started writing when xie turned 11 and hasn’t ever stopped as evidenced by the massive amount of notebooks and digital files…

Favorite Queer Books for Pride

June is Pride Month, which means that us queer folk are supposed to gather together, which has not been the case at all this year on Twitter. Frankly, it’s been a shitshow, so I thought I’d do some aesthetics of queer books that I’ve loved in the last year! Timekeeper by Tara Sim I had…

Review:: The Traitors Tunnel by C.M. Spivey

Witch-blooded robber Bridget has made a reputation for herself in the capital city, but she’s not interested in the attention of the Thieves’ Guild–and she’s not bothered by the rumors of urchin kidnappings, either. With winter coming, she’s looking out for herself and no one else in The Traitors Tunnel. Until she picks the wrong pocket,…

Author Interview:: Lyssa Chiavari

Since I got to review Tash Hearts Tolstoy on Monday and Song of the Current on Friday, I thought I’d make this week ace week all the way through, and feature an asexual author! Today, I’d like to introduce you to Lyssa Chiavari! Lyssa Chiavari is an author of speculative fiction for young adults, including Fourth World, the first…

Review:: Wild by Hannah Moskowitz

Zack Ramos is training for two things: being a parent to his twelve-year-old sister once his mother’s early-onset Alzheimer’s (the same kind he and his sister each have a 50% chance of developing–but let’s not think about that) progresses too far, and running a one hundred mile race through the mountains of Tennessee. His support…

Review:: Dreadnought by April Daniels

Danny Tozer has a problem: she just inherited the powers of Dreadnought, the world’s greatest superhero. Until Dreadnought fell out of the sky and died right in front of her, Danny was trying to keep people from finding out she’s transgender. But before he expired, Dreadnought passed his mantle to her, and those secondhand superpowers…

Review:: The Graces by Laure Eve

 “As I grew out of childhood, where magic was unquestionable real, underneath all my newly minted cynicism I still wanted to believe that I could live in a true fantasy world – if I could only work out how the hell to find one.” – Laura Eve, opening letter to The Graces I received a…

Stop legislating discrimination, North Carolina!

I try to keep politics out of my internet presence, aside from Twitter, because I believe some very different things from members of my family. I have found that the arguments don’t lead anywhere, except to upset my mother. I have been banned from talking politics at family gatherings and such for exactly that reason. Today, however, I…