So I meant to have more Pride Month posts up by now, then I took an unintentional hiatus.
But! I have been reading a lot of LGBTQ books. And I have even more to recommend. I google a lot of posts like this one in June, to add to my tbr
like that’s really needed, so I wanted to write my own.
And it’s specifically fantasy, because that’s really all I read.
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Title: For Darkness Shows the Stars
Author: Diana Peterfreund
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
It’s been several generations since a genetic experiment gone wrong caused the Reduction, decimating humanity and giving rise to a Luddite nobility who outlawed most technology.
Elliot North has always known her place in this world. Four years ago Elliot refused to run away with her childhood sweetheart, the servant Kai, choosing duty to her family’s estate over love. Since then the world has changed: a new class of Post-Reductionists is jumpstarting the wheel of progress, and Elliot’s estate is foundering, forcing her to rent land to the mysterious Cloud Fleet, a group of shipbuilders that includes renowned explorer Captain Malakai Wentforth–an almost unrecognizable Kai. And while Elliot wonders if this could be their second chance, Kai seems determined to show Elliot exactly what she gave up when she let him go.
But Elliot soon discovers her old friend carries a secret–one that could change their society . . . or bring it to its knees. And again, she’s faced with a choice: cling to what she’s been raised to believe, or cast her lot with the only boy she’s ever loved, even if she’s lost him forever.
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Title: The Prince and the Dressmaker
Author & Artist: Jen Wang
Publisher: First Second
This book was recommended to me by Sam (@somebooksandramblings), I think, and I didn’t really know what to expect.
I didn’t read the synopsis before I started, so I really had no idea what to expect when I opened it.
Turns out, it’s a story with relatable characters that are full of heart, gorgeous dresses, and 100% love is love vibes (my rainbow self is here for it 😊)
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I would take a fresh chocolate chip cookie over any other desert. Not a big fan of cake. Don’t like the texture of most puddings. But a fresh baked cookies is the best.
And that is pretty much all I need to sum up this tag 😂 You guys know what a book tag is, and this one is themed around books!
I found this tag over at Chasm of Books, but it was created by Sorry I’m Booked.
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Title: Thief of Cahraman
Author: Lucy Tempest
Genre & Themes: Fantasy, retelling
Format: Ebook (received via Netgalley. My opinion is still my own)
After years on the run, Adelaide thinks her lonely and dangerous life as a thief is finally over. But her world is upended when a witch steals her away to a faraway kingdom, to perform an impossible heist. If Adelaide fails, her newfound family would be sacrificed to a beast.
To complete her mission, she’s forced to assume the role of a noblewoman and enter a royal competition. The prize is the hand of the elusive Crown Prince. Elimination means certain death.
As the witch’s literal deadline approaches, Adelaide has one last gamble to save the day, and to escape to a new life with Cyrus, the handsome and mysterious fellow thief who stole her heart.
But everything falls apart when the prince finally reveals himself…
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I rarely buy candles. The shipping prices always make me hesitant, and I’d prefer to spend the money on books.
However, I love Alex’s candles, and I got a bit of a discount from entering his rep search, so I took advantage of the opportunity
aka im cheap and i love discounts and got a few Last Airbender candles!
Title: The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom (#1)
Author: Christopher Healy
Genre & Themes: Fantasy, Middle grade
Publisher: Walden Pond Press
Prince Liam. Prince Frederic. Prince Duncan. Prince Gustav. You’ve never heard of them, have you? These are the princes who saved Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Snow White, and Rapunzel, respectively, and yet, thanks to those lousy bards who wrote the tales, you likely know them only as Prince Charming. But all of this is about to change.
Rejected by their princesses and cast out of their castles, the princes stumble upon an evil plot that could endanger each of their kingdoms. Now it’s up to them to triumph over their various shortcomings, take on trolls, bandits, dragons, witches, and other assorted terrors, and become the heroes no one ever thought they could be.
Let’s spill the tea on some romances 😒
I don’t think I need a disclaimer, because if you’ve been reading my blog for while you know that reading is subjective, and no, this is not a personal attack on you…maybe on your favorite books but not on you.
That said, let’s discuss Mates and relationships in YA…and my
v v salty thoughts on it.
C.G. Drews has another book coming out!
As of posting this, it should be out tomorrow. Cait is so sweet, and an amazing bookstagrammer, and I was lucky enough to interview her.
We talked about Hogwarts Houses, her editing process, and the characters from The Boy Who Steals Houses, and I hope you enjoy!
Title: Wires and Nerve: Gone Rogue (#2)
Author & Artist: Marissa Meyer, Stephen Gilpin, and Douglas Holgate
Publisher: Oni Press