LGBTQ+ Books to Read for Pride Month | pt. 2

I recently wrote a post with LGBTQ recs, but I intentionally didn’t include some favorite books, just so the post wouldn’t be too long.

Disclaimer: All of these books have LGBTQ+ main characters. It’s always nice when a side character, or a character who doesn’t get a POV chapter, is apart of the community, but it means so much more when the main characters are the ones who make you feel represented.


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For Darkness Shows the Stars \\ spoiler-free book review

For Darkness Shows the Stars (For Darkness Shows the Stars, #1)

Title: For Darkness Shows the Stars

Author: Diana Peterfreund

Genre: Dystopian

Publisher: Balzer + Bray

Format: Hardcover

Synopsis

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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Thief of Cahraman \\ spoiler-free book review

Thief of Cahraman (Fairytales of Folkshore #1)

Title: Thief of Cahraman

Author: Lucy Tempest

Genre & Themes: Fantasy, retelling

Publisher: Indie

Format: Ebook (received via Netgalley. My opinion is still my own)


Synopsis

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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RIP IT OR SHIP IT \\ nova & the darkling? maxon & cinder? hermione & rhysand?

I love RIP it or SHIP it videos!

The idea of mixing characters is just so fun! Crossovers are my absolute favorite only reason I still watch CW shows tbh

And then the other day (*ahem* more than a month ago) I saw this thing on Instagram where people were submit couples for a blog post!

So guess what we’re doing today 😏

Also like, if you’re one of the people who submitted these names…sorry? I’m a horrible procrastinator


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CHARACTERS I’D WANT AT MY HOLIDAY PARTY \\ in a theoretical situation where this introvert would throw a party

Hello!

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and my family doesn’t do much to celebrate.

We already have a few Christmas\winter decorations going up, and we have the Grandparents coming for a meal, but we try to keep it casual.

Technically, “characters I’d want at friendsgiving” is the Top 5 Wednesday theme for today, but the word “friendsgiving” annoys me 😂*. So let’s skip to the holidays.

*Plus I know that Thanksgiving isn’t something that everyone celebrates, but most of us have a holiday coming up, so this is applicable to everyone

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