Genre: LGBT

Only Mostly Devastated Review: The Most Adorable and Heartwarming Contemporary

Only Mostly Devastated Review: The Most Adorable and Heartwarming Contemporary

Only Mostly Devastated was such a cute and heartfelt contemporary novel about grief, family, friendship and identity. It was lighthearted and adorable, but also explored some complex and serious themes, including loss and sexual identity. I enjoyed the themes, the characters and the writing immensely and I’m keen to pick up Sophie Gonzales’s debut novel to […]

May 14, 2020 | 5 Comments
By Jenna
Posted in 4 stars, Books, Reviews
Dark and Deepest Red Review: Magical and Mesmerising

Dark and Deepest Red Review: Magical and Mesmerising

Dark and Deepest Red is a magical realism story inspired by Hans Christian Anderson’s The Red Shoes and the dancing plague of 1518 in Strasbourg. Like all of Anna-Marie McLemore’s books, it’s beautifully written and incorporates elements of magical realism that makes it really delightful to read. It’s a story about embracing who you are and your […]

January 23, 2020 | 2 Comments
By Jenna
Posted in 4 stars, Books, Reviews
#LoveOzYA Anthologies: Kindred and Underdog

#LoveOzYA Anthologies: Kindred and Underdog

We have no shortage of amazing writers in Australia – after all, there’s an entire hashtag dedicated to it under #LoveOzYA! Two recent anthologies focus on stories from our amazing #LoveOzYA authors – Kindred: 12 Queer #LoveOzYA Stories and Underdog: #LoveOzYA Short Stories. Kindred obviously focuses on queer #ownvoices authors, while Underdog features stories from new authors that were […]

September 24, 2019 | 6 Comments
Jeann & Jenna Discuss The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy

Jeann & Jenna Discuss The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy

After reading and loving the audiobook of The Gentlemen’s Guide to Vice and Virtue earlier this year, we were both highly anticipating The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy. Featuring Monty’s vivacious sister Felicity, who is ambitious and asexual, we knew we were going to be in for an adventure. But what did we both think of […]

November 23, 2018 | 6 Comments