Genre: LGBT

Anything But Fine Review: Rebuilding Your Life After Injury

Anything But Fine Review: Rebuilding Your Life After Injury

How would you feel if everything that you knew about your life changes in an instant? Anything But Fine, of course! In this #LoveOzYA contemporary book, that’s exactly what happens to Luca, when he trips over the stairs of the ballet school and shatters his ankle. Everything he knows disappears in an instant – his promising ballet […]

September 6, 2021 | 0 Comments
This Poison Heart Review: Black Poison Ivy Discovers Unique Heritage

This Poison Heart Review: Black Poison Ivy Discovers Unique Heritage

What a fun and unique read! This Poison Heart features a blend of plant loving, Greek mythology and a haunting tale to find one’s own mysterious heritage. I thought Briseis was such a fun main character, particularly with her powers of growing and understanding plants (like Poison Ivy). Although this isolates her from other people, she has […]

August 19, 2021 | 2 Comments
The Boy From Mish Review: A queer Indigenous #LoveOzYa story

The Boy From Mish Review: A queer Indigenous #LoveOzYa story

As a queer Indigenous YA story, The Boy From Mish offers some much needed representation in the #LoveOzYA space. It is a sweet, heartfelt coming of age story about Jackson learning about his sexuality and his attraction to males, particularly his new roommate Tomas. I thought Jackson was a wonderful character, his thoughts and feelings were […]

July 29, 2021 | 0 Comments
2 LGBTQIA Asian-American Reads: Fireheart Tiger & The Magic Fish

2 LGBTQIA Asian-American Reads: Fireheart Tiger & The Magic Fish

The Magic Fish is a beautiful graphic novel about fairy tales, second generation immigrants, coming out and struggling to connect with your parents due to language. The Vietnamese characters are fantastic and you can see the differences between Tiến and his mum, from their upbringing, struggles and the way they approach their family. While they […]

April 1, 2021 | 2 Comments
3 YA Books by Black Authors I’ve Recently Read

3 YA Books by Black Authors I’ve Recently Read

Reading BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour) books all year round is important for boosting these voices, gaining a different perspective and also supporting these authors. In a publishing industry that is predominantly white, buying, reading & reviewing these books signals to the publishing industry that there is demand for it as well. After all, […]

September 17, 2020 | 4 Comments