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You're a Mean One, Matthew Prince (Boy Meets Boy) by Timothy Janovsky - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781728250618
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Published: Sourcebooks Casablanca - October 4th, 2022

A lovely LGBT holiday romance with frank, thoughtful discussion of GAD, and anxiety more generally. Nothing says a good holiday romance like a party boy from the big city stuck in a small town for the holiday season meeting a local hottie who reminds him of the joys of the season! ~ Reviewed by Isabel Long

Wolfsong (Green Creek #1) by TJ Klune - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781250890313
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Published: Tor Books - July 4th, 2023

This series might just be my new favorite werewolf books. Full of family - found and by blood - heart, and epic, and awesome, Wolfsong swept me away into Green Creek and Ox and the Bennett pack. Klune once again writes a queer love story that takes my breath away and unable to put the book down. ~ Reviewed by Isabel Long

Summer Sons by Lee Mandelo - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781250790293
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Published: Tordotcom - August 16th, 2022

Full of gothic horror, dark academia vibes, and queer longing, I devoured Summer Sons. Andrew steps into a world of street racing, academic intrigue, incomplete study plans, and the house and housemate of his dead best friend, Eddie. Eddie died digging up the past, and now something is haunting Andrew, even as he is haunted by Eddie's absence. A new favorite horror book for sure! ~ Reviewed by Isabel Long

Fire & Blood by George R. R. Martin - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780593598016
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Published: Bantam - July 12th, 2022

Martin's history of the early Targaryens in Westeros is a fantastic read for fans of the HBO series and the books. Written as an account of history created before the fall of the Targaryens, it covers quite a bit of detail from Aegon's Conquest through the ascension of Aegon III. Perfect for fans of fantastical world-building! ~ Reviewed by Isabel Long

Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781250250469
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Published: Swoon Reads - September 1st, 2020

This book is perfect to read in the fall - and great for other times of the year as well - full of magic, death, and mystery. Following Yadriel in his mission to convince his family he is a true brujo, Cemetery Boys immerses you in the lively, colorful world of Yadriel, his family, and their Latinx community as they prepare for Dia de los Muertos. As members of the community are descended from people blessed by Lady Death, they can either heal (the power of women), or send spirits on to the afterlife (the power of men). Yadriel wants, more than anything, to be accepted as a brujo who can work with spirits, but as a trans man, he has been kept from attempting any kind of training by his family and tradition, Yadriel decides to prove he can be a brujo by summoning a ghost and sending it to the afterlife. I could barely put down this book, following Yadriel into a world of ancient gods, mouth-watering food, and beautiful explorations of family and community - the ones we are born into and the ones we make for ourselves. ~ Reviewed by Isabel Long


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