April

My Dearest Darkest

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$8.79
ISBN: 9781728236414
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Published: Sourcebooks Fire - March 29th, 2022

 

This is a YA sapphic horror novel that asks the question: What would you give to achieve your deepest wishes? It's an atmospheric, creepy novel that at the same time manages to have sweet romance and funny moments. Read it for a marriage of Jennifer's Body and The Craft or give it to the horror-loving teen in your life.

April


A Marvellous Light

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$22.39
ISBN: 9781250788870
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Published: Tordotcom - November 2nd, 2021

 

I was tempted to just write Gay! Historical! Magic! as a recommendation for this one because that would convince me, but if you want a little more—Robin is a civil servant who gets accidentally involved in the secret magical society of early 1900s London. Adventure, mystery, queer romance—it's all there!

April


If This Gets Out

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$18.99
ISBN: 9781250805805
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Published: Wednesday Books - December 7th, 2021

Ruben and Zach are members of superstar boy band Saturday on a worldwide tour when they start developing feelings for each other. Will their romance keep them together as they navigate the layers of coming out? This book is for anyone who swooned over One Direction or who wants a queer YA romance that is rewarding and sweet while not ignoring the complexities of teen queerness.

April


It Happened One Summer

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ISBN: 9780063045651
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Published: Avon - July 13th, 2021

When Piper, fashionable influencer in LA, throws a party that ends with her in jail, her stepfather exiles her to small-town Washington to learn a lesson about hard work. There, she meets gruff fisherman Brendan, and sparks fly immediately. This is a steamy, romantic story that delves into family and finding home and belonging. It's Schitt's Creek–inspired, so if you like that, this book is for you! 

April


The Gilded Wolves

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ISBN: 9781250144553
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Published: Wednesday Books - September 22nd, 2020

Set in an alternate nineteenth-century Paris, The Gilded Wolves features a uniquely inventive magic system that sets the backdrop for a thrilling heist story. The six main characters are distinct, well-developed, and come from diverse backgrounds and the books tackle issues of colonialism and cultural appropriation in a fantasy setting. Be ready to tear through the whole trilogy because once you start, you won't be able to stop! 

April


The Guest List

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$16.99
ISBN: 9780062868947
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - August 3rd, 2021

A remote island and a luxe wedding that no one really wants to be at form the backdrop of this clever Agatha Christie–like whodunit that will keep you guessing from start to finish. A tricky web of secrets will propel you through this page-turner—whose body was found on the island, and how did it get there? You won't be able to stop reading until you find out.

April


Squad

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By Maggie Tokuda-Hall, Lisa Sterle (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780062943149
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Published: Greenwillow Books - October 5th, 2021

Squad is the feminist, patriarchy-devouring YA horror graphic novel of my dreams. It asks: What would you do to belong and how far would you go to protect your friends? It reimagines werewolf mythology in a unique way with funny and pitch-perfect writing, and you won't be able to put it down.

April


The Space Between Worlds

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ISBN: 9780593156919
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Published: Del Rey - June 1st, 2021

Cara lives in a world where multiversal travel is possible—but you can only travel to a universe where your counterpart is dead. Cara is exceptionally good at dying on other worlds, so she has been plucked from the dystopian wastelands and brought to the walled city to work as a traveler—but she still can't escape danger. This is a heartstopping, intelligent, sci-fi thriller with a touch of queer romance and smart social commentary. 

April


Some Girls Do

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ISBN: 9780593112533
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - May 18th, 2021

In Some Girls Do, Morgan, a high-level high school track star who has been forced to transfer from her Catholic high school because she's queer, falls for Ruby, a closeted bisexual girl who competes in beauty pageants to please her mom but whose true love is fixing cars. This is the truest, most beautiful, thoughtful, and heart-wrenching examination of teen queerness I've read in a long time and I can't recommend it highly enough.

April


These Violent Delights

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ISBN: 9781534457690
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - November 17th, 2020

These Violent Delights is my new favorite Shakespeare retelling. A take on Romeo and Juliet set in 1920s Shanghai with the lovers cast as the heirs to two rival gangs in the city, and a dash of the supernatural thrown in as a mysterious madness sweeps through the city. It's fast-paced, vividly drawn, and pulled me all the way into the story. And the sequel comes out next month!

April


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