The Unbroken

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ISBN: 9780316542753
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Published: Orbit - March 23rd, 2021

If you want both scathing deconstruction of colonialism in a fantasy setting and extremely good sexual (and political/social) tension between a soldier and her princess, you are going to love this book so much. It's a story brimming with good intentions and terrible decisions, and I can't get enough of it.


The Empress of Salt and Fortune

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By Nghi Vo
ISBN: 9781250750303
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Published: Tordotcom - March 24th, 2020

A young royal sent south for a political marriage must choose her allies carefully. When a new handmaiden is assigned to the isolated empress, she realizes there is much more to her than meets the eye... This incisive fantasy novella will stab you in the heart only to leave you yearning for more. (Luckily, there's a sequel!)


The Brilliant Death

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ISBN: 9780451478467
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Published: Penguin Books - September 3rd, 2019

Though Teodora di Sangro can transform her enemies into inanimate objects, she keeps her magical abilities a secret. But when the ruler of Vinalia poisons her father, Teodora must master her powers to protect her family and discover who she was always meant to be. This gorgeous queer fantasy draws upon strega lore to paint a breathtaking story of love, self-actualization, and transformation. One of the best books I read in 2020.


First Become Ashes

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ISBN: 9781250216182
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Published: Tordotcom - April 6th, 2021

Lark has spent his life raised to believe that on his 25th birthday he will journey into the world to slay monsters and save the human race. However, three months before he’s supposed to do this, his home is raided by Federal Agents, who claim magic isn’t real, and that he has been in a cult this whole time. A fantastic story about trauma, healing, magic, and belief, this book had me questioning what was real and what was a lie. 

CW: Explicit sadomasochism and sexual content, as well as abuse and consent violations, including rape.


Fireheart Tiger

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ISBN: 9781250793263
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Published: Tordotcom - February 9th, 2021

Princess Thanh has returned home after her time as a royal hostage in Ephteria, but her new role as a diplomat pits her against old foes and one old lover...not to mention the disapproval of her own court. Can she find the strength to free herself and preserve her country? A beautiful, fantastical story of trauma, recovery, and reclaiming oneself set in a breathtakingly immersive world.


Thirsty Mermaids

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ISBN: 9781982133573
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Published: Gallery 13 - February 9th, 2021

In search of booze, three mermaids venture onto shore, where they have to navigate everything from walking and clothes, to jobs and purpose. Thirsty Mermaids is the adult female friendship comic for everyone who's trying to balance their Little Mermaid nostalgia with their feminism.


Girl Haven

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By Lilah Sturges, Meaghan Carter (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781620108659
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Published: Oni Press - February 16th, 2021

From the moment Ash was asked about pronouns and said "he/him, I guess", I knew I was reading a story that would be special. Not everyone knows their gender immediately. Some people struggle, and wish there was a way to be sure, like Ash does. Girl Haven is about the magic of finding queer friends, figuring out your identity even when there is no "correct" answer, and, of course, the magic of adventuring in another world with talking animals and actual magic.



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