Category Archives: Fave Five

Fave Five: Queer YA About Prom

The Prom by Saundra Mitchell

You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson

How (Not) to Ask a Boy to Prom by S.J. Goslee

The Gay Girl’s Guide to Ruining Prom by Siera Maley

Spin Me Right Round by David Valdes

Fave Five: Queer Contemporary Cozy Mysteries

Devil’s Chew Toy by Rob Osler

Dead in the Garden by Dahlia Donovan

Death Before Dessert by A.E. Radley

Magic, Lies, and Deadly Pies by Misha Popp

Renovated to Death by Frank Anthony Polito

Bonus: Coming August 9th,  A Killing in Costumes by Zac Bissonette

Double Bonus: These are all standalones or short series, but for a much more extensive collection, check out Ellen Hart’s Jane Lawless series

 

 

Fave Five: LGBTQIA YA About Plagues

At the End of Everything by Marieke Nijkamp

All That’s Left in the World by Erik J. Brown

Spellhacker by M.K. England

Sweet & Bitter Magic by Adrienne Tooley

The Names We Take by Trace Kerr

Bonus: Coming up in November, The Ones We Burn by Rebecca Mix

Fave Five: YA Audiobooks with Transmasc MCs

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Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas, narrated by Avi Roque

A Million Quiet Revolutions by Robin Gow, narrated by Salem Corwin

Act Cool by Tobly McSmith, narrated by Shaan Dasani

The Witch King by H.E. Edgmon, narrated by Dani Martineck

Meet Cute Diary by Emery Lee, narrated by Logan Rozos

Bonus: Upcoming in 2022 are Hell Followed With Us by Andrew Joseph White, narrated by Shaan Dasani, Graham Halstead, and Avi Roque (June 7), Beating Heart Baby by Lio Min, narrated by Alejandro Ruiz and Jensen Silvio (July 26), The Sunbearer Trials by Aiden Thomas, narrated by André Santana (September 6), and Self-Made Boys by Anna-Marie McLemore, narrated by Avi Roque and Kyla Garcia (September 6)!

Fave Five: Queer YA Superhero Novels, Part II

For part I, click here.

The Extraordinaries by TJ Klune

Faith: Taking Flight by Julie Murphy

I am Not Starfire by Mariko Tamaki (text) and Yoshi Yoshitani (illustration)

Super Adjacent by Crystal Cestari

Cute Mutants by S.J. Whitby

Bonus: Can’t have superheroes with super villains… Check out Harley Quinn: Reckoning by Rachael Allen for one of those!

Fave Five: Queer Jewish YA Fantasy

The Spy with the Red Balloon by Katherine Locke (Historical)

The City Beautiful by Aden Polydoros (Historical)

From Dust, a Flame by Rebecca Podos (Contemporary)

This Rebel Heart by Katherine Locke (Historical)

When the Angels Left the Old Country by Sacha Lamb (Historical)

Bonus: For queer adult Jewish fantasy, check out Shira Glassman’s Mangoverse series and The Light of the Midnight Stars by Rena Rossner.

Fave Five: LGBTQ Hades/Persephone Reimaginings

Captive in the Underworld by Lianyu Tan (Amz)

King of Immortal Tithe by Ben Alderson (Amz)

The God in the Field by VVBG (Tapas)

The Dark Wife by Sarah Diemer (Amz)

Drag Me Up by R.M. Virtues (Amz)

Bonus: Check out Tara Sim‘s story “Death and the Maiden” in the YA anthology Color Outside the Lines, ed. by Sangu Mandanna (Amz)