Alternate History Steampunk: Timekeeper by Tara Sim

Timekeeper by Tara Sim Series: Timekeeper #1 Published by Sky Pony Press on November 1st 2016 Genres: Historical Fiction, Young Adult, YA, Steampunk, LGBTQIA Pages: 368 Goodreads Two o’clock was missing. In an alternate Victorian world controlled by clock towers, a damaged clock can fracture time—and a destroyed one can stop it completely. It’s a truth that seventeen-year-old clock mechanic Danny Hart knows all too well; his father has been...

Japanese Revenge Fantasy: A Darkly Beating Heart by Lindsay Smith

A Darkly Beating Heart by Lindsay Smith on October 25th 2016 Genres: Fantasy, LGBTQIA, Young Adult, YA Pages: 272 Goodreads A time-travel story that alternates between modern day and 19th century Japan as one girl confronts the darkness lurking in her soul. No one knows what to do with Reiko. She is full of hatred. All she can think about is how to best hurt herself and the people closest...

Last Seen Leaving by Caleb Roehrig

Last Seen Leaving by Caleb Roehrig Published by Feiwel & Friends on October 4th 2016 Genres: Contemporary, Thriller, Young Adult, YA, LGBTQIA, LGBT Pages: 336 Goodreads Flynn's girlfriend has disappeared. How can he uncover her secrets without revealing his own? Flynn's girlfriend, January, is missing. The cops are asking questions he can't answer, and her friends are telling stories that don't add up. All eyes are on Flynn—as January's boyfriend,...

When the Moon was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore

When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore Published by Thomas Dunne Books on October 4th 2016 Genres: Magic Realism, Romance, LGBTQIA, Young Adult, YA Pages: 288 Goodreads When the Moon Was Ours follows two characters through a story that has multicultural elements and magical realism, but also has central LGBT themes—a transgender boy, the best friend he’s falling in love with, and both of them deciding how they want...

[Blog Tour] Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova: Review & Short Q+A

Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova Series: Brooklyn Brujas #1 Published by Sourcebooks Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult, YA, LGBTQIA Pages: 340 Goodreads Nothing says Happy Birthday like summoning the spirits of your dead relatives. I fall to my knees. Shattered glass, melted candles and the outline of scorched feathers are all that surround me. Every single person who was in my house – my entire family — is gone. Alex...

Creepy and Atmospheric: As I Descended by Robin Talley

As I Descended by Robin Talley Published by HarperTeen on September 6th 2016 Genres: Paranormal, Retelling, Young Adult, LGBTQIA Pages: 384 Goodreads Maria Lyon and Lily Boiten are their school’s ultimate power couple—even if no one knows it but them. Only one thing stands between them and their perfect future: campus superstar Delilah Dufrey. Golden child Delilah is a legend at the exclusive Acheron Academy, and the presumptive winner of...

Faith & Sexuality: Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit by Jaye Robin Brown

Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit by Jaye Robin Brown Published by HarperTeen on August 30th 2016 Genres: Contemporary, Romance, YA, Young Adult, LGBTQIA Pages: 432 Goodreads Joanna Gordon has been out and proud for years, but when her popular radio evangelist father remarries and decides to move all three of them from Atlanta to the more conservative Rome, Georgia, he asks Jo to do the impossible: to lie low...

Short & Sweet: Been Here All Along by Sandy Hall

Been Here All Along by Sandy Hall Published by Swoon Reads on August 30th 2016 Genres: Contemporary, Romance, LGBTQIA, Young Adult, YA Pages: 224 Goodreads Gideon always has a plan. His plans include running for class president, becoming head of the yearbook committee, and having his choice of colleges. They do NOT include falling head over heels for his best friend and next door neighbor, Kyle. It’s a distraction. It’s...

Reading After Dark: Fast Connection by Megan Erickson and Santino Hassell

Fast Connection by Megan Erickson, Santino Hassell Series: Cyberlove #2 Published by Self Pub on July 11th 2016 Genres: Adult, Romance, LGBTQIA Pages: 235 Goodreads After a decade of serving in the Army, everyone still expects me to be Dominic 'Nicky' Costigan--the skirt-chasing player. They don't know I've been spending my days trying to figure out my post-military life. Including how to pick up guys. When I meet Luke on...

You Know Me Well by David Levithan and Nina LaCour

You Know Me Well by David Levithan, Nina LaCour Published by St. Martin's Press on June 7th 2016 Genres: Contemporary, LGBTQIA, Young Adult, YA Pages: 246 Goodreads Who knows you well? Your best friend? Your boyfriend or girlfriend? A stranger you meet on a crazy night? No one, really? Mark and Kate have sat next to each other for an entire year, but have never spoken. For whatever reason, their...