New Releases

Release Round-Up | November 2016

posted by Paige Firth October 31, 2016 0 comments

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Timekeeper by Tara Sim

TimekeeperYoung Adult | Science Fiction/Steampunk | Romance | Historical Fiction
Known Queer Elements: M/M romance, Gay protagonist
Release Date: November 1st, 2016

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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 trapped in a Stopped town east of London for three years. Though Danny is a prodigy who can repair not only clockwork, but the very fabric of time, his fixation with staging a rescue is quickly becoming a concern to his superiors.

And so they assign him to Enfield, a town where the tower seems to be forever plagued with problems. Danny’s new apprentice both annoys and intrigues him, and though the boy is eager to work, he maintains a secretive distance. Danny soon discovers why: he is the tower’s clock spirit, a mythical being that oversees Enfield’s time. Though the boys are drawn together by their loneliness, Danny knows falling in love with a clock spirit is forbidden, and means risking everything he’s fought to achieve.

But when a series of bombings at nearby towers threaten to Stop more cities, Danny must race to prevent Enfield from becoming the next target or he’ll not only lose his father, but the boy he loves, forever.

Marian by Ella Lyons

MarianYoung Adult | Fantasy | Historical Fiction
Known Queer Elements: Lesbian characters, F/F romance
Release Date: November 3rd, 2016

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When Marian Banner moves to the glittering city of Nottingham with her father, Sir Erik the Fortunate, her entire life changes. She is no longer allowed to run about the countryside in leggings and braids, climbing fences and shooting turkeys, but is thrust into a life of dresses and jewels and dancing lessons, none of which Marian is particularly pleased about. Her dark mood changes when she meets a tiny whip of a girl called Robin Hood. Robin is fierce and brave and wants more than anything to become a knight, regardless of her gender. Together they explore the city, becoming fast friends along the way.

As time passes, their friendship changes into something bigger and scarier and far more wonderful. But then Marian’s father is killed in service to the king, and she catches the king’s eye.

Can Robin save her once more? Or will Marian discover how to save herself?

Pantomime by Laura Lam

PantomimeYoung Adult | Fantasy
Known Queer Elements: Intersex and bisexual protagonist
Release Date: November 17th, 2016
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Gene’s life resembles a debutante’s dream. Yet she hides a secret that would see her shunned by the nobility. Gene is both male and female. Then she displays unwanted magical abilities – last seen in mysterious beings from an almost-forgotten age. Matters escalate further when her parents plan a devastating betrayal, so she flees home, dressed as a boy.

The city beyond contains glowing glass relics from a lost civilization. They call to her, but she wants freedom not mysteries. So, reinvented as ‘Micah Grey’, Gene joins the circus. As an aerialist, she discovers the joy of flight – but the circus has a dark side. She’s also plagued by visions foretelling danger. A storm is howling in from the past, but will she heed its roar?

Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst

Of Fire and StarsYoung Adult | Fantasy
Known Queer Elements: F/F romance, Bisexual protagonist, Lesbian love interest
Release Date: November 22nd, 2016

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Betrothed since childhood to the prince of Mynaria, Princess Dennaleia has always known what her future holds. Her marriage will seal the alliance between Mynaria and her homeland, protecting her people from other hostile lands. But Denna has a secret. She possesses an Affinity for fire—a dangerous gift for the future queen of a kingdom where magic is forbidden.

Now, Denna must learn the ways of her new home while trying to hide her growing magic. To make matters worse, she must learn to ride Mynaria’s formidable warhorses before her coronation—and her teacher is the person who intimidates her most, the prickly and unconventional Princess Amaranthine (called Mare), sister of her betrothed.

When a shocking assassination leaves the kingdom reeling, Mare and Denna reluctantly join forces to search for the culprit. As the two work together, each discovers there’s more to the other than she thought. Mare is surprised by Denna’s intelligence and bravery, while Denna is drawn to Mare’s independent streak. Soon their friendship is threatening to blossom into something more.

But with dangerous conflict brewing that makes the alliance more important than ever, acting on their feelings could be deadly. Forced to choose between their duty and their hearts, Mare and Denna must find a way to save their kingdoms—and each other.

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Ash by Malinda Lo

posted by Paige Firth October 6, 2016 1 Comment

AshGenre: Young Adult Fantasy
Queer Elements: F/F romance. Several encounters with minor characters in same-sex pairings or mentions of fairy tales with same-sex pairings.

Cinderella retold

In the wake of her father’s death, Ash is left at the mercy of her cruel stepmother. Consumed with grief, her only joy comes by the light of the dying hearth fire, rereading the fairy tales her mother once told her. In her dreams, someday the fairies will steal her away, as they are said to do. When she meets the dark and dangerous fairy Sidhean, she believes that her wish may be granted.

The day that Ash meets Kaisa, the King’s Huntress, her heart begins to change. Instead of chasing fairies, Ash learns to hunt with Kaisa. Though their friendship is as delicate as a new bloom, it reawakens Ash’s capacity for love-and her desire to live. But Sidhean has already claimed Ash for his own, and she must make a choice between fairy tale dreams and true love.

4.5 Stars

I didn’t grow up with fairy tales, aside from Disney reimaginings of them. I did idealize them, though. The few times I tried to read fairy tales, I found myself mostly disinterested. There was a disconnect between what I had built in my mind and what was actually out there waiting to be read.

Ash felt like the fairy tale I’d been looking for.

As this is a Cinderella retelling, we spend a lot of the novel following the mistreatment of the protagonist by her stepmother. With the magic system and fairy tales within the world, there are added conflicts between Ash and her family as they struggle with different beliefs. Ash’s maternal figures have been squarely in the more “feminine,” magical part of the world… while her father and stepmother align more with the more scientific Philosophers. This adds an added conflict to their relationships – a feeling that Ash cannot be trusted, that she is too sentimental and traditional. She finds herself in leagues with a Fae, who takes an interest her and spends a lot of time over the course of several years with her. He is, for all intents and purposes, the fairy godmother in this story… though their relationship is much different. Ash finds herself torn – she knows she’s miserable as a servant in her stepmother’s household where no one seems to love or care for her, and she finds herself wanting to escape to the Fae realm… despite warnings from legends and fairytales telling her this is unwise. But as she finds herself ready to damn the consequences and live amongst the Fae, she meets Kaisa and has to choose between a regular life where she can possibly be with Kaisa and a mysterious, enchanting life with the Fae.

Ash is a slow-moving story in a foggy world that centers around a handful of characters. It’s not the sort of story I’d ordinarily pick up, as worldbuilding and a quick moving plot tend to be what captures my attention… but the romance in Ash enraptured me. It’s one of those romances that has helped me realize why I don’t have the same reaction to a lot of romances in mainstream fiction that most (ie. straight) readers have. Those romances aren’t something I would actually want to experience. The escapist element of romance has often been lacking for me. The romance between Kaisa and Ash is something I would love to experience. It has casual beginnings and moves in such a subtle way that some straight readers appear to be confused when their relationship comes to fruition. For me, the subtlety of their romance made it feel more real. On top of that, the fact that two women could be in love without worrying about going against social norms or being judged by others was incredibly comforting.

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New Releases

Release Round-Up | October 2016

posted by Paige Firth September 29, 2016 0 comments

It’s that time again! We’ve got a list of new queer SFF books coming hot off the presses this month. As seems to be the trend, there is lots of YA SFF here. Onto the books!

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When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore

When the Moon Was OursYoung Adult | Magical Realism
Known Queer Elements: Trans character
Release Date: October 4th, 2016

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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 to define themselves.

To everyone who knows them, best friends Miel and Sam are as strange as they are inseparable. Roses grow out of Miel’s wrist, and rumors say that she spilled out of a water tower when she was five. Sam is known for the moons he paints and hangs in the trees, and for how little anyone knows about his life before he and his mother moved to town.

But as odd as everyone considers Miel and Sam, even they stay away from the Bonner girls, four beautiful sisters rumored to be witches. Now they want the roses that grow from Miel’s skin, convinced that their scent can make anyone fall in love. And they’re willing to use every secret Miel has fought to protect to make sure she gives them up.

Wraith Queen’s Veil by Lou Hoffmann

Wraith Queen's Veil

Sequel to Key of Behliseth
Young Adult | Fantasy
Known Queer Elements: Gay character
Release Date: October 6th, 2016

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This is a sequel. Beware of possible spoilers for the first book below. If you want to check out the synopsis for the first book instead, click here.

Lucky expected his arrival in Ethra, the world of his birth, to be a happy occasion. Unfortunately, something is awry at the Sisterhold—his home—especially in his mother’s insincere smiles. The Sisterhold is soon immersed in battle plans and magical emergencies, and Lucky’s confidants, like the wizard Thurlock, often disappear. His mother grows more secretive, and even Han Shieth, the warrior uncle Lucky thought he could always depend upon, becomes increasingly aloof.

Hurt, confused, and left to his own devices, Lucky makes unfortunate choices that put him and his friends, L’Aria and Zhevi, in dire peril. With threats around every corner, not even Han is safe from the growing evil. It falls to Lucky—on his own—to find the answers, but he doesn’t even know what questions to ask. Over the course of his journey, clues to Lucky’s destiny are revealed, and his power increases. Armed with knowledge and strength, he sets out to ensure the safety of those he cares about, now and in the future. But his efforts may come too late.

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Queer SFF Link-Up | September 2016

posted by Paige Firth September 27, 2016 1 Comment

We’re approaching the end of the month, so today we’ll be promoting other voices in the realm of Queer SFF. We’ve compiled posts from bloggers and booktubers who’ve discussed LGBTQIA+ SFF in September in the hopes that, if you’re looking for others speaking about these sorts of books, you can easily find them. It’s also helpful to have other perspectives from the spectrum, as I clearly can’t be the voice for every group in the LGBTQIA+ community. The goal is to do this on a monthly basis, so please let us know if you or anyone you know has a post like this for next month that we can share.

Bloggers

LGBTQ Reads posted two Queer SFF lists this month. One was Five YA Sci-fi/Spec-Fic with Queer Male Protagonists and the other was Five YA Sci-fi with Queer Female Main Characters. 

Gay YA had authors CB Lee and Rachel Davidson Leigh on their blog for an interview during Bisexual Awareness Week. Both have new releases that feature queer superheros.

Naz at Read Diverse Books reviewed Beyond: The Queer Sci-Fi and Fantasy Anthology.

Aentee at Read at Midnight made a post of Diverse SFF Short Story Recs. The stories mentioned are free to read and linked in the post.

Transcendancing.net reviewed An Accident of Stars by Foz Meadows. 

Booktubers

Rayna Liddell made a video about her Top 3 Bisexual YA Characters, which all came from YA SFF books.

Katie Loves to Read posted a video with Queer Lit Recommendations, which had a few SFF books.

Elizabeth from Books and Pieces made a video discussing SFF stories that challenge the gender binary

Riley Marie posted a Reading Wrap Up video and talked about quite a few Queer SFF books. Lots of F/F Fantasy, in particular!

Sam from Thoughts on Tomes posted a spoiler free review of Captive Prince by C.S. Pacat. She also did a third video in her LGBTQ+ characters series where she lists out books she’s read with LGBTQ+ characters, many of which were SFF books.

Jordyn LaRee made a video about books with LGBT representation for Bisexual Awareness Week.

A Real Page Turner did a video about Diverse Reads, many of which are SFF with LGBT+ characters.

Hopefully you’ve found some new faces today! Feel free to let us know of any bloggers or booktubers we should check out in the comments below.

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Bi Pride Book Recommendations

posted by Paige Firth September 23, 2016 0 comments

In honor of Bisexual Pride Day, Queer SFF reached out to bisexual readers and asked if they had any SFF books with bi representation that they’d recommend to other readers. It can be hard for bi readers to find books that represent them and do it well, so I wanted to give a voice to those who could offer genuine recommendations. After all, the best people to give recommendations for books are those represented in those books. Below you’ll find all of the books recommended, along with why each contributor recommended the book.

Happy Bisexual Pride Day to our bi readers and thank you to everyone who contributed to this post!

Bree Mae recommends False Hearts by Laura Lam.

False Hearts

“It’s a solid sci-fi action thriller with fantastic pacing and rich character development, unapologetically sex-positive, and cast full of powerful POC characters. I can’t keep my hands off books about cults, so that element really hit the spot. The MC’s backstory is told thoughtfully and taken seriously, which is so important when a book tackles cult deprogramming and PTSD. I loved how deep the bond between the sisters runs, and the heart behind those scenes. You could tell Laura Lam knew precisely what emotional story she wanted to tell, and she told it so well.

So False Hearts is a solid, enjoyable read for MANY reasons, but what really made me burrow in and feel at home between its covers was how the 2 main characters’ bisexuality (and potentially a few other minor characters) was no big deal. It was just part of them. It wasn’t a show, it wasn’t a joke, and it wasn’t done for shock value. Their orientation was an integral part of who they were. I’m bi, and reading a first-person narrative of bisexual characters allowed me to feel 100% at home underneath the the MC’s skin, which isn’t something I’m used to. It’s not a coming out story, it’s not written as an explanation of bisexuality for heterosexual people… it’s just a story about someone like me, living out an adventure. I never knew before how COMFORTING it feels to read a book that’s so clearly about someone you identify with.”

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Riley Marie recommends Ash by Malinda Lo.

Ash“This book changed my life. It was when I read Ash that my own sexuality finally clicked. I wish I could go back in time and read this when I was younger. I have a feeling it would have made me feel less alone. The way that Lo tells this story is so magically breathtaking. The romance that develops between Ash and Kaisa is so stunning and pure. There is a very ethereal and atmospheric energy in the book that made me feel like I was really watching the story unfold before my eyes. It filled my heart with joy and I know I will revisit it time and time again.”

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Behind the Throne by K.B. Wagers

posted by Paige Firth September 15, 2016 0 comments

Behind the Throne

Genre: Science Fiction
Queer Elements: 2 male side characters are in a relationship. Brief appearance of a minor character known to be lesbian. The society is matriarchal.

Meet Hail: Captain. Gunrunner. Fugitive.

Quick, sarcastic, and lethal, Hailimi Bristol doesn’t suffer fools gladly. She has made a name for herself in the galaxy for everything except what she was born to do: rule the Indranan Empire. That is, until two Trackers drag her back to her home planet to take her rightful place as the only remaining heir.

But trading her ship for a palace has more dangers than Hail could have anticipated. Caught in a web of plots and assassination attempts, Hail can’t do the one thing she did twenty years ago: run away. She’ll have to figure out who murdered her sisters if she wants to survive.

2.5 Stars

Behind the Throne is a debut with a lot of potential that wasn’t quite met. We enter a matriarchal society that appears to be descendant from Hindu culture, and within this world we follow what is meant to be an incredibly badass woman. While both of these elements are intriguing, the book suffered a lot of problems that overshadowed what I might have loved about it. There were moments of humor and camaraderie among the characters which made the novel for me, but in their absence I was either bored by the plot or irritated by the writing (or both!).

While the protagonist, Hailimi, is an action-oriented character, the plot of Behind the Throne is largely devoid of action. After finding out that her mother, the Empress, is dying and her sisters have been killed, Hailimi is pulled back into the royal family and made to play nice with politicians. For someone like Haili who applies more of a, “Shoot first, ask questions later,” method, this is an issue. The conflict between the person Hailimi has become and who she is expected to be back home is at first interesting, but quickly grows stale. Her status as a target for the same assassins who killed her sisters means her guards end up quarantining Hail in her bedroom for most of the book. A book where the protagonist spends most of her time in her bedroom is about as interesting as it sounds.

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The Cybernetic Tea Shop by Meredith Katz

posted by Paige Firth September 9, 2016 4 Comments

The Cybernetic Tea Shop Genre: Science Fiction
Queer Elements: F/F Romance. Protagonist is an asexual lesbian. Love interest is a female AI.

Clara Gutierrez is a highly-skilled technician specializing in the popular ‘Raise’ AI companions. Her childhood in a migrant worker family has left her uncomfortable with lingering in any one place, so she sticks around just long enough to replenish her funds before she moves on, her only constant companion Joanie, a fierce, energetic Raise hummingbird.

Sal is a fully autonomous robot, the creation of which was declared illegal ages earlier due to ethical concerns. She is older than the law, however, at best out of place in society and at worst hated. Her old master is long dead, but she continues to run the tea shop her master had owned, lost in memories of the past, slowly breaking down, and aiming to fulfill her master’s dream for the shop.

When Clara stops by Sal’s shop for lunch, she doesn’t expect to find a real robot there, let alone one who might need her help. But as they begin to spend time together and learn more about each other, they both start to wrestle with the concept of moving on…

4 Stars

The Cybernetic Tea Shop was the literary equivalent of having a warm, comforting cup of tea. It’s on the shorter side, coming in at 65 pages, and can easily be read in one sitting. The story follows three “women” and their relationships with each other. Charming is perhaps the best word to describe it. We begin by following Clara, a human that works in tech, and her robot companion, Joanie. The two have an interesting dynamic, as Clara has made alterations to Joanie’s personality programming that give them nearly opposing tendencies. The two of them decide to move to Seattle, which is when we meet Sal – a fully autonomous robot running a tea shop in honor of her old master’s wishes. When Clara comes into Sal’s shop on a coworkers recommendation, the two of them are instantly intrigued by each other.

The rest of the novella follows the progression of their relationship as well as Clara and Sal’s development as individuals. Sal struggles with holding onto things that she’d be better off letting go of, while Clara has spent far too long on the move – refusing to hold onto anything. The story is slow-moving, as Clara and Sal are both a bit stuck in their ways as people tend to be… but I did find that I wanted more from it. I would have liked more time fleshing out their development as a couple in particular, which is the main factor keeping this from being a 5-star read for me. Other than that small issue, I was absolutely enchanted by The Cybernetic Tea Shop. In particular, I found myself reflected in the protagonist, Clara, more than I’d expected to be. Clara appears to be someone who’s been single for a long time, has no interest in sex (and is not afraid to say so), and falls for another woman. This is a mirror of myself that I’ve never had the fortune of seeing, and it was nice to see this character not only exist but get her own happy ending.

In short, I would highly recommend The Cybernetic Tea Shop if you’re looking for a quick, cute F/F romance between a tech and an android that get their own happily ever after. Just be prepared to be left wanting more.

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Release Round-Up | September 2016

posted by Paige Firth September 1, 2016 5 Comments

A new month means a whole new batch of Queer SFF book releases to be excited about. We’ve compiled a list of the September releases down below. September has a lot of YA releases with bisexual representation, so get excited if that’s your thing! Onto the books…

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As I Descended by Robin Talley

As I Descended

Young Adult | Paranormal | Macbeth Retelling
Known Queer Elements: F/F relationship | Bisexual character | Lesbian character
Release Date: September 6th, 2016

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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 the distinguished Cawdor Kingsley Prize. She runs the school, and if she chose, she could blow up Maria and Lily’s whole world with a pointed look, or a carefully placed word.

But what Delilah doesn’t know is that Lily and Maria are willing to do anything—absolutely anything—to make their dreams come true. And the first step is unseating Delilah for the Kingsley Prize. The full scholarship, awarded to Maria, will lock in her attendance at Stanford―and four more years in a shared dorm room with Lily.

Maria and Lily will stop at nothing to ensure their victory—including harnessing the dark power long rumored to be present on the former plantation that houses their school.

But when feuds turn to fatalities, and madness begins to blur the distinction between what’s real and what is imagined, the girls must decide where they draw the line.

Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova

Labyrinth LostYoung Adult | Paranormal
Known Queer Elements: Bisexual protagonist
Release Date: September 6th, 2016

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Nothing says Happy Birthday like summoning the spirits of your dead relatives.

Alex is a bruja, the most powerful witch in a generation…and she hates magic. At her Deathday celebration, Alex performs a spell to rid herself of her power. But it backfires. Her whole family vanishes into thin air, leaving her alone with Nova, a brujo boy she can’t trust. A boy whose intentions are as dark as the strange marks on his skin.

The only way to get her family back is to travel with Nova to Los Lagos, a land in-between, as dark as Limbo and as strange as Wonderland…

Not Your Sidekick by C.B. Lee

Not Your Sidekick

Comic | Young Adult | Superheroes
Known Queer Elements: Bisexual protagonist
Release Date: September 6th, 2016

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Welcome to Andover… where superpowers are common, but internships are complicated. Just ask high school nobody, Jessica Tran. Despite her heroic lineage, Jess is resigned to a life without superpowers and is merely looking to beef-up her college applications when she stumbles upon the perfect (paid!) internship—only it turns out to be for the town’s most heinous supervillain. On the upside, she gets to work with her longtime secret crush, Abby, who Jess thinks may have a secret of her own. Then there’s the budding attraction to her fellow intern, the mysterious “M,” who never seems to be in the same place as Abby. But what starts as a fun way to spite her superhero parents takes a sudden and dangerous turn when she uncovers a plot larger than heroes and villains altogether.

Daybreak Rising by Kiran Oliver

Daybreak Rising

New Adult | Fantasy
Known Queer Elements: Bisexual protagonist | F/F romance | Trans side character
Release Date: September 21st, 2016

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22-year-old Celosia Brennan spent sixteen years being raised as the heroine her nation needed. A dual-touched Elementalist with both the power to conjure fire and see glimpses of her future, Celosia was the best hope at overthrowing the oppressive Council in a mission called Daybreak, an attempt to secure justice for the massacre of her people and so many others. There’s just one problem: she couldn’t. Celosia broke down after realizing the enormity of her task, and is struggling to make things right while the blood of her fellows stains her hands.

Now branded a failure, Celosia desperately volunteers for the next mission: taking down the corrupt Council with a team of her fellow elementally-gifted mages. Leading the Ember Operative gives Celosia her last hope at redemption. They seek to overthrow the Council once and for all, this time bringing the fight to Valeria, the largest city under the Council’s iron grip. But Celosia’s new teammates don’t trust her—all except for a powerful ice Elementalist named Ianthe who believes in second chances.

With Council spies, uncontrolled magic, and the distraction of unexpected love, Celosia will have to win the trust of her teammates and push her abilities to the breaking point to complete the Ember Operative. Except if she falters this time, there won’t be any Elementalists left to stop the Council from taking over not only her country, but their entire world.

Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

Crooked KingdomSequel to Six of Crows
Young Adult | Fantasy
Known Queer Elements: Queer POV (unknown label – character is Wylan) | Pansexual character (Jesper)
Release Date: September 27th, 2016

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This is a sequel. Beware of possible spoilers for the first book below. If you want to check out the synopsis for the first book instead, click here.

Kaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn’t think they’d survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they’re right back to fighting for their lives. Double-crossed and left crippled by the kidnapping of a valuable team member, the crew is low on resources, allies, and hope. As powerful forces from around the world descend on Ketterdam to root out the secrets of the dangerous drug known as jurda parem, old rivals and new enemies emerge to challenge Kaz’s cunning and test the team’s fragile loyalties. A war will be waged on the city’s dark and twisting streets―a battle for revenge and redemption that will decide the fate of magic in the Grisha world.

What release are you most excited for this month?

P.S. Keep your eyes peeled! We’ll be giving away a copy of one of these books very soon…

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An Introduction

posted by Paige Firth August 31, 2016 0 comments

As much as I would love to avoid the awkwardness of introductions, I think I owe it to you to give you an idea of what you can expect here. Queer SFF is, obviously, a place to talk about SFF stories with queer representation. Lesbian space opera? BRING IT ON. Gay wizards? SIGN ME UP. There are so many wonderful sites dedicated to promoting and reviewing queer stories, but SFF often falls by the wayside. Queer SFF is an attempt to fill that void.

You can expect book reviews, link-ups where we’ll share other Queer SFF goodness from around the internet, updates on upcoming releases and more. We’ve already got several masterlists if you’re ready to add some books to your TBR pile. Between all of our lists, we’ve already got more than 100 books for you to check out.

Queer SFF is run by Paige, whom you may know from her Youtube channel, Enchantology. Or not. In any case, that’s who you’ll be hearing from here. Paige is a 23-year-old writer and booktuber with a love of fantasy… especially the kind that toys with gender and/or sexuality! Some of what you see on Queer SFF will coincide with her Youtube channel, but there will be a lot of content exclusive to Queer SFF as well.

While Paige is running the show here, we’d love any contributions you might have for Queer SFF. If you’re a writer/reader of Queer SFF and would want to do a guest post, please let us know! You can check out our policies regarding guest posts to see what we’re looking for. We would love to have your perspective on the blog. (Really though, Paige is on the asexual spectrum and can’t bring herself to objectively review anything erotic so IF YOU LIKE THE SEXY TIMES, HIT US UP. But other stuff is good too.)

Now that we’ve been sufficiently introduced, I’ll leave you to go explore the site. You can also follow us on Twitter, if you’re into that sort of thing. See you tomorrow with the new releases for September!

xo,

Paige