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Quarantine Book Haul: I went overboard

Want to know a sad thing?

I am making more on unemployment right now than I was at my job.

When my stimulus check arrived, I decided to order a bunch of books from Bookshop.org, a site that raises money for indie bookstores.

Here’s what I ordered.

 

All Boys Aren’t Blue: A Memoir-Manifesto by George M. Johnson

All Boys Aren’t Blue

LOOK at that stunning cover.

I don’t know that I’ve read a memoir marketed at young adults before.

I hope this book brings Black queer boys a lot of hope.

Available April 28th

 

Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas

This book won’t release until September, BUT

  • I want it
  • preorders help out this debut author a LOT
  • Aiden Thomas is including hand-drawn tarot cards with preorders

Also, it’s about gay trans witch boys, pitbulls, and hot ghosts? WHAT MORE COULD YOU WANT?

JUST BUY THIS BOOK.

Available September 1st

 

The Scapegracers by Hannah Abigail Clarke

I mentioned this was my most anticipated release.

The plot reminds me of Rhymes With Witches (which scared the crap out of me) and The Graces (which I adored.)

Better yet, though – THIS BOOK IS GAY.

The cover seems bi? Maybe I’m reading too much into it.

I JUST WANT IT TO GET HERE ALREADY.

Available September 15th

 

Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender

Felix Ever After

Black trans author Kacen Callender was criticized by Kirkus Reviews for…not writing their Black trans protagonist correctly?

And Kirkus wrote this BEFORE the book’s release, not caring how their review might affect sales.

Buy this book to support Callender and spite Kirkus.

Callender promises an own-voices story with a happy ending for protagonist Felix.

I like the sound of that.

Available May 5th

 

Elysium Girls by Kate Pentecost

I didn’t find out about this book until its book birthday.

When I heard the synopsis, my jaw dropped.

Let’s just say there are queer witchy cowgirls out in the Dust Bowl who ride mechanical horses.

I’m reading this book right now and it’s a FUN RIDE.

Available now

 

Who I Was With Her by Nita Tyndall

Who I Was With Her

This is apparently a grief book about a closeted bisexual girl whose girlfriend has just died.

This isn’t the type of thing I typically read, but I’m willing to give it a shot.

Available September 15th

 

The Ninth Life by Taylor B. Barton

The Ninth Life

I’ve known about this book for a while and still find it VERY HARD TO DESCRIBE.

From what I gather, it’s about a cat who spends his ninth life as a boy and falls in love with two different people.

YA authors have been pushing for more polyamory rep in books, so I wonder if that’s how this book will resolve?

I’m looking forward to it in any case!

Available September 15th

 

This Coven Won’t Break by Isabel Sterling

This is the sequel to one of my FAVORITE BOOKS from last year.

Sterling has promised MORE WITCHES! MORE MAGIC! MORE ROMANCE! AND MORE GEMMA!

ALSO: PINK HAIR!

Available May 19th

 

When We Were Magic by Sarah Gailey

When We Were Magic

I loved Sarah Gailey’s Magic For Liars.

This book of theirs is (to my knowledge) a toned-down YA version about a coven of teens who kill a boy.

I’m getting “I Know What You Did Last Summer meets The Lost Coast” vibes.

Available now

 

Witches of Ash and Ruin by E. Latimer

Witches of Ash and Ruin

THE CELTIC VIBES ARE STRONG.

This book reminds me so much of The Raven Cycle and Stephen R. Lawhead’s King Raven Trilogy.

Oh, and the protagonist is bisexual.

Buying it was necessary.

Available now

 

I..just remembered Andrew Eliopulos’ The Fascinators comes out this May?

As do a number of other YA debuts?

THERE ARE SO MANY BOOKS TO READ AND AUTHORS TO SUPPORT.

If you’re able to support ANY of these authors, please do!

In the meantime, stay safe and sane.

Author:

Lover of cheese and performative angst. I love to call out, complain, overreact, analyze, and reimagine. This site contains the fruit of that labor.

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