The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue By Mackenzi Lee [Review]

The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue  RELEASE DATE: June 20th 2017
AUTHOR:
Mackenzi Lee
GENRE:
Young-Adult, GLBT, Historical, Adventure, Romance.  
PUBLISHER:
Katherine Tegen Books
SUMMARY: 

An unforgettable tale of two friends on their Grand Tour of 18th-century Europe who stumble upon a magical artifact that leads them from Paris to Venice in a dangerous manhunt, fighting pirates, highwaymen, and their feelings for each other along the way.

Henry “Monty” Montague was born and bred to be a gentleman, but he was never one to be tamed. The finest boarding schools in England and the constant disapproval of his father haven’t been able to curb any of his roguish passions—not for gambling halls, late nights spent with a bottle of spirits, or waking up in the arms of women or men. Continue reading

The Tiger’s Daughter (Their Bright Ascendecny#1) By Arsenault Rivera [ARC Review]

The Tiger’s Daughter (Their Bright Ascendency #1) RELEASE DATE: October 3rd 2017 AUTHOR: Arsenault Rivera
GENRE:
Fantasy, Adventure, LGBTQ
PUBLISHER:
Tor Books
SUMMARY: 

Even gods can be slain….

The Hokkaran empire has conquered every land within their bold reach―but failed to notice a lurking darkness festering within the people. Now, their border walls begin to crumble, and villages fall to demons swarming out of the forests.

Away on the silver steppes, the remaining tribes of nomadic Qorin retreat and protect their own, having bartered a treaty with the empire, exchanging inheritance through the dynasties. It is up to two young warriors, raised together across borders since their prophesied birth, to save the world from the encroaching demons. Continue reading

The Love Interest By Cale Dietrich [Review]

The Love InterestRELEASE DATE:  May 16th 2017
AUTHOR: Cale Dietrich
GENRE: Young-Adult, Contemporary, GLBT, Romance.
PUBLISHER: 
Feiwel & Friends
SUMMARY:
There is a secret organization that cultivates teenage spies. The agents are called Love Interests because getting close to people destined for great power means getting valuable secrets.

Caden is a Nice: The boy next door, sculpted to physical perfection. Dylan is a Bad: The brooding, dark-souled guy, and dangerously handsome. The girl they are competing for is important to the organization, and each boy will pursue her. Will she choose a Nice or the Bad?

Both Caden and Dylan are living in the outside world for the first time. They are well-trained and at the top of their games. They have to be – whoever the girl doesn’t choose will die. Continue reading

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli [Review]

RELEASE DATE: April 7th, 2015
AUTHOR: Becky Albertalli
GENRE: Young-Adult, GLBT, Contemporary, Romance.
PUBLISHER: Balzer + Bray
SUMMARY:Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone’s business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he’s been emailing, will be compromised.

With some messy dynamics emerging in his once tight-knit group of friends, and his email correspondence with Blue growing more flirtatious every day, Simon’s junior year has suddenly gotten all kinds of complicated. Now, change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he’s pushed out—without alienating his friends, compromising himself, or fumbling a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he’s never met. Continue reading