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Authors Recommend Their Favourite LGBTQIA+ Reads | Part I – Diana Pinguicha


As I was writing up my LGBTQIA+ release series, I found myself wondering what inspiration was behind these books and if the authors of our favourites could recommend any other books, what would they be? So, I went ahead and contacted some authors and I was lucky enough to hear back from them. First off, we have Diana Pinguicha who is the author of A Curse of Roses, a Portuguese historical fantasy that will be released in December of this year! As this book features a f/f romance, I asked Diana to recommend some of her favourite books also featuring an sapphic romance and some reasons why. So without further ado, here are Diana’s recommendations –

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2021 LGBTQIA+ Books I’m Looking Forward To | Part I

Whilst doing some research for 2020 books with LGBTQIA+ rep, I started coming across releases for next year and it’s safe to say, I got a bit excited. So I thought I’d start a little series where I mention some books I’m looking forward to in 2020 that have LGBTQIA+ characters! Here are my first 12 picks. Be ready to add to that TBR!

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All the Stars and Teeth by Adalyn Grace // Spoiler-free Review

Thank you to Titan Books for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review.


As princess of the island kingdom Visidia, Amora Montara has spent her entire life training to be High Animancer – the master of souls. The rest of the realm can choose their magic, but for Amora, it’s never been a choice. To secure her place as heir to the throne, she must prove her mastery of the monarchy’s dangerous soul magic.
When her demonstration goes awry, Amora is forced to flee. She strikes a deal with Bastian, a mysterious pirate: he’ll help her prove she’s fit to rule, if she’ll help him reclaim his stolen magic.
But sailing the kingdom holds more wonder – and more peril – than Amora anticipated. A destructive new magic is on the rise, and if Amora is to conquer it, she’ll need to face legendary monsters, cross paths with vengeful mermaids, and deal with a stow-away she never expected… or risk the fate of Visidia and lose the crown forever.

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Feathertide by Beth Cartwright // Spoiler-free Review

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Thank you to Penguin Books UK for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review.

Born covered in the feathers of a bird, and kept hidden in a crumbling house full of secrets, Marea has always known she was different, but never known why. And so to find answers, she goes in search of the father she has never met.

The hunt leads her to the City of Murmurs, a place of mermaids and mystery, where jars of swirling mist are carried through the streets by the broken-hearted.

And Marea will never forget what she learns there.

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2020 LGBTQ+ RELEASES PART VIII

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After a bit of a break, I am finally back with another post dedicated to 2020 LGBTQ+ releases! You can check out the previous posts here but I am over the moon that we are already way over 100 different books. This time we have everything from contemporaries, fantasies, graphic novels, novellas and more. As always, if any of my information is incorrect, please let me know in the comments! But for now, enjoy and I hope you find a new favourite. Continue reading “2020 LGBTQ+ RELEASES PART VIII”

Blog Tour // Cinderella Is Dead by Kalynn Bayron (Spoiler-free review)

Blog Tour // Cinderella Is Dead by Kalynn Bayron (Spoiler-free review)

“The palace underestimates the resourcefulness of women forced into a dark and dangerous place.”

 Thanks to Kaleidoscopic Tours & Bloomsbury for sending us both copies of Cinderella Is Dead as part of the blog tour!

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Shades of Magic: The Rebel Army by V. E. Schwab

Shades of Magic: The Rebel Army by V. E. Schwab

Now, I’m not the biggest reader of graphic novels – they’re something I’ve always wanted to get into, but never knew where to start. So when one of my favourite authors, V. E. Schwab, started a series of graphic novels linked to one of my favourite trilogies, it seemed like the perfect starting point for this venture!

Thanks to Titan comics for sending me over copies of the first three volumes of the Shades of Magic graphic novels.

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ARC Review // The Deck of Omens by Christine Lynn Herman

ARC Review // The Deck of Omens by Christine Lynn Herman

The teenagers of Four Paths must save their home, in the sequel to hit fantasy The Devouring Gray. For fans of Stranger Things, Riverdale and The Raven Cycle

Though the Beast is seemingly subdued for now, a new threat looms in Four Paths: a corruption seeping from the Gray into the forest. And with the other Founders preoccupied by their tangled alliances and fraying relationships, only May Hawthorne seems to realize the danger. But saving the town she loves means seeking aid from the person her family despises most–her and Justin’s father.

May’s father isn’t the only newcomer in town–Isaac Sullivan’s older brother has also returned, seeking forgiveness for the role he played in Isaac’s troubled past. But Isaac isn’t ready to let go of his family’s history, especially when that history might hold the key that he and Violet Saunders need to destroy the Gray and the monster within it.

Harper Carlisle isn’t ready to forgive, either. Two devastating betrayals have left her isolated from her family and uncertain who to trust. As the corruption becomes impossible to ignore, Harper must learn to control her newfound powers in order to protect Four Paths. But the only people who can help her do that are the ones who have hurt her the most.

With the veil between the Gray and the town growing ever thinner, all of the Founder descendants must put their grievances with one another aside to stop the corruption and kill the Beast once and for all.

But maybe the monster they truly need to slay has never been the Beast…

Thanks to Titan Books for sending me an early proof copy to review!

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Mid-Year Freak Out Book Tag 2020

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Can you believe it is that time of the year already? I’ve seen this tag floating around again recently and I had to double check the calendar to make sure I was seeing it right. I haven’t had the most successful book year but I thought I’d grab Becky so we can take part in the annual Mid Year Freak Out book tag for you!

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Recommended Books by Black Authors Part 1 (and books on my tbr)

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This was a series I was planning on starting later on in the year but due to recent events, I’ve boosted it up to now. Despite making it my mission to read more diversely this year, I have still fallen short on reading too many books by Black authors but I am determined for that to change. Below I have chosen some books by Black authors that I have read and loved and also some that I want to read fairly soon. This series will become a regular feature on the blog and I hope you all make it your mission also to read and support these authors.
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