Author: C.B. Lee Publisher: Duet Books Publication Date: 8. September 2016 Rating: 4./5. Stars Diversity: LGBT Characters (bisexual, trans man), PoC (mixed race Chinese and Vietnamese) Summary: 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… Continue reading Not Your Sidekick
Author: Alexa Black Publisher: Less Than Three Press Publication Date: 19. July 2017 Rating: 3./5. Stars Diversity: LGBT Characters (lesbian) Summary: The Beast’s castle has been lonely since an angry sorceress cursed her years ago, and resigned herself to it a long time ago. But now a woman has promised to brave the curse, and for… Continue reading Bonnie and the Beast
Author: April Daniels Publisher: Diversion Publishing Publication Date: 25. July 2017 Rating: 4./5. Stars Diversity: LGBT Characters (trans woman, nonbinary, lesbian, bi), PoC (Iranian-American, black) Disabled Characters (missing limb + prosthesis) TW: transphobia, mass murder, misgendering, torture, child abuse, abusive parents Summary: Only nine months after her debut as the fourth superhero to fight under the… Continue reading Sovereign (Nemesis #2)
Author: Ronica Black Publisher: Bold Stroke Books Publication Date: 1. June 2017 Rating: 3/5. Stars Diversity: LGBT Characters (lesbian), PoC (Native American) TW: past character death, scenes with dubious consent Summary: Johnnie Hamilton has conquered a lot in life. An anxiety disorder, loss of her business, and homelessness have been difficult to overcome. But Johnnie has come… Continue reading The Practitioner
Author: Carrie Pack Publisher: Duet Books/Interlude Press Publication Date: 8. June 2017 Rating: 1/5. Stars Diversity: LGBT Characters (lesbian, bi), PoC (black) TW: racism, sexual abuse, rape, csa, homophobia, use of lesbophobic slurs, biphobia, bullying, fatphobia, cissexism, Summary: The year is 1994 and alternative is in. But not for alternative girl Tabitha Denton; she hates her… Continue reading Grrrls on the Side
Author: Riki Anne Wilchins Publisher: Riverdale Avenue Books Publication Date: 1. June 2017 Rating: 4./5. Stars Diversity: LGBT Characters TW: transphobia, police brutality, mentions of murder, violence, rape, csa and incest Summary: In the early 1990s, no one talked about transgender people, and no one knew one. We were not on TV or in movies. What formed… Continue reading TRANS/gressive: How Transgender Activists Took on Gay Rights, Feminism, the Media & Congress … and Won!
Author: V.C. Andrews Publisher: Pocket Star Publication Date: 12 June 2017 Diversity: PoC (black MC) TW: bullying, drug use, drugging Rating: 3./5. Stars Summary: Corliss is not like other girls at her Los Angeles high school. Incredibly intelligent, shy, and a loner, she has difficultly in fitting in. What’s worse, a clique of girls is out… Continue reading Corliss