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The Abyss Surrounds Us

Author: Emily Skrutskie Publisher: Flux Publication Date: 8. February 2016 Rating: 5./5. Stars Diversity: LGBT Characters, PoC TW: discussion of suicide Summary: For Cassandra Leung, bossing around sea monsters is just the family business. She’s been a Reckoner trainer-in-training ever since she could walk, raising the genetically-engineered beasts to defend ships as they cross the pirate-infested… Continue reading The Abyss Surrounds Us

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Jonesy: 1

Author: Sam Humphries Publisher: Boom Entertainment Publication Date: 28. September 2016 Diversity: LGBT characters, PoC Rating: 2./5. Stars Summary: A sarcastic teenager with the powers of cupid unleashes her preternatural matchmaking abilities on her school with hilarious and charming results. Jonesy is a self-described “cool dork” who spends her time making zines nobody reads, watching anime, and… Continue reading Jonesy: 1

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Pantomime

Author: Laura Lam Publisher: Tor Publication Date: 17. November 2016 Rating: 4/5. Stars Diversity: LGBT Characters TW: transphobia, interphobia, domestic abuse, murder, sexual assault, misgendering Summary: 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… Continue reading Pantomime

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Under Rose-Tainted Skies

Author: Louise Gornall Publisher: Chicken House Publication Date:7. July 2016 Rating: 4/5. Stars TW: self-harm, dermatillomania Diversity: mentally ill characters, disabled characters Summary: Agoraphobia confines Norah to the house she shares with her mother. For her, the outside is sky glimpsed through glass, or a gauntlet to run between home and car. But a chance encounter… Continue reading Under Rose-Tainted Skies

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The Melody of You and Me

Author: M. Hollis Publisher: Self-Published Publishing Date: 29. September 2016 Rating: 4.5/5. Stars Diversity: LGBT Characters, PoC Summary: After dropping out of university and breaking up with her girlfriend of three years, Chris Morrison’s life is now a mind-numbing mess. She doubts that working at the small neighborhood bookstore is going to change that. The rest… Continue reading The Melody of You and Me