★★★★☆—Two devoutly religious boys: one a Chassidic Jew, one a Muslim, both queer. One summer in Israel. An easy friendship turning into a magnetic romance. The weight of the words of the Torah and the Quran on their minds. What does it mean? Where can it lead?
★★★☆☆—A fun, surprisingly nuanced debut, but nevertheless, a flawed one.
★★★☆☆—A lushly described romantic retelling.
★★★☆☆—A retelling with lovely prose that never wrangles its elements into a cohesive whole.
★★☆☆☆—If you’re a camp counselor and feel inclined to date your charges, here’s some advice: don’t.
How (Not) to Ask a Boy to Prom is short, light and sweet. It’s also perfectly mediocre and utterly forgettable.
★★★☆☆—Despite a few rough edges, Date Me, Bryson Keller is super sweet and super readable.
Ansa and Thyra have always shared a chemistry, but due to the Krigere pairing of warriors with andeners (non-warriors) they cannot be mates. Still, Ansa will happily be anything Thyra asks her to be: Her wolf, her fire, her knife, her blanket.
All Thyra needs to do is ask.
Holy crap, Tell Me How You Really Feel comes this close to being—literally—the perfect lesbian high school rom-com.