Friday, January 22, 2016

LGBT Book Reviews from ShootingStarsMag

For those of you that regularly read this blog, you know that I also blog over at ShootingStarsMag. I often have review books for that blog that feature LGBT+ characters and I want to make sure that none of you here are missing them. Therefore, I thought I'd share some of my latest LGBT+ book reviews from ShootingStarsMag.

Just today I posted a review for We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson. This book is a YA novel and it's fantastic. It features a lot of tough issues and asks some interesting questions. It's one I'd love to read again!

On January 13, I shared my review for Tied to Trouble by Megan Erickson. I have only read Erickson's m/m novels and I love them, so I was excited to see she had an m/m novel attached to an m/f series of books. You don't have to read the previous books to understand and enjoy this one! This is an adult novel full of passionate and steamy scenes, but I also loved the real and emotional relationship between the main characters.

On January 8, I posted my review for Icarus Ascending by Lee James as well as a short interview with the author himself. This is another m/m adult novel but it's mostly a mystery novel. The romance is an addition to the book and I did enjoy it, but I also liked that this book wasn't solely focused on that. There is a lot of suspense and questions to work through as you read!

On January 6, I had one post with two book reviews. These include Tied Together by Z. B. Heller and Give Yourself Away by Barbara Elsborg. Tied Together takes place over many years, showing the progressive relationship between two friends. I did enjoy this form of storytelling and it was intriguing to see how the two would ultimately work things out. Give Yourself Away was a really emotional novel but I LOVED it. It's a romance, but it also deals with an abduction from years previous.

I'll stop there as it gives you all the LGBT+ books that I reviewed (thus far) for the month of January.

Have you read any of these? Which of them would you like to read, if any?


Tanya @ Girl Plus Books said...

I just recently became aware of We Are the Ants and it sounds so completely unique. (Gotta love a YA that can actually present something new.) It's one I'll be looking onto further.

Karen said...

We are the Ants sounds really interesting. I hadn't heard of the other books you mentioned. Thanks for mentioning these.