ASIAN-INSPIRED LGBTQIA+ STORY THAT WON OVER MY HEART AND SOUL ~ Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

Back when I went to YALC in July, this is one of the ARC's I succeeded at picking up. I was so pumped to read it, but.. as usual, it disappeared down the TBR-mountain. That is, until people kept saying and mentioning how they were looking forward to Girls of Paper and Fire and I couldn't not pick it up immediately! So, here's my review - fingers crossed I do this novel justice with it.

BEAUTIFUL QUEER STORY THAT BROKE MY HEART ~ The Lion Tamer Who Lost by Louise Beech

When I first heard of this book, I was intrigued immediately. It sounded like something I would pick up but.. on the other hand, it also sounded like something I wouldn't pick up - if you get what I mean. The LGBTQIA+ part of this novel immediately spoke to me, but I wasn't really sure about the homophobic impression I got from the blurb. I'm glad I ended up requesting this ARC anyway because.. I don't regret reading The Lion Tamer Who Lost one bit!

TRANS REP, DONE WELL? – The Art Of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson

Seeing the cover of this book, I immediately knew I was going to love it. I just had to love it - there was no way I would have it disappoint me. So, what I'm basically saying is that this book had a whole lot to live up to without me having read the blurb at that point. I couldn't imagine a story with transgender rep being anything but amazing and I was right! Or, at least I was until I'd finished the book and decided to read some own-voice reviews...

CONTEMPORARY CINDERELLA RETELLING WITH LGBTQIA+ CHARACTERS – Sometime After Midnight by L. Philips

I have to admit - I'm seriously late with this review and reading this story. I had some issues with the format - couldn't get the ARC on my Kindle, then it wouldn't open on my computer anymore and.. well.. Let's just say I was so intrigued by the synopsis that I ended up buying a finished copy instead! I couldn't say no to something that sounded like a Cinderella-retelling, but contemporary and with LGBTQIA+ characters. I just couldn't. Was it worth it? Wasn't it? Only one way to find out, folks!