A beautiful graphic novel about the masks we wear to be accepted by society and the relief that comes with owning your truth and accepting yourself fully.
The Mermaid the Witch and the Sea was a voyage of self-discovery, magic, and sapphic romance. It moved me to tears and made my heart swell with its lyrical prose and Flora's voyage of gender identity, and floated me a life raft of acceptance and love.
With one of the best anti-colonist messages and examinations of the cost of complicity in violence, as well as dialogue on gender presentation and survival, this book of pirates, mermaids, and witches is one I will reread over and over. - Jessi
Gangs of New York meets Descendant of the Crane in this heart-stopping retelling of Romeo and Juliet set in 1920s Shanghai.
I love Chloe Gong's reimagining of Romeo and Juliet set in 1920s Shanghai, and OUR VIOLENT ENDS is a perfect ending to the amazing duet. - Alyssa
Mafi weaves magic, court intrigue, and romance into a unique fantasy rooted in Persian mythology and culture. Alizeh and Kamran will steal your heart! - Alyssa
Harper is spirited away from Washington, DC, after she sees a girl being dragged down the street by a hooded man and has to get involved. She is taken to the magical kingdom of Emberfell, where she finds a country in shambles and a prince resigned to his fate. Through her determined nature and intelligence, Harper demonstrates to Crown Prince Rhen that where there is life, there is hope. Kemmerer's refreshing take on Beauty and the Beast was imaginative and clever, and Harper was a feisty and kind heroine you couldn't help but root for! This is a must-read for anyone who enjoys princes that need saving, and ordinary girls who can become heroes! - Jessi
A skilled painter must stand up to the ancient power of the faerie courts—even as she falls in love with a faerie prince—in this gorgeous bestseller that’s “an ideal pick for fans of Holly Black, Maggie Stiefvater, and Laini Taylor
According to legend, the first king of Aloriya, born with fire in his blood, made a pact with the Lady of the Wilds. He promised that his people would never enter her woods and her magical city, in exchange for a crown that would protect his kingdom from the monsters she commanded, as well as from drought, disease, famine, and war. Now, centuries later as a new queen is crowned in Aloriya, Cerys--the queen's best friend and a gardener's daughter with a magical gift attained after she escaped the woods that killed her mother and the male heir a decade ago--must venture into the cursed forest to find the legendary Lady of the Wilds in a desperate attempt to save the kingdom. This standalone fantasy is my favorite kind of fairy tale! - Alyssa
This is a thrilling debut urban fantasy set in the dark underbelly of Toronto. This is the first in a new series following a motley cast of queer characters--a half-fae teenager, a temperamental ex-Fury, a fae prince, and his brooding bodyguard--who must track down a serial killer whose disturbing murders are threatening to expose the hidden faerie courts to the human world.