Take a journey through time and genres and discover a past where queer figures live, love and shape the world around them. Seventeen of the best young adult authors across the queer spectrum have come together to create a collection of beautifully written diverse historical fiction for teens.
From a retelling of Little Red Riding Hood set in war-torn 1870s Mexico featuring a transgender soldier, to two girls falling in love while mourning the death of Kurt Cobain, forbidden love in a sixteenth-century Spanish convent or an asexual girl discovering her identity amid the 1970s roller-disco scene, All Out tells a diverse range of stories across cultures, time periods and identities, shedding light on an area of history often ignored or forgotten.
All Out: The No-Longer-Secret Stories of Queer Teens throughout the Ages edited by Saundra Mitchell was published by Harlequin Teen on March 1st 2018.
No trigger warnings.
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Last month I took part in the Women’s History Month Reading Challenge hosted by Margaret at Weird Zeal. I’d never attempted a reading challenge before, despite wanting to, so when I was tagged in this one I figured “why not?”. It was like the universe’s way of telling me it was time to take part in a Readathon, and who am I to argue with the universe.
I didn’t manage to cross off all the squares on the board but I managed more of them than I thought I would.
I think I knew going into this challenge that I was never going to get a blackout, Classic books are not my thing at all and I rarely read Middle Grade books either, but considering I only read six books in March the fact that I crossed off thirteen squares is pretty impressive.
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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature that was created by The Broke and the Bookish and hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Born from a love of lists and a love of books each week there’s a new topic for bloggers to list their ‘top ten’.
Top Ten Standalone Books that Need a Sequel
It’s rare I read standalones because in the fantasy genre most books tend to be part of series. I guess authors need more than one book to fully develop the characters and the plot when they have to create a new world as well. However there are few standalones that I’ve finished and been desperate for more of, so this week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic was a good excuse for me to flail a little more over the endings of books which I’m still not over.
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