I am so happy to write another amazing queer book post again. I remember from years ago that it was so hard to find a queer book.. I didn’t really have anything to identify with. I really hope these past posts have helped people realise they’re not alone in the world ❤ Or you know, if you just like to read queer stories, that’s fine too 🙂
Havenfall by Sara Holland
Oooh I read an excerpt of this book! It’s about a sactuary that connects worlds. You can seek refuge in there, but if you fuck up, you can never come back. Maddie, the MC, wants to take over some day, but of course terrible things happen and she ends up working with Taya, everyone knows where that’ll lead to since the book is in this list 😉
Havenfall is out March 3
Hello Now by Jenny Valentine
I guess this is a typical, boy moves, meets a mystery guy, they fall in love but something happens. Though.. the thing that happens here is that mystery guy is a time traveler. A time traveler that just wakes up somewhere and doesn’t know when he’ll leave again. I’m really excited to see where this will go, will they end up, will it be a heartbreaking end? Only one way to find out!
Hello Now is out March 3
Only Mostly Devastated by Sophie Gonzales
I’ve been excited for this book for months! It’s a boy-meets-boy spin on Grease, because Ollie and Will met during the summer and it was supposed to stay that way. But then Ollie’s family decides to stay.. and he finds out Will isn’t the sweet (and queer) guy he met that summer. This sounds like something really problemetic and I hope it’s not a story of a forced coming out of the closet, but hopefully it’s good 🙂
Only Mostly Devastated is out March 3
When We Were Magic by Sarah Gailey
Magic, magic, magic. Yell it with me! Six teens who all have magic and it all goes wrong on prom night. A boy dies and the summary makes it sound like they’re going to resurrect him in some way? But it failes and I guess that’s where the story really continues. I really hope it’ll be a story of love, the love between really close friends who went to a trauma together and need to find a way to live with it.
When We Were Magic is out March 3
The Winter Duke by Claire Eliza Bartlett
A book where EVERYONE is victim of a magical curse, except of course one girl. Ekata didn’t have a reason to stay at home anymore, when her brother was named heir. But now she has to stay andmake sure to survive and wield her family’s power.
The Winter Duke is out March 3
Witches of Ash and Ruin by E. Latimer
Yay witchcraft! But boo being outed as a bisexual. All Dayna wants is to ascend and become a full witch, but another coven might make that very hard. Especially the granddaughter of the covens leader, Meiner King. But then there is a murder (bc ofcourse that would happen), and there’s a serial killer. This really sounds complicated, but I love a bisexual MC and I love witches, so I might give this a chance.
Witches of Ash and Ruin is out March 3
Lab Partners by Mora Montgomery
Ohygoood. This sounds so cute. Jordan and Elliot meet because they are lab partners. And even though Jordan isn’t the kind of person Elliot is used to have as a lab partner, they start to spend more time together this start to get better and eventually they kiss. And that’s when the doubts happen. I want to find out how this ends, though I think I know how.. I just really want to read the journey.
Lab Partners is out March 10
A Phoenix First Must Burn by Patrice Caldwell and others
This is an anthology of sixteen stories that explore the black experience through fantasy, science fiction and magic. I love anthologies, they usually end with an open ending and allow me to dream about the rest of the story. Aside from that, I really hope these stories will be something to look forward to for poc readers, and even better, since this is a queer list, there’s something qoc readers can relate to aswell. Fingers crossed!
A Phoenix First Must Burn is out March 10
The Electric Heir (Feverwake #2) by Victoria Lee
I don’t usually include sequels in this list because I don’t want to have any kind of spoilers that might ruin the first book. But the first one has been praised by so many people, I wanted to make sure people know the sequel is out and they should read the first part.
The Electric Heir is out March 17
Super Adjacent by Crystal Cestari
Yesss superheroes! Well.. Claire is an intern at Warrior Nation (and from what I can see, is not a superhero). And then there’s Bridgette who wants out of Warrior Nation. She was dating a superhero and doesn’t want to be second best to all the people in Chicago that need saving.
Then when all of the superheroes go missing, Claire and Bridgette team up to save the day *eyebrowwiggle*
Super Adjacent is out March 17
Kenzie Kickstarts a Team by Kit Rosewater and Sophie Escabasse
This is a MG graphic novel about roller derby! I’m really excited for it! When Kenzie and Shelly get the chance to for a junior league roller derby team, they’re really excited. They just have to recruit some extra members.. and tat’s when it all goes downhill. It’s an MG book, so you know there’s a few lessons in there.. Those combined with the awesome subject of roller derby might be something new for the younger crowd out there (or for the older crowd that just like MG books.. like me).
Kenzie Kickstarts a Team is out March 24
The Only Black Girls in Town by Brandy Colbert
Alberta has been the only black girl in town for years, so when Edie arrives, Alberta is super happy. Things don’t go very smoothly in the beginning, but when they find old journals in Edie’s attic, they team up to find out the secrets behind them.
The Only Black Girls in Town is out March 10
We Were Promised Spotlights by Lindsay Sproul
Taylor is very good looking and that has made life a bit easier.. or so people think. Taylor really wants to leave home, she doesn’t want to stay in town and have kids with the homecoming king. She’s completely in love with her best friend Susan. With senior year almost over she has to figure out what she wants to do before it’s too late.
We Were Promised Spotlights is out March 24
Almost, Maine by John Cariani
I have to admit, the summary of this book is kinda strange. So Almost is.. well.. it’s not really anthing, it’s always almost anything. And then one night the residents fall in and out of love.
It’s based on a play, which is why it might sound a little weird. It’ll follow different people – though I don’t know if it’ll eventually wrap all loose ends. It does sound very interesting and I hope the transformation from play to book is done well.
Almost, Maine is out March 31
Music from Another World by Robin Talley
This storytakes place in 1977 and Tammy, who is a closeted lesbian, doesn’t really belong anywhere.. until she’s matched with a real life pen pal. Sharon and Tammy bond over punk music and secrets.. and after a while their letters are the only place Tammy can be honest. Everyone and everything around her seems to be antigay.. and Tammy has to discover her personal truth, what she stands for and who she’ll rise against.
Music from Another World is out March 31
And that’s it for March! There are some realy interesting books and I really hope there is a book in there for you too. Let me know if there’s one you’re considering reading!