Category Archives: Romance

The Loophole by Naz Kutub

A queer teen tries to track down his missing ex-boyfriend to win him back, with help from a possible genie, in this winning debut. Continue reading

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2+2 Cybils Graphic Novel Finalists

Here are reviews of four more outstanding 2021 Cybils Graphic Novel finalists – Cranky Chicken by Katherine Battersby, The Legend of Auntie Po by Shing Yin Khor, Cheer Up!: Love and Pompoms by Crystal Fraiser, and Nubia: Real One by L.L. McKinney and Robyn Smyth. Continue reading

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Good Neighbors by Stephanie Burgis

Here’s a sweet, uplifting and funny fantasy romance … between a semi-magical inventor and the necromancer down the road,. Continue reading

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Scales and Sensibility by Stephanie Burgis

In which I break from my reviews of middle grade fantasy to read a fantasy romance, with small dragons! Continue reading

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Don’t Hate the Player by Alexis Nedd

Here’s a sweet-tart teen romance between players on rival video game teams that doesn’t gloss over the barriers that face female players. Continue reading

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More Teen Love: Opposite of Always, Emergency Contact, and Frankly in Love

I’m catching up on more heart-tugging teen romances that will still make you feel better about the world. Continue reading

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Teen Love: This is My Brain in Love, Secret of a Heart Note, and Don’t Date Rosa Santos

Here are three teen stories with romance at the center and satisfyingly sweet endings, though all of them have the good grace to be as much or more about our main character figuring out who she is and where she … Continue reading

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3 for Teens: American Road Trip, You’d Be Mine, and Finding Yvonne

Three realistic teen books, all with musical characters – American Road Trip by Patrick Flores-Scott, You’d Be Mine by Erin Hahn, and Finding Yvonne by Brandy Colbert. Continue reading

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Enjoying What Is: Paladin’s Grace and Iron Hearted Violet

It’s so easy to make things harder for ourselves by focusing on the way we think things should be, rather than the way things really are.  Here are two stories (Paladin’s Grace for adults, Iron Hearted Violet for kids) about … Continue reading

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Moontangled by Stephanie Burgis

We met Miss Banks and Miss Fennel, a sweet young couple hobbled by strict social rules, back in the first book of the Harwood Spellbook, Snowspelled. Now it’s their turn for their own story.
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