Cute mutants by SJ Whitby is high up there in my list of favourite book series of all time. It is cute, queer and amazingly written!
Volume 4: The Sisterhood of Evil Mutants is being released on April 6th and I cannot wait for everyone to read it and fall even more in love with the Cute Mutants, just as I did!
Big thanks to El (inkandplasma) for tagging me in this awesome book tag they have created with Andee (mousereads)and Finn (evidentlybookish). I had so much fun with this! All graphics were produced by the book tag creators, and El’s post tagging me can be found here!
A book featuring a character that’s a little bit mean and a lot loveable – The Puppet Show by MW Craven
Washington Poe is definitely a little bit mean, and such a loveable character. Rough around the edges but with the help of Tilly Bradshaw, the NSA resident know-it-all, Poe relents and shows off his softer side. I adore this book series, and the characters of Tilly and Poe, and MW Craven always does an astounding job of creating the most intense and fascinating murder mystery books!
A book that caused you pain.
She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan truly did ruin me emotionally. I really couldn’t put this down. I was so enchanted by Zhu’s voice, and their journey. The characters really made this story for me. Written in Zhu’s voice, we are given an insight into her desires for greatness, and how she comes to terms with acknowledging these desires, and how far she is willing to go to achieve her fate.
A book featuring monster girls.
I have not yet finished Magic to Brew by Grace Ellis, but it is already one of my favourite graphic novels.
Werewolf barista Julie and her new girlfriend go on a date to a close-up magic show, but all heck breaks loose when the magician casts a horrible spell on their friend Chet. Now it’s up to the team of mythical pals to stop the illicit illusionist before it’s too late.
A book featuring a superpower you’d love to have – Aurora’s Angel by Emily Noon
Maybe not quite a superpower… but I would love to be a shapeshifter, to be able to control my physical form! Aurora is such a deep complex character and the developing developing relationship is cute
Alone since her father’s brutal murder, Aurora has spent years hunting his killers. Battle-weary she’s ready to start over where no one knows who or what she is – she just has one last mission. Everything is going to plan until she discovers the beautiful winged girl caged underground. Her decision to rescue Evie and to help her get home safely, despite avians being infamous for selling out shapeshifters like Aurora to cutters and black-market flesh dealers, will put her on a perilous path.
A book with great trans rep.
This might be an obvious choice, but Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas was one of my favourite books of last year! I had so much fun reading it, and enjoyed the humour and the feels it provides. I loved the relationship between Yadriel and Julian so much, and cannot recommend this more.
Yadriel has summoned a ghost, and now he can’t get rid of him.
A book with a character you’d go to hell and back for.
Gideon the Ninth by Tamsin Muir is my necromantic dream of a book.
Gideon has a sword, some dirty magazines, and no more time for undead bullshit.
A book about lesbian necromancers in space, undertaking a series of deadly tasks to become an immortal, all-powerful servant of the Resurrection. What more could you want? Gideon is sassy, sarcastic and completely unbearable, especially if you happen to be Harrowhark Nonagesimus. I would do almost anything for her, with absolutely no regrets.
A book with a character much cooler than you – Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Cinder is definitely cooler than me. Not only is she a super talented mechanic, but also a cyborg with a secret past. I have only just started the Lunar Chronicles series, and I am absolutely enthralled.
She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.
A book featuring your favourite fictional relationship.
I am forever screaming about Queen of Coin and Whispers by Helen Corcoran, I love the intrigue and beautiful world that has been created. The relationship between Lia and Xania is developed while facing multiple obstacles and dealing with outstanding difficulties. They are super cute and their relationship is so pure and sweet.
A book with a secondary character you can’t help but love – The Split by Laura Kay
Wounded and betrayed, after being dumped by her girlfriend, Ally makes off to her dad’s in Sheffield with the one thing that might soothe the pain and force her ex to speak to her again: Emily’s cat, Malcolm.
Initially, I didn’t particularly like Ally’s character, but the secondary characters truly made this book fab! Ally’s dad is so cute and lovely and such a proper northern dad, that I couldn’t help but love him. I absolutely ADORE Jeremy and the growing friendship between them, as everyone needs a bestie that helps you to make somewhat questionable choices. I would 100% love to have a friend even half as great as Jeremy is.
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A book with a family dynamic you love.
Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron is a wonderful reimagining of the Cinderella fairytale. Sophia is living in Lille over 200 years after Cinderella found her Prince Charming, and things aren’t quite the fairytale you would imagine. Without giving too much away, Constance’s family dynamic is so endearing to me, as each generation has taught the following one how to look after themselves, how to fight and ultimately how to survive in a world that is built up to tear them down. This display of female empowerment passed on through generations is amazing to see and I love to see that kind of tradition.
- Dylan aka Chatterbox: A book featuring a character who can be a little bit mean but a lot loveable.
- Dani aka Marvellous: A book that caused you pain.
- Alyse aka Moodring: A book featuring monster girls.
- Emma aka Goddess: A book featuring a superpower you’d love to have.
- Lou aka Glowstick: A book with great trans rep.
- Bianca aka Wraith: A book with a character you’d go to hell and back for.
- Onimaru: A book with a character much cooler than you.
- Pillow: A book featuring your favourite fictional relationship.
- Batty: A book with a secondary character/sidekick you can’t help but love.
- Pear: A book with a family dynamic you love.