10 7 / 2014

Charm School Graphique Vol 1, by Elizabeth Watasin
ON the very edges of the unknown lies the Twilight World, where monsters and magical people wickedly meet: Little Salem teems with hotrods, malt shops, ghouls, and devil girls. Good, teen witch Bunny has a perfectly bad girlfriend in vampire biker Dean, until a dark, and very insistent lesbian fairy comes along. Can Bunny resist Fairer Than’s charms? And when she does, what will Fairer Than (and Dean), do about it?

Meet magical witch girl Bunny, a good teen witch happily attending Haunt High, drinking Ghost Shakes at Shivers, and dancing her supernatural midnights away at cemetery spook fetes. Dean is her perfect greaser, vampire girlfriend, but beyond hotrods and motorcycles lies something more in the Enchanted Forest: fairies. And even among such ancient, paranormal denizens, they’ve someone to fear, namely the notorious heart breaker and home wrecker, the dark fairy, Fairer Than.
Fairer Than: gorgeous, red-haired, stronger than a fairy ought to be, and smoldering in more ways than one.
Her reputation has Daughters of the Faerie Court flee before her wake lest they fall for her charms. And when Fairer Than comes to Little Salem, she just happens to notice Bunny.
Charm School by Elizabeth Watasin:
an indie b/w comic book emulating the best in old school 50’s pin-up art with a touch of girl romance style, or shoujo manga. Digitally retouched and re-lettered by Elizabeth Watasin. Rockabilly monsters meet fairy tale legends as paranormal hearts and heads collide.

Charm School Graphique Vol 1, by Elizabeth Watasin

ON the very edges of the unknown lies the Twilight World, where monsters and magical people wickedly meet: 
Little Salem teems with hotrods, malt shops, ghouls, and devil girls. Good, teen witch Bunny has a perfectly bad girlfriend in vampire biker Dean, until a dark, and very insistent lesbian fairy comes along. Can Bunny resist Fairer Than’s charms? And when she does, what will Fairer Than (and Dean), do about it?

Meet magical witch girl Bunny, a good teen witch happily attending Haunt High, drinking Ghost Shakes at Shivers, and dancing her supernatural midnights away at cemetery spook fetes. Dean is her perfect greaser, vampire girlfriend, but beyond hotrods and motorcycles lies something more in the Enchanted Forest: fairies. And even among such ancient, paranormal denizens, they’ve someone to fear, namely the notorious heart breaker and home wrecker, the dark fairy, Fairer Than.

Fairer Than: gorgeous, red-haired, stronger than a fairy ought to be, and smoldering in more ways than one.

Her reputation has Daughters of the Faerie Court flee before her wake lest they fall for her charms. And when Fairer Than comes to Little Salem, she just happens to notice Bunny.

Charm School by Elizabeth Watasin:

an indie b/w comic book emulating the best in old school 50’s pin-up art with a touch of girl romance style, or shoujo manga. Digitally retouched and re-lettered by Elizabeth Watasin. Rockabilly monsters meet fairy tale legends as paranormal hearts and heads collide.

25 6 / 2014

diversityinya:

10 Recent Contemporary LGBTQ YA Books

In honor of Pride month, here are 10 YA books about contemporary LGBT experiences just published this year. If you haven’t had a chance to check them out yet, now’s a great time!

(via malindalo)

05 6 / 2014

Her Name in the Sky by Kelly Quindlen (2014). Seventeen-year-old Hannah wants to spend her senior year of high school going to football games and Mardi Gras parties. She wants to drive along the oak-lined streets of Louisiana’s Garden District and lie on the hot sand of Florida’s beaches. She wants to spend every night making memories with her tight-knit group of friends. The last thing she wants is to fall in love with a girl—especially when that girl is her best friend, Baker. In this poignant coming-of-age novel, Hannah must find a compromise between the truth of her heart and the expectations of her community. She must break through her shame and learn to trust in the goodness of her friends. And above all, she and Baker must open their hearts to the saving power of love. Raw, moving, and teeming with unforgettable characters, Her Name in the Sky is a modern love story about the teenage quest for identity and the redeeming power of the human heart.

Her Name in the Sky by Kelly Quindlen (2014). Seventeen-year-old Hannah wants to spend her senior year of high school going to football games and Mardi Gras parties. She wants to drive along the oak-lined streets of Louisiana’s Garden District and lie on the hot sand of Florida’s beaches. She wants to spend every night making memories with her tight-knit group of friends. The last thing she wants is to fall in love with a girl—especially when that girl is her best friend, Baker. In this poignant coming-of-age novel, Hannah must find a compromise between the truth of her heart and the expectations of her community. She must break through her shame and learn to trust in the goodness of her friends. And above all, she and Baker must open their hearts to the saving power of love. Raw, moving, and teeming with unforgettable characters, Her Name in the Sky is a modern love story about the teenage quest for identity and the redeeming power of the human heart.

02 6 / 2014

perplexingly:

Few notes: All books redirect to goodreads page. My focus is on high/heroic/historic/mythological fantasy, any other genres are stated in the brackets. 
Please, add books and notes at will but remember to include only these in where either the protagonist or an important side character belongs to LGBTQ+.
(I also have a list here, which I’m going to update every time someone adds another book to this list)

GAY/BI MALE CHARACTERS
LESBIAN/BI FEMALE CHARACTERS

Good Lesbian Books - it’s worth checking this site; it’s a guide to lesbian books, with books neatly organized into genres and themes

OTHER SEXUALITY
GENDER NON-BINARY & TRANSGENDER CHARACTERS

01 6 / 2014

queerbookrecs:

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Confusion of Feelings (1927) by Stefan Zweig, tells the story of a privy councillor who, in the autumn of his days, contemplates his past, looking back at the key moments in his life. He remembers sharing a lodging with a professor and his wife and a close friendship is formed. The professor, however harbours a dark secret which changes both men forever.

31 5 / 2014

queerbookrecs:

I, Pierre Seel, Deported Homosexual: A Memoir of Nazi Terror (1995) by Pierre Seel, is the memoir of a frenchman living during WWII, who is imprisoned in a Nazi concentration camp at age 17 due to his homosexuality. He is released, only to e conscripted into the German army to fight on the Russian front.

queerbookrecs:

I, Pierre Seel, Deported Homosexual: A Memoir of Nazi Terror (1995) by Pierre Seel, is the memoir of a frenchman living during WWII, who is imprisoned in a Nazi concentration camp at age 17 due to his homosexuality. He is released, only to e conscripted into the German army to fight on the Russian front.

30 5 / 2014

queerbookrecs:

Mrs. Stevens Hears the Mermaids Singing (1993) by May Sarton, tells the story of an elderly writer who is being interviewed on her life. She reflects upon what she has learned about making art, romance and gender, and age. 

queerbookrecs:

Mrs. Stevens Hears the Mermaids Singing (1993) by May Sarton, tells the story of an elderly writer who is being interviewed on her life. She reflects upon what she has learned about making art, romance and gender, and age. 

29 5 / 2014

queerbookrecs:

Rainbow Boys (2001) tells the story of three high school students. One, Nelson, is openly gay to his school and family, making him a target for bullying. His best friend, Kyle, is gay, but has only told Nelson. He has had a crush on a popular jock, Jason, all through high school. Jason is popular and has a pretty and kind girlfriend, but is troubled by his home life as well as his growing awareness of his own sexuality and his attraction to Kyle.
Rainbow Boys and it’s sequels, Rainbow High and Rainbow Road follow the boys through their senior year of high school, exploring the issues of bullying, homophobia from families and school as well as learning your own identity in the unforgiving setting of high school.

queerbookrecs:

Rainbow Boys (2001) tells the story of three high school students. One, Nelson, is openly gay to his school and family, making him a target for bullying. His best friend, Kyle, is gay, but has only told Nelson. He has had a crush on a popular jock, Jason, all through high school. Jason is popular and has a pretty and kind girlfriend, but is troubled by his home life as well as his growing awareness of his own sexuality and his attraction to Kyle.

Rainbow Boys and it’s sequels, Rainbow High and Rainbow Road follow the boys through their senior year of high school, exploring the issues of bullying, homophobia from families and school as well as learning your own identity in the unforgiving setting of high school.

28 5 / 2014

queerbookrecs:

Brideshead Revisited (1945) by Evelyn Waugh, tells the story of Charles Ryder, a British army captain in WWII, looks back on his relationship with a wealthy Catholic family (living in Protestant England) that he knew as a young man in the 1920’s. He first meets the son, Sebastian Flyte, and is charmed by his flamboyance and eccentricity. Through the family Charles learns about love and religion.

queerbookrecs:

Brideshead Revisited (1945) by Evelyn Waugh, tells the story of Charles Ryder, a British army captain in WWII, looks back on his relationship with a wealthy Catholic family (living in Protestant England) that he knew as a young man in the 1920’s. He first meets the son, Sebastian Flyte, and is charmed by his flamboyance and eccentricity. Through the family Charles learns about love and religion.

27 5 / 2014

queerbookrecs:

Lythande (1986) by Marion Zimmer Bradley, follows the adventures of a Blue Star Adept, a mage, Lythande, in the land of Thieves World. All Adepts of the Blue star must keep a secret that if revealed, their magic is forfeit. Lythande’s must keep the fact that she is a woman secret, so she travels as a man, lonely, lest anyone discover her secret.
Lythande is a series of short stories where Lythande explores Theives World, her desire for love and company fighting with her need to keep her identity a secret.

queerbookrecs:

Lythande (1986) by Marion Zimmer Bradley, follows the adventures of a Blue Star Adept, a mage, Lythande, in the land of Thieves World. All Adepts of the Blue star must keep a secret that if revealed, their magic is forfeit. Lythande’s must keep the fact that she is a woman secret, so she travels as a man, lonely, lest anyone discover her secret.

Lythande is a series of short stories where Lythande explores Theives World, her desire for love and company fighting with her need to keep her identity a secret.