A MUST HAVE 2023 Editions Book Queer

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Long-lost twin princes deal with good friends and advantages at magical boarding schools and an evil crush trapped forever underwater – 2023 brings us some wacky, magical and heartfelt stories! With an emphasis on learning to love yourself, standing up for your right to love and avoiding outdated sexual mores, we’re ready to let these new stories take over our hearts and minds!

Be sure to check out our other 2023 Tours as well, incl More than expected And romantic existing!


Brighter than the Moon by David Valdez
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From author Spin me right rounda fresh, new story about learning how to love–starting with yourself–as three teens who know each other online meet and find themselves questioning everything.

A Tale of Two Princesses by Eric Geron
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When Edward, Crown Prince of Canada, and Billy, a small town boy with a big heart, meet by chance in New York City and discover they are long-lost twins, their lives are changed forever. Will the two twin princes – “The Twins” – be able to attend high school and go out and be crowned together? Or will this royal encounter quickly turn into a royal disaster?

Sorry bro Tallinn Fosconi
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An Armenian-American woman rediscovers her roots and embraces who she truly is in this vibrant and honest rom-com from first author Tallinn Fosconi.

Kekla Magoon’s Minus-One Club
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From Coretta Scott King and Printz Award-winning author How it fell, light it up, and a revolution for our time A poignant contemporary YA novel about the bonds between a group of teens whose lives are turned upside down by tragedy. Kermit finds a mysterious invitation in his locker, anonymously signed “-1”. He has no idea what he is there for, but he comes to find out. He gathers a group of schoolmates, dubbed the “Minus-One Club”, as a form of moral support. The members have only one thing in common – they have all experienced the tragic loss of someone they loved.

Then it all happens at once by ME Girard
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Gerard offers a stand-alone, sex-positive coming-of-age story about a teen named Bailey who is torn between her heart and her hormones as she navigates her feelings for her best friend Freddie and new boyfriend Alex. Perfect for lovers Fat Chance, Charlie Vega.

Boom Girls – Sebai Roar
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From first author Hadeer El Sebaei comes the first book in an incredibly powerful new diorama, set entirely in a new world, but inspired by modern Egyptian history, around two young women – Nihal, a spoiled aristocrat used to getting what she wants and Georgina, a poor bookstore worker used to Having Nothing – who find they have a lot in common, particularly in their struggle for women’s rights and their ability to fight for it using outlawed racial magic


Out character Jenna Miller
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dumplin Meets Jekerilla In first author Gina Miller’s offbeat, body-positive love story that explores online and offline relationships in all their chaos.

Twilight by Phil Stamper
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After a summer of changing lives, these four friends are finally ready for their first year. As graduation approaches and the boys prepare to enter the real world, it’s clear that their friendship will never be the same. Can they find a way to stay connected and make their dreams come true? Don’t miss Stamper’s duology conclusion!

Almost always by Edward Underhill
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A transformed pianist makes a New Year’s resolution on a frozen night in Wisconsin to win titles and win back his ex-wife, but a new boy complicates things.

If I could give you that Michael Gray Paula
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For fans of Kacen Callender and Mason Deaver, comes a groundbreaking YA debut that takes a poignant look at gender identity, sexuality, friendship, and family–both the person we’re born into and the one we find ourselves to be.

Haley Neal’s perfect planning
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In this charming and honest YA romcom about being asexual, a girl tries to craft the perfect wedding for her mom but discovers that sometimes the best aspects of life can’t be planned.

Tim Te Maru and Heartbreaking Subterranean Blues by HS Valley
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What happens when your enemy becomes your friend…with benefits? Tim T. Maru and Elliot Parker – classmates at Fox Glacier High School of Magical Skills – never got along. But when they are both dumped the day before the Big Egg mission, they reluctantly decide to let go of their past experiences and work together.


Into the Light by Mark Oshiro
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In the light is a story ripped from the headlines with Oshiro’s signature blend of raw emotion and deep prose–but with a stunning twist you’ll have to read to believe.

Something Wild and Wonderful by Anita Kelly
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From author Love and other disasters Comes this sparkling, romantic, sun-kissed romance film featuring two men’s sweeping journey through the Wild West.

The Secret of Country Gentlemen’s Life by KJ Charles
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Bridgerton meets Poldark in this sweeping romance on the Regency of smugglers, adventure, mystery, and life-changing love from acclaimed author KJ Charles.

The Immeasurable Depth of You by Maria Ingrand Moura
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In the devastating but uplifting tradition of Adam Silvera and Nova Rin Soma comes a coming-of-age story from acclaimed author MarĂ­a Engrand Mora.

Ravensong by Kyla Fey
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A demi-god who refuses to coexist with humans falls in love with one in the first book of the zany teenage duo. Buffy the Vampire Slayer Celtic mythology meets.

Taj Suleiman by Natasha Siegel
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Two destined adversaries fall hopelessly in love–but the fate of medieval Europe hangs at stake.


Ander and Santee Were Here by Johnny Garza Villa
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Find a home. falling in love. Fighting for belonging. Andy and Santi were here It is a love story about a Mexican American teenager who falls in love with an undocumented Mexican boy.

The Secret Rules of Being a Rock Star by Jessamine Violet
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Celebrated LGBTQA+ musician Jessamine Violet’s novel breaks with a coming-of-age story in the making of ambition, secrets, lies, and sheer fun.

In Lives of Dolls by TJ Clone
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A strange retelling of Carlo Collodi’s novel The The Adventures of Pinocchio Starring an inventor named Victor, a mysterious android named Hap (a hysterically grumpy puppet), an anxiety-ridden Roomba broom named Rambo, a social nursing machine, and a registered automaton to care, heal, educate, and drill (Nurse Ratched, for short), this is the extraordinary journey of a family assembled from pieces. spare.

Becoming Queen by Dan Clay
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A vibrant and emotional novel by first author Dan Clay about a boy’s thrust toward love, self-acceptance, and the pull of performance when the unthinkable happens.

Sizzle Reel by Carlin Greenwald
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An upcoming rom-com indisputable about life and love in Hollywood. For aspiring cinematographer Lona Roth, coming out as bisexual at 24 is proving more difficult than she expected.

See also

No Boy Summer written by Amy Spalding
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Lydia and her younger sister Penny make a pact to avoid boy drama for the summer – but Lydia can’t help looking for a loophole when she falls for a cute girl.

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Something like Possible by Miel Moreland
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In this compelling contemporary YA, a bisexual teen’s path to stardom in the political staff is in jeopardy, until she convinces a suave new candidate to join her on the campaign trail.

You Don’t Have a Bullet by Raquel Marie
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A whimsical romantic story about two rival soccer players from author Racquel Marie, perfect for lovers she’s driving me crazy.

If Tomorrow Doesn’t Come by Jean St. Jude
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We are ok Meets They both eventually die In this YA debut about first gay love and mental health at the end of the world–and the importance of saving yourself, no matter what tomorrow may hold.

There are no perfect places for Stephen Salvatore
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Jandy Nelson I’ll give you the sun Meets Dawson’s Creek with a dash of HBO trance In this story that follows twins who have different ways of coping with their father’s imprisonment – and then his untimely death – and the complications that arise when one discovers a secret third brother and keeps him from his sister, even after they move to Lake Adirondacks. – The town side.

Imogen, obviously Becky Albertali
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With humor and insight, #1 New York Times bestseller Becky Albertalli explores the nuances of sexuality, identity, and friendship.

A song for us by Kate Fosner
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This stunning and wholly original middle-grade retelling of Orpheus and Eurydice adds a new chorus to the songs of great love, making it perfect for fans of… Other words for home And Ivy Aberdeen’s message to the world.


Love Letters for Joy from Melissa C
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Less than a year away from graduation, seventeen-year-old Joy is too busy achieving to worry about relationships. She is determined to be Caldwell Prep’s first disabled valedictorian. And she has only one person to defeat, her academic rival, Nathaniel.

The Dos and Donuts of Love by Adiba Jaigirdar
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A contemporary love story full of puns, Dos and donuts of love Written by Adiba Jaegirdar that finds a teenage girl competing in a televised baking competition, with the contestants including her ex-girlfriend and a potential new lover.

First Thing Bright by JR Dawson
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The first thing is bright It is the first appearance of a charming fan Night circus And The Hidden Life of Ade La Roux.

Going to Bicostal by Dahlia Adler
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A queer Sliding Doors YA rom-com where a girl must choose between summers in New York City with her dad (and the girl she’s always wanted) or Los Angeles with her estranged mom (and the guy she never saw coming). in Go PicoastalThere is more than one path to eternal happiness.

Darkhearts by James L Sutter
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Perfect for fans of Red, White, Royal Blue, and Perks of Being a Wallflower, Darkhearts is a hilarious and honest novel about fame, romance, and what happens when the two collide.

The Water Outlaws by SL Huang
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Inspired by one of the martial arts classics, SL Huang’s Water Outlaws They are bandits with devastating cruelty, indecent femininity, dangerous philosophies, and uncontrollable sexuality who are ready to make history–or tear it apart.

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