right now my favorite book is Crier's War by Nina Varela or The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune!! Crier's War is an excellent blend of sci-fi and fantasy and follows two very different girls as their lives collide in slightly terrifying ways. The other is a love letter to anyone who has ever felt like an outcast, like they could never belong, that the world would never accept them.
So for those of you who may be interested— Back in October or so, I decided to go on a queer literacy journey. I was tired of not seeing myself represented in the stories I consumed and began actively seeking out stories that featured lgbtq+ main characters. I’ve read a fair bit at this point and encountered a few flops, but the vast majority of what I’ve read has been queer excellence. I’m writing this now because I just finished the Crier’s War duology by Nina Varela. If you are anything like me, Crier’s War and it’s sequel, Iron Heart, is the high fantasy adventure and wlw story that you’ve been waiting for. It sits comfortably in my God Tier rating of queer storytelling and if this pandemic has you staring at screens 24/7 and you need a break, do yourself a favour and support a queer author who wrote the books that I personally, have been waiting years for.