2021 really said yes to books with:
time traveling wlw,
murderous sapphics + dorian gray
bi women dating soft boys,
fake dating desi lesbians,
great gatsby retellings with queer asian girls,
f/f slavic enemies to lovers,
gay women + peter pan retellings,
grumpy/sunshine + lesbians of color,
bisexual con artists & trauma recovery,
queer tsoa inspired fantsay set in china
(plus some more I found in the reblogs!)
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Have a Kaz, have a Brekker 🤲🏻
ko-fi | redbubble | instagram
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shadow and bone concept ideas
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Carry On boys comic, because if there’s anything I love doing it’s making them Yearn
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I finally put text on this! I think I started this a year ago. I decided that I actually like it better barely coloured (mostly just pencil crayon) -- it looks kind of weightless, which works with the title.
(and yes this is the third time I’ve posted a new version of this picture 😂)
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Book deal announcement?!
When I first immigrated from China to Canada, I was the only Chinese kid in an otherwise all-white school. There, they made me think I was too foreign, too backward, too weird. It took me years to unpack those feelings and learn to be proud of my heritage again.
Now I've poured my love for Chinese history and myth into a book that’s like Yugioh meets Chinese Percy Jackson, and IT’S ACTUALLY GETTING PUBLISHED!! 😭😭
Add this book on Goodreads!!
Preorder my first book Iron Widow, a Pacific Rim x The Handmaid’s Tale polyamorous reimagining of China’s only female emperor Wu Zetian, out Sept 21 this year from Penguin Random House!
[Picture Text: Sarah McCabe at S&S/McElderry has bought at auction, in a six-figure deal, Zachary Ying and the Dragon Emperor by Xiran Jay Zhao, launching a middle grade series in the vein of Yu-Gi-Oh! meets Percy Jackson. It follows 12-year-old Chinese American boy Zack, whose AR gaming headset gets possessed by the First Emperor of China, who compels him to journey across China to heist artifacts and defeat figures from history and myth so he can seal the underworld before its spirits flood out and destroy the mortal realm. Publication is set for summer 2022 and summer 2023; Rachel Brooks at BookEnds Literary negotiated the deal for world rights.]
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Who's your favourite fictional character and why are they the villain, dead, traumatised or all three?
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me, coming up with a concept for a fic: ooh fuck yeah! everything’s going to fit together perfectly and it’s gonna be great!
me, realising that i have to plot it and actually put time and work into it, and that i can’t just make the fic spawn from nothing: fuck.
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THE SCORPIO RACES ♞ | MAGGIE STIEFVATER
“What it’s like is a battle. A mess of horses and men and blood. The fastest and strongest of what is left from two weeks of preparation on the sand. It’s the surf in your face, the deadly magic of November on your skin, the Scorpio drums in the place of your heartbeat. It’s speed, if you’re lucky. It’s life and it’s death or it’s both and there’s nothing like it. Once upon a time, this moment — this last light of evening the day before the race — was the best moment of the year for me. The anticipation of the game to come. But that was when all I had to lose was my life.”
↳ HAPPY BIRTHDAY @julesblackthorns
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I made a uquiz :)
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Compiled list of books by Muslim authors
descriptions can be found here and here
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Sometimes you just jump and hope it’s not a cliff
Casey Mcquinston, Red, White, and Royal Blue
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Nesta and the dread trove inspired by ‘Woman Playing a Harp’ by Mela Koehler 💕
Yes I’m still thinking about the queen nesta archeron 🥰 idk what the dread trove looked like and didn’t really bother to check the book for accuracy so please don’t even count the strings on that harp 😂 just wanted to finally finish this one that’s been sitting on my wips folder since forever!!
[commissions are open!]
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It’s 2am and I just had a realization
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Miss Cai, heir to the Scarlet Gang from @chloegong ‘s These Violent Delights
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He leaned in, giving me time to pull away. I could feel his breath when he said, “I love it when you quote me.” He brushed his lips over mine once, briefly, then again. It was less a kiss than the promise of one. “When you’re ready,” he said. Then he tucked my hand in his and we stood together, watching the spill of stars streaking the sky.
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vexed to nightmare
(click for hd)
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@storyseekers event 15: character that I relate to — aristotle mendoza, aristotle and dante discover the secrets of the universe (benjamin alire saénz)
I got to thinking that poems were like people. Some people you got right off the bat. Some people you just didn't get—and never would get.
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Everytime I see a YA fantasy fanart of a guy with black hair, black clothes and killer cheekbones:
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