BURN OUR BODIES DOWN is nothing short of a mindfuck. What an odd, serpentine novel full of inherited secrets, unexpected body horror, and multigenerational mother-daughter tensions. It’s one of those books where nothing is obviously wrong for a lot of it, but you know for a fact that something is about to strike. And then, when everything goes up in flames and you turn the final page, you’re left feeling confused and hollowed out. I felt like I had a hangover after reading this book, but like, in a good way.
CINDERELLA IS DEAD is a fun, feminist, subversive fairy tale retelling with a protagonist of color and a happy sapphic ending.
WILDER GIRLS is for you if you’re into cool but disgusting body horror, mysterious pandemics, and bizarre books that are overall unsettling.
MURDER AT THE ESTATE SALE is an enjoyable, lightweight mystery, and a perfect addition to your summer reading list.
MUSIC FROM ANOTHER WORLD is for you if you’re craving a story that expertly weaves together LGBTQ+ history, punk music, family, politics and religion.
I. LOVE. THIS. BOOK. SO MUCH. Subversions of high school girl stereotypes? The Scapegracers has it. Strong female friendships? Uh huh. Lesbian, bisexual, and unlabeled sapphic rep? You got it. You’re into cursing men who touch women inappropriately and make them uncomfortable? Keep reading.