Book Tour: Other Ever Afters: New Queer Fairy Tales by Melanie Gilman | Review & Author Interview

Welcome to my stop on the TBR and Beyond Tours Book Tour for Other Ever Afters: New Queer Fairy Tales by Melanie Gillman. I’ve read one of Melanie’s graphic novels before and loved the artstyle and story telling, so I couldn’t wait to start this one. I was lucky enough to get an interview with Melanie, which you can find after my review. Be sure to also scroll all the way to the bottom to see the tour schedule for other content creators.

Thank you to Melanie Gillman for the interview and Random House Graphic for providing me with an eARC for this review.

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ARC Review: Hell Followed With Us by Andrew Joseph White

Title: Hell Followed With Us
Author: Andrew Joseph White
Publisher: Peachtree Teen
Release Date: June 7th, 2022
Page Length: 416
Genre: Horror | Fantasy
Age Range: YA
Rep: Autistic, Nonbinary, Transgender, Queer, Gay
Rating: 3.5⭐

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Goodreads Synopsis:

Prepare to die. His kingdom is near.

Sixteen-year-old trans boy Benji is on the run from the cult that raised him—the fundamentalist sect that unleashed Armageddon and decimated the world’s population. Desperately, he searches for a place where the cult can’t get their hands on him, or more importantly, on the bioweapon they infected him with.

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Review: Alice Austen Lived Here by Alex Gino

Title: Alice Austen Lived Here
Author: Alex Gino
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release Date: June 7th, 2022
Page Length: 176
Genre: Contemporary
Age Range: Middle Grade
Rep: Queer, Nonbinary
Rating: 4.25⭐

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Goodreads Synopsis:

From the award-winning author of Melissa, a phenomenal novel about queerness past, present, and future.

Sam is very in touch with their own queer identity. They’re nonbinary, and their best friend, TJ, is nonbinary as well. Sam’s family is very cool with it… as long as Sam remembers that nonbinary kids are also required to clean their rooms, do their homework, and try not to antagonize their teachers too much.

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Review: The Monster of Elendhaven by Jennifer Giesbrecht

Title: The Monster of Elendhaven
Author: Jennifer Giesbrecht
Publisher: Tordotcom
Release Date: September 24th, 2019
Page Length: 160
Genre: Horror | Fantasy
Age Range: Adult
Rep: Queer Rep
Rating: 3.5⭐

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Goodreads Synopsis:

The city of Elendhaven sulks on the edge of the ocean. Wracked by plague, abandoned by the South, stripped of industry and left to die. But not everything dies so easily. A thing without a name stalks the city, a thing shaped like a man, with a dark heart and long pale fingers yearning to wrap around throats. A monster who cannot die. His frail master sends him out on errands, twisting him with magic, crafting a plan too cruel to name, while the monster’s heart grows fonder and colder and more cunning.

These monsters of Elendhaven will have their revenge on everyone who wronged the city, even if they have to burn the world to do it. 

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