All Out: The No-Longer-Secret Stories of Queer Teens throughout the Ages

All Out: The No-Longer-Secret Stories of Queer Teens throughout the Ages

Take a journey through time and genres and discover a past where queer figures live, love and shape the world around them. Seventeen of the best young adult authors across the queer spectrum have come together to create a collection of beautifully written diverse historical fiction for teens. From a retelling of Little Red Riding Hood set in war-torn 1870s Mexico featuring Take a journey through time and genres and discover a past where queer figures live, love and shape the world around ...

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Title:All Out: The No-Longer-Secret Stories of Queer Teens throughout the Ages
Author:Saundra Mitchell
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Genres:Short Stories
ISBN:All Out: The No-Longer-Secret Stories of Queer Teens Throughout the Ages
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:368 pages pages

All Out: The No-Longer-Secret Stories of Queer Teens throughout the Ages Reviews

  • Melanie
    Mar 31, 2018

    Rosa was a summer girl, and I was a winter girl, but that fall we made magic. You know, back when I was in my early teens, I once heard this old guy say ?there weren?t all these queers around when I was younger?. Oh, but there were, sir. And long long before that, too. All...

    I was put on this earth to be gay and to read this anthology ...

    Listen, I?ve been anticipating this anthology for months now, but this was so much better than I expected - I want to put this down as the best anthology I have ever read, and the ratings support that. Of the seventeen stories in this book, I gave nine five stars [holy shit], three f...

    This was a blessing to read. This is a historical literature short story collection, showcasing LGBTQIAP+ characters. And all of the authors that contributed to this collection are LGBTQIAP+ and that is something that I don?t even have words for. I am forever thankful that Saundr...

  • Emily May
    Apr 23, 2017

    Rosa was a summer girl, and I was a winter girl, but that fall we made magic. You know, back when I was in my early teens, I once heard this old guy say ?there weren?t all these queers around when I was younger?. Oh, but there were, sir. And long long before that, too. All...

  • Dahlia
    Dec 20, 2016

    Rosa was a summer girl, and I was a winter girl, but that fall we made magic. You know, back when I was in my early teens, I once heard this old guy say ?there weren?t all these queers around when I was younger?. Oh, but there were, sir. And long long before that, too. All...

    I was put on this earth to be gay and to read this anthology ...

    Listen, I?ve been anticipating this anthology for months now, but this was so much better than I expected - I want to put this down as the best anthology I have ever read, and the ratings support that. Of the seventeen stories in this book, I gave nine five stars [holy shit], three f...

    This was a blessing to read. This is a historical literature short story collection, showcasing LGBTQIAP+ characters. And all of the authors that contributed to this collection are LGBTQIAP+ and that is something that I don?t even have words for. I am forever thankful that Saundr...

    Reading this anthology was such a cathartic experience. Getting to read a whole book full of short stories telling the experience of queer teens? In historical fiction, where a lot of people believe diversity can?t exist? It meant so much. I love reading about queer characters, of co...

    For those of you who don't know, I have been anticipating this book since the very first Publisher's Weekly announcement almost two years ago. Since that time, I have read more books by more of these authors, worked shortly for the agency that represents many of them, and generally fal...

    His heart had been a boy?s heart, throwing itself against his rib cage with each set of white gloves for mass. ? Roja ? Anna-Marie McLemore ????? ? What a killer of a beginning to this collection. Anna-Marie writes so beautifully, and this little magical realism sto...

    me reading this book: ...

    This review and others can be found on BW Book Reviews. 3.74/5 I have a very specific number for my rating, don?t I? That?s because I totaled up all of my individual ratings to see how it evened out over the whole book. And I think that basically describes my thoughts about i...

    Actual rating: 3.882352941176 Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore - 4 stars El Bajio, Mexico, 1870 I really enjoyed this one!!! I found the writing to be a bit simple, at times, but it was also threaded through with vocabulary that added to the whole atmosphere of the 19th century. I...

    *3.5* This is a collection of short stories about queer teens. It was really interesting and fun to read, and also a good way to discover new authors. One of my favourites was definitely Burnt Umber by Mackenzie Lee. Let me tell you, if she wants to write an entire novel about t...

    holy shit an anthology??? written by LGBTQIA+ authors? with LGBTQIA+ characters in it? hah let's be honest this has been on my wishlist for a concept for years so let's see 'em slay it ...

    why does it always take me 200 years to read an anthology not matter how much i like it anyway, there were so many sapphic stories ill probably write something more later ...

    JKASHFDGDSAJDH SO MANY SAPPHIC GIRLS THIS MADE ME SO HAPPY the finest of the bundle: ? the dresser & the chambermaid by robin talley (aka the CUTEST short story on this planet) ? MARY AND SUSANNA AAAAAH ? BARNABY HALFORD!!! ? the fucking king walking in on mary &...

    All Out is an anthology of historical fiction stories told from the point of view of queer characters. As a concept, I loved it, but the execution could have been better. Before starting with the reviews of the individual stories, I want to say two things I didn't like about the ant...

    how I rate anthologies: in-depth thoughts about each story first, then my thoughts on the anthology as a whole Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore: 5 stars What a brilliant way to start this anthology. The only story set in a non-Western country, Roja is the story of a romance between a ...

    ?That is the secret to survival. Teach fear to those who taught you to be afraid.? This was another book on my most-anticipated books for 2018 list. Did it live up to it? Well let's let's get right into it. I was so excited to hear that this anthology was being made. A ...

    average rating: 3.8 stars my rating: 5 stars for gayness and awesomeness and emotions This is the book that I didn't know I needed or that I've been waiting for my whole life. It restored my faith in anthologies (and in humanity, a little bit). I don't think I've ever read anything...

    All Out: The No Longer Secret Stories of Queer Teens Throughout the Ages is spectacular anthology! Easiest 5 stars I've given this year so far. Highest praise to Saundra Mitchell for editing the anthology! The book turned out to be a kaleidoscope of diverse stories about queer teens, d...

    ? Video Review ? This anthology was everything I wanted and more. I'm gonna reread so many of these stories again and again and I can't wait for this to be out in the world. I'm sure y'all will love it! While my average rating is way below 5 stars, I just love this concept ...

    VERY excited to be a part of this one, and can't wait to read everyone else's stories! ...

  • Cece (ProblemsOfaBookNerd)
    Apr 25, 2018

    Rosa was a summer girl, and I was a winter girl, but that fall we made magic. You know, back when I was in my early teens, I once heard this old guy say ?there weren?t all these queers around when I was younger?. Oh, but there were, sir. And long long before that, too. All...

    I was put on this earth to be gay and to read this anthology ...

    Listen, I?ve been anticipating this anthology for months now, but this was so much better than I expected - I want to put this down as the best anthology I have ever read, and the ratings support that. Of the seventeen stories in this book, I gave nine five stars [holy shit], three f...

    This was a blessing to read. This is a historical literature short story collection, showcasing LGBTQIAP+ characters. And all of the authors that contributed to this collection are LGBTQIAP+ and that is something that I don?t even have words for. I am forever thankful that Saundr...

    Reading this anthology was such a cathartic experience. Getting to read a whole book full of short stories telling the experience of queer teens? In historical fiction, where a lot of people believe diversity can?t exist? It meant so much. I love reading about queer characters, of co...

    For those of you who don't know, I have been anticipating this book since the very first Publisher's Weekly announcement almost two years ago. Since that time, I have read more books by more of these authors, worked shortly for the agency that represents many of them, and generally fal...

  • Lea (drumsofautumn)
    Jan 29, 2018

    Rosa was a summer girl, and I was a winter girl, but that fall we made magic. You know, back when I was in my early teens, I once heard this old guy say ?there weren?t all these queers around when I was younger?. Oh, but there were, sir. And long long before that, too. All...

    I was put on this earth to be gay and to read this anthology ...

    Listen, I?ve been anticipating this anthology for months now, but this was so much better than I expected - I want to put this down as the best anthology I have ever read, and the ratings support that. Of the seventeen stories in this book, I gave nine five stars [holy shit], three f...

    This was a blessing to read. This is a historical literature short story collection, showcasing LGBTQIAP+ characters. And all of the authors that contributed to this collection are LGBTQIAP+ and that is something that I don?t even have words for. I am forever thankful that Saundr...

    Reading this anthology was such a cathartic experience. Getting to read a whole book full of short stories telling the experience of queer teens? In historical fiction, where a lot of people believe diversity can?t exist? It meant so much. I love reading about queer characters, of co...

    For those of you who don't know, I have been anticipating this book since the very first Publisher's Weekly announcement almost two years ago. Since that time, I have read more books by more of these authors, worked shortly for the agency that represents many of them, and generally fal...

    His heart had been a boy?s heart, throwing itself against his rib cage with each set of white gloves for mass. ? Roja ? Anna-Marie McLemore ????? ? What a killer of a beginning to this collection. Anna-Marie writes so beautifully, and this little magical realism sto...

    me reading this book: ...

    This review and others can be found on BW Book Reviews. 3.74/5 I have a very specific number for my rating, don?t I? That?s because I totaled up all of my individual ratings to see how it evened out over the whole book. And I think that basically describes my thoughts about i...

    Actual rating: 3.882352941176 Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore - 4 stars El Bajio, Mexico, 1870 I really enjoyed this one!!! I found the writing to be a bit simple, at times, but it was also threaded through with vocabulary that added to the whole atmosphere of the 19th century. I...

    *3.5* This is a collection of short stories about queer teens. It was really interesting and fun to read, and also a good way to discover new authors. One of my favourites was definitely Burnt Umber by Mackenzie Lee. Let me tell you, if she wants to write an entire novel about t...

    holy shit an anthology??? written by LGBTQIA+ authors? with LGBTQIA+ characters in it? hah let's be honest this has been on my wishlist for a concept for years so let's see 'em slay it ...

    why does it always take me 200 years to read an anthology not matter how much i like it anyway, there were so many sapphic stories ill probably write something more later ...

    JKASHFDGDSAJDH SO MANY SAPPHIC GIRLS THIS MADE ME SO HAPPY the finest of the bundle: ? the dresser & the chambermaid by robin talley (aka the CUTEST short story on this planet) ? MARY AND SUSANNA AAAAAH ? BARNABY HALFORD!!! ? the fucking king walking in on mary &...

    All Out is an anthology of historical fiction stories told from the point of view of queer characters. As a concept, I loved it, but the execution could have been better. Before starting with the reviews of the individual stories, I want to say two things I didn't like about the ant...

    how I rate anthologies: in-depth thoughts about each story first, then my thoughts on the anthology as a whole Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore: 5 stars What a brilliant way to start this anthology. The only story set in a non-Western country, Roja is the story of a romance between a ...

    ?That is the secret to survival. Teach fear to those who taught you to be afraid.? This was another book on my most-anticipated books for 2018 list. Did it live up to it? Well let's let's get right into it. I was so excited to hear that this anthology was being made. A ...

    average rating: 3.8 stars my rating: 5 stars for gayness and awesomeness and emotions This is the book that I didn't know I needed or that I've been waiting for my whole life. It restored my faith in anthologies (and in humanity, a little bit). I don't think I've ever read anything...

    All Out: The No Longer Secret Stories of Queer Teens Throughout the Ages is spectacular anthology! Easiest 5 stars I've given this year so far. Highest praise to Saundra Mitchell for editing the anthology! The book turned out to be a kaleidoscope of diverse stories about queer teens, d...

    ? Video Review ? This anthology was everything I wanted and more. I'm gonna reread so many of these stories again and again and I can't wait for this to be out in the world. I'm sure y'all will love it! While my average rating is way below 5 stars, I just love this concept ...

  • ⚔ Silvia ⚓
    Mar 18, 2018

    Rosa was a summer girl, and I was a winter girl, but that fall we made magic. You know, back when I was in my early teens, I once heard this old guy say ?there weren?t all these queers around when I was younger?. Oh, but there were, sir. And long long before that, too. All...

    I was put on this earth to be gay and to read this anthology ...

    Listen, I?ve been anticipating this anthology for months now, but this was so much better than I expected - I want to put this down as the best anthology I have ever read, and the ratings support that. Of the seventeen stories in this book, I gave nine five stars [holy shit], three f...

    This was a blessing to read. This is a historical literature short story collection, showcasing LGBTQIAP+ characters. And all of the authors that contributed to this collection are LGBTQIAP+ and that is something that I don?t even have words for. I am forever thankful that Saundr...

    Reading this anthology was such a cathartic experience. Getting to read a whole book full of short stories telling the experience of queer teens? In historical fiction, where a lot of people believe diversity can?t exist? It meant so much. I love reading about queer characters, of co...

    For those of you who don't know, I have been anticipating this book since the very first Publisher's Weekly announcement almost two years ago. Since that time, I have read more books by more of these authors, worked shortly for the agency that represents many of them, and generally fal...

    His heart had been a boy?s heart, throwing itself against his rib cage with each set of white gloves for mass. ? Roja ? Anna-Marie McLemore ????? ? What a killer of a beginning to this collection. Anna-Marie writes so beautifully, and this little magical realism sto...

    me reading this book: ...

    This review and others can be found on BW Book Reviews. 3.74/5 I have a very specific number for my rating, don?t I? That?s because I totaled up all of my individual ratings to see how it evened out over the whole book. And I think that basically describes my thoughts about i...

    Actual rating: 3.882352941176 Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore - 4 stars El Bajio, Mexico, 1870 I really enjoyed this one!!! I found the writing to be a bit simple, at times, but it was also threaded through with vocabulary that added to the whole atmosphere of the 19th century. I...

    *3.5* This is a collection of short stories about queer teens. It was really interesting and fun to read, and also a good way to discover new authors. One of my favourites was definitely Burnt Umber by Mackenzie Lee. Let me tell you, if she wants to write an entire novel about t...

    holy shit an anthology??? written by LGBTQIA+ authors? with LGBTQIA+ characters in it? hah let's be honest this has been on my wishlist for a concept for years so let's see 'em slay it ...

    why does it always take me 200 years to read an anthology not matter how much i like it anyway, there were so many sapphic stories ill probably write something more later ...

    JKASHFDGDSAJDH SO MANY SAPPHIC GIRLS THIS MADE ME SO HAPPY the finest of the bundle: ? the dresser & the chambermaid by robin talley (aka the CUTEST short story on this planet) ? MARY AND SUSANNA AAAAAH ? BARNABY HALFORD!!! ? the fucking king walking in on mary &...

    All Out is an anthology of historical fiction stories told from the point of view of queer characters. As a concept, I loved it, but the execution could have been better. Before starting with the reviews of the individual stories, I want to say two things I didn't like about the ant...

    how I rate anthologies: in-depth thoughts about each story first, then my thoughts on the anthology as a whole Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore: 5 stars What a brilliant way to start this anthology. The only story set in a non-Western country, Roja is the story of a romance between a ...

    ?That is the secret to survival. Teach fear to those who taught you to be afraid.? This was another book on my most-anticipated books for 2018 list. Did it live up to it? Well let's let's get right into it. I was so excited to hear that this anthology was being made. A ...

    average rating: 3.8 stars my rating: 5 stars for gayness and awesomeness and emotions This is the book that I didn't know I needed or that I've been waiting for my whole life. It restored my faith in anthologies (and in humanity, a little bit). I don't think I've ever read anything...

    All Out: The No Longer Secret Stories of Queer Teens Throughout the Ages is spectacular anthology! Easiest 5 stars I've given this year so far. Highest praise to Saundra Mitchell for editing the anthology! The book turned out to be a kaleidoscope of diverse stories about queer teens, d...

    ? Video Review ? This anthology was everything I wanted and more. I'm gonna reread so many of these stories again and again and I can't wait for this to be out in the world. I'm sure y'all will love it! While my average rating is way below 5 stars, I just love this concept ...

    VERY excited to be a part of this one, and can't wait to read everyone else's stories! ...

    Probably the most beautiful anthology I've ever read. Bar none. Representation matters, we all know that but so does the type of representation. Of course we need literature to be honest about the hardships of not being a cis heterosexual individual, but occasionally some positiv...

    I loved this so much!!!! I'll rate each story at some point but I need to stop screaming first, this is everything I could've hoped for and more ...

    I loved this and everyone should read it RTC ...

  • Caidyn (SEMI-HIATUS; BW Reviews; he/him/his)
    Mar 18, 2018

    Rosa was a summer girl, and I was a winter girl, but that fall we made magic. You know, back when I was in my early teens, I once heard this old guy say ?there weren?t all these queers around when I was younger?. Oh, but there were, sir. And long long before that, too. All...

    I was put on this earth to be gay and to read this anthology ...

    Listen, I?ve been anticipating this anthology for months now, but this was so much better than I expected - I want to put this down as the best anthology I have ever read, and the ratings support that. Of the seventeen stories in this book, I gave nine five stars [holy shit], three f...

    This was a blessing to read. This is a historical literature short story collection, showcasing LGBTQIAP+ characters. And all of the authors that contributed to this collection are LGBTQIAP+ and that is something that I don?t even have words for. I am forever thankful that Saundr...

    Reading this anthology was such a cathartic experience. Getting to read a whole book full of short stories telling the experience of queer teens? In historical fiction, where a lot of people believe diversity can?t exist? It meant so much. I love reading about queer characters, of co...

    For those of you who don't know, I have been anticipating this book since the very first Publisher's Weekly announcement almost two years ago. Since that time, I have read more books by more of these authors, worked shortly for the agency that represents many of them, and generally fal...

    His heart had been a boy?s heart, throwing itself against his rib cage with each set of white gloves for mass. ? Roja ? Anna-Marie McLemore ????? ? What a killer of a beginning to this collection. Anna-Marie writes so beautifully, and this little magical realism sto...

    me reading this book: ...

    This review and others can be found on BW Book Reviews. 3.74/5 I have a very specific number for my rating, don?t I? That?s because I totaled up all of my individual ratings to see how it evened out over the whole book. And I think that basically describes my thoughts about i...

  • Liz
    Mar 10, 2018

    Rosa was a summer girl, and I was a winter girl, but that fall we made magic. You know, back when I was in my early teens, I once heard this old guy say ?there weren?t all these queers around when I was younger?. Oh, but there were, sir. And long long before that, too. All...

    I was put on this earth to be gay and to read this anthology ...

    Listen, I?ve been anticipating this anthology for months now, but this was so much better than I expected - I want to put this down as the best anthology I have ever read, and the ratings support that. Of the seventeen stories in this book, I gave nine five stars [holy shit], three f...

    This was a blessing to read. This is a historical literature short story collection, showcasing LGBTQIAP+ characters. And all of the authors that contributed to this collection are LGBTQIAP+ and that is something that I don?t even have words for. I am forever thankful that Saundr...

    Reading this anthology was such a cathartic experience. Getting to read a whole book full of short stories telling the experience of queer teens? In historical fiction, where a lot of people believe diversity can?t exist? It meant so much. I love reading about queer characters, of co...

    For those of you who don't know, I have been anticipating this book since the very first Publisher's Weekly announcement almost two years ago. Since that time, I have read more books by more of these authors, worked shortly for the agency that represents many of them, and generally fal...

    His heart had been a boy?s heart, throwing itself against his rib cage with each set of white gloves for mass. ? Roja ? Anna-Marie McLemore ????? ? What a killer of a beginning to this collection. Anna-Marie writes so beautifully, and this little magical realism sto...

    me reading this book: ...

    This review and others can be found on BW Book Reviews. 3.74/5 I have a very specific number for my rating, don?t I? That?s because I totaled up all of my individual ratings to see how it evened out over the whole book. And I think that basically describes my thoughts about i...

    Actual rating: 3.882352941176 Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore - 4 stars El Bajio, Mexico, 1870 I really enjoyed this one!!! I found the writing to be a bit simple, at times, but it was also threaded through with vocabulary that added to the whole atmosphere of the 19th century. I...

    *3.5* This is a collection of short stories about queer teens. It was really interesting and fun to read, and also a good way to discover new authors. One of my favourites was definitely Burnt Umber by Mackenzie Lee. Let me tell you, if she wants to write an entire novel about t...

    holy shit an anthology??? written by LGBTQIA+ authors? with LGBTQIA+ characters in it? hah let's be honest this has been on my wishlist for a concept for years so let's see 'em slay it ...

    why does it always take me 200 years to read an anthology not matter how much i like it anyway, there were so many sapphic stories ill probably write something more later ...

    JKASHFDGDSAJDH SO MANY SAPPHIC GIRLS THIS MADE ME SO HAPPY the finest of the bundle: ? the dresser & the chambermaid by robin talley (aka the CUTEST short story on this planet) ? MARY AND SUSANNA AAAAAH ? BARNABY HALFORD!!! ? the fucking king walking in on mary &...

    All Out is an anthology of historical fiction stories told from the point of view of queer characters. As a concept, I loved it, but the execution could have been better. Before starting with the reviews of the individual stories, I want to say two things I didn't like about the ant...

    how I rate anthologies: in-depth thoughts about each story first, then my thoughts on the anthology as a whole Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore: 5 stars What a brilliant way to start this anthology. The only story set in a non-Western country, Roja is the story of a romance between a ...

    ?That is the secret to survival. Teach fear to those who taught you to be afraid.? This was another book on my most-anticipated books for 2018 list. Did it live up to it? Well let's let's get right into it. I was so excited to hear that this anthology was being made. A ...

    average rating: 3.8 stars my rating: 5 stars for gayness and awesomeness and emotions This is the book that I didn't know I needed or that I've been waiting for my whole life. It restored my faith in anthologies (and in humanity, a little bit). I don't think I've ever read anything...

    All Out: The No Longer Secret Stories of Queer Teens Throughout the Ages is spectacular anthology! Easiest 5 stars I've given this year so far. Highest praise to Saundra Mitchell for editing the anthology! The book turned out to be a kaleidoscope of diverse stories about queer teens, d...

    ? Video Review ? This anthology was everything I wanted and more. I'm gonna reread so many of these stories again and again and I can't wait for this to be out in the world. I'm sure y'all will love it! While my average rating is way below 5 stars, I just love this concept ...

    VERY excited to be a part of this one, and can't wait to read everyone else's stories! ...

    Probably the most beautiful anthology I've ever read. Bar none. Representation matters, we all know that but so does the type of representation. Of course we need literature to be honest about the hardships of not being a cis heterosexual individual, but occasionally some positiv...

  • destiny ♎ [howling libraries]
    Oct 05, 2017

    Rosa was a summer girl, and I was a winter girl, but that fall we made magic. You know, back when I was in my early teens, I once heard this old guy say ?there weren?t all these queers around when I was younger?. Oh, but there were, sir. And long long before that, too. All...

    I was put on this earth to be gay and to read this anthology ...

    Listen, I?ve been anticipating this anthology for months now, but this was so much better than I expected - I want to put this down as the best anthology I have ever read, and the ratings support that. Of the seventeen stories in this book, I gave nine five stars [holy shit], three f...

    This was a blessing to read. This is a historical literature short story collection, showcasing LGBTQIAP+ characters. And all of the authors that contributed to this collection are LGBTQIAP+ and that is something that I don?t even have words for. I am forever thankful that Saundr...

    Reading this anthology was such a cathartic experience. Getting to read a whole book full of short stories telling the experience of queer teens? In historical fiction, where a lot of people believe diversity can?t exist? It meant so much. I love reading about queer characters, of co...

    For those of you who don't know, I have been anticipating this book since the very first Publisher's Weekly announcement almost two years ago. Since that time, I have read more books by more of these authors, worked shortly for the agency that represents many of them, and generally fal...

    His heart had been a boy?s heart, throwing itself against his rib cage with each set of white gloves for mass. ? Roja ? Anna-Marie McLemore ????? ? What a killer of a beginning to this collection. Anna-Marie writes so beautifully, and this little magical realism sto...

  • Sarah
    Jun 01, 2017

    Rosa was a summer girl, and I was a winter girl, but that fall we made magic. You know, back when I was in my early teens, I once heard this old guy say ?there weren?t all these queers around when I was younger?. Oh, but there were, sir. And long long before that, too. All...

    I was put on this earth to be gay and to read this anthology ...

    Listen, I?ve been anticipating this anthology for months now, but this was so much better than I expected - I want to put this down as the best anthology I have ever read, and the ratings support that. Of the seventeen stories in this book, I gave nine five stars [holy shit], three f...

    This was a blessing to read. This is a historical literature short story collection, showcasing LGBTQIAP+ characters. And all of the authors that contributed to this collection are LGBTQIAP+ and that is something that I don?t even have words for. I am forever thankful that Saundr...

    Reading this anthology was such a cathartic experience. Getting to read a whole book full of short stories telling the experience of queer teens? In historical fiction, where a lot of people believe diversity can?t exist? It meant so much. I love reading about queer characters, of co...

    For those of you who don't know, I have been anticipating this book since the very first Publisher's Weekly announcement almost two years ago. Since that time, I have read more books by more of these authors, worked shortly for the agency that represents many of them, and generally fal...

    His heart had been a boy?s heart, throwing itself against his rib cage with each set of white gloves for mass. ? Roja ? Anna-Marie McLemore ????? ? What a killer of a beginning to this collection. Anna-Marie writes so beautifully, and this little magical realism sto...

    me reading this book: ...

    This review and others can be found on BW Book Reviews. 3.74/5 I have a very specific number for my rating, don?t I? That?s because I totaled up all of my individual ratings to see how it evened out over the whole book. And I think that basically describes my thoughts about i...

    Actual rating: 3.882352941176 Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore - 4 stars El Bajio, Mexico, 1870 I really enjoyed this one!!! I found the writing to be a bit simple, at times, but it was also threaded through with vocabulary that added to the whole atmosphere of the 19th century. I...

    *3.5* This is a collection of short stories about queer teens. It was really interesting and fun to read, and also a good way to discover new authors. One of my favourites was definitely Burnt Umber by Mackenzie Lee. Let me tell you, if she wants to write an entire novel about t...

    holy shit an anthology??? written by LGBTQIA+ authors? with LGBTQIA+ characters in it? hah let's be honest this has been on my wishlist for a concept for years so let's see 'em slay it ...

    why does it always take me 200 years to read an anthology not matter how much i like it anyway, there were so many sapphic stories ill probably write something more later ...

    JKASHFDGDSAJDH SO MANY SAPPHIC GIRLS THIS MADE ME SO HAPPY the finest of the bundle: ? the dresser & the chambermaid by robin talley (aka the CUTEST short story on this planet) ? MARY AND SUSANNA AAAAAH ? BARNABY HALFORD!!! ? the fucking king walking in on mary &...

    All Out is an anthology of historical fiction stories told from the point of view of queer characters. As a concept, I loved it, but the execution could have been better. Before starting with the reviews of the individual stories, I want to say two things I didn't like about the ant...

    how I rate anthologies: in-depth thoughts about each story first, then my thoughts on the anthology as a whole Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore: 5 stars What a brilliant way to start this anthology. The only story set in a non-Western country, Roja is the story of a romance between a ...

    ?That is the secret to survival. Teach fear to those who taught you to be afraid.? This was another book on my most-anticipated books for 2018 list. Did it live up to it? Well let's let's get right into it. I was so excited to hear that this anthology was being made. A ...

    average rating: 3.8 stars my rating: 5 stars for gayness and awesomeness and emotions This is the book that I didn't know I needed or that I've been waiting for my whole life. It restored my faith in anthologies (and in humanity, a little bit). I don't think I've ever read anything...

    All Out: The No Longer Secret Stories of Queer Teens Throughout the Ages is spectacular anthology! Easiest 5 stars I've given this year so far. Highest praise to Saundra Mitchell for editing the anthology! The book turned out to be a kaleidoscope of diverse stories about queer teens, d...

    ? Video Review ? This anthology was everything I wanted and more. I'm gonna reread so many of these stories again and again and I can't wait for this to be out in the world. I'm sure y'all will love it! While my average rating is way below 5 stars, I just love this concept ...

    VERY excited to be a part of this one, and can't wait to read everyone else's stories! ...

    Probably the most beautiful anthology I've ever read. Bar none. Representation matters, we all know that but so does the type of representation. Of course we need literature to be honest about the hardships of not being a cis heterosexual individual, but occasionally some positiv...

    I loved this so much!!!! I'll rate each story at some point but I need to stop screaming first, this is everything I could've hoped for and more ...

    I loved this and everyone should read it RTC ...

    Lalathon November 1, 2018 - November 9, 2018 My Star Rating: 3.75 Stars Lala?s Star Rating: 5 Stars Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore 4 Stars The Sweet Trade by Natalie C. Parker 2.5 Stars And They Don?t Kiss At The End by Nilah Magruder 3 Stars Burnt Umber by Mackenzie ...

    so i calculated the average of all the stories and i got 4.26. in other words, it?s a fantastic anthology. or should i say...anthologay?? :D i WILL write individual reviews full of hearts soon, but it?s 3am so i gotta catch some z?s ...

    i can't believe this is A Thing? and i am JUST finding out about it I FEEL ON TOP OF THE WORLD i need to read this fiGHT ME I'M SO EXCITED *** i finished it and i cannot stop screaming. RTC *** I am SO GLAD I read this rating: 4.5 stars format: ebook THIS i...

    Okay, I want to clarify that I'm giving this book five stars not because it's flawless, but because it represents something beautiful. Essentially, we have a bunch of stories about LGBTQ+ people loving each other across the whole world and periods of time. Let me tell you something: T...

    This is without a doubt one of the better anthologies I've ever read. I didn't truly hate any of the stories in this collection, though some were vastly better than others. I had not read things previously from over half of the authors before, but I am definitely interested in checking...

    My queer ass is so excited. ...

  • Selene
    Oct 29, 2018

    Rosa was a summer girl, and I was a winter girl, but that fall we made magic. You know, back when I was in my early teens, I once heard this old guy say ?there weren?t all these queers around when I was younger?. Oh, but there were, sir. And long long before that, too. All...

    I was put on this earth to be gay and to read this anthology ...

    Listen, I?ve been anticipating this anthology for months now, but this was so much better than I expected - I want to put this down as the best anthology I have ever read, and the ratings support that. Of the seventeen stories in this book, I gave nine five stars [holy shit], three f...

    This was a blessing to read. This is a historical literature short story collection, showcasing LGBTQIAP+ characters. And all of the authors that contributed to this collection are LGBTQIAP+ and that is something that I don?t even have words for. I am forever thankful that Saundr...

    Reading this anthology was such a cathartic experience. Getting to read a whole book full of short stories telling the experience of queer teens? In historical fiction, where a lot of people believe diversity can?t exist? It meant so much. I love reading about queer characters, of co...

    For those of you who don't know, I have been anticipating this book since the very first Publisher's Weekly announcement almost two years ago. Since that time, I have read more books by more of these authors, worked shortly for the agency that represents many of them, and generally fal...

    His heart had been a boy?s heart, throwing itself against his rib cage with each set of white gloves for mass. ? Roja ? Anna-Marie McLemore ????? ? What a killer of a beginning to this collection. Anna-Marie writes so beautifully, and this little magical realism sto...

    me reading this book: ...

    This review and others can be found on BW Book Reviews. 3.74/5 I have a very specific number for my rating, don?t I? That?s because I totaled up all of my individual ratings to see how it evened out over the whole book. And I think that basically describes my thoughts about i...

    Actual rating: 3.882352941176 Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore - 4 stars El Bajio, Mexico, 1870 I really enjoyed this one!!! I found the writing to be a bit simple, at times, but it was also threaded through with vocabulary that added to the whole atmosphere of the 19th century. I...

    *3.5* This is a collection of short stories about queer teens. It was really interesting and fun to read, and also a good way to discover new authors. One of my favourites was definitely Burnt Umber by Mackenzie Lee. Let me tell you, if she wants to write an entire novel about t...

    holy shit an anthology??? written by LGBTQIA+ authors? with LGBTQIA+ characters in it? hah let's be honest this has been on my wishlist for a concept for years so let's see 'em slay it ...

    why does it always take me 200 years to read an anthology not matter how much i like it anyway, there were so many sapphic stories ill probably write something more later ...

    JKASHFDGDSAJDH SO MANY SAPPHIC GIRLS THIS MADE ME SO HAPPY the finest of the bundle: ? the dresser & the chambermaid by robin talley (aka the CUTEST short story on this planet) ? MARY AND SUSANNA AAAAAH ? BARNABY HALFORD!!! ? the fucking king walking in on mary &...

    All Out is an anthology of historical fiction stories told from the point of view of queer characters. As a concept, I loved it, but the execution could have been better. Before starting with the reviews of the individual stories, I want to say two things I didn't like about the ant...

    how I rate anthologies: in-depth thoughts about each story first, then my thoughts on the anthology as a whole Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore: 5 stars What a brilliant way to start this anthology. The only story set in a non-Western country, Roja is the story of a romance between a ...

    ?That is the secret to survival. Teach fear to those who taught you to be afraid.? This was another book on my most-anticipated books for 2018 list. Did it live up to it? Well let's let's get right into it. I was so excited to hear that this anthology was being made. A ...

    average rating: 3.8 stars my rating: 5 stars for gayness and awesomeness and emotions This is the book that I didn't know I needed or that I've been waiting for my whole life. It restored my faith in anthologies (and in humanity, a little bit). I don't think I've ever read anything...

    All Out: The No Longer Secret Stories of Queer Teens Throughout the Ages is spectacular anthology! Easiest 5 stars I've given this year so far. Highest praise to Saundra Mitchell for editing the anthology! The book turned out to be a kaleidoscope of diverse stories about queer teens, d...

    ? Video Review ? This anthology was everything I wanted and more. I'm gonna reread so many of these stories again and again and I can't wait for this to be out in the world. I'm sure y'all will love it! While my average rating is way below 5 stars, I just love this concept ...

    VERY excited to be a part of this one, and can't wait to read everyone else's stories! ...

    Probably the most beautiful anthology I've ever read. Bar none. Representation matters, we all know that but so does the type of representation. Of course we need literature to be honest about the hardships of not being a cis heterosexual individual, but occasionally some positiv...

    I loved this so much!!!! I'll rate each story at some point but I need to stop screaming first, this is everything I could've hoped for and more ...

    I loved this and everyone should read it RTC ...

    Lalathon November 1, 2018 - November 9, 2018 My Star Rating: 3.75 Stars Lala?s Star Rating: 5 Stars Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore 4 Stars The Sweet Trade by Natalie C. Parker 2.5 Stars And They Don?t Kiss At The End by Nilah Magruder 3 Stars Burnt Umber by Mackenzie ...

  • rin (lorenzo)
    Mar 07, 2018

    Rosa was a summer girl, and I was a winter girl, but that fall we made magic. You know, back when I was in my early teens, I once heard this old guy say ?there weren?t all these queers around when I was younger?. Oh, but there were, sir. And long long before that, too. All...

    I was put on this earth to be gay and to read this anthology ...

    Listen, I?ve been anticipating this anthology for months now, but this was so much better than I expected - I want to put this down as the best anthology I have ever read, and the ratings support that. Of the seventeen stories in this book, I gave nine five stars [holy shit], three f...

    This was a blessing to read. This is a historical literature short story collection, showcasing LGBTQIAP+ characters. And all of the authors that contributed to this collection are LGBTQIAP+ and that is something that I don?t even have words for. I am forever thankful that Saundr...

    Reading this anthology was such a cathartic experience. Getting to read a whole book full of short stories telling the experience of queer teens? In historical fiction, where a lot of people believe diversity can?t exist? It meant so much. I love reading about queer characters, of co...

    For those of you who don't know, I have been anticipating this book since the very first Publisher's Weekly announcement almost two years ago. Since that time, I have read more books by more of these authors, worked shortly for the agency that represents many of them, and generally fal...

    His heart had been a boy?s heart, throwing itself against his rib cage with each set of white gloves for mass. ? Roja ? Anna-Marie McLemore ????? ? What a killer of a beginning to this collection. Anna-Marie writes so beautifully, and this little magical realism sto...

    me reading this book: ...

    This review and others can be found on BW Book Reviews. 3.74/5 I have a very specific number for my rating, don?t I? That?s because I totaled up all of my individual ratings to see how it evened out over the whole book. And I think that basically describes my thoughts about i...

    Actual rating: 3.882352941176 Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore - 4 stars El Bajio, Mexico, 1870 I really enjoyed this one!!! I found the writing to be a bit simple, at times, but it was also threaded through with vocabulary that added to the whole atmosphere of the 19th century. I...

    *3.5* This is a collection of short stories about queer teens. It was really interesting and fun to read, and also a good way to discover new authors. One of my favourites was definitely Burnt Umber by Mackenzie Lee. Let me tell you, if she wants to write an entire novel about t...

    holy shit an anthology??? written by LGBTQIA+ authors? with LGBTQIA+ characters in it? hah let's be honest this has been on my wishlist for a concept for years so let's see 'em slay it ...

    why does it always take me 200 years to read an anthology not matter how much i like it anyway, there were so many sapphic stories ill probably write something more later ...

  • no
    Mar 08, 2018

    Rosa was a summer girl, and I was a winter girl, but that fall we made magic. You know, back when I was in my early teens, I once heard this old guy say ?there weren?t all these queers around when I was younger?. Oh, but there were, sir. And long long before that, too. All...

    I was put on this earth to be gay and to read this anthology ...

    Listen, I?ve been anticipating this anthology for months now, but this was so much better than I expected - I want to put this down as the best anthology I have ever read, and the ratings support that. Of the seventeen stories in this book, I gave nine five stars [holy shit], three f...

    This was a blessing to read. This is a historical literature short story collection, showcasing LGBTQIAP+ characters. And all of the authors that contributed to this collection are LGBTQIAP+ and that is something that I don?t even have words for. I am forever thankful that Saundr...

    Reading this anthology was such a cathartic experience. Getting to read a whole book full of short stories telling the experience of queer teens? In historical fiction, where a lot of people believe diversity can?t exist? It meant so much. I love reading about queer characters, of co...

    For those of you who don't know, I have been anticipating this book since the very first Publisher's Weekly announcement almost two years ago. Since that time, I have read more books by more of these authors, worked shortly for the agency that represents many of them, and generally fal...

    His heart had been a boy?s heart, throwing itself against his rib cage with each set of white gloves for mass. ? Roja ? Anna-Marie McLemore ????? ? What a killer of a beginning to this collection. Anna-Marie writes so beautifully, and this little magical realism sto...

    me reading this book: ...

    This review and others can be found on BW Book Reviews. 3.74/5 I have a very specific number for my rating, don?t I? That?s because I totaled up all of my individual ratings to see how it evened out over the whole book. And I think that basically describes my thoughts about i...

    Actual rating: 3.882352941176 Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore - 4 stars El Bajio, Mexico, 1870 I really enjoyed this one!!! I found the writing to be a bit simple, at times, but it was also threaded through with vocabulary that added to the whole atmosphere of the 19th century. I...

    *3.5* This is a collection of short stories about queer teens. It was really interesting and fun to read, and also a good way to discover new authors. One of my favourites was definitely Burnt Umber by Mackenzie Lee. Let me tell you, if she wants to write an entire novel about t...

    holy shit an anthology??? written by LGBTQIA+ authors? with LGBTQIA+ characters in it? hah let's be honest this has been on my wishlist for a concept for years so let's see 'em slay it ...

    why does it always take me 200 years to read an anthology not matter how much i like it anyway, there were so many sapphic stories ill probably write something more later ...

    JKASHFDGDSAJDH SO MANY SAPPHIC GIRLS THIS MADE ME SO HAPPY the finest of the bundle: ? the dresser & the chambermaid by robin talley (aka the CUTEST short story on this planet) ? MARY AND SUSANNA AAAAAH ? BARNABY HALFORD!!! ? the fucking king walking in on mary &...

  • Jessica
    Jul 10, 2018

    Rosa was a summer girl, and I was a winter girl, but that fall we made magic. You know, back when I was in my early teens, I once heard this old guy say ?there weren?t all these queers around when I was younger?. Oh, but there were, sir. And long long before that, too. All...

    I was put on this earth to be gay and to read this anthology ...

    Listen, I?ve been anticipating this anthology for months now, but this was so much better than I expected - I want to put this down as the best anthology I have ever read, and the ratings support that. Of the seventeen stories in this book, I gave nine five stars [holy shit], three f...

    This was a blessing to read. This is a historical literature short story collection, showcasing LGBTQIAP+ characters. And all of the authors that contributed to this collection are LGBTQIAP+ and that is something that I don?t even have words for. I am forever thankful that Saundr...

    Reading this anthology was such a cathartic experience. Getting to read a whole book full of short stories telling the experience of queer teens? In historical fiction, where a lot of people believe diversity can?t exist? It meant so much. I love reading about queer characters, of co...

    For those of you who don't know, I have been anticipating this book since the very first Publisher's Weekly announcement almost two years ago. Since that time, I have read more books by more of these authors, worked shortly for the agency that represents many of them, and generally fal...

    His heart had been a boy?s heart, throwing itself against his rib cage with each set of white gloves for mass. ? Roja ? Anna-Marie McLemore ????? ? What a killer of a beginning to this collection. Anna-Marie writes so beautifully, and this little magical realism sto...

    me reading this book: ...

    This review and others can be found on BW Book Reviews. 3.74/5 I have a very specific number for my rating, don?t I? That?s because I totaled up all of my individual ratings to see how it evened out over the whole book. And I think that basically describes my thoughts about i...

    Actual rating: 3.882352941176 Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore - 4 stars El Bajio, Mexico, 1870 I really enjoyed this one!!! I found the writing to be a bit simple, at times, but it was also threaded through with vocabulary that added to the whole atmosphere of the 19th century. I...

    *3.5* This is a collection of short stories about queer teens. It was really interesting and fun to read, and also a good way to discover new authors. One of my favourites was definitely Burnt Umber by Mackenzie Lee. Let me tell you, if she wants to write an entire novel about t...

    holy shit an anthology??? written by LGBTQIA+ authors? with LGBTQIA+ characters in it? hah let's be honest this has been on my wishlist for a concept for years so let's see 'em slay it ...

    why does it always take me 200 years to read an anthology not matter how much i like it anyway, there were so many sapphic stories ill probably write something more later ...

    JKASHFDGDSAJDH SO MANY SAPPHIC GIRLS THIS MADE ME SO HAPPY the finest of the bundle: ? the dresser & the chambermaid by robin talley (aka the CUTEST short story on this planet) ? MARY AND SUSANNA AAAAAH ? BARNABY HALFORD!!! ? the fucking king walking in on mary &...

    All Out is an anthology of historical fiction stories told from the point of view of queer characters. As a concept, I loved it, but the execution could have been better. Before starting with the reviews of the individual stories, I want to say two things I didn't like about the ant...

    how I rate anthologies: in-depth thoughts about each story first, then my thoughts on the anthology as a whole Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore: 5 stars What a brilliant way to start this anthology. The only story set in a non-Western country, Roja is the story of a romance between a ...

    ?That is the secret to survival. Teach fear to those who taught you to be afraid.? This was another book on my most-anticipated books for 2018 list. Did it live up to it? Well let's let's get right into it. I was so excited to hear that this anthology was being made. A ...

    average rating: 3.8 stars my rating: 5 stars for gayness and awesomeness and emotions This is the book that I didn't know I needed or that I've been waiting for my whole life. It restored my faith in anthologies (and in humanity, a little bit). I don't think I've ever read anything...

    All Out: The No Longer Secret Stories of Queer Teens Throughout the Ages is spectacular anthology! Easiest 5 stars I've given this year so far. Highest praise to Saundra Mitchell for editing the anthology! The book turned out to be a kaleidoscope of diverse stories about queer teens, d...

    ? Video Review ? This anthology was everything I wanted and more. I'm gonna reread so many of these stories again and again and I can't wait for this to be out in the world. I'm sure y'all will love it! While my average rating is way below 5 stars, I just love this concept ...

    VERY excited to be a part of this one, and can't wait to read everyone else's stories! ...

    Probably the most beautiful anthology I've ever read. Bar none. Representation matters, we all know that but so does the type of representation. Of course we need literature to be honest about the hardships of not being a cis heterosexual individual, but occasionally some positiv...

    I loved this so much!!!! I'll rate each story at some point but I need to stop screaming first, this is everything I could've hoped for and more ...

    I loved this and everyone should read it RTC ...

    Lalathon November 1, 2018 - November 9, 2018 My Star Rating: 3.75 Stars Lala?s Star Rating: 5 Stars Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore 4 Stars The Sweet Trade by Natalie C. Parker 2.5 Stars And They Don?t Kiss At The End by Nilah Magruder 3 Stars Burnt Umber by Mackenzie ...

    so i calculated the average of all the stories and i got 4.26. in other words, it?s a fantastic anthology. or should i say...anthologay?? :D i WILL write individual reviews full of hearts soon, but it?s 3am so i gotta catch some z?s ...

    i can't believe this is A Thing? and i am JUST finding out about it I FEEL ON TOP OF THE WORLD i need to read this fiGHT ME I'M SO EXCITED *** i finished it and i cannot stop screaming. RTC *** I am SO GLAD I read this rating: 4.5 stars format: ebook THIS i...

    Okay, I want to clarify that I'm giving this book five stars not because it's flawless, but because it represents something beautiful. Essentially, we have a bunch of stories about LGBTQ+ people loving each other across the whole world and periods of time. Let me tell you something: T...

  • Emma
    Aug 26, 2018

    Rosa was a summer girl, and I was a winter girl, but that fall we made magic. You know, back when I was in my early teens, I once heard this old guy say ?there weren?t all these queers around when I was younger?. Oh, but there were, sir. And long long before that, too. All...

    I was put on this earth to be gay and to read this anthology ...

    Listen, I?ve been anticipating this anthology for months now, but this was so much better than I expected - I want to put this down as the best anthology I have ever read, and the ratings support that. Of the seventeen stories in this book, I gave nine five stars [holy shit], three f...

    This was a blessing to read. This is a historical literature short story collection, showcasing LGBTQIAP+ characters. And all of the authors that contributed to this collection are LGBTQIAP+ and that is something that I don?t even have words for. I am forever thankful that Saundr...

    Reading this anthology was such a cathartic experience. Getting to read a whole book full of short stories telling the experience of queer teens? In historical fiction, where a lot of people believe diversity can?t exist? It meant so much. I love reading about queer characters, of co...

    For those of you who don't know, I have been anticipating this book since the very first Publisher's Weekly announcement almost two years ago. Since that time, I have read more books by more of these authors, worked shortly for the agency that represents many of them, and generally fal...

    His heart had been a boy?s heart, throwing itself against his rib cage with each set of white gloves for mass. ? Roja ? Anna-Marie McLemore ????? ? What a killer of a beginning to this collection. Anna-Marie writes so beautifully, and this little magical realism sto...

    me reading this book: ...

    This review and others can be found on BW Book Reviews. 3.74/5 I have a very specific number for my rating, don?t I? That?s because I totaled up all of my individual ratings to see how it evened out over the whole book. And I think that basically describes my thoughts about i...

    Actual rating: 3.882352941176 Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore - 4 stars El Bajio, Mexico, 1870 I really enjoyed this one!!! I found the writing to be a bit simple, at times, but it was also threaded through with vocabulary that added to the whole atmosphere of the 19th century. I...

    *3.5* This is a collection of short stories about queer teens. It was really interesting and fun to read, and also a good way to discover new authors. One of my favourites was definitely Burnt Umber by Mackenzie Lee. Let me tell you, if she wants to write an entire novel about t...

  • Alexis  (TheSlothReader)
    Jul 01, 2018

    Rosa was a summer girl, and I was a winter girl, but that fall we made magic. You know, back when I was in my early teens, I once heard this old guy say ?there weren?t all these queers around when I was younger?. Oh, but there were, sir. And long long before that, too. All...

    I was put on this earth to be gay and to read this anthology ...

    Listen, I?ve been anticipating this anthology for months now, but this was so much better than I expected - I want to put this down as the best anthology I have ever read, and the ratings support that. Of the seventeen stories in this book, I gave nine five stars [holy shit], three f...

    This was a blessing to read. This is a historical literature short story collection, showcasing LGBTQIAP+ characters. And all of the authors that contributed to this collection are LGBTQIAP+ and that is something that I don?t even have words for. I am forever thankful that Saundr...

    Reading this anthology was such a cathartic experience. Getting to read a whole book full of short stories telling the experience of queer teens? In historical fiction, where a lot of people believe diversity can?t exist? It meant so much. I love reading about queer characters, of co...

    For those of you who don't know, I have been anticipating this book since the very first Publisher's Weekly announcement almost two years ago. Since that time, I have read more books by more of these authors, worked shortly for the agency that represents many of them, and generally fal...

    His heart had been a boy?s heart, throwing itself against his rib cage with each set of white gloves for mass. ? Roja ? Anna-Marie McLemore ????? ? What a killer of a beginning to this collection. Anna-Marie writes so beautifully, and this little magical realism sto...

    me reading this book: ...

    This review and others can be found on BW Book Reviews. 3.74/5 I have a very specific number for my rating, don?t I? That?s because I totaled up all of my individual ratings to see how it evened out over the whole book. And I think that basically describes my thoughts about i...

    Actual rating: 3.882352941176 Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore - 4 stars El Bajio, Mexico, 1870 I really enjoyed this one!!! I found the writing to be a bit simple, at times, but it was also threaded through with vocabulary that added to the whole atmosphere of the 19th century. I...

    *3.5* This is a collection of short stories about queer teens. It was really interesting and fun to read, and also a good way to discover new authors. One of my favourites was definitely Burnt Umber by Mackenzie Lee. Let me tell you, if she wants to write an entire novel about t...

    holy shit an anthology??? written by LGBTQIA+ authors? with LGBTQIA+ characters in it? hah let's be honest this has been on my wishlist for a concept for years so let's see 'em slay it ...

    why does it always take me 200 years to read an anthology not matter how much i like it anyway, there were so many sapphic stories ill probably write something more later ...

    JKASHFDGDSAJDH SO MANY SAPPHIC GIRLS THIS MADE ME SO HAPPY the finest of the bundle: ? the dresser & the chambermaid by robin talley (aka the CUTEST short story on this planet) ? MARY AND SUSANNA AAAAAH ? BARNABY HALFORD!!! ? the fucking king walking in on mary &...

    All Out is an anthology of historical fiction stories told from the point of view of queer characters. As a concept, I loved it, but the execution could have been better. Before starting with the reviews of the individual stories, I want to say two things I didn't like about the ant...

    how I rate anthologies: in-depth thoughts about each story first, then my thoughts on the anthology as a whole Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore: 5 stars What a brilliant way to start this anthology. The only story set in a non-Western country, Roja is the story of a romance between a ...

    ?That is the secret to survival. Teach fear to those who taught you to be afraid.? This was another book on my most-anticipated books for 2018 list. Did it live up to it? Well let's let's get right into it. I was so excited to hear that this anthology was being made. A ...

    average rating: 3.8 stars my rating: 5 stars for gayness and awesomeness and emotions This is the book that I didn't know I needed or that I've been waiting for my whole life. It restored my faith in anthologies (and in humanity, a little bit). I don't think I've ever read anything...

    All Out: The No Longer Secret Stories of Queer Teens Throughout the Ages is spectacular anthology! Easiest 5 stars I've given this year so far. Highest praise to Saundra Mitchell for editing the anthology! The book turned out to be a kaleidoscope of diverse stories about queer teens, d...

    ? Video Review ? This anthology was everything I wanted and more. I'm gonna reread so many of these stories again and again and I can't wait for this to be out in the world. I'm sure y'all will love it! While my average rating is way below 5 stars, I just love this concept ...

    VERY excited to be a part of this one, and can't wait to read everyone else's stories! ...

    Probably the most beautiful anthology I've ever read. Bar none. Representation matters, we all know that but so does the type of representation. Of course we need literature to be honest about the hardships of not being a cis heterosexual individual, but occasionally some positiv...

    I loved this so much!!!! I'll rate each story at some point but I need to stop screaming first, this is everything I could've hoped for and more ...

    I loved this and everyone should read it RTC ...

    Lalathon November 1, 2018 - November 9, 2018 My Star Rating: 3.75 Stars Lala?s Star Rating: 5 Stars Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore 4 Stars The Sweet Trade by Natalie C. Parker 2.5 Stars And They Don?t Kiss At The End by Nilah Magruder 3 Stars Burnt Umber by Mackenzie ...

    so i calculated the average of all the stories and i got 4.26. in other words, it?s a fantastic anthology. or should i say...anthologay?? :D i WILL write individual reviews full of hearts soon, but it?s 3am so i gotta catch some z?s ...

    i can't believe this is A Thing? and i am JUST finding out about it I FEEL ON TOP OF THE WORLD i need to read this fiGHT ME I'M SO EXCITED *** i finished it and i cannot stop screaming. RTC *** I am SO GLAD I read this rating: 4.5 stars format: ebook THIS i...

    Okay, I want to clarify that I'm giving this book five stars not because it's flawless, but because it represents something beautiful. Essentially, we have a bunch of stories about LGBTQ+ people loving each other across the whole world and periods of time. Let me tell you something: T...

    This is without a doubt one of the better anthologies I've ever read. I didn't truly hate any of the stories in this collection, though some were vastly better than others. I had not read things previously from over half of the authors before, but I am definitely interested in checking...

  • Aleksandra
    Mar 07, 2018

    Rosa was a summer girl, and I was a winter girl, but that fall we made magic. You know, back when I was in my early teens, I once heard this old guy say ?there weren?t all these queers around when I was younger?. Oh, but there were, sir. And long long before that, too. All...

    I was put on this earth to be gay and to read this anthology ...

    Listen, I?ve been anticipating this anthology for months now, but this was so much better than I expected - I want to put this down as the best anthology I have ever read, and the ratings support that. Of the seventeen stories in this book, I gave nine five stars [holy shit], three f...

    This was a blessing to read. This is a historical literature short story collection, showcasing LGBTQIAP+ characters. And all of the authors that contributed to this collection are LGBTQIAP+ and that is something that I don?t even have words for. I am forever thankful that Saundr...

    Reading this anthology was such a cathartic experience. Getting to read a whole book full of short stories telling the experience of queer teens? In historical fiction, where a lot of people believe diversity can?t exist? It meant so much. I love reading about queer characters, of co...

    For those of you who don't know, I have been anticipating this book since the very first Publisher's Weekly announcement almost two years ago. Since that time, I have read more books by more of these authors, worked shortly for the agency that represents many of them, and generally fal...

    His heart had been a boy?s heart, throwing itself against his rib cage with each set of white gloves for mass. ? Roja ? Anna-Marie McLemore ????? ? What a killer of a beginning to this collection. Anna-Marie writes so beautifully, and this little magical realism sto...

    me reading this book: ...

    This review and others can be found on BW Book Reviews. 3.74/5 I have a very specific number for my rating, don?t I? That?s because I totaled up all of my individual ratings to see how it evened out over the whole book. And I think that basically describes my thoughts about i...

    Actual rating: 3.882352941176 Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore - 4 stars El Bajio, Mexico, 1870 I really enjoyed this one!!! I found the writing to be a bit simple, at times, but it was also threaded through with vocabulary that added to the whole atmosphere of the 19th century. I...

    *3.5* This is a collection of short stories about queer teens. It was really interesting and fun to read, and also a good way to discover new authors. One of my favourites was definitely Burnt Umber by Mackenzie Lee. Let me tell you, if she wants to write an entire novel about t...

    holy shit an anthology??? written by LGBTQIA+ authors? with LGBTQIA+ characters in it? hah let's be honest this has been on my wishlist for a concept for years so let's see 'em slay it ...

    why does it always take me 200 years to read an anthology not matter how much i like it anyway, there were so many sapphic stories ill probably write something more later ...

    JKASHFDGDSAJDH SO MANY SAPPHIC GIRLS THIS MADE ME SO HAPPY the finest of the bundle: ? the dresser & the chambermaid by robin talley (aka the CUTEST short story on this planet) ? MARY AND SUSANNA AAAAAH ? BARNABY HALFORD!!! ? the fucking king walking in on mary &...

    All Out is an anthology of historical fiction stories told from the point of view of queer characters. As a concept, I loved it, but the execution could have been better. Before starting with the reviews of the individual stories, I want to say two things I didn't like about the ant...

    how I rate anthologies: in-depth thoughts about each story first, then my thoughts on the anthology as a whole Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore: 5 stars What a brilliant way to start this anthology. The only story set in a non-Western country, Roja is the story of a romance between a ...

    ?That is the secret to survival. Teach fear to those who taught you to be afraid.? This was another book on my most-anticipated books for 2018 list. Did it live up to it? Well let's let's get right into it. I was so excited to hear that this anthology was being made. A ...

    average rating: 3.8 stars my rating: 5 stars for gayness and awesomeness and emotions This is the book that I didn't know I needed or that I've been waiting for my whole life. It restored my faith in anthologies (and in humanity, a little bit). I don't think I've ever read anything...

    All Out: The No Longer Secret Stories of Queer Teens Throughout the Ages is spectacular anthology! Easiest 5 stars I've given this year so far. Highest praise to Saundra Mitchell for editing the anthology! The book turned out to be a kaleidoscope of diverse stories about queer teens, d...

  • شيماء ✨
    Feb 01, 2018

    Rosa was a summer girl, and I was a winter girl, but that fall we made magic. You know, back when I was in my early teens, I once heard this old guy say ?there weren?t all these queers around when I was younger?. Oh, but there were, sir. And long long before that, too. All...

    I was put on this earth to be gay and to read this anthology ...

  • Emma
    Mar 10, 2018

    Rosa was a summer girl, and I was a winter girl, but that fall we made magic. You know, back when I was in my early teens, I once heard this old guy say ?there weren?t all these queers around when I was younger?. Oh, but there were, sir. And long long before that, too. All...

    I was put on this earth to be gay and to read this anthology ...

    Listen, I?ve been anticipating this anthology for months now, but this was so much better than I expected - I want to put this down as the best anthology I have ever read, and the ratings support that. Of the seventeen stories in this book, I gave nine five stars [holy shit], three f...

    This was a blessing to read. This is a historical literature short story collection, showcasing LGBTQIAP+ characters. And all of the authors that contributed to this collection are LGBTQIAP+ and that is something that I don?t even have words for. I am forever thankful that Saundr...

    Reading this anthology was such a cathartic experience. Getting to read a whole book full of short stories telling the experience of queer teens? In historical fiction, where a lot of people believe diversity can?t exist? It meant so much. I love reading about queer characters, of co...

    For those of you who don't know, I have been anticipating this book since the very first Publisher's Weekly announcement almost two years ago. Since that time, I have read more books by more of these authors, worked shortly for the agency that represents many of them, and generally fal...

    His heart had been a boy?s heart, throwing itself against his rib cage with each set of white gloves for mass. ? Roja ? Anna-Marie McLemore ????? ? What a killer of a beginning to this collection. Anna-Marie writes so beautifully, and this little magical realism sto...

    me reading this book: ...

  • bianca
    Feb 21, 2018

    Rosa was a summer girl, and I was a winter girl, but that fall we made magic. You know, back when I was in my early teens, I once heard this old guy say ?there weren?t all these queers around when I was younger?. Oh, but there were, sir. And long long before that, too. All...

    I was put on this earth to be gay and to read this anthology ...

    Listen, I?ve been anticipating this anthology for months now, but this was so much better than I expected - I want to put this down as the best anthology I have ever read, and the ratings support that. Of the seventeen stories in this book, I gave nine five stars [holy shit], three f...

    This was a blessing to read. This is a historical literature short story collection, showcasing LGBTQIAP+ characters. And all of the authors that contributed to this collection are LGBTQIAP+ and that is something that I don?t even have words for. I am forever thankful that Saundr...

    Reading this anthology was such a cathartic experience. Getting to read a whole book full of short stories telling the experience of queer teens? In historical fiction, where a lot of people believe diversity can?t exist? It meant so much. I love reading about queer characters, of co...

    For those of you who don't know, I have been anticipating this book since the very first Publisher's Weekly announcement almost two years ago. Since that time, I have read more books by more of these authors, worked shortly for the agency that represents many of them, and generally fal...

    His heart had been a boy?s heart, throwing itself against his rib cage with each set of white gloves for mass. ? Roja ? Anna-Marie McLemore ????? ? What a killer of a beginning to this collection. Anna-Marie writes so beautifully, and this little magical realism sto...

    me reading this book: ...

    This review and others can be found on BW Book Reviews. 3.74/5 I have a very specific number for my rating, don?t I? That?s because I totaled up all of my individual ratings to see how it evened out over the whole book. And I think that basically describes my thoughts about i...

    Actual rating: 3.882352941176 Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore - 4 stars El Bajio, Mexico, 1870 I really enjoyed this one!!! I found the writing to be a bit simple, at times, but it was also threaded through with vocabulary that added to the whole atmosphere of the 19th century. I...

    *3.5* This is a collection of short stories about queer teens. It was really interesting and fun to read, and also a good way to discover new authors. One of my favourites was definitely Burnt Umber by Mackenzie Lee. Let me tell you, if she wants to write an entire novel about t...

    holy shit an anthology??? written by LGBTQIA+ authors? with LGBTQIA+ characters in it? hah let's be honest this has been on my wishlist for a concept for years so let's see 'em slay it ...

    why does it always take me 200 years to read an anthology not matter how much i like it anyway, there were so many sapphic stories ill probably write something more later ...

    JKASHFDGDSAJDH SO MANY SAPPHIC GIRLS THIS MADE ME SO HAPPY the finest of the bundle: ? the dresser & the chambermaid by robin talley (aka the CUTEST short story on this planet) ? MARY AND SUSANNA AAAAAH ? BARNABY HALFORD!!! ? the fucking king walking in on mary &...

    All Out is an anthology of historical fiction stories told from the point of view of queer characters. As a concept, I loved it, but the execution could have been better. Before starting with the reviews of the individual stories, I want to say two things I didn't like about the ant...

    how I rate anthologies: in-depth thoughts about each story first, then my thoughts on the anthology as a whole Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore: 5 stars What a brilliant way to start this anthology. The only story set in a non-Western country, Roja is the story of a romance between a ...

    ?That is the secret to survival. Teach fear to those who taught you to be afraid.? This was another book on my most-anticipated books for 2018 list. Did it live up to it? Well let's let's get right into it. I was so excited to hear that this anthology was being made. A ...

    average rating: 3.8 stars my rating: 5 stars for gayness and awesomeness and emotions This is the book that I didn't know I needed or that I've been waiting for my whole life. It restored my faith in anthologies (and in humanity, a little bit). I don't think I've ever read anything...

    All Out: The No Longer Secret Stories of Queer Teens Throughout the Ages is spectacular anthology! Easiest 5 stars I've given this year so far. Highest praise to Saundra Mitchell for editing the anthology! The book turned out to be a kaleidoscope of diverse stories about queer teens, d...

    ? Video Review ? This anthology was everything I wanted and more. I'm gonna reread so many of these stories again and again and I can't wait for this to be out in the world. I'm sure y'all will love it! While my average rating is way below 5 stars, I just love this concept ...

    VERY excited to be a part of this one, and can't wait to read everyone else's stories! ...

    Probably the most beautiful anthology I've ever read. Bar none. Representation matters, we all know that but so does the type of representation. Of course we need literature to be honest about the hardships of not being a cis heterosexual individual, but occasionally some positiv...

    I loved this so much!!!! I'll rate each story at some point but I need to stop screaming first, this is everything I could've hoped for and more ...

    I loved this and everyone should read it RTC ...

    Lalathon November 1, 2018 - November 9, 2018 My Star Rating: 3.75 Stars Lala?s Star Rating: 5 Stars Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore 4 Stars The Sweet Trade by Natalie C. Parker 2.5 Stars And They Don?t Kiss At The End by Nilah Magruder 3 Stars Burnt Umber by Mackenzie ...

    so i calculated the average of all the stories and i got 4.26. in other words, it?s a fantastic anthology. or should i say...anthologay?? :D i WILL write individual reviews full of hearts soon, but it?s 3am so i gotta catch some z?s ...

    i can't believe this is A Thing? and i am JUST finding out about it I FEEL ON TOP OF THE WORLD i need to read this fiGHT ME I'M SO EXCITED *** i finished it and i cannot stop screaming. RTC *** I am SO GLAD I read this rating: 4.5 stars format: ebook THIS i...

  • Melanie (TBR and Beyond)
    Jul 09, 2018

    Rosa was a summer girl, and I was a winter girl, but that fall we made magic. You know, back when I was in my early teens, I once heard this old guy say ?there weren?t all these queers around when I was younger?. Oh, but there were, sir. And long long before that, too. All...

    I was put on this earth to be gay and to read this anthology ...

    Listen, I?ve been anticipating this anthology for months now, but this was so much better than I expected - I want to put this down as the best anthology I have ever read, and the ratings support that. Of the seventeen stories in this book, I gave nine five stars [holy shit], three f...

    This was a blessing to read. This is a historical literature short story collection, showcasing LGBTQIAP+ characters. And all of the authors that contributed to this collection are LGBTQIAP+ and that is something that I don?t even have words for. I am forever thankful that Saundr...

    Reading this anthology was such a cathartic experience. Getting to read a whole book full of short stories telling the experience of queer teens? In historical fiction, where a lot of people believe diversity can?t exist? It meant so much. I love reading about queer characters, of co...

    For those of you who don't know, I have been anticipating this book since the very first Publisher's Weekly announcement almost two years ago. Since that time, I have read more books by more of these authors, worked shortly for the agency that represents many of them, and generally fal...

    His heart had been a boy?s heart, throwing itself against his rib cage with each set of white gloves for mass. ? Roja ? Anna-Marie McLemore ????? ? What a killer of a beginning to this collection. Anna-Marie writes so beautifully, and this little magical realism sto...

    me reading this book: ...

    This review and others can be found on BW Book Reviews. 3.74/5 I have a very specific number for my rating, don?t I? That?s because I totaled up all of my individual ratings to see how it evened out over the whole book. And I think that basically describes my thoughts about i...

    Actual rating: 3.882352941176 Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore - 4 stars El Bajio, Mexico, 1870 I really enjoyed this one!!! I found the writing to be a bit simple, at times, but it was also threaded through with vocabulary that added to the whole atmosphere of the 19th century. I...

    *3.5* This is a collection of short stories about queer teens. It was really interesting and fun to read, and also a good way to discover new authors. One of my favourites was definitely Burnt Umber by Mackenzie Lee. Let me tell you, if she wants to write an entire novel about t...

    holy shit an anthology??? written by LGBTQIA+ authors? with LGBTQIA+ characters in it? hah let's be honest this has been on my wishlist for a concept for years so let's see 'em slay it ...

    why does it always take me 200 years to read an anthology not matter how much i like it anyway, there were so many sapphic stories ill probably write something more later ...

    JKASHFDGDSAJDH SO MANY SAPPHIC GIRLS THIS MADE ME SO HAPPY the finest of the bundle: ? the dresser & the chambermaid by robin talley (aka the CUTEST short story on this planet) ? MARY AND SUSANNA AAAAAH ? BARNABY HALFORD!!! ? the fucking king walking in on mary &...

    All Out is an anthology of historical fiction stories told from the point of view of queer characters. As a concept, I loved it, but the execution could have been better. Before starting with the reviews of the individual stories, I want to say two things I didn't like about the ant...

    how I rate anthologies: in-depth thoughts about each story first, then my thoughts on the anthology as a whole Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore: 5 stars What a brilliant way to start this anthology. The only story set in a non-Western country, Roja is the story of a romance between a ...

    ?That is the secret to survival. Teach fear to those who taught you to be afraid.? This was another book on my most-anticipated books for 2018 list. Did it live up to it? Well let's let's get right into it. I was so excited to hear that this anthology was being made. A ...

  • Acqua
    Jul 23, 2018

    Rosa was a summer girl, and I was a winter girl, but that fall we made magic. You know, back when I was in my early teens, I once heard this old guy say ?there weren?t all these queers around when I was younger?. Oh, but there were, sir. And long long before that, too. All...

    I was put on this earth to be gay and to read this anthology ...

    Listen, I?ve been anticipating this anthology for months now, but this was so much better than I expected - I want to put this down as the best anthology I have ever read, and the ratings support that. Of the seventeen stories in this book, I gave nine five stars [holy shit], three f...

    This was a blessing to read. This is a historical literature short story collection, showcasing LGBTQIAP+ characters. And all of the authors that contributed to this collection are LGBTQIAP+ and that is something that I don?t even have words for. I am forever thankful that Saundr...

    Reading this anthology was such a cathartic experience. Getting to read a whole book full of short stories telling the experience of queer teens? In historical fiction, where a lot of people believe diversity can?t exist? It meant so much. I love reading about queer characters, of co...

    For those of you who don't know, I have been anticipating this book since the very first Publisher's Weekly announcement almost two years ago. Since that time, I have read more books by more of these authors, worked shortly for the agency that represents many of them, and generally fal...

    His heart had been a boy?s heart, throwing itself against his rib cage with each set of white gloves for mass. ? Roja ? Anna-Marie McLemore ????? ? What a killer of a beginning to this collection. Anna-Marie writes so beautifully, and this little magical realism sto...

    me reading this book: ...

    This review and others can be found on BW Book Reviews. 3.74/5 I have a very specific number for my rating, don?t I? That?s because I totaled up all of my individual ratings to see how it evened out over the whole book. And I think that basically describes my thoughts about i...

    Actual rating: 3.882352941176 Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore - 4 stars El Bajio, Mexico, 1870 I really enjoyed this one!!! I found the writing to be a bit simple, at times, but it was also threaded through with vocabulary that added to the whole atmosphere of the 19th century. I...

    *3.5* This is a collection of short stories about queer teens. It was really interesting and fun to read, and also a good way to discover new authors. One of my favourites was definitely Burnt Umber by Mackenzie Lee. Let me tell you, if she wants to write an entire novel about t...

    holy shit an anthology??? written by LGBTQIA+ authors? with LGBTQIA+ characters in it? hah let's be honest this has been on my wishlist for a concept for years so let's see 'em slay it ...

    why does it always take me 200 years to read an anthology not matter how much i like it anyway, there were so many sapphic stories ill probably write something more later ...

    JKASHFDGDSAJDH SO MANY SAPPHIC GIRLS THIS MADE ME SO HAPPY the finest of the bundle: ? the dresser & the chambermaid by robin talley (aka the CUTEST short story on this planet) ? MARY AND SUSANNA AAAAAH ? BARNABY HALFORD!!! ? the fucking king walking in on mary &...

    All Out is an anthology of historical fiction stories told from the point of view of queer characters. As a concept, I loved it, but the execution could have been better. Before starting with the reviews of the individual stories, I want to say two things I didn't like about the ant...

  • ellie
    Apr 08, 2018

    Rosa was a summer girl, and I was a winter girl, but that fall we made magic. You know, back when I was in my early teens, I once heard this old guy say ?there weren?t all these queers around when I was younger?. Oh, but there were, sir. And long long before that, too. All...

    I was put on this earth to be gay and to read this anthology ...

    Listen, I?ve been anticipating this anthology for months now, but this was so much better than I expected - I want to put this down as the best anthology I have ever read, and the ratings support that. Of the seventeen stories in this book, I gave nine five stars [holy shit], three f...

    This was a blessing to read. This is a historical literature short story collection, showcasing LGBTQIAP+ characters. And all of the authors that contributed to this collection are LGBTQIAP+ and that is something that I don?t even have words for. I am forever thankful that Saundr...

    Reading this anthology was such a cathartic experience. Getting to read a whole book full of short stories telling the experience of queer teens? In historical fiction, where a lot of people believe diversity can?t exist? It meant so much. I love reading about queer characters, of co...

    For those of you who don't know, I have been anticipating this book since the very first Publisher's Weekly announcement almost two years ago. Since that time, I have read more books by more of these authors, worked shortly for the agency that represents many of them, and generally fal...

    His heart had been a boy?s heart, throwing itself against his rib cage with each set of white gloves for mass. ? Roja ? Anna-Marie McLemore ????? ? What a killer of a beginning to this collection. Anna-Marie writes so beautifully, and this little magical realism sto...

    me reading this book: ...

    This review and others can be found on BW Book Reviews. 3.74/5 I have a very specific number for my rating, don?t I? That?s because I totaled up all of my individual ratings to see how it evened out over the whole book. And I think that basically describes my thoughts about i...

    Actual rating: 3.882352941176 Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore - 4 stars El Bajio, Mexico, 1870 I really enjoyed this one!!! I found the writing to be a bit simple, at times, but it was also threaded through with vocabulary that added to the whole atmosphere of the 19th century. I...

    *3.5* This is a collection of short stories about queer teens. It was really interesting and fun to read, and also a good way to discover new authors. One of my favourites was definitely Burnt Umber by Mackenzie Lee. Let me tell you, if she wants to write an entire novel about t...

    holy shit an anthology??? written by LGBTQIA+ authors? with LGBTQIA+ characters in it? hah let's be honest this has been on my wishlist for a concept for years so let's see 'em slay it ...

    why does it always take me 200 years to read an anthology not matter how much i like it anyway, there were so many sapphic stories ill probably write something more later ...

    JKASHFDGDSAJDH SO MANY SAPPHIC GIRLS THIS MADE ME SO HAPPY the finest of the bundle: ? the dresser & the chambermaid by robin talley (aka the CUTEST short story on this planet) ? MARY AND SUSANNA AAAAAH ? BARNABY HALFORD!!! ? the fucking king walking in on mary &...

    All Out is an anthology of historical fiction stories told from the point of view of queer characters. As a concept, I loved it, but the execution could have been better. Before starting with the reviews of the individual stories, I want to say two things I didn't like about the ant...

    how I rate anthologies: in-depth thoughts about each story first, then my thoughts on the anthology as a whole Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore: 5 stars What a brilliant way to start this anthology. The only story set in a non-Western country, Roja is the story of a romance between a ...

    ?That is the secret to survival. Teach fear to those who taught you to be afraid.? This was another book on my most-anticipated books for 2018 list. Did it live up to it? Well let's let's get right into it. I was so excited to hear that this anthology was being made. A ...

    average rating: 3.8 stars my rating: 5 stars for gayness and awesomeness and emotions This is the book that I didn't know I needed or that I've been waiting for my whole life. It restored my faith in anthologies (and in humanity, a little bit). I don't think I've ever read anything...

    All Out: The No Longer Secret Stories of Queer Teens Throughout the Ages is spectacular anthology! Easiest 5 stars I've given this year so far. Highest praise to Saundra Mitchell for editing the anthology! The book turned out to be a kaleidoscope of diverse stories about queer teens, d...

    ? Video Review ? This anthology was everything I wanted and more. I'm gonna reread so many of these stories again and again and I can't wait for this to be out in the world. I'm sure y'all will love it! While my average rating is way below 5 stars, I just love this concept ...

    VERY excited to be a part of this one, and can't wait to read everyone else's stories! ...

    Probably the most beautiful anthology I've ever read. Bar none. Representation matters, we all know that but so does the type of representation. Of course we need literature to be honest about the hardships of not being a cis heterosexual individual, but occasionally some positiv...

    I loved this so much!!!! I'll rate each story at some point but I need to stop screaming first, this is everything I could've hoped for and more ...

    I loved this and everyone should read it RTC ...

    Lalathon November 1, 2018 - November 9, 2018 My Star Rating: 3.75 Stars Lala?s Star Rating: 5 Stars Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore 4 Stars The Sweet Trade by Natalie C. Parker 2.5 Stars And They Don?t Kiss At The End by Nilah Magruder 3 Stars Burnt Umber by Mackenzie ...

    so i calculated the average of all the stories and i got 4.26. in other words, it?s a fantastic anthology. or should i say...anthologay?? :D i WILL write individual reviews full of hearts soon, but it?s 3am so i gotta catch some z?s ...

  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    Feb 24, 2017

    Rosa was a summer girl, and I was a winter girl, but that fall we made magic. You know, back when I was in my early teens, I once heard this old guy say ?there weren?t all these queers around when I was younger?. Oh, but there were, sir. And long long before that, too. All...

    I was put on this earth to be gay and to read this anthology ...

    Listen, I?ve been anticipating this anthology for months now, but this was so much better than I expected - I want to put this down as the best anthology I have ever read, and the ratings support that. Of the seventeen stories in this book, I gave nine five stars [holy shit], three f...

  • sofi
    May 08, 2018

    Rosa was a summer girl, and I was a winter girl, but that fall we made magic. You know, back when I was in my early teens, I once heard this old guy say ?there weren?t all these queers around when I was younger?. Oh, but there were, sir. And long long before that, too. All...

    I was put on this earth to be gay and to read this anthology ...

    Listen, I?ve been anticipating this anthology for months now, but this was so much better than I expected - I want to put this down as the best anthology I have ever read, and the ratings support that. Of the seventeen stories in this book, I gave nine five stars [holy shit], three f...

    This was a blessing to read. This is a historical literature short story collection, showcasing LGBTQIAP+ characters. And all of the authors that contributed to this collection are LGBTQIAP+ and that is something that I don?t even have words for. I am forever thankful that Saundr...

    Reading this anthology was such a cathartic experience. Getting to read a whole book full of short stories telling the experience of queer teens? In historical fiction, where a lot of people believe diversity can?t exist? It meant so much. I love reading about queer characters, of co...

    For those of you who don't know, I have been anticipating this book since the very first Publisher's Weekly announcement almost two years ago. Since that time, I have read more books by more of these authors, worked shortly for the agency that represents many of them, and generally fal...

    His heart had been a boy?s heart, throwing itself against his rib cage with each set of white gloves for mass. ? Roja ? Anna-Marie McLemore ????? ? What a killer of a beginning to this collection. Anna-Marie writes so beautifully, and this little magical realism sto...

    me reading this book: ...

    This review and others can be found on BW Book Reviews. 3.74/5 I have a very specific number for my rating, don?t I? That?s because I totaled up all of my individual ratings to see how it evened out over the whole book. And I think that basically describes my thoughts about i...

    Actual rating: 3.882352941176 Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore - 4 stars El Bajio, Mexico, 1870 I really enjoyed this one!!! I found the writing to be a bit simple, at times, but it was also threaded through with vocabulary that added to the whole atmosphere of the 19th century. I...

    *3.5* This is a collection of short stories about queer teens. It was really interesting and fun to read, and also a good way to discover new authors. One of my favourites was definitely Burnt Umber by Mackenzie Lee. Let me tell you, if she wants to write an entire novel about t...

    holy shit an anthology??? written by LGBTQIA+ authors? with LGBTQIA+ characters in it? hah let's be honest this has been on my wishlist for a concept for years so let's see 'em slay it ...

    why does it always take me 200 years to read an anthology not matter how much i like it anyway, there were so many sapphic stories ill probably write something more later ...

    JKASHFDGDSAJDH SO MANY SAPPHIC GIRLS THIS MADE ME SO HAPPY the finest of the bundle: ? the dresser & the chambermaid by robin talley (aka the CUTEST short story on this planet) ? MARY AND SUSANNA AAAAAH ? BARNABY HALFORD!!! ? the fucking king walking in on mary &...

    All Out is an anthology of historical fiction stories told from the point of view of queer characters. As a concept, I loved it, but the execution could have been better. Before starting with the reviews of the individual stories, I want to say two things I didn't like about the ant...

    how I rate anthologies: in-depth thoughts about each story first, then my thoughts on the anthology as a whole Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore: 5 stars What a brilliant way to start this anthology. The only story set in a non-Western country, Roja is the story of a romance between a ...

    ?That is the secret to survival. Teach fear to those who taught you to be afraid.? This was another book on my most-anticipated books for 2018 list. Did it live up to it? Well let's let's get right into it. I was so excited to hear that this anthology was being made. A ...

    average rating: 3.8 stars my rating: 5 stars for gayness and awesomeness and emotions This is the book that I didn't know I needed or that I've been waiting for my whole life. It restored my faith in anthologies (and in humanity, a little bit). I don't think I've ever read anything...

  • kav (xreadingsolacex)
    Apr 08, 2018

    Rosa was a summer girl, and I was a winter girl, but that fall we made magic. You know, back when I was in my early teens, I once heard this old guy say ?there weren?t all these queers around when I was younger?. Oh, but there were, sir. And long long before that, too. All...

    I was put on this earth to be gay and to read this anthology ...

    Listen, I?ve been anticipating this anthology for months now, but this was so much better than I expected - I want to put this down as the best anthology I have ever read, and the ratings support that. Of the seventeen stories in this book, I gave nine five stars [holy shit], three f...

    This was a blessing to read. This is a historical literature short story collection, showcasing LGBTQIAP+ characters. And all of the authors that contributed to this collection are LGBTQIAP+ and that is something that I don?t even have words for. I am forever thankful that Saundr...

    Reading this anthology was such a cathartic experience. Getting to read a whole book full of short stories telling the experience of queer teens? In historical fiction, where a lot of people believe diversity can?t exist? It meant so much. I love reading about queer characters, of co...

    For those of you who don't know, I have been anticipating this book since the very first Publisher's Weekly announcement almost two years ago. Since that time, I have read more books by more of these authors, worked shortly for the agency that represents many of them, and generally fal...

    His heart had been a boy?s heart, throwing itself against his rib cage with each set of white gloves for mass. ? Roja ? Anna-Marie McLemore ????? ? What a killer of a beginning to this collection. Anna-Marie writes so beautifully, and this little magical realism sto...

    me reading this book: ...

    This review and others can be found on BW Book Reviews. 3.74/5 I have a very specific number for my rating, don?t I? That?s because I totaled up all of my individual ratings to see how it evened out over the whole book. And I think that basically describes my thoughts about i...

    Actual rating: 3.882352941176 Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore - 4 stars El Bajio, Mexico, 1870 I really enjoyed this one!!! I found the writing to be a bit simple, at times, but it was also threaded through with vocabulary that added to the whole atmosphere of the 19th century. I...

    *3.5* This is a collection of short stories about queer teens. It was really interesting and fun to read, and also a good way to discover new authors. One of my favourites was definitely Burnt Umber by Mackenzie Lee. Let me tell you, if she wants to write an entire novel about t...

    holy shit an anthology??? written by LGBTQIA+ authors? with LGBTQIA+ characters in it? hah let's be honest this has been on my wishlist for a concept for years so let's see 'em slay it ...

    why does it always take me 200 years to read an anthology not matter how much i like it anyway, there were so many sapphic stories ill probably write something more later ...

    JKASHFDGDSAJDH SO MANY SAPPHIC GIRLS THIS MADE ME SO HAPPY the finest of the bundle: ? the dresser & the chambermaid by robin talley (aka the CUTEST short story on this planet) ? MARY AND SUSANNA AAAAAH ? BARNABY HALFORD!!! ? the fucking king walking in on mary &...

    All Out is an anthology of historical fiction stories told from the point of view of queer characters. As a concept, I loved it, but the execution could have been better. Before starting with the reviews of the individual stories, I want to say two things I didn't like about the ant...

    how I rate anthologies: in-depth thoughts about each story first, then my thoughts on the anthology as a whole Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore: 5 stars What a brilliant way to start this anthology. The only story set in a non-Western country, Roja is the story of a romance between a ...

  • Nadia
    Apr 18, 2018

    Rosa was a summer girl, and I was a winter girl, but that fall we made magic. You know, back when I was in my early teens, I once heard this old guy say ?there weren?t all these queers around when I was younger?. Oh, but there were, sir. And long long before that, too. All...

    I was put on this earth to be gay and to read this anthology ...

    Listen, I?ve been anticipating this anthology for months now, but this was so much better than I expected - I want to put this down as the best anthology I have ever read, and the ratings support that. Of the seventeen stories in this book, I gave nine five stars [holy shit], three f...

    This was a blessing to read. This is a historical literature short story collection, showcasing LGBTQIAP+ characters. And all of the authors that contributed to this collection are LGBTQIAP+ and that is something that I don?t even have words for. I am forever thankful that Saundr...

    Reading this anthology was such a cathartic experience. Getting to read a whole book full of short stories telling the experience of queer teens? In historical fiction, where a lot of people believe diversity can?t exist? It meant so much. I love reading about queer characters, of co...

    For those of you who don't know, I have been anticipating this book since the very first Publisher's Weekly announcement almost two years ago. Since that time, I have read more books by more of these authors, worked shortly for the agency that represents many of them, and generally fal...

    His heart had been a boy?s heart, throwing itself against his rib cage with each set of white gloves for mass. ? Roja ? Anna-Marie McLemore ????? ? What a killer of a beginning to this collection. Anna-Marie writes so beautifully, and this little magical realism sto...

    me reading this book: ...

    This review and others can be found on BW Book Reviews. 3.74/5 I have a very specific number for my rating, don?t I? That?s because I totaled up all of my individual ratings to see how it evened out over the whole book. And I think that basically describes my thoughts about i...

    Actual rating: 3.882352941176 Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore - 4 stars El Bajio, Mexico, 1870 I really enjoyed this one!!! I found the writing to be a bit simple, at times, but it was also threaded through with vocabulary that added to the whole atmosphere of the 19th century. I...

  • •°• gabs •°•
    Mar 02, 2018

    Rosa was a summer girl, and I was a winter girl, but that fall we made magic. You know, back when I was in my early teens, I once heard this old guy say ?there weren?t all these queers around when I was younger?. Oh, but there were, sir. And long long before that, too. All...

    I was put on this earth to be gay and to read this anthology ...

    Listen, I?ve been anticipating this anthology for months now, but this was so much better than I expected - I want to put this down as the best anthology I have ever read, and the ratings support that. Of the seventeen stories in this book, I gave nine five stars [holy shit], three f...

    This was a blessing to read. This is a historical literature short story collection, showcasing LGBTQIAP+ characters. And all of the authors that contributed to this collection are LGBTQIAP+ and that is something that I don?t even have words for. I am forever thankful that Saundr...

    Reading this anthology was such a cathartic experience. Getting to read a whole book full of short stories telling the experience of queer teens? In historical fiction, where a lot of people believe diversity can?t exist? It meant so much. I love reading about queer characters, of co...

    For those of you who don't know, I have been anticipating this book since the very first Publisher's Weekly announcement almost two years ago. Since that time, I have read more books by more of these authors, worked shortly for the agency that represents many of them, and generally fal...

    His heart had been a boy?s heart, throwing itself against his rib cage with each set of white gloves for mass. ? Roja ? Anna-Marie McLemore ????? ? What a killer of a beginning to this collection. Anna-Marie writes so beautifully, and this little magical realism sto...

    me reading this book: ...

    This review and others can be found on BW Book Reviews. 3.74/5 I have a very specific number for my rating, don?t I? That?s because I totaled up all of my individual ratings to see how it evened out over the whole book. And I think that basically describes my thoughts about i...

    Actual rating: 3.882352941176 Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore - 4 stars El Bajio, Mexico, 1870 I really enjoyed this one!!! I found the writing to be a bit simple, at times, but it was also threaded through with vocabulary that added to the whole atmosphere of the 19th century. I...

    *3.5* This is a collection of short stories about queer teens. It was really interesting and fun to read, and also a good way to discover new authors. One of my favourites was definitely Burnt Umber by Mackenzie Lee. Let me tell you, if she wants to write an entire novel about t...

    holy shit an anthology??? written by LGBTQIA+ authors? with LGBTQIA+ characters in it? hah let's be honest this has been on my wishlist for a concept for years so let's see 'em slay it ...

    why does it always take me 200 years to read an anthology not matter how much i like it anyway, there were so many sapphic stories ill probably write something more later ...

    JKASHFDGDSAJDH SO MANY SAPPHIC GIRLS THIS MADE ME SO HAPPY the finest of the bundle: ? the dresser & the chambermaid by robin talley (aka the CUTEST short story on this planet) ? MARY AND SUSANNA AAAAAH ? BARNABY HALFORD!!! ? the fucking king walking in on mary &...

    All Out is an anthology of historical fiction stories told from the point of view of queer characters. As a concept, I loved it, but the execution could have been better. Before starting with the reviews of the individual stories, I want to say two things I didn't like about the ant...

    how I rate anthologies: in-depth thoughts about each story first, then my thoughts on the anthology as a whole Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore: 5 stars What a brilliant way to start this anthology. The only story set in a non-Western country, Roja is the story of a romance between a ...

    ?That is the secret to survival. Teach fear to those who taught you to be afraid.? This was another book on my most-anticipated books for 2018 list. Did it live up to it? Well let's let's get right into it. I was so excited to hear that this anthology was being made. A ...

    average rating: 3.8 stars my rating: 5 stars for gayness and awesomeness and emotions This is the book that I didn't know I needed or that I've been waiting for my whole life. It restored my faith in anthologies (and in humanity, a little bit). I don't think I've ever read anything...

    All Out: The No Longer Secret Stories of Queer Teens Throughout the Ages is spectacular anthology! Easiest 5 stars I've given this year so far. Highest praise to Saundra Mitchell for editing the anthology! The book turned out to be a kaleidoscope of diverse stories about queer teens, d...

    ? Video Review ? This anthology was everything I wanted and more. I'm gonna reread so many of these stories again and again and I can't wait for this to be out in the world. I'm sure y'all will love it! While my average rating is way below 5 stars, I just love this concept ...

    VERY excited to be a part of this one, and can't wait to read everyone else's stories! ...

    Probably the most beautiful anthology I've ever read. Bar none. Representation matters, we all know that but so does the type of representation. Of course we need literature to be honest about the hardships of not being a cis heterosexual individual, but occasionally some positiv...

    I loved this so much!!!! I'll rate each story at some point but I need to stop screaming first, this is everything I could've hoped for and more ...

  • vic (indefinite hiatus)
    Oct 05, 2017

    Rosa was a summer girl, and I was a winter girl, but that fall we made magic. You know, back when I was in my early teens, I once heard this old guy say ?there weren?t all these queers around when I was younger?. Oh, but there were, sir. And long long before that, too. All...

    I was put on this earth to be gay and to read this anthology ...

    Listen, I?ve been anticipating this anthology for months now, but this was so much better than I expected - I want to put this down as the best anthology I have ever read, and the ratings support that. Of the seventeen stories in this book, I gave nine five stars [holy shit], three f...

    This was a blessing to read. This is a historical literature short story collection, showcasing LGBTQIAP+ characters. And all of the authors that contributed to this collection are LGBTQIAP+ and that is something that I don?t even have words for. I am forever thankful that Saundr...

    Reading this anthology was such a cathartic experience. Getting to read a whole book full of short stories telling the experience of queer teens? In historical fiction, where a lot of people believe diversity can?t exist? It meant so much. I love reading about queer characters, of co...

    For those of you who don't know, I have been anticipating this book since the very first Publisher's Weekly announcement almost two years ago. Since that time, I have read more books by more of these authors, worked shortly for the agency that represents many of them, and generally fal...

    His heart had been a boy?s heart, throwing itself against his rib cage with each set of white gloves for mass. ? Roja ? Anna-Marie McLemore ????? ? What a killer of a beginning to this collection. Anna-Marie writes so beautifully, and this little magical realism sto...

    me reading this book: ...

    This review and others can be found on BW Book Reviews. 3.74/5 I have a very specific number for my rating, don?t I? That?s because I totaled up all of my individual ratings to see how it evened out over the whole book. And I think that basically describes my thoughts about i...

    Actual rating: 3.882352941176 Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore - 4 stars El Bajio, Mexico, 1870 I really enjoyed this one!!! I found the writing to be a bit simple, at times, but it was also threaded through with vocabulary that added to the whole atmosphere of the 19th century. I...

    *3.5* This is a collection of short stories about queer teens. It was really interesting and fun to read, and also a good way to discover new authors. One of my favourites was definitely Burnt Umber by Mackenzie Lee. Let me tell you, if she wants to write an entire novel about t...

    holy shit an anthology??? written by LGBTQIA+ authors? with LGBTQIA+ characters in it? hah let's be honest this has been on my wishlist for a concept for years so let's see 'em slay it ...

  • may ➹
    Mar 07, 2018

    Rosa was a summer girl, and I was a winter girl, but that fall we made magic. You know, back when I was in my early teens, I once heard this old guy say ?there weren?t all these queers around when I was younger?. Oh, but there were, sir. And long long before that, too. All...

    I was put on this earth to be gay and to read this anthology ...

    Listen, I?ve been anticipating this anthology for months now, but this was so much better than I expected - I want to put this down as the best anthology I have ever read, and the ratings support that. Of the seventeen stories in this book, I gave nine five stars [holy shit], three f...

    This was a blessing to read. This is a historical literature short story collection, showcasing LGBTQIAP+ characters. And all of the authors that contributed to this collection are LGBTQIAP+ and that is something that I don?t even have words for. I am forever thankful that Saundr...

    Reading this anthology was such a cathartic experience. Getting to read a whole book full of short stories telling the experience of queer teens? In historical fiction, where a lot of people believe diversity can?t exist? It meant so much. I love reading about queer characters, of co...