aveline’s reviews

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Below you’ll find a list of reviews & recs from Aveline Reynard, specifically queer speculative fiction: in other words, books that have some kind of science fiction & fantasy element and prominently feature LGBTQIA+ characters. Occasionally I’ll read slightly outside of this, but that’s the vast majority of what I’m interested in reading. 

Check out my review policy for answers to questions like: How do I score my reviews? What do I warn for/how do I tag reviews? What do I particularly like or dislike? How do authors submit a book for me to review?

For book suggestions, please feel free to DM or mention me on Twitter! If you want to see if the book’s on my radar already, click here for my to-read list.


Please note that this is a work-in-progress! Some books I’ve read and rated but haven’t cleaned up a full review for the site; others should be coming soon. Review are organized first by Rating, then by Title.

Title Author Rating
Peter Darling Austin Chant ★★★★★
Swordspoint Ellen Kushner ★★★★★
A Charm of Magpies (series) K.J. Charles ★★★★½
Kirith Kirin Jim Grimsley ★★★★½
Spellbound Allie Therin ★★★★½
The Raven Cycle (series) Maggie Stiefvater ★★★★
This Is How You Lose The Time War Max Gladstone ★★★★
Darkling Brooklyn Ray ★★★½
Junk Mage Elliot Cooper ★★★½
Timekeeper Tara Sim ★★★½
To Summon Nightmares J.K. Pendragon ★★★½
Willful Machines Tim Floreen ★★★
The Bone Key Sarah Monette ★★★★★
Captive Prince (series) C.S. Pacat ★★★★★
Caroline’s Heart Austin Chant ★★★★★
Champion of the Scarlet Wolf (series) Ginn Hale ★★★★★
Doctrine of Labyrinths (series) Sarah Monette ★★★★½
The Fire’s Stone Tanya Huff ★★★★½
Hexbreaker Jordan L. Hawk ★★★★½
Privilege of the Sword Ellen Kushner ★★★★½
Six of Crows (series) Leigh Bardugo ★★★★½
The Foxhole Court/All For The Game (series) Nora Sakavic ★★★★
The Last Herald-Mage (series)
Mercedes Lackey ★★★★
Lord of the White Hell (series) Ginn Hale ★★★★