Top 5 LGBTQIA+ Fantasy Reads with Melissa Eastlake (The Uncrossing), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share Melissa Eastlake's Top 5 LGBTQIA+ Fantasy Reads, plus more about her book The Uncrossing, and a giveaway

 

 

 

Meet Melissa Eastlake

 
 

Melissa Eastlake’s debut novel, The Uncrossing, is coming in 2017 from Entangled Teen. She is a 2017 Lambda Literary Fellow and lives in Athens, Georgia with her partner and their dogs.

 
 
 
Meet The Uncrossing !
 
 

Luke can uncross almost any curse—they unravel themselves for him like no one else. So working for the Kovrovs, one of the families controlling all the magic in New York, is exciting and dangerous, especially when he encounters the first curse he can't break. And it involves Jeremy, the beloved, sheltered prince of the Kovrov family—the one boy he absolutely shouldn't be falling for.

Jeremy's been in love with cocky, talented Luke since they were kids. But from their first kiss, something's missing. Jeremy's family keeps generations of deadly secrets, forcing him to choose between love and loyalty. As Luke fights to break the curse, a magical, citywide war starts crackling, and it's tied to Jeremy.

This might be the one curse Luke can't uncross. If true love's kiss fails, what's left for him and Jeremy?

 

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Top 5 LGBTQIA+ Fantasy Reads
 

My debut novel, The Uncrossing, is a YA fantasy about the love story between two boys who’ve grown up in the magician mafia. I love reading and writing fantasy, but especially fantasy about LGBTQIA+ characters. I love how putting characters in extreme or metaphorical fantasy settings can explore the extremes of our own magical human hearts.

 

1.) ASH by Malinda Lo

The original—the icon—the classic. This Cinderella retelling, which uses classic fairy lore to build a world where Cinderella can fall in love with a mysterious huntress, was a groundbreaking moment in the YA world and in my own life as a reader and writer.

 

 

 

2.) OF FIRE AND STARS by Audrey Coulthurst

This is a lovely story about two princesses who fall in love with one another in a classic, sweeping epic fantasy setting. It’s a must-read if you like horses—the writing about equestrianism is just beautiful—and, as a bonus, the dresses are some of the best-written clothes in YA.

 

 

 

3.) DESERT CANTICLE by Tessa Gratton

This novella, from the collection THE ANATOMY OF CURIOSITY, is literally a lesson in worldbuilding. It’s also a compelling, tender love story that explores gender roles from a few different angles.

 

 

4.) TIMEKEEPER by Tara Sim

This story combines fantasy worldbuilding and a steampunk aesthetic with the absolute cutest love interest you will ever read.

 

 

 

5.) I WAS A TEENAGE FAIRY by Francesca Lia Block

I think to current readers, this book might feel like a 90s time capsule, but I grew up on Francesca Lia Block’s books and I still love every word. They helped me feel seen, connecting me to readers and writers across time and space. 

 
  
 
 
 
 

The Uncrossing

By: Melissa Eastlake

Release Date: October 2, 2017 

 

 

 

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Lily M. on Friday, 13 October 2017 22:46

I'm really looking forward to reading this book ?

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I'm really looking forward to reading this book ?
Jen on Saturday, 14 October 2017 17:15

The synopsis of this book sound highly intriguing, and the cover definitely caught my eye. Looking forward to reading it for sure!

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The synopsis of this book sound highly intriguing, and the cover definitely caught my eye. Looking forward to reading it for sure!
Aireanna Lesch on Sunday, 29 October 2017 16:28

It has such a lovely cover!!! And LGBTQA books are ALWAYS catching my eye. There's not that many out there, and I've never read a fantasy LGBT book before.

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It has such a lovely cover!!! And LGBTQA books are ALWAYS catching my eye. There's not that many out there, and I've never read a fantasy LGBT book before.
Courtney Gendreau on Wednesday, 01 November 2017 12:34

I absolutely love the cover!! It sounds like an amazing read.

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I absolutely love the cover!! It sounds like an amazing read.
Kelly G on Wednesday, 01 November 2017 16:04

This cover is beautiful! I can't wait to read this one!

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This cover is beautiful! I can't wait to read this one!
Danielle Hammelef on Friday, 03 November 2017 13:21

The cover is so detailed and beautiful. This sounds exciting and emotional to read.

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The cover is so detailed and beautiful. This sounds exciting and emotional to read.
Penny Olson on Friday, 03 November 2017 23:47

I like the romantic urban cover. The story sounds like a really good urban fantasy.

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I like the romantic urban cover. The story sounds like a really good urban fantasy.

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