I’m excited about this question, because magic realism is so fun to read. Also, this is a challenging question for a few reasons: a) there seems to be more queer magic realism in the YA category than others, for some reason and b) defining what is magic realism and what is not is kind of tricky.
So what is magic realism exactly, and how is it different from fantasy and other speculative fiction?
Casey’s “Ask Your Friendly Neighbourhood Lesbrarian” series is probably my favourite thing happening in the queer bookternet right now, and every post introduces me to books I’ve never heard of! Magical realism is a genre I’ve always been intrigued by, so this is right up my alley.
HECK YES ANON.
In case I haven’t already convinced you to follow the queer book club tumblr, here’s another post that demonstrates how RJ is doing everything right over there. Queer comics! What could be better?
“Pow! Gay Comic Book Characters Zap Stereotypes” was posted at The New York Times.
“The Evolution of the Great Gay Novel” was posted at Literary Hub.
The Dark Light by Julia Bell was reviewed at Afterwritten.
No Good Reason by Cari Hunter was reviewed at Lesbian Reading Room.
T-Minus Two by KG MacGregor was reviewed at Lesbian Reading Room.
Night at the Fiestas by Kirstin Valdez Quade was reviewed at Lambda Literary.
The Song in My Heart by Tracey Richardson was reviewed at Lambda Literary.
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