Tag Archives: female friendship

Fantasy lit review: LETTERS TO ZELL, fairytale princesses as wine-bar book club friends trying to fix their lives; includes f/f HEA

Letters to Zell by Camille Griep is a powerful, beautiful book using the veneer of Western European fairy-tale princesses living in a magical realm just a portal away from ours to tell a familiar, timeless story about four female friends struggling … Continue reading

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Review: The Faerie Godmother’s Apprentice Wore Green

Nicky Kyle has just released a wonderful, dragon-positive, high-fantasy friendship story between a lesbian and an aro-ace woman! There’s a lot going on here within the short scope of The Faerie Godmother’s Apprentice Wore Green‘s novella length–I admire the narrative’s metaphors about … Continue reading

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The Mystic Marriage: 19th century lesbian scientists creating magic rocks

The Mystic Marriage is the story of a proud, emotionally closed-off, initially friendless and basically penniless young woman, Antuniet, struggling to redeem her family’s honor after her brother [insert spoilers for Daughter of Mystery.] There are three subplots in the book: … Continue reading

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Guest post and f/f YA giveaway: Lunaside by J. L. Douglas

I invited my fellow Prizm author J. L. Douglas to come to my blog to talk about how her new book Lunaside has not only an all-girl love triangle, but strong female friendships as well! Lunaside is a lesbian summer … Continue reading

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The press likes to pit lady musicians against each other, but that’s not how music works

Esther and Liora, the two violin stars from A Harvest of Ripe Figs. Popular gossip would paint them as rivals, but women don’t have to compete — they can work together and enhance each other, and be talented in different … Continue reading

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Canon femslash and female friendship at a girl’s boarding school for witches

Bluebell Hall by Kayla Bashe is like reading a novelized version of really cute magical girl/shoujo ai anime—if shoujo ai were to be scrubbed clean of “but we’re both girls!” and all the insulting fanservicey boob shots stuff. It’s the story … Continue reading

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“Should I buy these earrings or the other ones?”

It’s extra convenient to go shopping with your best friend when she’s also your bodyguard! Queen Shulamit and Captain Riv (Rivka) from The Second Mango, a fairy tale that challenges gender norms. Above artwork by angelwhoisinlovewithyou on commission.

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