When she was nine El (shot for Galadriel, think the "all shall love me and despair" version) was prophesised to destroy the world. Now she is in her second last year at a magical school that wants to kill her, she can't write an essay without inventing a spell to enslave minds, and worst of all, everyone's favourite heroic wizard-boy Owen Lake has just saved her life for the second time.
It's the story of the Iliad, and the youth of Achilles, if it was told as a romance from the perspective of Patroclus
Area X has been cut off from the world. It's existence only known to a few, it is hopelessly researched by the Southern Reach - an organisation that soon proves just as unknowable and strange as Area X itself.
Saffron feels powerless. She is stuck at a school filled with boys whose idea of entertainment is snapping bras and flipping skirts, with a principal whose motto seems to be "boys will be boys." So she can't really be blamed for following Gwen, the older, elegant, takes-no-shit world-walker through a rip in space and into Kena, a world recovering from a civil war where the good guys accidentally put the bad guy on the throne.
Jude is kidnapped by faeries as a young girl. As a mortal in the faerie realm she has to work hard to prove herself to those who look down on her. When she is offered the chance to work for a member of the royal family, Jude must unravel a murderous mystery before it is too late.
After a nasty breakup, Alice swears off dating for good. Then the super cute Takumi walks into her life and Alice is finally faced with having to deal with her whole “being asexual” thing.
Prince Sebastian has a secret: at night he puts on dresses and takes on the role of the fashion-forward Lady Crystallia. His best friend and dressmaker, Francis, dreams of a day when she can take the credit for her designs, but with her only client a secret it seems that dreams and friendship can only take you so far.
Are There Lesbians? Yes What Happens? A Puerto Rican baby dyke from the Bronx gets to intern with her favourite feminist writer in Portland. The Verdict: I got about two pages into this and realised I was completely in love. I have been annoyingly evangelical about it since I read the second sentence. The only …