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All plot summaries were found on the author’s personal websites, save for:

Akata Witch. (2011). Nebula. Retrieved from

Ash. (2018). Goodreads. Retrieved from

Every Heart a Doorway. (2018). Goodreads. Retrieved from

The Fellowship of the Ring. (2018). Goodreads. Retrieved from

The Golden Compass. (2018). Amazon. Retrieved from

Graceling. (2008). Nebula. Retrieved from

The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe. (2018). Goodreads. Retrieved from

Shadowshaper. (2018). Goodreads. Retrieved from

The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender. (2014). Nebula. Retrieved from

Sweep. (2018). Goodreads. Retrieved from

For finding acclaimed/quality titles, I used:

YALSA Booklists

The Best YA (mostly fantasy) Listopia on Goodreads

Popular Young Adult Fantasy Books

50 Must-Read LGBT YA Fantasy Books

The 10 Best LGBT+ YA Fantasy Books

Our Most Highly Anticipated LGBTQ YA of 2018

10 YA Fantasy Books Written by Women of Color

10 Mind-blowing Fantasy Books by People of Color

The recommendations of teen readers I know

My own reading

Thank you for reading!