Books On Our Radar: The Reckless Kind by Carly Heath
The Reckless Kind by Carly Heath is a debut, historical, queer found family book that I can’t wait to read. I really don’t think we get enough of the multiple queer family unit in a historical sense, but history tells us that many queer folks lived this way to reduce harm from the community. I really am looking forward to the intersectionality of the disability rep and the queer rep, especially ace rep! If you like defying societal norms and found family then I think you might want to add this one to your TBR for the November 9th release!
The Reckless Kindby Carly Heath
Published by: Soho Teen
on November 2, 2021
Genres: Historical Fiction, LGBTQIA+, Young Adult
A genre-defying debut, this queer historical YA centers a wild and reckless trio who fly in the face of small town tradition—full of compassion, love, and determination to live the lives of their choosing.
It's Norway 1904, and Asta Hedstrom doesn't want to marry her odious betrothed, Nils—even though a domestic future is all her mother believes she's suited for, on account of her single-sided deafness, unconventional appearance, and even stranger notions. Asta would rather spend her life performing in the village theater with her friends and fellow outcasts: her best friend Gunnar Fuglestad and his secret boyfriend, wealthy Erlend Fournier.
But the situation takes a dire turn when Nils lashes out in jealousy—gravely injuring Gunnar. Shunning marriage for good, Asta moves with Gunnar and Erlend to their secluded cabin above town. With few ties left with their families, they have one shot at gaining enough kroner to secure their way of life: win the village's annual horse race.