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416 pages, Hardcover
First published June 7, 2022
“In what world was their God ever a benevolent one?”
“We’re not going to hurt you. The ALC was built to help queer teenagers, and that’s what it’s always done. It’s just that the specifics have changed in the past few years.”
“In exchange, he gives me the trans bead lizard he finished last night. I cradle it in my hands, admiring the pale pink, baby blue, and gentle white. All I can manage is “thank you,” even though I want to say, This is the first time I’ve gotten to hold something with my colors.”
“Hell has followed us onto Earth, and I am the monster that has brought it forth.”
“I mean, yeah, of course. I’m super trans. Like, an honestly heretical amount of trans. Why?”
“God is an absent parent who demands loyalty despite never being around.”
➵ a monstrous trans boy trapped in a fascist theocracy sounds like the perfect ya horror and it definitely is PERFECT. rtc.