The Sunbearer Trials

  • Book
  • YA
  • Written by Aiden Thomas 
  • Reviewed by Anonymous

The following are out of 5

Racial Representation: 5

LGBTQ+ Representation: 5

Disability Representation: 3

Body Size Representation: 0

Gender Representation: 5

Socioeconomic Representation: 2

Mental Health Representation: 1

Religious Representation: 2

Own Voice: Yes

This is a fantasy novel whose cast is composed of majority BIPOC and with lots of lgbtq+ representation. The main characters are semidioses (demigods) and dios (gods), but otherwise religion isn’t a part of the story. There is a class structure that is a constant topic throughout the book. Sol, the first god, is nonbinary and uses they/them pronouns. There are other characters who use they/them pronouns, and multiple other trans people, including the main character who is a trans man. There is a deaf character, Dezi, but the main character doesn’t know sign language, so most of Dezi’s communication goes un-translated. He is able to communicate in sign with his friends and family, but as the reader there is a language barrier. Romance-wise, there are multiple queer characters, shown through feelings/crushes or their sexuality is casually mentioned.


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