Out of the Blue
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About the Author
Jason June (it's a two-name first name, like Mary-Kate without the hyphen or the Olsen twin) is a best-selling author of young adult contemporary rom-coms that celebrate queer love and lust and chaotically gay shenanigans. His works include Jay's Gay Agenda, Riley Weaver Needs a Date to the Gaybutante Ball, and the instant New York Times best-seller, Out of the Blue. When not writing, JJ zips about Dallas, Texas, with his husband and their Pomeranian, Pom Brokaw. JJ is a tried and true Laura Dern stan, and he is actively looking for an Andalite friend. Find out more about JJ and his books at www.heyjasonjune.com.
"OUT OF THE BLUE is a hilarious and heart-warming modern update of The Little Mermaid. Splashy, voicey, and prescient, this fish-out-of-water tale (pun intended) is the perfect rom-com to have in your beach bag this summer."
-- Sarah Henning, author of the SEA WITCH duology
Out of the Blue is a sweet, sparkly story that'll make you smile so big your cheeks hurt! -- Elise Bryant, author of Happily Ever Afters and One True Loves
Merfolk legends get a queer makeover. June's approach to nonbinary gender as a central facet of merfolk culture, creates a fresh way to explore gender presentation and identity. An upbeat romantic fantasy with serious themes. -- Kirkus Reviews
Jason June's fast-paced sophomore novel will appeal to genre fans who didn't fully understand Ariel's decision to become human in The Little Mermaid. The world building around merfolk gender identity is both beautiful and deeply necessary for young readers. Fans of Jay's Gay Agenda (2021) will connect with this sex-positive LGBTQIA+ merfolk story that is a delightfully fun summer read. -- Booklist
Merperson Crest begrudgingly embarks on a rite of passage in June's (Jay's Gay Agenda) optimistic take on The Little Mermaid, a romance packed with subplots and classic rom-com tropes. June hilariously highlights the often messy realism of interpersonal relationships, and uses that realistic grounding to build toward a true-to-life--rather than picture-perfect--conclusion. -- Publishers Weekly
Readers who are drawn to the whimsical premise will stay for its emotional truthfulness about the earth-shattering intensity of first, if not forever, love. -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books