A downloadable light novel

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Hey hi my name is Alex Zandra and I do a lot of things; one of which is draw fake light novel covers (silly situation + excessively long title) and post them to Twitter. When folks started drawing in-game postcards about squid maids in everyone’s favorite paint-based multiplayer phenomenon, I made one of my own! But two days later, I got the message above. The decision was final. So I decided to prove them right—by actually making the book a reality. And now it’s here in your hands! So settle in for 64 pages of maids, squids, squid maids, self-discovery, and a LOT of gender feels. Because that’s what I do.

Please enjoy, and let’s keep making wonderful things together.

This is the digital version of the book; if you'd like the physical one, please head on over to my shop!

StatusIn development
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(52 total ratings)
AuthorAlex Zandra
TagsGender, gender-feels, light-novel, maid, maids, squid


Buy Now$5.00 USD or more

In order to download this light novel you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $5 USD. You will get access to the following files:

SquidMaids_v3.pdf 2 MB
SquidMaids_v3.epub 4 MB


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For potential readers: This book is about anxiety, feeling comfortable in your own body, and having people in your life who love and support you for who you are. Despite the maid outfits, it is NOT about master/servant relationships, or the thrill of submission, or power dynamics at all—the book could have just as easily focused on any other women’s work uniform. 

Personally, I’m a little disappointed that that angle wasn’t there, but that’s my fault for bringing the wrong assumptions to the book. It was a fun read, and I loved the ending.


“not what I was expecting but good on its own merits” is a good energy.


I found your work through the Racial Justice bundle, and it is so amazing. Reading your stories is keeping me going through some hard times right now, and it makes me feel not so alone. So thank you for everything you do. <3


This was a really fun read. It certainly did have the feels. Brook is a cute character and it was great to follow her through her journey. I haven't even played the games yet, but I really like the character designs... and maids. So this caught my eye and I plan to read your other books soon.

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I don't know too much about the game is this based on, but this was a very fun, cute story! I liked the set up, the characters, the world building, and was totally not expecting the ending at all! Overall a very cute lighthearted story! 5/5 🦑's


Good gravy gracious this light novel is so good! It's highly concentrated sweet which I really needed. Highly recommend!!