Review: Radio Silence

Radio Silence
Radio Silence by Alice Oseman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS BOOK.

First off, it is cute and fluffy, but also gets dark and deep. It pays homage to one of my favorite podcasts, Welcome to Night Vale and….guys…..THERE’S A CANON ASEXUAL CHARACTER and not only that, this character has struggles with their mother being abusive as fuck, just like i do.

Furthermore, the word “agender”, MY GENDER IDENTITY is smack dab right there in a printed book.

There’s a platonic relationship and it is the most amazing thing EVER, proving that people can VERY MUCH BE “just friends” without wanting any romantic implications on their relationship.

I could honestly gush about this book for hours. it’s a 2017 favorite for sure!

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Review: Hunted

Hunted
Hunted by Meagan Spooner
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was one of those books where i had to force myself to put it down after reading my allotted 50 pages a day, otherwise i would have sat and read the whole thing. It was THAT good.

I might be a little biased though because Beauty and the Beast is my second favorite Disney movie. [my first being The Aristocats, if you’re curious.]

It’s not your normal retelling though, it gets dark and gritty at times because Beauty [Yeva, to be exact.] in this story is your hunter. There’s not a angry pitchfork mob. Yes, Beauty is the one hunting The Beast and i found that FLIPPING BAD. ASS. I was seriously convinced that she was going to kill him toward the end!

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Review: The Seafarer’s Kiss

The Seafarer's Kiss
The Seafarer’s Kiss by Julia Ember
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

THE LITTLE MERMAID RETELLING.
QUEER MERMAIDS.
NORSE MYTHOLOGY.

Ersel trying to figure out how Humans work is too cute
Loki The Trickster God is addressed with they/them pronouns and this pleases me greatly
Ersel is Ursula and not Ariel
FAT MC. FAT MC.

Ersel and Ragna hit each other [a huge no-no.] and even though Ragna is like “I shouldn’t have done that.” Ersel turns around and is like, “You punch better.” and i’m just sat here like YOU DO NOT HIT YOUR LOVE INTEREST, WTF.

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Review: The Bone Witch | Rin Chupeco

The Bone Witch
The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I got a whole bunch of Memoirs of a Geisha vibes off this book, especially when Tea was “starting from the bottom and now we here” and also with the heavy emphasis of entertainment in teahouses. The book’s plot; while SUPER INTERESTING in the beginning because the pacing was excellent, left me confused AS FUCK as we started getting towards the end.

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