Genre: Romance

Guilty Pleasures by Laurell K. Hamilton

Guilty Pleasures by Laurell K. Hamilton

Posted March 8, 2018 in Reviews // 2 Comments

  The necromancy in this book is so good. The vampire stuff, though, is not great.  But it’s not the worst ever.  To be honest, I actually like Guilty Pleasures.  I’ve read it a few times.  I really like Anita Blake as a character and while the series lost me after a while, the early books make good stories.  Anita is still an animator and the necromancy scenes are so gruesome and well-written.  The sex is super limited.  The first handful of books are great. However, this is the first time I have listened to the audiobook… and good god y’all.  If this […]

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Evermore by Alyson Noel

Evermore by Alyson Noel

Posted March 7, 2018 in Reviews // 3 Comments

  In the rush of books hastily published on the wake of Twilight‘s success, there’s only about 5% that are well-written, worthwhile books. Evermore is not quite one of them. Evermore is about a girl who survives a car crash that killed her family.  She comes out of the accident with a near-death experience and goes to live with her wealthy young aunt who is rarely around and deals with her newfound psychic abilities by hiding in awkward hoodies and loud music.  Then she meets Damen.  Damen is the only person whose thoughts are quiet in Ever’s head.  And he’s drop dead […]

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Anatomy of a Misfit by Andrea Portes

Anatomy of a Misfit by Andrea Portes

Posted February 22, 2018 in Reviews // 0 Comments

  I know that this is about a romance and a boy and a tragic ending, but I cannot move past the slurs. I believe people with influence have the responsibility to encourage a community of respect.  If this was a book about how racist a place can be, how homophobic a place can be, how sexist a place could be… it would be different.  There would be a lesson buried.  But it isn’t. How does having a character who calls a character “negro”, having that POC character steal, and justifying it through having that same racist character say “some […]

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American Panda by Gloria Chao

American Panda by Gloria Chao

Posted February 19, 2018 in Reviews // 6 Comments

  First and foremost, this is an #OwnVoices novel.  American Panda follows the story of Mei, a first generation Taiwanese-American, in her first year at MIT.  Her parents was her to be a doctor, but she has no stomach for the human body, and germs make her sick.  What we must understand about Mei is that her culture is different than American culture.  Her culture promotes obedience and respect, reveres tradition and errs to the side of caution when it comes to superstition.  When Mei’s parents say she is going to be a doctor, it isn’t a suggestion.  It is […]

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Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Posted February 15, 2018 in Reviews // 6 Comments

  I’m having a weird moment where I don’t know what to say about a book. Simon was adorable.  110% of myself wanted nothing more than his complete and total happiness.  I liked Simon.  I liked Simon a lot.  I wanted to sit and watch his antics and frustrations and being human all day long.  Every time I sat down with this book, it hooked me.  So much love, honestly. It is a really quick read.  Legit, I sat down to read a couple chapters because I had a smidge of downtime and read the entire rest of the book.  The […]

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