So let's try to unpack the reasons this book lost its light.
This Book Has Schizophrenia — Made You Up by Francesca Zappia
I’d like to say on a personal level… Fuck… This… Book…
When Love is Not Enough – Me Before You by JoJo Moyes
This is the first time I’ve read a novel where Love was not enough.
What’s in a Name? – Boy Meets Maria by PEYO
Honestly, with its sweet cover and its pastel theme, I expected a regular little BL romp, not the somewhat hard-to-swallow rumination on gender, pain, and trauma I was given.
The Marks We Leave Behind – The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
So finally finishing the Ocean at the End of the Lane, I realized it has left its mark on me as much of Neil Gaiman’s work does on me and I am in for the long haul.
The Normalization of Humanity – Normal People by Sally Rooney
Sometimes the desperation is so real, we don’t notice that our journey’s end is right in front of us. That our acceptance is right there. But, maybe it's because we just aren’t ready for it.
Blood in the Water – Blood Heir by Amelie Wen Zhao
So, when something comes along that not only subverts my expectations but exceeds them… Well, I just might want some sugar with my coffee!
Nothing’s Gonna Change My World – The Sound of Stars by Alechia Dow
Having black characters in sweet, hopeful narratives, and having them be happy is so, so important and it hurts that these are not the stories that publishers want.
Witches, Demons, and Cannolis – A Review of Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco
If anyone knows anything about me, then it’s understood that I am an absolute sucker for villainous love interests and power couples. The darker the better.
A sweet Half Mannir/Half Wumine girl with the weight of the world on her shoulders and nowhere to run to. She is forced to become smarter and harder at the risk of losing her kindness. A/N: it feels good to be drawing again and even better to be designing my fantasy characters. They're a long … Continue reading Heelai Ghoyin-Shee