Book Review: The 7.5 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

We sort of know what we are getting ourselves into… but then the carpet is thoroughly pulled out from under us at chapter 9 and everything changes. This is very very cool if you, like me, hadn’t been spoiled by the back of the book.

Book Review: The Girl In Red

I love Red! She has a prosthetic leg and therefore gets to be a strong (in body and mind) character who is differently-abled. She is also Black. And queer! HOORAY!

Book Review: They Both Die At The End

The book manages to evoke crushing despair while still being a beautiful love story… because it is… it is a beautiful love story, not just between the two boys, but a love story about life and how we need to suck the joy from our lives with every damn breath we are privileged to get to take. 

Book Review: Song of Achilles

This book has stuff for everyone… it is not just a “gay” book even though, yes, it is hella gay. I would highly recommend it for the story, the writing, and the universal truths. And again… That ending… /chef’s kiss. 

Book Review: This Is How You Lose The Time War

It’s still #Pride month and I am still reading queer literature to celebrate. Back to the comforting well of speculative fiction… and unlike my last foray into that land, this time I was very glad for the journey.

Review: The City We Became

Ok. Just a heads up. I love speculative fiction and this book is speculative fiction. Technically, one could call this book horror because some scary stuff happens, but *I* wasn’t scared even if the main characters were so I am not calling it horror.

Review: Oona Out of Order

It did keep me interested even if I pretty much figured out the shocking reveal early on (to be honest I had it pegged as one of two things and the thing it wasn’t is far darker and way more sinister than what it was, so I guess you should be glad I wasn’t the one writing this).