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Eve Harms: Transmuted (2021, Generous, Eddie) 4 stars

Review of 'Transmuted' on 'Goodreads'

3 stars

Really enjoyed it up until the reveal in the amphitheater. It felt like the book lost its identity very suddenly. The sudden tonal shift and decline into fantasy prevents me from rating this more highly. Without that turn this would have been an easy 5 stars.

Gretchen Felker-Martin: Manhunt (Paperback, 2022, Tor Nightfire) 4 stars

Y: The Last Man meets The Girl With All the Gifts in Gretchen Felker-Martin's Manhunt, …

Review of 'Manhunt' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

If you're a queer person scared of sex, and the harsh realities of being queer in a world that hates you, you shouldn't read this book. If you think all queer rep needs to be "good rep" (whatever that means), this book is not for you. If rape and gore scares you, the splatterpunk GENRE is not for you (this has no more graphic rape/gore than any other splatterpunk novel I've read, y'all are just sensitive to trans characters being raped-- and you should sit with that for a while, because even if it scares you, it happens and it's worth discussing the complex feelings around it).

Fran is stupid, Beth is self-loathing, and Robbie is avoidant. All of these traits are just normal human traits, shown on transgender characters. They are not the ONLY traits these characters possess-- many are just being hypercritical because of the nature of the …