This is just one of those books that I'll probably pick up and put down a dozen times before I finally finish it. It doesn't keep my attention well enough for me to sit down and complete it in a month's time.
An avid reader of fiction, especially sci-fi and fantasy (bonus points if it's both and also queer <3). All time favorite series is, without a doubt, The Locked Tomb by Tamsyn Muir. Ask me what I'm reading!
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65% complete! mxspacecadet has read 13 of 20 books.
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I really wanted to like this book, but the author's constant usage of sexual/genital-focused metaphors was incredibly offputting, as was the relatively constant mentioning of genital mutilation and sexual abuse. I would have enjoyed it if it weren't for that, but I'm only on page 50 and I dread picking it up every time I want to read.
I really enjoyed the premise of this book, and the author clearly had a well-articulated vision behind the story. The prose was good, if somewhat inconsistent. The pacing of the story was confusing and difficult to follow--this story doesn't belong in such a short format. I wanted to get more invested in the characters, but there was really no character arc for anyone except for the main character, Ronnie. Reading this book felt sort of like walking into a theater during the last two acts, with an expectation that we could take the lack of context and run with it. I really wanted to love this story, but it ended up being solidly mediocre from me even though the ideas and themes behind it are intriguing. I'm not usually picky about what I read, but this book was disappointing.
This is my second attempt at reading this book—started back in 2019 and made it about halfway through before getting sucked into school again. Happy to report that I’m confident I’ll finish it this time. An incredibly charming read
I thoroughly enjoyed this!—a comforting read that still managed to get my heart racing a few times. Viv’s character development was such a lovely story to follow, and the romance was well done. Overall a thoroughly enjoyable book :)