ARC Review: Curses, Foiled Again by Sera Trevor

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Curses, Foiled Again by Sera Trevor
Publisher:
NineStar Press (November 27th 2017)
Length: 275 pages
Genre: urban fantasy, romance
Review also on my GR
Rating: 3.5/5 🍑

 

Felix is a vampire—a fierce creature of the night who strikes terror into the hearts of everyone unlucky enough to become his prey. Or at least, that’s what he thought was true, until he met John. John is completely unimpressed with Felix, much to his dismay. Felix becomes fixated on proving his ferocity to John—and when that doesn’t work, he strives to make any impression on him at all.

John is a witch, and as all witches know, vampires are notoriously stupid creatures who only have the power to hurt those who fear them. Besides, he’s under a curse much more frightening than any vampire. Felix’s desperate attempts to impress him annoy John at first, but gradually, they become sort of endearing. Because of his curse, John has pushed everyone in his life away. But Felix can’t be hurt, so there’s no harm in letting him hang around.

Felix is technically dead. John has nothing left to live for. But together, they might have a shot at life.

I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Okay, first things first: I could really do without the “raging homophobe is actually a closet case” trope. It’s the year 2000 and 17, this is doing absolutely nothing for us as a community but perpetuates bad stereotypes. When will people chill…

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Diverse reads of the week #8

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Yes, I skipped some weeks here. But umm…. Did I mention my reading slump? Because yeah, I still haven’t delt with it. :// As a result the two (2) books I’m gonna put in this post are the only ones I read this month… You can’t even shame me about it because I’m already Ashamed.

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Monthly wrap-up: September 2017

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I’m really late with this post and I don’t have that many books to put in it. Basically, I’m nothing but a gay failure… Hopefully I’ll do better in October!

Last month I read barely 12 books. On top of that they were mostly short stories or comic books – fast reads, in any case. There’s only one full lenght novel on this list! But I’m very happy about that one because it’s a Polish !! lgbt!! ya novel. You might not think it’s a big deal but in Poland? We just don’t get books like that. :///

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Diverse reads of the week #7

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Here I am. Again. With only two titles for this post. And one of them is a short story, too. One of them is Polish though & I am so very excited about it!!! I also just now realised both stories feature trans characters, so we’re having a little bit of a theme here, my dudes.

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Shorts Friday: Ripped Pages by M. Hollis

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You probably don’t remember but I started this series (of course!!) last month. Basically the idea is that Fridays are perfect for reading short stories, both because we have so little time on that day & to get us into a proper reading mood for the weekend. So, without further ado!

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Princess Valentina lives a reasonably comfortable life, but after her mother’s death, her father gets tired of taking care of her and locks her in a tower. She spends years on her own, talking to the birds on her windowsill, and reading books with adventures she will never experience. Her plans of running away are usually left for another day because she knows the vast forest surrounding her tower is too dangerous to cross alone.
Until one day, another girl passes by on her horse and Valentina wonders if she’s finally brave enough to seize her chance of freedom.

Ripped Pages is a Rapunzel F/F retelling in the format of a novelette.

Ripped Pages by M. Hollis
Published:
 September 22nd 2017
Length: 60 pages
Genre: YA; retelling, sapphic romance
Rating: 3/5 🍑

I received an ARC from M. Hollis with no requirements to write a review.

So, yes. A Rapunzel retelling. A gay Rapunzel retelling.

(lesbian voice) thank you!!!

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Diverse reads of the week #5

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Honestly, I really feel like my blog is just turning into a series of these posts… But then it turns out that while my work might leave me some time to read, it doesn’t exactly leave me a lot of energy to blog. :(((

This week wasn’t even that great in terms of reading – two!! short stories!! – and I am planning on reviewing them both in full later on, so this will be very short.

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A Peach: Melina Marchetta

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Me? Starting yet another series of posts? Unheard of!! Well maybe at least in this case I will finally be more successful… Tbh though it’s not my fault thinking of what kinds of things you wanna post is more entertaining & easier than actually writing them down. But let’s get to the point.

A peach? Sure, my favourite fruit but in this case it also means: my favourite author. Hopefully I’ll introduce you in upcoming months to lots of them, but I started this blog with a review of one of Marchetta’s books & I will start this series with her as well. (Can you tell I adore her?)

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Liebster Award

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I had a pretty not very good day at work today so this definitely came as a wonderful & very welcomed surprise! Thanks so much for tagging me to Holly @ Nut Free Nerd!!

 

The rules are:

  • Thank the person(s) who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Answer the 11 questions they gave you.
  • Nominate 11 blogs and let them know they’ve been tagged.
  • Give them 11 questions to answer.

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