So you’re in the mood for books with good villains

Now, before you get all excited or angry at me – when I say “good villains“, what I mean is “well developed, fully fleshed-out villains who have actual agendas and often the narrative presents them through an unexpected twist”. That’s what you’re gonna get in this post. Or at least something close to it, I mean, I will do my best…

This rec is brought to you by an anon on CC, so please!! please!!! Always feel free to request stuff!!

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So you’re in the mood for lgbt books with hate to love trope

So that’s a pretty long title, but the post will be quick, because I’m sick and need a nap. Yes, I managed to get sick in June, in the middle of summer! I blame it on all the stress of last week and the running around on Friday doing errands for work till 10pm…

Anyway, this week I have for you books (and graphic novels!) with the best trope imaginable, with the one we all love the most, with the one that’s better than all the others… Yes, hate to love!! It’s gonna be awkward if you’re not as obsessed with it as I apparently am…

And since it’s Pride, once again all my recs today are LGBT!!

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So you’re in the mood for sapphic graphic novels

I hope none of you, guys, expected any cishet recommendations from me this month? It’s Pride! Any time is good to share good lgbt stories, but this time is the best! So here I am, fulfilling a request for graphic novels & only choosing ones with sapphic leads.

Before we start, a reminder that in this series I already covered retellings, historical fiction with no magical elements, and books set at a boarding school. I have some solid ideas for future posts – especially Pride ones – but please, feel free to suggest genres/tropes/stuff in the comments!!

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Diverse reads & to be reads of the week #15

Okay, let’s start this post by me saying: please don’t laugh at me.

Why would you laugh? Oh well, it might have something to do with that fact that I read one (1) book this week… I don’t know, just a guess. To make it more obvious for you, that one book wasn’t even a novel, but a poetry collection, so it’s not like it took me days to read it. And it’s not even a poetry collection I haven’t read before…

Yes, okay, so I read Crush again, so what.

On the plus side, my friends request question on goodreads is “what good diverse book can you rec me?”, so I do have some things to make you aware of this week!

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So you’re in the mood for historical fiction

I was running a poll on twitter where I asked you what my theme for this week should be. Y’all wanted me to go with historical fiction and so here I am. I decided to make things harder for myself, though. Which means that there is no magic at all, whatsoever, in any shape or form in any of the books I’m about to list. Why did I say harder? Because guess what guys, turns out I’m a big fan of historical fiction with a dash of fantasy! I didn’t actually realise this about myself either…

Also a side-note: three of the books on this list feature a sapphic relationship because I just wouldn’t be myself otherwise. Okay, let’s go.

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ARC Review: Taproot by Keezy Young

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Taproot by Keezy Young
Publisher:
Lion Forge (September 26th 2017)
Length: 127 pages
Genre: ya; paranormal, ghosts, romance
Review also on my GR
Rating: 5/5 🍑

Blue is having a hard time moving on. He’s in love with his best friend. He’s also dead. Luckily, Hamal can see ghosts, leaving Blue free to haunt him to his heart’s content. But something eerie is happening in town, leaving the local afterlife unsettled, and when Blue realizes Hamal’s strange ability may be putting him in danger, Blue has to find a way to protect him, even if it means… leaving him.

 

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

What I mostly want to yell about here is a huge spoiler so I can’t do that. It doesn’t even have to be a main selling point for the story tbh but for me, as a gay reader, it’s definitely the most important part. Just believe me when I tell you, you will be overjoy with the rep in this one.

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