ARC Review: The Witch Stone by Jasmine Hong


The Witch Stone by Jasmine Hong
 NineStar Press (March 12th 2018)
Length: 103 pages
Genre: new adult; urban-fantasy
Rep: gay Chinese mc, Malay gay character, Filipino characters, Mexican character
Rating: 1.5/5 🍑




ARC provided by the publisher. 

Okay, let’s talk about the good stuff first & then really get into it. So. Calvin, the main character & the narrator, explicitly states that he’s gay. Which is great seeing as it doesn’t always happen! Another big plus is that I’m pretty sure there’s like maybe one white character in the whole story? Calvin is Chinese, his ex-boyfriend is Malay, and there are Filipino and Mexican side characters. It’s definitely refreshing to read something diverse like that.

But, sadly, those are all the parts of this very short novella that I enjoyed.

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ARC Review: Ivory by J. Rocci


Ivory by J. Rocci
 NineStar Press (December 4th 2017)
Length: 72 pages
Genre: new adult; contemporary, romance
Review also on my GR
Rating: 4/5 🍑




ARC provided by the publisher. 

I read the first line of the blurb (“Trapped by familial obligations, engaged to a fiancée he doesn’t love, and crippled by the regrets of his past, Dr. Bradley Durrant is miserable and rapidly caring less about his own health as he works himself to the bone at the family hospital.”) & immediately decided that yes, this is the kind of a broken gay I want to read about. Because evidently I hate myself… And just to be clear, what this line promises is exactly what we’re getting.

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