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The Wishing Maiden by R.R Hood

Rating: 5/5

Genres: Fantasy, Fairytale

Themes: Magic, Thieves, Intrigue

Queer Level: Lesbian Main Characters; Straight Secondary Characters

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What a clever story this was! …It was far too much fun.

The characters were so vivid and made the battle of wits that much more fulfilling to watch. They were all thoroughly developed; equipped with their own motives and drive. The only character I didn’t like was one we weren’t supposed to (…does it make me a bad person because I enjoyed the main antagonist? Haha!) This story also features one of the most natural lesbian romances that I’ve read so far. So cute and sad and sweet and uuugghhhh. I want more! I could read about those two forever and not get enough.

But the tale goes even further than all that. It brings up topics that are great food for thought; what is the difference between being selfless and self-sacrificing? When our goals lack pursuit, can we truly be proud or happy with the results? I officially want to pick Hood’s brain (we need to talk philosophy).

The voice really illustrated the fairy-tale qualities and was poetic in all the right ways. Every paragraph worked towards painting the full picture. There wasn’t one line out of place. The words were clearly picked with care and the events planned out to the detail; very cohesive writing.

Needless to say, I’m very much impressed and all the more hungry for Hood’s future works. What an amazing story to debut a new author!

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Posted by on February 17, 2014 in GLBTQ, Lesbian, Reviews

 

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M or F? by Lisa Papademetriou and Chris Tebbetts

Rating: 5/5

Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Humor

Themes: High School, Instant Messaging

Queer Level: Gay Main Characters, Straight Main Characters

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Cute. What an endearing incident to read about! This has to be one of my favourite YA GLBT reads, ever. It’s sweet, right to-the-point, and funny in the best possible way. I was expecting something seriously dramatic/possibly friendship-killing when I first read the description; and while there were low points in the story (low mood-wise, I mean), it was not at the tragic level commonly seen in comedy. There were no tears; but there were some moments of empathy—worry and concern. My moods moved quite well alongside those of the cast. There was a resolution to everything, for everyone. Being a hopeless romantic, this fit the bill quite nicely. There’s a happily-ever-after ending that left me supporting all of the couples in the story: Frannie’s and Marcus’.

The characters in this book were good-natured and strongly developed, making for a fun read all the way from one cover to the other. And—though a tiny book—it took some unexpectedly pleasant turns.

As much as I would love to get into more details, it would give too much away! Just read it. It’s short, and so worth the time.

 
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Posted by on February 3, 2014 in Gay, GLBTQ, Reviews

 

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