ARC Review: Aurora Rising | It’s Time for a New Space-Adventure

ARC Review: Aurora Rising | It’s Time for a New Space-Adventure

TITLE: Aurora Rising
AUTHOR: Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
SERIES: The Aurora Cycle
RELEASED: May 2019; Oneworld Publications
GENRE: YA Science Fiction
FORMAT: Paperback

KEY INFO: space-adventure, military science fiction, squad goals, multiple POVs
REPRESENTATION: 
bisexual male (Finian) , women of color (Auri is half-Chinese and Zila is black), physically disabled (Finian) and neurodivergent (Zila)

Content Notices

death, war, body horror, being knocked unconscious multiple times, unresolved guilt/tension around a one-night stand, ableism

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ARC Review: The Luminous Dead | A Sci-Fi Thriller That Never Quite Reaches Its Potential

ARC Review: The Luminous Dead | A Sci-Fi Thriller That Never Quite Reaches Its Potential

TITLE: The Luminous Dead
AUTHOR: Caitlin Starling
SERIES: N/A
RELEASED: April 2019; Harper Voyager
GENRE: Sci-Fi/Horror
FORMAT: eBook

KEY INFO: cave expedition, psychological thriller, romance, unreliable narrator
REPRESENTATION: 
f/f (main/side)

Content Notices

claustrophobia, caves, absence of light, hallucinations, dead bodies, drugs & forced drug use, descriptions of bodily functions & fluids

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ARC Review: Wicked Saints | The Wicked and the Divine

ARC Review: Wicked Saints | The Wicked and the Divine

TITLE: Wicked Saints
AUTHOR: Emily A. Duncan
SERIES: Something Dark and Holy
RELEASED: April 2019; Wednesday Books
GENRE: NA Fantasy
FORMAT: eBook

KEY INFO: Russian & Polish inspired, magic, gods, holy war, romance, morally grey characters
REPRESENTATION:
bisexual male (main), lesbian (side)

Content Notices

blood, self-harm, torture, war, alcohol dependency, death, abduction, violence

 

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ARC Review: You Asked For Perfect | Perfection is Served

ARC Review: You Asked For Perfect | Perfection is Served

TITLE: You Asked for Perfect
AUTHOR: Laura Silverman
SERIES: N/A
RELEASED: March 2019; Sourcebooks Fire
GENRE: YA Contemporary
FORMAT: eBook

KEY INFO: Academia, friendships, romance, anxiety
REPRESENTATION:
bisexual Jewish MC, gay South Asian Muslim MC, lesbian Korean (side), Jewish family, anxiety

Content Notices

hospitalisation, anxiety, panic attacks, forgetting to eat, descriptions of skin blisters from over-practice

 

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Mini Graphic Novel Review: Moonstruck Volume 1 |The Perfect Queer Supernatural Fluff

Mini Graphic Novel Review: Moonstruck Volume 1 |The Perfect Queer Supernatural Fluff

TITLE: Moonstruck Volume 1: Magic to Brew
AUTHOR: Grace Ellis & Shae Beagle
SERIES: Moonstruck
RELEASED: March 2017; Image Comics
GENRE: Graphic Novels
FORMAT: Paperback

KEY INFO: cute and diverse, supernatural squad, pastel aesthetics 
REPRESENTATION:
f/f (main), non-binary (side), black woman (main), Latinx woman (main), fat rep (main, side)
CONTENT NOTICES: 
questioning of identity, identity shame

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🔮 soft magical colouring
🐱 werewolf girlfriends
🔮 lots of diverse rep (queer, fat, people of colour)
🐱 supernatural baristas working in magical coffee shops
🔮 a non-binary centaur who is obsessed with all things snacks, gossip and their centaur butt
🐱 self-acceptance, love & friendship

Reason for not giving it a 5 star rating is, like other readers, I felt that there were times when the story became rushed especially at the end and there were a few times when the story was a little confusing but otherwise it’s the best magical fluff that you all need in your lives


EST. 2015 (1)

 

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