ARC Review: In the Vanishers’ Palace | Magic, Mythology, and F/F Monster Romance

ARC Review: In the Vanishers’ Palace | Magic, Mythology, and F/F Monster Romance

TITLE: In the Vanishers’ Palace
AUTHOR: Aliette de Bodard
SERIES: N/A
RELEASED: October 2018; JABberwocky Literary Agency
GENRE: Fantasy
FORMAT: e-book

KEY INFO: Novella, retelling, romance, dragons, colonialism, healing, agency, magic and mythology
REPRESENTATION: Vietnamese, f/f romance, female protagonists 
CONTENT NOTICES:
 woman held prisoner, sexual scene, poverty

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Discussion | My ARC Shelves

Discussion | My ARC Shelves

Last month I saw a few of these great posts going around the blogosphere where bloggers shared their current ARC shelves and I thought it would be fun to join in as well!

This year has been a fantastic year for ARCs. I was approved for some of the most anticipated releases of the year on Netgalley, had all of my blogging dreams come true when I started receiving physical ARCs from UK publishers, and also had the opportunity to work directly with some authors. Needless to say, I’m incredibly grateful for all of the ARCs I receive but on the flip side of this success, there is also a mounting collection of overdue ARCs which I feel endlessly guilty about.

Like Destiny, I think that being transparent about what goes on behind the bloggers’ computer is a great way to show the reality of blogging life (lots and lots of unread books) and builds solidarity between us by showing you’re not alone in your struggle/guilt around ARCs!

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ARC Review: Creatures: The Legacy of Frankenstein | Ominous and Original Reimaginings

ARC Review: Creatures: The Legacy of Frankenstein | Ominous and Original Reimaginings

TITLE: Creatures: The Legacy of Frankenstein
AUTHOR: edited by David Thomas Moore
SERIES: N/A
RELEASED: October 2018; Rebellion Publishing
GENRE: Science-Fiction/Horror
FORMAT: Paperback

KEY INFO: Anthology, 5 unique stories, monsters, ominous stories
REPRESENTATION: characters of colour, f/f romance
CONTENT NOTICES:
body horror, decomposing bodies, violence, disfigurement, amputation (Warren), male love obsession (Meloy), death, all stories end in tragedy, stealing dead bodies, animal experimentation (Thompson)

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State of the ARC | #4

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State of the ARC is a monthly meme at Avalinah’s Books meant to motivate you to finish up all your long overdue ARCs (Advanced or Early Reader Copies).

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I have been dreading doing State of the ARC this month because I have been failing so hard with my ARCs, especially since going back to university. November was not a great reading month for me so I’m super behind in general, and only managed to read 1 ARC! I’m really looking forward to January when Destiny will be hosting the readathon for overdue ARCs so I can really focus on my poor neglected ARCs.

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ARC Review: Invasions | A Shining Example of Queer Speculative Fiction

ARC Review: Invasions | A Shining Example of Queer Speculative Fiction

TITLE: Invasions.
AUTHOR: Calvin Gimpelevich
SERIES: N/A
RELEASED: October 2018; Instar Books
GENRE: Speculative Fiction
FORMAT: Paperback

KEY INFO: short stories, queer fiction, bodies, debut collection, #ownvoices
REPRESENTATION: trans women, trans men, amputee, m/m relationships, f/f relationships, transracial adoptee, people of colour, 
CONTENT NOTICES: 
eating disorder, body dysmorphia, body dysphoria, non-consensual bodily interactions, rape, sexual abuse of a minor, body horror, abusive relationships, gaslighting, potential pedophilia, sexual realignment surgery, humiliation, police violence

amazon // instar books // goodreads

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