5*, LGBTQ, Reviews

Review: Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender

CW: Homophobia, transphobia, forced outing, deadnaming, parental abuse and neglect, drug and alcohol use, cyberbullying

I have put off writing this book for far too long because I wasn’t sure how to put into words how I felt about this book, a book that’s not for me, but that I feel so incredibly happy to have read. But as a much wiser friend is so fond of telling me — the only way to do the thing is to do the thing. So. Today we’re going to do the thing and talk about why I loved Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender and why I think you will, too.

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5*, LGBTQ, Reviews, Romance

Review: The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune

CW: internalized fat shaming, references to child abuse (off the page), xenophobia, depictions of anxiety

There are so, so many romance tropes in the world to choose from that, simply stated, picking a favorite is a losing battle. BUT. If hard-pressed to pick one, having to go with “the prickly rules-y one falls for the unbuttoned kindly rebel” wouldn’t be the worst possible decision. Add to that a heaping helpful of adorable precocious children you’ll actually like, an island home that seems to have a magic all it’s own, and several lessons in appreciation over tolerance, keeping secrets, and when to make good trouble, and you’ll walk away with the absolutely darling The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune. 

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