The Cleveland Heights LGBTQ Sci-Fi & Fantasy Role Playing Club has a nice premise: group of queer pals, some of whom are very different from each other, get together weekly for their D&D sessions. Most of the real world characters and issues have a generally cliché but still cute quality to them. Ben is one of the main characters, he’s gay (or at least prefers men), college graduate (degree in history) who lives with his parent and makes spending money selling pop-culture paraphernalia online. He […]
I will be honest: I am not into series right now. I genuinely didn’t know that this was going to be the opener of more than one novel (I just snagged it from the “available now” section of my library app after reading a short synopsis), so when the ending was approaching I just had a feeling I knew where it was going to lead: leaving things with that particular YA dystopian ending to lead you into act II. And while this book certainly kept […]
My journey to Wilder Girls was thus: Get obsessed with the HBO Show, Devs Remember how much I like Alex Garland Re-watch Annihilation (a movie based off the first of the Southern Reach novels by Jeff VanderMeer) Go down the rabbit-hole reading Southern Reach reviews, spoilers, and theories Stumble across a Cannonball Read review which likened Wilder Girls to Annihilation Which brings me to now! I read through this novel over the Easter long weekend and was immediately captured by the imagery and premise. An […]
Back in the day, I had a dream that I would excel at CBR Bingo. I did get one bingo, but alas, that was all I could muster in the timeframe. Even though I didn’t blow the doors off the competition, I thoroughly enjoyed planning and plotting my bingo card and thus I’ve decided to read a few more on the ol’ bingo card, even though it only “counts” to me, as it were. I believe I was going to use Less for Rainbow Flag […]
The US has been ravaged by war and disease (and war over disease) and Noam Álvaro is sixteen and the child of Atlantean (Georgia, that is, not Atlantis) illegal immigrants to Carolina who is involved in the Atlantean Rights movement — until he, too, falls sick with the Fever. Unlike most of the population, however, Noam survives — and wakes up a technomancer, with the ability to talk to computer systems and all manner of technology. And then things get worse.
Well there was just too much happening in this standalone. I loved the idea of a world where fairies stand alongside humans and magic is real. It was also interesting to hear how our history and music stayed the same so you get some funny pop-culture comments here and there. That said, Hazel and Ben were exhausting. Both of them obsessed with being in love and I just wanted to say good grief none of this is going to matter when you are older. I […]