I'm a little conflicted about this one. Part of me really likes it, and part of me despises it.
The world is definitely different than most of what I've read, so that's a plus. There was a bomb that was detonated that resulted in radiation and 'fusing' where people's body parts are fused with objects that were near them when the bomb went off. There was also a dome that was built, and everyone inside is considered 'pure', whereas the fused people outside the dome are seen as 'wretches'. There's also some scary monsters called dusts and some groupies that just like to steal things and it gets a bit confusing.
I applaud this author for spreading such an important message.
This book is about a school shooting. Most people know someone who has been affected by a horrible experience such as this, or at least realizes that these events have been increasing in quantity in America recently.
Never, ever have I read anything like this. It was so creatively done that even if I didn't like the story, I would have given it five stars for the format alone.
Also, I think I'm just going to go into every book blind from now on. I find that I enjoy books a lot more if I don't read the descriptions or anyone's reviews beforehand. A few people recommended this to me, but I had no idea what it was about.
3.5 stars. The Literary Fiction book of the month from BooklyBox dealt with some serious mental health issues, which I'm usually all for. My only real problem with this choice is that it seemed more geared toward the young adult audience.
This book is about two main characters (multiple POVs) Ethan and Caroline. Ethan was abducted when he was 11 years old and was found four years later after his kidnapper grabbed another child, Caroline's autistic brother Dylan.
*this book was given to me by the author in order to give an honest review for the sequel (coming up)*
This was fun! My first experience with a LGBTQ focused book, and a good start!
Charley, a transman and CIA agent, is suspended from his job after he fails to file his taxes. Electra, the society Dom, moved to San Francisco to discover her new identity. Frankie, a SF police officer, knows something is fishy in the department but is being punished for her knowledge. The three join together to take down Randy, aka 'Roscoe' who is a religious fanatic with a plan for destruction to the LGBTQ community.
More like 4.5! I usually read some reviews (without spoilers) before I start books, but I'm so glad I didn't see the many one starred reviews on Goodreads from some of my favorite people because it really would have made me not want to try this and I'm happy I did.
Most of those reviews mention how there's a love triangle, no world-building, it's boring, and all about kissing, but this is because they didn't finish it! (at least I think so) Or maybe I just don't agree, but either way after the halfway mark, it was enjoyable for me.