1.5? The faults are mostly/all plot/pacing/character/content, the writing is fine.
50% of this book is characters giving emotional counsolling to other characters, mostly by reminding them to breath or saying ‘it’s going to be okay’
The other half is introducing way too many fucking characters.
Continue reading “Chameleon Moon is very, very diverse. It is also very, very messy.”
Book 2 in a series. Here’s book 1, Archangel Protocol.
I picked up the first book because it was 3$ and looked silly, and it turned out okay. I do love angels, though, so I went ahead and bought the second book since it was in stock.
Really, really glad I did. This book is 100% better than the first, and just stunningly good… compared to the last, but it is also quite good in general. While I was reading, I kept telling everyone about how stunned I was at the quality.
Continue reading “Fallen Host takes an okay series and makes it phenomenal”
This is a very meh book. I didn’t particularly want it to be, but it failed me in every way. There was nothing really going on, the writing was dull, the worldbuidling was clearly making an effort but explained poorly, and nothing felt interesting, legitimate, or real.
The characters are diverse, but even in the reviews that’s all anyone can talk about. Yay for diversity! Not much to cheer about otherwise.
Continue reading “Otherbound is trying very, very hard, but just isn’t that good”
I love Libba bay. I want to put that out there. I loved Going Bovine, and when I was about 13, it was probably my most read and reread book. Beauty Queens, by her, sucks. Oh man. Oh boy. I used to just be lukewarm, but I’ve been seeing it float around on LGBT recommendation lists and on tumblr, so I want to officially clear the air: Don’t read this book.
Is there a lot of diversity, female friendship, gay stuff, ethnicity stuff, and feminism? Does the cover rock? Is the premise gold? Well, sure. But that doesn’t make up for everything else.
Continue reading “Beauty Queens: Diversity is good, but it doesn’t make a book”