ARC Review: “Three Sides of a Heart” by Natalie C. Parker

I don’t know if I just picked up the wrong anthology, but this definitely wasn’t the book for me. Truthfully, I was actually very excited for it because it had some authors whose books I enjoyed, so I thought it would be great to see else they wrote outside of what they were known for, especially since this is an anthology of short stories.

Boy, was this not at all what I expected.

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Review: “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” by Jenny Han

Yay! I finally read this book! It’s been sitting on my shelf for a few months now, but because I am who I am, I listened to via audiobook from my local library’s Ovedrive app. Anywho, while I did enjoy this book, I didn’t like it as much as I thought it would. I mean, I’m still learning to like contemporary and while there were various aspects I did like in this book, there were definitely some hills I struggled to climb.

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Review: “You Bring the Distant Near” by Mitali Perkins

I didn’t know what to expect going into this book. I was instantly intrigued by the synopsis, but it went on the back burner of my mind until… I came across it at the local library. You Bring the Distant Near blew me out of the water in the best way possible. A myriad of emotions rippled through me, and I found myself laughing and crying in various parts of the book. Now that’s a good book to me.

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Review: “Looking for Group” by Rory Harrison

Sigh. I wanted to like this book a lot more. It mentions World of Warcraft which is my favorite MMO (even though I don’t play it anymore :P), and the blurb on the front flap of the book also sounded promising. Alas.

This review will most likely contain spoilers. There are a few things in terms of the plot that I don’t think I can convey properly without a spoiler warning. Please be aware as you continue. While this isn’t a spoiler, there is some misgendering and deadnaming, which, I believe, doesn’t do the trans community any justice. I can’t speak for the LGBTQIA+ rep in the book, so if I say something wrong, please correct me. 🙂

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