Banned in China for its political implications relating to Tiannamen Square, Death Fugue manages to encompass art, philosophy, and love in an eerie story that sucked me in like quicksand.
The beginning of Shatter Me was an exquisite mix of beautiful, unique prose, complex character, and expert soft worldbuilding. But after that big bang beginning, it gets...soggier. I think if anything, I'm more disappointed by the lost potential than by the actual product. Because I really did enjoy myself in the reading...
Brooding inner turmoil and big muscles do not excuse stripping someone naked in public, biting them when they beg you not to, or general assault.
Connecting to these characters is hard, and not necessarily rewarding, even at the end. But that empty kind of discomfort...it reminded me of how modern netizen-dom can feel.
CONFIRMED: The Atlas Six has a firm place in the cannon of dark academia. This book's strengths lie in its characters, meticulously and thoroughly written and spinning themselves into complex webs of relationships. I knew little going in, so one thing surprised me most: it's an adult-feeling book about adults. It's most interested in people … Continue reading Book Review | The Atlas Six
I stopped and started and almost put down this novel many, many times. By the second half, I was hate-reading it—or so I told myself. Maybe I was just reading it for the dragons. I like dragons. The audible narration saved me, because reading this novel in its physical form was an exercise in dispassion. … Continue reading Book Review | The Priory of the Orange Tree
Creator: Ker ★★★★★ Genre: BL, R🔥 There are a few unusual things about Cafe Goyo. Number one, their coffee sucks. Number two, their customers never order off the menu. And number three, Yohan, the cafe manager, is deaf. So when Soohwa joins as a part-timer, though he is not expected to learn how to make good … Continue reading Sign | BL Webtoon Review
June—a month to celebrate pride—will be a month of (mostly) fun, acclaimed LGBT reads. If it's not at least a little queer I'm not looking at it this month. As always, I'm reading a wide variety—both modern trends and time-honored classics. 1. The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi From New York Times bestselling author Roshani Chokshi comes … Continue reading EJ’s June TBR List
So much of fun writing is just getting rid of shame. That’s what Armentrout does with this series—making liberal use of vampires, werewolves, sex, allies to enemies to lovers, gods, mates, and more create a potent, fun, guilty-pleasure mix. The writing itself is not good. The pacing can get bogged down in over-indulgent, tedious internal … Continue reading From Blood and Ash | Series Review
Lately, there have been an overwhelming number of amazing webtoons. However, because they come out on a weekly basis, I realized I often find myself forgetting about them and never finishing them. Well, these are my top 5 webtoons that I am still looking forward to updating every week. 1. I Shall Master This Family … Continue reading Webtoons you should be reading…