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There was a message in those few hundred pages that was so powerful. About guilt, about living your life, about rising above adversity, about the cruelty of fate, about tragedy; it was ripe with meaning.
(What’s all the fuss about?):
The Magpie Lord by K.J. Charles – There should be a name for the phenomenon that happens when the entire rest of Goodreads becomes enchanted with a book and I can’t find a single redeeming thing to like. I felt zero connection to the MCs, I thought it was boring and uninteresting, and there was little-to-no-sexy time. Call me a dirty old lady if you must, but I require sexy time.
(Why haven’t more people read this?):
Billy’s Bones by Jamie Fessenden – Billy’s Bones is filled with brilliant, easy, realistic action and conversation. It’s dark and the subject matter is heavy, but it’s dealt with so beautifully. More people should know about the greatness of Jamie Fessenden, and his words.
(didn’t know what to expect or the story caught you off guard or anything that just…surprised you…):
Hidden Away by J.W. Kilhey – This book is the reason I read. Stunning. Thought provoking. Beautifully written. Read Hidden Away. Read it now.
(I’d buy anything these authors write, without a doubt):
I’m blowing my own mind typing this, but I just starting reading m/m in April 2013. It was April 2, to be exact, when I bought Captive Prince: Volume One before I left for a vacation. I devoured that and Captive Prince: Volume Two over a few days, and I’ve never looked back. No really. I can’t imagine ever reading m/f again. Since CP, I’ve read the majority of what I’ll call the canons of m/m: Special Forces, The Administration series, the Cut & Run series, the PsyCop series, and many, many standalone books and short stories. There’s just something about this genre that feels like home, like wearing a favorite cozy sweater on a cold day, whilst lounging by the fireplace. Yep, it’s hard to believe my love affair with m/m is still in its infancy, but I can’t imagine why I’d ever read anything else.
I recently started reading In the Company of Shadows at the encouragement of fellow BioB reviewer Sue. I’m about 75 percent done with Evenfall, and I’m really excited to tackle the rest of the series. I’m shooting for July 2014. We’ll see. Outside of that, I’m going to relish in the process of searching for my next 5-star read!