Lesbian YA Book review

Tough-to-read but well written YA book

Lesbian YA Book Review of ‘The Women of Dauphine’ by Deb Jannerson

 

3.50 Stars. This is a lesbian YA book that was well written but hard to read. Trigger warnings include violence, abuse, sexual assault, suicide, and the one that really bothered me, conversion therapy. Actually, had I realized this book included children in conversion therapy I would have passed on it. I do want to make clear though this is not NineStar Press’ fault or the author’s but mine for not reading the whole book blurb.

I find book blubs to often contain spoilers, so I tend to skim or ignore them altogether. I read the first paragraph, saw that this was a lesfic YA-paranormal-romance, and immediately grabbed this book. I just ignored the conversion therapy part that is clearly sitting right there in paragraph two of the blurb.Read More »

Review of ‘Into thin air’ by Jeannie Levig

I have mixed feelings about this book and after reading other reviews, if this was the author’s objective, then she achieved it. My main problem is that there are two parallel stories involving the three lead characters in this book: one a budding sweet romance between Hannah and Nikki, and the other the disturbing story behind Jordan’s disappearance  “into thin air”. Around the middle of the book, these two parts of the plot are alternated every other chapter in a way that doesn’t seem to flow naturally. Neither could I enjoy the romance nor empathise with Jordan’s suffering fully. Even though the plot idea is interesting, for me, it didn’t work in its execution.
Overall, an ok (though not very enjoyable) read. 3 stars.
ARC provided by the publisher and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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