Sapphic Horror Book Review of ‘Wilder girls’ by Rory Power
3.5 Stars. Well, that was really different. This book’s genre was touted as Sapphic Horror. How could I pass this book up after hearing that? However, I must admit I could have used more Sapphic and more horror. The horror elements to me felt almost more creepy/gory than scary horror so that was a little bit of a disappointment as I was hoping for a bit of both. This is a Young Adults book. I’m not an expert in what books are good for what aged kids but I see this as more of an older teen and adult story.
The story centers around three friends who are living in a boarding school where everyone has contracted some sort of contagion. They fight for food, they fight against the wilds of the island, and they fight the disease in hopes that the Navy will soon be bringing them a cure. People have compared this to William Golding’s ‘Lord of the Flies’ but with girls, I do see that, but this really felt like the story that comes before any zombie apocalypse book, movie or show. When the government thinks it knows what it’s doing when it doesn’t know anything, this is the book before it all falls apart.Read More »
Lesbian Futuristic Book Review of ‘Chosen’ by Brey Willows
This was a good lesbian futuristic book that I enjoyed reading. This is the first book that Willows has released that is not part of her ‘Afterlife Inc.’ series. While I really liked that series, I was excited to see what new direction Willows would go in. While ‘Afterlife’ was urban fantasy, I would put this book in the post-apocalyptic category. Willows writes books in categories I love to read so it makes me a happy camper.
In a little over 80 years, the world has been ravaged by another world war and the climate is heating up faster than anyone could predict. While some cities are underwater, others have turned into deserts. The population has been decimated by natural disasters and disease. There are fewer and fewer good places left to live. Devin, a geologist, and Karissa, a scientist, find themselves being picked up by a military convoy at their homes. They are forced into the truck with other scientists not knowing where they are being taken. All they know is they are chosen by the government for something. Before they can even get answers, their convoy is attacked by raiders. As Devin and Karissa try to survive, they can’t help but grow closer. And when they find out why they are called the ‘Chosen’, they realize their lives will never be the same. Read More »