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anoiseofgloriousdisdain · 2 days ago
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L͎E͎T͎'͎S͎ ͎M͎A͎K͎E͎ ͎R͎E͎A͎L͎I͎T͎Y͎ (greywaren)
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sapphicbookoftheday · 2 days ago
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Dauntless by Elisa A. Bonnin
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Today's sapphic book of the day is Dauntless by Elisa A. Bonnin!
Summary: "A teen girl must bring together two broken worlds in order to save her nation in this lush, Filipino-inspired young adult fantasy novel from debut author Elisa A. Bonnin. 'Be dauntless, for the hopes of the People rest in you.'
Seri's world is defined by very clear rules: The beasts prowl the forest paths and hunt the People. The valiant explore the unknown world, kill the beasts, and gain strength from the armor they make from them. As an assistant to Eshai Unbroken, a young valor commander with a near-mythical reputation, Seri has seen first-hand the struggle to keep the beasts at bay and ensure the safety of the spreading trees where the People make their homes. That was how it always had been, and how it always would be. Until the day Seri encounters Tsana.
Tsana is, impossibly, a stranger from the unknown world who can communicate with the beasts - a fact that makes Seri begin to doubt everything she's ever been taught. As Seri and Tsana grow closer, their worlds begin to collide, with deadly consequences. Somehow, with the world on the brink of war, Seri will have to find a way to make peace."
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tri4l-and-t3rror · 12 months ago
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“you‘re so quiet” baby i’m not even here. i’m fantasizing about a book i read weeks ago. move on.
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crow-caller · 9 days ago
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Tiktok sensation LightLark is the final boss of bad fantasy YA— a failure built on aesthetic boards and tropes, unable to pretend it has a heart
Tiktok sensation LightLark is the final boss of bad fantasy YA— a failure built on aesthetic boards and tropes, unable to pretend it has a heart
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A full summary with spoilers, analysis, quotes- and so much more on the subject of a book you should never read. This is a long piece. Like ‘Youtube Video Essay’ long.
Lightlark is joyless, a husk beyond parody, a checklist of every Island of Blood and Bone and Glass and Hearts that has come out in the last five years, built and sold on tropes and aesthetic boards. This is a book written by an author who is not a writer. It would fit in on the dregs of an amateur writing site with eerie perfection.
But Lightlark is more than that. You see, Lightlark is… a TikTok book.
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Thanks :')
There's now a video version. I heard Tumblr likes video essay long watches on obscure very specific content... may I introduce you to:
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I'm not making a dime on this, I have no horses, only like 70 hours of work looking at this mess of a book and I just want to make sure everyone knows how bad it is. Let's be bitter at this multimillionaires flop together.
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This is the only tiktok you'll ever need, I've made about 13 of these and I'm not stopping anytime soon
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apoetsparacosm · 2 months ago
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You ever finish a really good book and just? Forget how to live? Total amnesia towards how things were before you picked up that piece of literature?
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aurelius-xx · 11 months ago
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When I'm having a bad day I like to imagine myself as the main character of a fantasy novel and main characters always go through a shit load of tragedy but still manage to stay hot and it makes me feel a lot better.
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headspace-hotel · 7 months ago
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Vague thoughts about sex in literary works and its Age-Appropriateness for Young People.
in YA books sex usually has to be implied and avoid "details" because reading about sex is Not Appropriate for Teens. so in YA books the characters rarely give consent, communicate, make sure the other is into it, etc. Those are Details, apparently. They just kind of grab each other and make out and End Up having sex.
I keep thinking about this. To be "appropriate" for a young reader, a sex scene should be hard to distinguish from rape
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romancefairy · 2 months ago
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i haven't been the same since i met men written by women
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stvrmbrekkers · a month ago
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me 🤝 Andrew = rendered speechless
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moonlit-sunflower-books · 8 months ago
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the sexual tension between me and unread books on my bookshelf
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belle-keys · 5 months ago
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some recommendations for "Hell Hath No Fury" books: The Poppy War by RF Kuang, All My Rage my Sabaa Tahir, Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh, Stone Blind by Natalie Haynes, The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood, Circe by Madeline Miller, Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen María Machado, The Cruel Prince by Holly Black, Foul is Fair by Hannah Capin, A Certain Hunger by Chelsea G Summers
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poetryofmuses · 7 months ago
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The feminine urge to say 'make me' every time a guy tells me to shutup
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xiranjayzhao · 9 months ago
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STILL NOT OVER HOW MY UK PUBLISHER KNEW I WAS OBSESSED WITH YUGIOH SO THEY SENT ME A CAKE WITH MY BOOK COVER EDITED INTO A YUGIOH CARD IM SOBBBIN
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mysharona1987 · 2 months ago
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bookloverturnedfangirl · 11 months ago
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characters about their morally grey bf: so WHAT if he’s the devil? at least the devil has a JOB! at least he’s active in the community!
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ya-world-challenge · 11 days ago
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15 YA Books for Hispanic Heritage Month
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Just a tiny selection of some of the great Hispanic & Latinx books out there. I just finished Woven in Moonlight the other day and it has such a gorgeous world and magic, I’m tempted to get right to the sequel.
Lobizona by Romina Garber Furia, Yamile Saied Mendez Woven in Moonlight by Isabel Ibañez Meet Me Halfway, Anika Fajardo The Lightning Dreamer by Margarita Engle With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo The Grief Keeper by Alexandra Villasante Solito: A Memoir, Javier Zamora Where I Belong, Marcia Argueta Mickelson The One Who Loves You Most, Medina Sia Martinez and the Moonlit Beginning of Everything, Raquel Vasquez Gilliland Breathe and Count Back from Ten, Natalia Sylvester Together We Burn, Isabel Ibañez Marcus Vega Doesn't Speak Spanish by Pablo Cartaya The Lightning Queen by Laura Resau
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