Reviews: Books

I love to read and I’ve read a lot over the years. I don’t exactly feel comfortable reviewing books I haven’t read in a long time, but if you ask me about a book, I could probably give you a “Hated it” or a “Loved it” and a good reason why.

I will attempt to write more reviews in the future. Why? Because it’s the thing to do.

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  • The Missing Butterfly, by Megan Derr
    Title: The Missing Butterfly Author: Megan Derr Genre: mm rockstar Notes: 143 ebook pages Website: Less Than Three Press Summary: Cassidy Monarch had dreams—to sing, to be famous, to tour the world at the head of his own rock band. Then his parents were killed in a tragic accident, leaving him to raise his two siblings. Determined to hold on ...
  • White Dragon [manga, action-adventure]
    White Dragon Author: Wada Shinji Artist: Kinutani Yu Summary borrowed from OurManga: Pursued by the mob, a young child seeks the protection of White Dragon, an assassin with the ability to morph into male or female, and kills by using… water… ——————————- The sad thing is that I never got to finish this, but I did read some of the ...
  • Alone In My King’s Harem, by Lily Hoshino [Japanese manga, shounen-ai, m/m]
    Alone In My King’s Harem Author: Lily Hoshino Released by: Digital Manga Summary borrowed from Wikipedia: Alone in My King’s Harem (ハレムでひとり Haremu de Hitori) is a 2004 manga by Hoshino Lily. One of the first titles released by Digital Manga Publishing. Alone in My King’s Harem is composed of six stories, with only the last two stories ...
  • Just read an awful book
    I’m not going to name any names, but I just read the most boring and lackluster romance story I have ever had the displeasure of coming across. Not because it was badly written or anything, but because it had so much potential. There was all this build up, then nothing happened. Then there was the ...
  • Merchanter’s Luck, by C.J. Cherryh
    Title: Merchanter’s Luck (Company Wars, #2) Author: C.J. Cherryh Genre: sci-fi Summary: The fateful meeting between the owner of a tramp star-freighter that flies the Union planets under false papers and fake names and a proud but junior member of a powerful starship-owning family leads to a record-breaking race to Downbelow Station–and a terrifying showdown at a ...
  • Exquisite Corpse, by Poppy Z Brite [horror]
    Title: Exquisite Corpse Author: Poppy Z. Brite Genre: horror, serial killer Summary: After escaping prison, serial killer Andrew Compton heads for New Orleans to pursue the art of what he calls “the art of killing boys.” He joins up with a dissolute playboy who has pushed his art to limits even Compton hadn’t imagined. Together they set their ...
  • MPD Psycho, by Eiji Otsuka [manga, serial killer]
    Title: MPD Psycho Author: Eiji Otsuka Genre: manga, horror, serial killers Summary: In MPD-Psycho Volume 1, police detective Kobayashi Yousuke’s life is changed forever after a serial killer notices something “special” about him. That same killer mutilates Kobayashi’s wife and kick-starts a “multiple personality battle” within Kobayashi that pushes him into a complex tempest of interconnected deviants and ...
  • Plastic Jesus, by Poppy Z. Brite
    Title: Plastic Jesus Author: Poppy Z. Brite Genre: faux-biofic, mm romance Summary: The 1960’s brought Seth and Payton all they’d fantasized about–perfect friendships, a successful four-man band, and most importantly, each other. Together they embarked on a tour that brought them stimulating highs and shattering lows, and they prospered and suffered in one another’s arms. The two men ...
  • Dressing Up, by Todd Young
    Title: Dressing Up Author: Todd Young (I keep wanting to call him “Adam Young”) Genre: m/m romance/light erotica Summary: Skipper has just arrived at college on a football scholarship. The year kicks off with a costume party. Skipper ends up going as Tarzan, in an all too brief costume. At the party he meets Lake, but can Lake ...
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