A Return to Arms
This is exactly the kind of book that lesfic has needed for a long time, and we need more like it.
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I felt like I connected to the characters so much. I live in South Africa and we have strikes all the time for everything and I have been to strikes before but they are not as hectic as it was in the book.
This book really touched me.
I won’t pretend that I have any clue what it is like to be a person of colour, neither in the US, nor in Germany, where I live, nor any other place. I don’t. I can’t even imagine.
I picked this up because always talking about wanting more diversity and diverse books and then not reading them or books by POC authors is really not okay. Someone has to start somewhere. So I do.
It doesn’t matter that I can’t fully relate to the events or completely understand what and ...more
This is a pretty powerful book and it’s not a light read, although there are moments of love and brightness that shine through.
I’ve thought for quite a while on how to review this book, or even if I could. It doesn’t really fit a genre mold; it’s definitely lesbian fiction, but it’s more than that. It’s also about current events happening in the US that are ...more
It is a book about two people that figure out who they are and how they want to raise awareness about the racial issues that is ever present in their everyday lives. While figuring out what they want to be and mean to each other.
In ways a powerful book that makes you think by this first time author for me ...more
A Return to Arms is the story of Toya a black lesbian activist trying to navigate her way through both life and the passages of the Black Lives Matter movement. Her life is a daily struggle of a young person trying to convince the rest of America that Black Lives Matter while attempting to convince the Organization, Rise Up of which she is an active member, that ALL Black Lives Matter. That women, qu ...more
I had the pleasure of receiving an advanced reader copy (ARC) of Return to Arms in exchange for a review. I’m glad I got a chance to read this book. Sheree L. Greer is an amazing author who doesn’t shy away from hard discussions or difficult topics. Her debut novel Let the Lover be touched on alcoholism and self destruction, the delicate nature of relationships we have with others and ourselves.
Return to Arms is no different. The very difficult topic of racial injustice, black people being kill...more
If you're looking for a purely romance book, this is not it as it takes a backseat to the main story.
It took me a while to get into the story, but I'm glad I stuck with it. There are no words to describe the way the aut ...more
I was sent this book by Inked Rainbow Reads in exchange for an honest review.
First of all can I say as a reviewer this novel evoked so many feelings and stirred up so many emotions in me. I also had difficulty in identifying the genre, of this book, I don't think it is just a book for lesbians or those sympathetic to lesbians. My first reaction was this subject was so important, essential and consequential that I felt a fictitious novel could not do it justice. After ...more
It had a slow start for me, but that's probably just because I'm used to fantastic fiction, not because it's not interesting. The sheer organic ho ...more