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The Big Reveal

3.83  ·  Rating details ·  12 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Samus Mallory believes the right kind of fantasy can change someone's life. Which is why she started to teach fantasy literature at her university, and why Jackie Vasquez, a cute cosplayer who always cross-plays, catches her eye.

As the two connect over their favourite novels and a cyberpunk game called Hack The Planet, Samus thinks she's found the perfect person to be her
Published June 29th 2016 by Less Than Three Press (first published June 21st 2016)
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Feb 23, 2019 rated it liked it
I thought this novel was the perfect length to fit my current mood. It was not too long and not too short without feeling that the ending was rushed.

The main characters, Samus and Jackie are at different stages in their lives in terms of discovering themselves as well as some other aspects. Despite this, they are able to connect over their love of board games and video games.

Overall, an okay book that you can read in an afternoon.

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What a lovely and sweet story. It's short enough to read in an afternoon, but long enough for a well-paced romance to blossom. The first word that comes to mind with this is natural. Everything in it feels so completely organic. Samus and Jackie meet, discover they had a prior connection (not terribly unusual in a university setting), and slowly build friendship and love. Their discoveries about themselves and each other are realistic, a few bumps and lots of mutual respect.

This is a story about
Mar 04, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: queer, my-e-things, lgbtq
This was nice. I loved that it's a really quiet, ordinary, everyday, sweet story about trans nerds falling in love--no drama, no angst, no bad things happening. That said, I honestly didn't find it very interesting. I found the writing and the characters and the plot to be pretty flat, which is a shame. I stopped halfway through a few weeks ago because it was a bit boring, but it's quite short, so I finished it and, in the end, it just wasn't very engaging for me. Other people really like it, so ...more
Jun 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: contemporary, f-f, romance
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The Open Window, another book by Eve Francis, was such a good read that I jumped on the occasion and requested an ARC for The Big Reveal when it was put up on Netgalley. And am I not regretting this a single second. Its subject took me entirely by surprise— The description of the book being somewhat obscure so as to better keep its cards hidden. Unfortunately, I cannot tell you why this book moved me so much without spoiling it a bit (a very small bit, don’t worry
Jun 18, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: lgbt, novella, romance
The trans issues were good and necessary. The plot and character chemistry was pretty bad.
Jun 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
A good read! I felt the premise was interesting and the various journeys the characters took to be fun.
Jul 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: lesbian-fiction
I liked this book because it challenges some of the preconceptions many have about transgendered people. A lot of people get hung up on the genitals that a trans person has, that may not agree with the gender they present. It feels to me, that the more people are exposed to stories where it's not only normal but nothing to make a big deal over, the more they will understand. That's part of why I really liked this book; Jackie doesn't feel that having a penis makes Samus any less of a woman. Also ...more
May 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Received from NetGalley for my honest review
Completed 5/13/18
116 page ebook

Typically for books around 100 pages, I don't like to rate higher than a 3, because I usually like to get a full long story, but this book was so good that I rated it a 5 despite being so short.

This book probably won't be for everyone, but I loved it. It was my first book with a Trans character, I think, or at least it was definitely my first in with a coming out Trans character and I love the way it was handled. I thoug
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Eve Francis’s short stories have appeared in Wilde Magazine, The Fieldstone Review, Iris New Fiction, MicroHorror, and The Human Echoes Podcast. Romance and horror are her favourite genres to write in because everyone has felt love or fear in some form or another. She lives in Canada, where she often sleeps late, spends too much time online, and repeatedly watches old horror movies and Orange Is T ...more

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