It was all sinking in. I’d never had a crush on anyone. No boys, no girls, not a single person I had ever met. What did that mean?
Georgia has never been in love, never kissed anyone, never even had a crush – but as a fanfic-obsessed romantic ...more
I would try ordering the British edition …moreLoveless does not have a US publisher (yet), so as long as that is the case, it will not come out in the US.
I would try ordering the British edition through Bookdepository (free shipping worldwide), Waterstones, or another online shop that ships to the US.(less)
- an aromantic asexual coming-out story set at Durham University
- a small group of unlikely friends trying to save the Shakespeare Society by putting on a very weird play
- a plan to 'find love' that goes very wrong indeed
- a directorial rivalry fraught with sexual tension between two queer girls
- a battle on a bouncy castle
- some very strong opinions about Scooby-Doo
- learning that platonic love can be just as powerful - if not more so, sometimes - tha ...more
EDIT: it’s worth noting that this book & details about it have not been finalised yet, but it is about an a-spec girl coming to accept herself (not being “cured” as some previously thought) and it is an ownvoices novel. There has been a bit of confusion here & there, but I have absolute faith in Oseman ...more
EDIT: made a video review if you'd like to check it out~ ...more
Also this cover hit my feelings like a ton of bricks. Firstly, I'm aro-ace. Secondly, I don't know how to explain the emotion that this illustration conveys, but I sure as hell can tell you that I FEEL this illustration and I feel like this illustration most of the time. And it is painful?? idek.
Ok, I'll try. Like ... I hope that the ways I experience love are ... good enough? For, you kno ...more
EDIT NOTE: Yes, I know this is ownvoices, and I know it's an aroace protagonist dealing with internalized things. That doesn't mean it's not an incredibly difficult topic that could go wrong in a lot of ways, and the blurb is awful.
EDIT NOTE 2 : This is getting likes again, so before I get more angry fans: the blurb has changed since ...more
I just. Loved. Love.
This was a major story about Georgia’s growth, and discovering herself and her identity, and accepting herself, which, we really need more of these stories! The book st ...more
LOVELESS is the story many have been waiting for, welcome representation for aro-ace readers with a character discovering their sexual identity and it was a complex unfurling of realisation for Georgia. Georgia had this screaming desire to fit in, get her firsts under her belt until she was faced with actually doing that. The story was an opening up of consciousness of identity.
There were lots of first year ...more
Maybe it's not the heteronormative dream that she grew up wishing for, but...knowing who you are and loving yourself is so much better than that, I think.
Aside from being hilarious and full of vibrant, lovable characters each with their own unique story, 'Loveless' also gave me lots of food for thought. Before hearing about 'Loveless', aromantic and asexual sexualities were something I vaguely knew of by name but not nature. The synopsis really got me wondering (plenty of thinking t...more
Regardless, I am now because I need this more than I need air.
I already can just feel like this book is going to mean the whole world to me since it has an aroace main character.
911: 911, how can I help you?
Me: yes, hi. Can you build a time machine and fast forward to July 2020?
911: I’m sorry, this is an emergency line.
Me: yes, I know. This is an emergency. I need this book, like, yesterday.
I'm going to start out by summarizing a few things that I loved about Loveless:
The emphasis on friendship and platonic love: Georgia, Pip, Rooney, Jason, and Sunil all now gladly live in my head rent-free—friend group GOALS right there!
Readers can learn about aromanticism and asexuality with Geo ...more
Alice’s first novel SOLITAIRE was published whe ...more