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
➽ Radio Silence ★★★★★
➽ I Was Born for This ★★★★
I don’t want to do a full review on this because I do not want to fight with people on this, nor be in any kind of bookish spotlight right now. But I still will say some brief thoughts, because I know people will be curious, because most people have given this five stars. Also, so many of my friends saw themselves within these pages and that’s so important and so valid. Here are some of their reviews that I recommend you check out: Ellie, Jill, & Li ...more
I can't explain with words what this book means to me so instead I'll link you to the vlog where I cried my eyes out over this book: https://youtu.be/9Xyva5SK7IM ...more
" I used to dream of a spellbinding, endless, forever romance. A beautiful story of meeting a person who could change your whole world.
But now, I realized, friendship could be that too."
It was a lot.
Like a" lot a lot"".
This book is a part of me and I felt it in heart right in the middle and my soul .
Alice Oseman you did this and I am gonna say WOW, thanks and I love you
Platonic love+ friendship + drama+ college life+ lots of Sha ...more
anyway, you can find my full review here
I do hope that loveless opens the gates for more a-spec bo ...more
(A few) Reasons why you should read this book:
🧡 Aro-ace main character!!!!
💛 Sapphic enemies-to-lovers (or more like, bickering-like-an-old-married-couple-to-lovers) side couple!!!!
💚 THEATRE, and i cannot stress this enough, GAYS!!! (with a lot of Shakespeare references)
💙 Platonic love. Platonic love. Platonic love.
💜 Group chats, banter, wholesomness, all the good stuff
🌈 Art by Alice Oseman
I apologize in advance if this ...more
You can find my full review here ☆
Let me say that this seems to be a very personal book to Alice Oseman and that it is obviously a very valid experience of being aroace and I won’t take that away from it. However, I despised the way it presented this character’s journey as THE aroace experience and as someone on the aroace spectrum, I felt very misrepresented and like my own experience was being invalidated. Not only do I think this can be harmful to others on the aroace spectrum and qu ...more
EDIT: made a video review if you'd like to check it out~ ...more
...this mix of relatable and unrelatable...
I kind of loved this ...more
First thing's first: I'm aroace and this makes this an ownvoices review! The second I heard about this book, I was so excited and preordered it, and I'm pretty sure I got this book a couple of days before it released. This is defin ...more
so like.......here's the thing. i don't have the words? i knew this book was going to make me feel things but.....damn. wow. okay.
i just cried for like thirty minutes because the end was so poignant.
this is the book i needed like ten years ago. seven years ago. five years ago. last week. it's something i've been eagerly waiting to read for months (years? i can't remember when alice started working on it) and i just knew it would be important to me because it's basically one of the firs ...more
Loveless was my single most anticipated release of 2020, so on release day, I sat myself down with the audiobook and dove right in. I was fully intending to read the entire book on release day, but it actually took me a few days to read it because I needed time to process.
I listened to the audiobook a ...more
Now they are literally my fictional family and I will protect them forever.
The story talks about exploring one's own sexuality and most importantly friendship and teamwork.
Through the characters, the author has done a remarkable job in explaining what asexuality and aromanticism mean and what they represent. I was laughing, crying and cringing (relata ...more
I know a lot of you didn't like it, but for me it actually gave hope.
I just wish she'd never experimented with Jason. He is a sweetheart and deserves the world. Seeing him hurt broke my heart.
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
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
Listen. In the first 150 pages of this I figured it was going to be just okay - it would be a quick, easy 3 or 4 star YA contemporary and I'd rant about how every single book on this planet focuses on introverted girls who hate partying and socializing, and how every book villainizes extroverts, and how I was over the idea that love fixes everything in stories.
but wow. everything, and i mean EVERYTHING, about this book was absolute perfection.
- I cared about every single character - ALL ...more
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
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
But, this book has hurt others and I cannot get past that. It’s one thing to get one rep right (and it’s ownvoice), it’s another thing to forget about all the other people represented and how badly they have been treated in this book.
Two bril ...more
Alice’s first novel SOLITAIRE was published when she was ...more