Kristallblau - Magisches Blut
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“You are not like other girls, Agnes McLellan.”
“No,” she said. “I’m not.”
I really dislike giving 1 star reviews. I usually try to find something good about a book to justify bumping it up to 2. I gave The Cerulean every chance to change my mind and I kept reading right to the end, but I really didn't enjoy this book at all. It's not just one thing, but a combination of many different things that didn't work for me.
I was drawn in by the promise of an all-female sapphic society where each girl ...more
- One Of the coolest worlds/concepts ive ever read BUT
- NEVER IN MY LIFE HAVE I BEEN QUEER BATED SO HARD
- THE MC IS THE ONLY STRAIGHT GIRL IN HER ENTIRE CULTURE OF POLY LESBIANS
- THERE IS ANOTHER LESBIAN MC BUT SHES “NOT LIKE OTHER GIRLS” THIS IS LITERALLY A LINE IN THE BOOK
-DISHONOR ON U AND UR COW
- THIS CONCEPT DESERVED BETTER. WE DESERVED BETTER
I'm also updating on Dec 7 bc I realized I never mentioned the blatant racism bc i was so wrapped up in the homophobia. But yeah the brown ...more
This story is about a STRAIGHT girl, part of a species that doesn't even have males. She grew up in a polyam sapphic society.
Due to circumstances she gets to this other planet and sees males for the first time. AND OF COURSE she's actually been attracted to "males" all this time. IT LITERALLY DOESN'T EVEN MAKE SENSE.
"This was attraction. She wanted this male, the way she ...more
The title character is the only straight girl from an all-lesbian alien society. She has a straight coming-out scene. No, really.
Oh, and her all-lesbian society decides she needs to be ritually murdered in order to save their floating city. Which definitely does not play into homophobic fears about queer people being dangerous to children or anything.
I gave this an honest try because I wanted to make sure the MC in question wasn't a bi or ace character being misrepresented in ...more
“Males looked sort of like females, except they had no breasts and were taller and hairier and meaner.”
Time to confess that I primarily requested this book because of it’s cover and because I thought it was a standalone (We need more Fantasy Standalones). I liked the synopsis initially but after a few weeks of requesting this I started to have second thoughts and started to lose interest in the synopsis!
That being ...more
Unfortunately, with that cool concept came not a whole lot of substance as far as plot was concerned. Most of the scenes featured extensive explanations about the world (which I ...more
Edit (4): I got to meet Amy last week. She's super funny and nice. buttttttt.... THIS IS STILL AN UN-F*CKING-TITLED DUOLOGY!!!!!!!!!!! HARPERCOLLINS ARE YOU OKAY?
Edit (3): Stillll untitled duology.
Edit (2): It's officially published and STILL UNTITLED DUOLOGY.
Edit: It's still untitled. COME ON HARPERCOLLINS SHAKE A LEG
This book comes out in a month and it's still an untitled duology.
GET YOUR ACT TOGETHER PEOPLE
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I see that this is promoting itself as a Sapphic society but I'm having visions of GATE TO WOMEN'S COUNTRY meets ROMEO AND JULIET, so let's not hold our collective breaths just yet
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Can someone explain to me why this book has been hyped as a sapphic utopia for so long so, and now the official blurb has nothing about this sapphic world, and what we're actually getting is a boring fantasy about a straight girl???
Oh I know, it's so this book gets all the credit of being diverse and giving us a glimpse of this poly sapphic society of all magical woman in the beginning of the book, but then gives us ...more
Okay. *deep, ragged breaths* What in the world did I just read?
There may be some spoilers so read at your own risk.
First off, we have one of those apparent protagonists. She doesn't quite fit in. She wonders about things she shouldn't be wondering about. She doesn't like girls they way others do-
I'll back up.
Sera lives in a floating city in space. I have dubbed this place, Floaty City. That is the jist of it. Her society is made up entirely of ...more
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Sera was an amazing MC. I absolutely loved her. I loved her so much I couldn't see any flaws in her but she was also not a Mary Sue character. Take from that what you will.
There were a lot of POV's in this book and that is one of the main reasons it got knocked down from a 5 to a 4 1/2. While I do deem it essential I don't ...more
Legitimately I would not have been surprised if I got to the end and the last paragraph said "wouldn't it be fucked up if this was real? I'm rod sterling and you're watching the twilight zone"
Would not recommend this book to anyone unless you're a cishet author trying to ...more
The story is told from four different characters point of view, enabling us to know the thoughts of Agnes, Leo, Sera and Leena. It touches different kinds of love, as well as different kinds of magic. Everything is unfolding very fast in the second part of the book, so much that I was constantly ...more
Anyway, rant over. Let's talk about the book.
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The Cerulean is a fantasy that I tried really hard to get an advanced review copy of because I loved Amy Ewing’s previous series. I was so thrilled when I got a copy from Edelweiss. The cover s absolutely stunning and I really liked Amy Ewing’s first two books in The Lone City series, so I went in with super high expectations. I am pleased to say that it was not a disappointing read.
I loved the characters. Sera was ...more
One thing I must say about this book, before we get into its entirety, is that the first say, 15% had me crying, smiling, in awe... and then lots more crying but look, emotions are good! I was in freakinglove with this magical world in the sky. In. Love. And okay, I don't read synopses before starting a book, but some of the stuff is easy to predict regardless. That was okay, it didn't ...more
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