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Keep faith, in the broad sense of the word. It doesn't have to be a religion, unless you want it to be. It doesn't have to speak about the universe, unless you want it to. It doesn't have to be about anyone but yourself. Keep faith, in other planets and other houses; be it in the face of danger, grief, or while you spread your arms and laugh. Keep faith the same way you ke ...more
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Published September 1st 2019
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Vanshika Prusty
Aug 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I may be biased but I think this is a pretty good book that everyone should read 🌚
Bogi Takács
Aug 28, 2019 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
No review because I am in this book :), but I enjoyed it!
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And I Entreated by Bogi Takács - 4 stars
CW: Verbal cissexism, danger of physical harm due to an accident
I really enjoyed this story and I found it to be a really strong start to this anthology! I loved the conversation about gender in relation to religion and especially in relation to certain religious practices. Also, the nuance with which nonbinary genders were discussed was really nice to see! There’s a point in the story, where one of the nonbinary characters point
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Aayushi
Aug 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I’m not good with anthologies, but oh my god this blew me away. Each of these stories had beautiful emotions and feels behind it, and the themes vary enough to remain interesting and still cohesive.

The intersection of faith and queer identities can be tough. There was definitely some very raw emotions, and I did cry at least once. (There are content warnings before each story, please be aware of any possible triggers.) I needed something like this, though. Because so much of this was so, so hap
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USOM
Sep 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
(Disclaimer: I received this book from the author. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.)

Keep Faith is a fabulous anthology featuring stories from authors in all places on their career path. It features stories where queerness and faith can conflict and bloom. Whether it be fantastical, contemporary, or more, Keep Faith is a subtle anthology. With these stories, you are transported to new world. Into new experiences. In conflicts between faith and love, commitment and dut
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sofia
Average Star Rating: 3.77
Overall Star Rating: 4


I really enjoyed this anthology! I loved how different each of the stories were ― this is the most eclectic anthology I’ve ever read, while still exploring a central theme that I love. I definitely recommend this one!

Individual Reviews:

And I Entreated by Bogi Takacs: 3.75 stars?
Well, this was weird as hell and I respect that. The sci-fi setting felt quite underdeveloped to me ― a lot of world vocab was thrown at me but I left with an extremely vagu
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Coco Chen (misscocochen)
I love the idea of this book, of the intersection of faith and different cultures and queerness, and I loved seeing all the representation of sexuality and gender and ethnicity and religion. However, while there are absolute gems in here, I found the anthology mostly underwhelming. My favourite story was “Life is a Story of Change” by Ella Ha, but that also may be because it’s the aro/ace story.
Zoe
Aug 13, 2019 marked it as release-2019
TBR: don't you dare
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Me: *clicks Want To Read with extreme queerness*
Lori
Y'all I'm crying because I just received this book, and I want to cry. (Please let there be a demisexual character so I won't feel alone)

9/10/19: As of today, it made me cry and there's a demisexual character and an asexual/aromatic character.
Kate Brauning
Aug 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Definitely biased but MY SHORT STORY "Godzilla" is in this one and I hope you love it anywhere near as much as I loved writing it :)
Megan Manzano
Aug 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Definitely biased but I love this book and I hope y'all enjoy my sapphic af story about Gods and magic and love. ❤❤
Kate
Overall rating: 5/5

And I Entreated by Bogi Takács – 4 stars

I really, really enjoyed this one! Gabhi Martins and her team made a good decision in opening the anthology with And I Entreated because it was a really strong story and did such a good job in telling the reader to stick around!

This one is a sci-fi piece that talks about a mother having been transformed into a plant and witnessing her non-binary child preparing for their bar mitzvah, and how their being non-binary intersects with the
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Cande
Sep 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
I was so excited about this anthology. One, because I love anthologies so much, getting a glimpse from different authors in one place, and two, because of these stories explore queerness and faith. I really liked it, there’s a nice variety of genres and all the stories have this very hopeful tone and message that I really appreciated. It’s kind of hard talking about anthologies so I’m trying to figure out how to review it? But listen, if you like anthologies this is one is a Must.
Charlie
Dec 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
I have been exploring other people's faith recently in a careful way, mindful of my own religious trauma. This collection was wonderful for that. It soothes me to read about people's faith (especially when it is inclusive of queer people).
faith ✨
Sep 01, 2019 marked it as z-low-priority
This post makes me even more excited about this book than I already am ...more
Elly Ha
Aug 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
not biased since I'm a part of this phenomenal anthology or anything~

but really, please read this book!
Arin
Aug 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Rach A.
Aug 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was already tearing up at Gabhi's editor's note, so I think we all know this one is going to be emotional! But what it also is, is an incredible diverse and nuanced discussion on spirtuality. There is such a range of genres and styles, there is a story in here for everyone. So I thought I'd showcase the brilliance of each story with a mini review of each - enjoy!

And I Entreated - Bogi Takács

I don't think I quite realised how empty science fiction is of faith and religion until reading this sh
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Rivqa
Aug 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
A lovely anthology filled with sweet and thought-provoking stories about queerness and faith. Some are speculative and others contemporary, which is a mixture I generally find challenging in an anthology, but it worked better here than in others, possibly due to the subject material. A beautiful reminder that there's a place for everyone.
It’s Parker
I’m not a huge fan of anthologies because I’m always afraid I’m only going to like one of the stories out of the whole collection, but I actually really enjoyed Keep Faith. I enjoyed the different perspectives of what faith means to different people and how the writers portrayed that in their stories. And I enjoyed several of them and none of them I had to push myself to read through because they all held my attention despite the stories being different genres.

I think it also helped that none of
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Marta
Aug 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Read the full review here.

I already knew Keep Faith was gonna be epic, AND I’m glad it didn’t disappoint!

Keep Faith is an anthology that puts together fourteen short novels, and all have one thing in common: queerness. The authors are all queer, and this book was meant to explore how they each view faith in a broad sense. I was, admitelly, a bit hesitant at first. I’m not big on reading anthologies, but I was suprised at how easy it was to swift from one story to another. The novels have diffe
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Bailee
Sep 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
***I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

Keep Faith is an anthology of 14 short stories of LGBTQA+ and faith meet. The 14 short stories explore the different meanings of understanding faith while still being queer. Each story takes on a life of its own, and you’ll find yourself wanting more, and not wanting these stories to end.

The first thing I really enjoyed was being introduced to so many different authors. There were short stories in here that I probably would
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Kristīne Vītola
Demisexual character in "Golden Hue" by Mayara Barros
Questioning aroace character in "Life is a story of change" by Elly Ha
May Barros
Sep 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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I loved it so so much! Every short story is amazing in its own unique way!
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