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Blood & Vinyl (Dream of Waking, #1)

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“Witches & vampires & fae, oh my!"

What’s in it: Queer stuff. Trans MC. Eldritch things. Vampires. Latinx influences. Witches. Punx. Early 00’s. Adulty bits.

MJ is desperately trying to bring her best friend Ash back. While Leyl, a born vampire with no past or memory to speak of struggles to find his place in Portland. Valeria bounces, and leaves her children, Varina and Ari
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Margaret Adelle
I am always looking to add more diverse voices to my review list. And the author and I have been Twitter mutuals for some time. So when he asked if I would want to do a review, I was eager to.

This book is a strange mix. The best way I can think of to describe it is a jigsaw puzzle where every piece is beautiful and unique, but they're put together in an almost haphazard way. If you read the synopsis, you can't really get a feel for the main conflict of the book and that carries through in the p
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Robert Kukla
May 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
*4.5 Stars

I think this was an awesome ride of a book. I loved the characters, I loved the writing style and the early 2000s setting was perfect for this type of story. I really felt as I said on Twitter that this felt like a mash up of Queer As Folk and True Blood (but with much more enjoyable characters).
I will be doing a full spoiler free review on my channel so stay on the look out but this is why I feel indie authors deserve as much love or even more love than your Cassandra Clare’s or Leigh
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Montgomery Pierce
Nov 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020-reads
Vampires, witches, and low-key Eldritch spookery is what you're going to have in store with this book. But more than that, there's a lot in here cherishing found family, grappling with expectations of blood family, casual and validated queerness, how parental transgressions almost always fall onto the shoulders of their children to fix...

But first, let me sum up what's going on because I don't believe that the synopsis does the actual framework of the story justice.

At the core, Blood & Vinyl i
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Gracias Siguiente
Mar 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing
The world-building and characters are interesting. The cast is also diverse. What really got me was the inclusion of Latin deities. They were brought in like they were Greek gods. It was like they were this universal thing and just there, they were normal. For someone who studied a little South American lore it was a really nice treat. I just wish there was more Spanish in the book and have it just in there like English. You know, normal! Someone said “it is a jigsaw puzzle where every piece is ...more
Nathan Martin
Mar 18, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Kind of fast in some parts, but lots of represantation! And it didn’t seem like it was forced or faked. I had to look up words, but I don’t think that’s a bad thing. I might pick up the next book if I have time.
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