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Beneath the Citadel by Destiny Soria
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really liked it
bookshelves: asexual, fantasy, ya, lgbt

Prophecy books usually aren't my cup of tea, but BENEATH THE CITADEL is a deeply engrossing take on them that touches directly upon fate, accountability, and the power of the future. I enjoyed the world depicted here and grew to love all the characters. But especially Newt and Alys and Vesper. I guess I love my thinkers more than I love my sassers!

One of my favourite thing about this book is that it features ex-lovers who are now very close friends, and it works very hard to dispel the idea this means their current relationship is -lesser-. It's different, and sometimes they miss the romantic and sexual components, but neither of them treats this change as a downgrade. This, combined with the asexual rep, made me feel welcome and included in-world.

From memory, books contain trigger warnings for : life-threatening fires and suffocation, near drowning, shackles & other bindings, imprisonment, memory loss and mental intrusions.
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Reading Progress

September 5, 2018 – Shelved
September 5, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
September 5, 2018 – Shelved as: asexual
September 5, 2018 – Shelved as: ya
September 5, 2018 – Shelved as: fantasy
December 7, 2018 – Started Reading
December 7, 2018 – Shelved as: lgbt
December 11, 2018 – Finished Reading

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