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Renée’s average rating for 2020
Dammit, dammit, dammit. This was a far weaker follow up to the first book than I would have liked. Don't get me wrong: it's YA, it's fantasy, it's supposed to be fun and fluffy. But I can't abide by our YA heroines being ill-used by dudes with a tortured soul, whether they're culpable of mass murder and benefitting from a militaristic oligarchy or they're the undead king of the jinns disguised as a ginger beefcake. I won't stand for it, no matter ...more
This is a history of white, Euro/Ameri-centric heteronormativity. Very little inclusion of the colonialist, racist and classicist intersections of heterosexuality, which I think a thorough consideration of the topic demands, especially if you're taking it from this geopolitical context. ...more