★★★☆☆—Tor is straight-up publishing fanfic these days, huh?
★★★☆☆—A fun, surprisingly nuanced debut, but nevertheless, a flawed one.
How (Not) to Ask a Boy to Prom is short, light and sweet. It’s also perfectly mediocre and utterly forgettable.
I wouldn’t call SuperMoon a trainwreck: it’s not offensively bad. It’s more like an earnest craft project gone awry. It’s almost cute, in a brainless sort of way.
Holy crap, Tell Me How You Really Feel comes this close to being—literally—the perfect lesbian high school rom-com.
Think The Raven Boys, but intensely codependent.
Through unsent e-mails to Rachel Maddow, Brynn details her budding crush on new student Michaela and the tentative interest in school politics she’s forced into when cruel, spoiled Adam Graff runs for president of Student Government.
But: is it safe for Brynn to care about something again?
Viewing it as a sort of dark, dramatic M/M romance, Docile’s put together quite nicely. But the problem is it’s sold as a Sci-fi, from a big-name SFF publisher, and the sci-fi component only exists as an excuse for angsty erotica.
The King’s Questioner is a simple and straightforward book: the characters say they’re going to do something, and then they do it.
Definitely fucked up, but very, very good.