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Monday, March 12, 2018

All Out | Book Review

All Out

Edited by: Saundra Mitchell
Number of Pages: 353

Average Rating: 4.15 / 5 stars
My Overall Rating: 3.35 / 5 stars

Published: February 27, 2018
Read in March 2018

Summary According to Goodreads

Take a journey through time and genres and discover a past where queer figures live, love, and shape the world around them. Seventeen of the best young adult authors across the queer spectrum have come together to create a collection of beautifully written diverse historical fiction for teens. 

My Thoughts

Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore: 2 stars

    - This was different, but and I appreciated the story, I just could not get into the writing style. 

The Sweet Trade by Natalie C Parker: 3 stars

    - I liked this one but would have liked to see more personality in the characters. I understand the time period and that women weren’t exactly “free”, but I would’ve liked to see more 

And They Don’t Kiss at the End by Nilah Magruder: 4 stars 

Burnt Umber by Mackenzi Lee: 5 stars

    - I loved this story! It is so relatable across any decade, I fell for it. The characters were sweet and real, and it is a concept that would be great as a full-length novel. 

The Dresser & the Chambermaid by Robin Talley: 4 stars

New Year by Malinda Lo: 3 stars

Molly’s Lips by Dahlia Adler: 4 stars

    - Short and simple, which managed to work both in its favour and against it. 

The Coven by Kate Scelsa: 2 stars 

Every Shade of Red by Elliot Wake: 2 stars

    - Robin Hood has never been one of my favourite stories, so I didn’t expect to love a retelling of it. 

Willows by Scott Tracey: 4 stars 

    - This story took a different turn than I’d originally expected, but I liked how dark the tone was. It was interesting and unique, and something I would read as a full-length novel. 

The Girl with the Blue Lantern by Tess Sharpe: 4 stars 

    - I really liked the writing style of this story, it flowed so well and felt natural. The plot was different but enjoyable!

The Secret Life of a Teenage Boy by Alex Sanchez: 5 stars

    - Oh my heart! This was such a sweet, romantic story but was also refreshingly real. It wasn’t some fairytale story but instead shared true struggles of a young boy coming to terms with himself. I loved the descriptive writing style, and want to read more from this author in the future!

Walking After Midnight by Kody Keplinger: 4 stars 

The End of the World As We Know It by Sara Farizan: 3 stars 

Three Witches by Tessa Gratton: 2 stars

The Inferno & the Butterfly by Shaun David Hutchinson: 4 stars 

Healing Rosa by Tehlor Kay Mejia: 2 stars

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