With the previous review talking about how music is capable of saving your life, I thought it best to talk about the music that saved mine. I am not shy about the fact that I discovered the band Blue October from looking at the playlist for Twilight …
After Kris' ex-bandmate Terry sold out to become The Blind King she's been working in a dead-end job in a dead-end town. But then The Blind King comes back for one last tour, and this time Kris might just be able to bring him down, but first she has to get the band back together. In another dead-end town, Melanie clings onto the hope that The Blind King has given her, and his new show has given her the kick she needs to finally get out of the place. Part road-trip, part zombie movie, all metal. tw: sexual assault, suicide, forced drug-taking, medical horror, dismemberment
Pen is sick of trying to live up to everyone's expectations. No she doesn't want to be a boy, but she's not entirely sure she wants to be a girl if that means wearing skirts and just being what everyone wants her to be.
A collection of short stories based around horror and queer desire.
It's the story of the Iliad, and the youth of Achilles, if it was told as a romance from the perspective of Patroclus
A woman raises the werewolf son of her former lover.
I am a tactile person. I like to touch and to be touched. I like firm hugs and holding hands. I am a firm advocate of non-romantic physical intimacy. I like having my head patted. I find touch comforting and soothing. Sometimes. Other times my skin will crawl from a friendly hug, and a casual …
Area X has been cut off from the world. It's existence only known to a few, it is hopelessly researched by the Southern Reach - an organisation that soon proves just as unknowable and strange as Area X itself.
Saffron feels powerless. She is stuck at a school filled with boys whose idea of entertainment is snapping bras and flipping skirts, with a principal whose motto seems to be "boys will be boys." So she can't really be blamed for following Gwen, the older, elegant, takes-no-shit world-walker through a rip in space and into Kena, a world recovering from a civil war where the good guys accidentally put the bad guy on the throne.
The world has been without women since a plague destroyed them decades ago. But then, in the graveyards and the woods, a yellow fungus begins to grow in the shape of the dead women's bodies. They are the Beauty and they will be loved. TW: body horror, sexual violence, dubious consent, abuse, mention of homophobia