I saw this book everywhere when it was just released and.. well.. I couldn't not get myself a copy and then neglect it for a while? I am proud to say I read it way sooner than some other releases I pre-ordered though.. Anyway - time for my review!
Today's one of those days were something rare happens: I'm part of a blog tour. I rarely do that, but I really wanted to share this book because I believe it to be one of a kind. Set in South Africa - more specifically Cape Town - I was intrigued immediately. I love romance novels set in different countries outside of the "ordinary" London and Paris ones. Romance in Africa? Count me in!
Usually I review the first book in a series and then stop reviewing the entire series - more because that's my own personal choice than anything else. Today I'm doing it a bit differently. I'm reviewing the first two installments of The Finishing School-series to see whether or not I should continue them.
If it wasn’t obvious yet, this is a Beauty and the Beast-retelling. You all know I love my retellings so I could hardly pass up on this one! Did I like it? Or was it a disappointment? Let’s find out!
Can you imagine my face when I came across this? Cinderella Boy? That equals a Cinderella retelling, but LGBTQIA+? I don't even want to try and describe my reaction but there was screaming involved - and maniacally clicking the request-button. Did it live up to my expectations? Did it blow me away?
I've owned this book for a while, which caused me to forget what it was about. Since Sara Barnard is coming to YALC, I knew I had to read it before then so I decided to pick it up. Suddenly I remembered. Social anxiety, deafness, sign language. I was bound to love this book.
So, you might know I'm not really one who picks up science fiction very often. I always feel like it's a gamble when I do because I'm still in that place where I have to discover what kind of science fiction I like and which ones I don't. Have to admit though, this is one I liked.