2 months ago
#TheCerulean by @amyewingbooks
FIVE STARS ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Okay... I went into this book with ZERO expectation.
I saw the cover, and read the title. I thought the cover was GORGEOUS, and #cerulean is my favorite color (after purple)! So, WIN, right?
I didn't know this was "an all-female sapphic society where each girl has three mothers," until I started reading it, but I thought, okay, that's a cool idea. Why not? And now, I am reading all this hate in reviews from some people because Sera, the MC, is from a world where there are no men, but she ends up on a planet with men, and ends up being attracted to men.
We live in a world where people are told the "norm" is for women to like men/men to like women, but over the past few decades, this has changed drastically, thankfully, and people are finally free to be themselves.
And now we're reading a book where a girl is supposed to be attracted to women but finds that she isn't, and people are getting offended by this?? Isn't that a bit hypocritical? Why can't Sera be free to like who she likes? WHY are people so angry that she found herself attracted to men?
ANYWAY, I thought this book was beautiful #sciencefiction with a nice 1800's theme, maybe a little bit #steampunk in there.
I listened to the #audiobook and I think that helped. I think the narrator really brought the characters to life, but I do think the narrator went overboard with the voice of Errol. It was kind of a creepy, but other than that, it was great. I really need a #hardcopy of this book. Anyone know where to get a #signedCopy?? 😁
I think in the second book, there will be a lot more character development! Leo and Agnes definitely romanticized the Byrnes side of the family, and I'm afraid of what they have waiting for them in Pelago. I want their grandmother to be awesome, but, I don't know, all the foreshadowing is making me nervous, but I'm super excited to read book 2!! I hate that I have to wait! Maybe I can sign up for an ARC?? 😁😁 I recommend this #book and read it with an open mind with no expectations. And just HAVE FUN! at Le Roy, New York