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Enum & Valerie

enumeration@kirja.casa

Joined 2 years, 2 months ago

@vivavaleria@eldritch.cafe on the mammooth site. Reading mostly wlw rom-coms, with the occasional exceptions. I try to rotate languages, but it isn't really easy to find queer romance books in other languages than English. Reviews and comments usually in the same language as the book.

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46% complete! Enum & Valerie has read 23 of 50 books.

Misa Sugiura: It's Not Like It's a Secret (Paperback, 2018, HarperTeen) 3 stars

Sixteen-year-old Sana Kiyohara has too many secrets. Some are small, like how it bothers her …

cute but not outstanding

3 stars

What's frustrating to me, is that all of the time, different poems are mentioned, are their meanings referenced, but they're not printed. Also, the main character says some shitty racist stuff at some point (and gets punished for it), but doesn't really make up for it later.

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Zoe Hana Mikuta: Gearbreakers (2021, Feiwel & Friends) 5 stars

No logré engancharme. Tal vez es que la realidad de la guerra es demasiado punzante …

The paperbook book Eris was reading sits abandoned, overturned on its pages, spine comfortably cracked. A line of tape borders the edge of the cover flap. I look at her. "Did you paste over a different cover?" Juniper flits by, arms in the air. "Eris likes us to pretend I'm the only one who reads the romance novels." "You can laugh," Eris says, blushing. "But I'm holding the future of your skin hostage." [with a tattoo needle and ink] I crane my neck to peek at the book again. "Romantic." "Dangerous." "Dramatic."

Gearbreakers by  (Page 246 - 247)

Zoe Hana Mikuta: Off with Their Heads (2024, Disney Press) 4 stars

In a world where Saints are monsters and Wonderland is the dark forest where they …

This is fucked up

4 stars

To be clear: This book is quite often called a "retelling of Alice in Wonderland", but I don't really agree with that description. The book is full of references - for instance, you'll find an Alice (Icca's middle name), a Rabbit (Caro's last name), a Red Queen who asks for chopped-off heads, a Hattie (the Red Queen's first name), a Cheshire (the apothecary's last name), jabberwockies, and, of course, a Wonderland. And regular nonsense. But apart from that, Off With Their Heads has nothing to do with Lewis Carroll's classic.

It is quite fucked-up though, and confusing (probably on purpose). Fucked-up girls in a fucked-up world, lovers-to-mortal-enemies, siding with the Queen or against her. Slaying saints.

Oh right, that is a consistent Mikuta feature: Every one of her books is about killing religious entities. In Gearbreakers and sequel, the girls slay gods. In Off With Their Heads, they decapitate saints. …

Zoe Hana Mikuta: Off with Their Heads (2024, Disney Press) 4 stars

In a world where Saints are monsters and Wonderland is the dark forest where they …

Icca didn't say anything. [...] That was fine, Carousel waited. She considered speaking to Hattie's furniture, but she didn't want to startle the tea table or the candle holders with her queries, since she was almost sure Hattie never spoke to them at all.

Off with Their Heads by  (Page 328)

Das kannste auch dem Ochsen auf der Fleischbrücke erzählen. (aber vielleicht überseh ich hier auch die kinky Lesart, in der es sich um Human Furniture handelt??)

Zoe Hana Mikuta: Off with Their Heads (2024, Disney Press) 4 stars

In a world where Saints are monsters and Wonderland is the dark forest where they …

But truly, dear readers, if by this point in the story you are still seeking comfort, enough so that you are picturing our darling, gruesome champions engaged in habits so domestic and casual as the pursuit of higher education, even toting around a god such as Carnage, then a concerned narrator must ask after you - are you very much all right?

Off with Their Heads by  (Page 255)

certainly not, thanks for asking though