Broken Wings, L.J. Baker
Overall Rating: 6/10
Gayness Rating: 10/10
If you like furrowing your brow at odd sentences and casually looking over your shoulder to make sure no one’s noticing you’re reading lesbian sex, yeah. The story is not as solid as Lady Knight, but it is much better contained. It’s worth reading for the heartpounding moments, both sexy and story.
Rye Woods IS an illegal immigrant. No, we’re not talking about Mexicans, we’re talking about goddamned fairies. An older sister charged with taking care of her younger like a mother, Rye works shit end jobs two at a time while maintaining school to give her sister a better life. At an art show, a sexy ass dryad meets her and gets her panties wet. There is sex within the first fifty pages of this book. The story revolves around Rye’s plummeting confidence in her ability to take care of her sister and fear of being deported back to her monsterous homeland where awful shit would take place. Gay is a centerpiece.
- This book, much like how feminism was a podium for Lady Knight, focuses largely on the acceptance of homosexuality. This is listed as a con because, well, not everyone picks up a book to hear someone’s soap box.
- The world is strange and the terminology is hard to get used to. I had difficulty continuing to read this book because of how absurd everything was. It seemed more like the author didn’t feel like learning any real world cultures to make a fiction novel so he just made a fantasy world for it.
- You want to punch the main character sometimes. Usually, it’s not heartfelt because the protagonist does a lot of that punching for you. But it can be hard to get through this book because of constantly wanting to beat the protag upside the head.
- The writing was a bit better in this novel than in Lady Knight, and its treatment of the world around it is pleasantly contrasted to the previous novel. It’s impressive to see two vastly different worlds from the same person.
- On the otherside, I like the dynamics of this working world that Baker made. Fairyland, for instance, is painfully interesting to read about.
- Over the course of the book, you grow attached to the reoccuring characters to honestly get a little choked up by the end of it. It’s also well contained within its setting, unlike Lady Knight which brought lots of information and hooks that remained unclasped. Broken Wings told you a full story, beggining middle and end.
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