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Wild I Figured I D Share A Bit Insider Info I figured I share a bit insider info BEYOND THE BLACK DOOR This is a YA Gym and Slimline dark fantasy with court intrigue assassinations fancyresses twisty romance evil love interests a fair bit of blood and cool stuff like bottomless staircases in endless ark castles It should appeal to fans of Beauty and the Beast retellings though it s not a retelling itself Phantom of the Opera and Labyrinth Also there are lots of ueer characters a emi biromantic asexual main character an ace love interest and acetrans and gay side characters Also it has specifically ace romance Since this book is fairly Marginal Notes, Doubtful Statements dark and twisted it may come as no surprise that there are some content warnings that come with it also here is your warning for the mild spoilers that may followCWs regarding the ueer content Some internalized acephobia that the MC works through specifically that she s not normal but that is resolved on the page The asexual MC forces herself into a sexual situation because she thinks she has to she stops it before it goes very far but still it s there Not a forced outing of the MC as ace per se but she is put on the spot for sure before she comes out though it s a relief for her after if that helps Some misgendering of a trans character who hasn t yet switched pronouns and is working to get to that point on that choice here CWs regarding emotional or physical violenceharm Emotionally abusivemanipulative romantic relationships though the emotional abusemanipulation is in most cases called out Parenteath on page Attempted self harmsuicide a noble sacrifice attempt that fails with no physical harm one
again it s there Lots o physical violence in general people getting stabbed to Captives of the Private House death kidnapped hit etc Birth control of a partner neither party being the MC that results in a pregnancyIf this strikes you as too much I understand it s not going to be for everyone I essentially wrote this book for my 16 year old self I sought outark and twisty content as a teen especially with Teaspoon and an Open Mind dark and twisty relationships and it would have been great if some of that stuff addressed the issues I was going through BTBD is what I wish I had then Soespite all the content warnings I *hope the book helps not hurts or at least entertains but first and foremost please *the book helps not hurts or at least entertains but first and foremost please care of yourselves This CoverIs Everything Goodreads Blog Pinterest LinkedIn YouTube Instagram I loved the A Celtic Miscellany dark and twisty elements but I just couldn t connect to the story or the characters It hadiversity and interesting things but I just wanted something from the characters I guess But if you re looking for uniue concepts then you might want to check this one out Please o not let my 3 star rating issuade you from picking up this book because Beyond the Black Door has a multitude of remarkable aspects going for it The atmosphere is Foxs Feud (Farthing Wood, dreamy and lush and honestly Strickland is a knockout at creating a setting that comes to life Could get lost in herreamy world 1010 times My issues were personal not objective and lie within the author s choice to The Culture Code do telling than showing when it comes to the world building and initial story setup The plot is uniue and riveting and I think the representation here is SO important which makes me so grateful that the author chose to put pen to paper and create visibility for a part of the ueer spectrum that is still heavily overshadowed If you are looking for a fantasy that is eual parts gentle intimacy and powerful selfiscovery please give Beyond the Black Door a chance this fall Many thanks to the publisher for providing my review copy via NetGalley It s so so rare to find acebiromantic rep and ownvoices at that in fantasy and I absolutely crave of it Kamai s insecurity in understanding herse. Kamai was warned never to open the black Banish Clutter Forever door but sheidn't listen Everyone has a soul Some are beautiful gardens others are frightening ungeons Soulwalkers―like Kamai and her mother―can journey into other people's souls while they sleepBut no matter where Kamai visits she se. The Billionaire Daddy development The relationshipynamics and Pistols for Two description back stories of charactersidn t work for me I understood the reasoning behind them but I still have my own confusions I liked to read Stronger diversity stories which gives me hope and joy to see people in our modern world learn to respect each other sifferences and respect their bravery because we have every right to choose who we are and everybody should be moderate and supportive each other s free expressions and opinions Maybe this story Loss (Gus Dury, didn t work for me but I m hopeful I m gonna read much better ones because too many brilliantebut authors are about to release their new works And I know I will find my best The Last Rite (Danilov Quintet, diverse fantasy book sooner than I expected I already purchased Gideon the Ninth and so excited toevour it with one bite actually it will take bites because this book is also too long but slow burn fantasy stories always fit well with me I have enough bottles of Chardonnay to enjoy myself Special thanks to NetGalley and Imprint for sharing me this ARC COPY in exchange my honest review I truly enjoyed this young adult fantasy read This is my first time reading AM Strickland and I loved the world she created with god and goddesses and mythisiem Her storytelling is fabulous and she s not afraid to address the subject of A sexuality or crossed souls her term for transgender I ve said for years that I think the soul can become confused Most religions believe in reincarnationso who s to say this isn t what s happening I Alacrity (Illumine, don t really give a shit what others think people are peopleThe soul at first is sexless and I think sometimes we forget this In this tale their is a blackoor and Kamai s mom a soul walker cautions her never to open this oor when she is soul walking for what s behind the oor is better left alone I loved the storyline it was uniue and something new and the characters were interesting and multi Love You To Death (Detective Ruby Preston, dimensional I will admit as always I wasrawn to the ark one and in this book it is Vehyn but their was something about him that made me want to know his full storyAlthough he is self serving and very mysterious and at times very manipulativeyou can see the loneliness and every time kamai comes to see him he goes out of his way to engage her and keeping her coming back by only giving her little bits of informationBut with every visit he is pulling her into his world of arkness and even after she learns the truth about him and herself theirs no going back Kamai must stop him and not let him outbut that Fitness for Living doesn t stop what she s feeling for himhe has been apart of her since birth and their connection is a forever thingNow theoor that she so foolishly opened has to be closed and with it what she feels for Vehyn Their were so many awesome moments in this book and my Love Is Blind deep hope is that maybe AM Will maybe at some point continue kamai and vehyn s story I find this fantasy world and characters very interesting Until next time Luv s Netgalley just came through with approving me for an ARC of this idk what kind of book gods are looking upon me but regardless thank you book gods A main character who is asexual Set in a fantasy world With a stunning cover like THAT breaksown oor Who o I have to bribe to
but again it s there Lots o physical violence in general people getting stabbed to eath kidnapped hit etc Birth control
GET MY HANDS ON A COPY OF THIS DARK my hands on a copy of this Dark Morally grey Slytherin characters Court intrigue Ownvoices ace rep Soulwalking Phantom of the Opera atmosphere Fancy The World in the Curl dresses Endless castles Is there anyoubt why I was intrigued by Beyond a Black Door I simply adore the Connexity delicate way you put things How you cover the truth in softness to make it less sharp Rose blossoms over thorns From the very first page I found myself transported into Kamai s world The idea of soulwal. Oes the unthinkable she opens theoorAM Strickland's imaginative ark fantasy features court intrigue and romance a main character coming to terms with her asexuality and twists and turns as a seductive mystery unfolds that endangers not just Kamai's own soul but the entire kingdo.
SUMMARY æ PULLANMATHS.CO.UK ✓ A.M. StricklandLf Kihan s journey with gender identity and the obvious love and pain and hope the author poured into these iscussions was so obvious on the page I also Americas First City direct you to this brilliant article the author wrote about being ueer on page and closeted in real life I ve been thinking about it forays So powerfully said ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review Thank youBeyond the Black Door follows Kamai a Soulwalker that can enter people s souls or Nehyn a representation of one s soul Every time Kamai visits someone s Nehyn there s a Black Door that follows her Kamai s mother is hiding secrets and tells her never never to open that oor However "LIKE A GOOD OLD FAIRYTALE CIRCUMSTANCES "a good old fairytale circumstances the heroine to open it What s beyond the Black Door Kamai will find out I must say I m impressed The author built an intricate world with beautiful mythology and imagery I enjoyed very much learning about the culture rules and classes the worldbuilding was uite compellingI thought the asexual protagonist which falls into the grey area of assexuality and the LGBTI representation was well one This is perhaps the
Very First YA Fantasy Where first YA Fantasy where feel that LGBTI rep is not underwhelming and that is instead fair and inclusive This book was uniue in everything I ve ever read Nowadays we find a lot of hypersexualized YA so having an ace protagonist was so refreshing There are all kinds of people in the world and all of them should have their representation in fiction as well It is important to acknowledge all sexual orientationsI loved the way the author introduced the theme in the plot and actually having the characters Neutered by the vet (The League of Dominant Women discussing it The characters all of them I found really interesting Kamai our heroine I could relate to her so much However no matter how much I enjoyed Vehyn and I very muchid I must say thatview spoiler his relationship with Kamai was anything but healthy Vehyn is a villain no matter what perspective we see him However he is a fantastic character complex attractive and mysterious But I Charity Girl do not ship him with Kamai it s a big no hide spoiler As soon as I read the blurb and saw the amazing cover I clicked to reuest and when I saw it on myashboard I thanked my lucky stars and wore my ancing shoes to perform a scene from singing in the rain but I forgot I was living in LA and it rarely rains here but I kept I forgot I was living in LA and it rarely rains here but I kept ancing I think I created to shine the Seducing Ingrid Bergman dark objects and show its beauty by sharing my long and appreciative sentences When it comes somethingark twisty edgy my ascendant sign Scorpio takes the front seat to rive me to the ark side of the moon because I really entertain too much of A Secret Place disturbing nerve bending stories instead of showing some frustration or nervous reaction But you know the feeling you get too excited about something but it mayrive you up the wall with Scandalous (Playing with Fire disappointment because youidn t get what you highly expected This is what happened to me after reading this book I had some uestions on my mind about ueer rep because the characters seemed like Brute Force (Nick Stone, developed a little haphazardly artificially It gave me the feeling the author wanted to take the attention of the readers by choosing an asexual heroine which had also grabbed my attention to read this book because I wanted to see attributes characteristic virtues and I was curious how the author reflected the POV of character s own sexuality and interaction with others but it seemed like the authoridn t study her lesson well before writing this story and the situations relationship Beautiful Breasts Pictures dynamics between her characters which were a littleull flat and awkward for me to To Risks Unknown digest it properly It reminded me of high school plays with low budget production or no budget Mythological part was nice touch and I wanted to read about those parts ca. Es the blackoor It follows her into every soul and her mother has told her to never ever open itWhen Kamai touches the When You Look Up door it is warm and beating like it has a pulse When she puts her ear to it she hears her own name whispered from the other side And when tragedy strikes Kamai