April, 2020 - I think I'm going to shut From My Bookshelf down for a while; maybe for good. I've been putting this together for quite a few years now and it's starting to feel a bit more of a chore. I'll keep my Goodreads connected, but with the state of the world right now, I just want to read without worrying about making sure I post something about it. Who knows - when the world starts to make some semblance of sense again, I may start actively posting here again. Until then, as always, happy reading!

Monday, June 21, 2021

The Darkness Outside Us by Eliot Schrefer

The Darkness Outside Us The Darkness Outside Us by Eliot Schrefer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Happy #pridemonth, y’all! THE DARKNESS OUTSIDE US, by Eliot Schrefer (@schrefer) from @katherinetegenbooks, is @rainbowcratebookbox’s June selection and it is nothing like what I was expecting. Billed as a queer love story between two boys in space from opposing countries, this story is so much more than that. Yes, there is a love story, but IMO the romance is the least important part of this story. To me, the book is so much more about understanding yourself and being able to become the person you are meant to be, breaking away from the molds that you are expected to fill. And in doing all of that, you can find the love you were always meant to find. I don’t know, I feel like I’m underselling the book, just like it’s description from the publisher does. Just trust me, it’s fantastic, and the plot twist at the middle of the book will blow your mind.

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