I haven't done as much reading this year as I did previously, but there are an absolute plethora of gorgeous stories, and I hope you check these out.
First off, the absolutely gorgeous Yuletide gift I received.
just an ordinary girl. All Ages. Wicked Lovely, Siobhan, Aislinn, Leslie, Donia.
being four (unrelated) ficlets about Siobhan the Summer Girl
I left a seven-part comment on this because I had so much to say, I kid you not.
For those of you who don't know, Wicked Lovely
is a YA book series that I recc'd last year
(the entire post is a bit ridiculous, but because of love). One of the reasons I adored it so was the way the series' views on women, power disparities in relationships, complicated
relationships between women, and women in power, were treated, and Siobhan and Aislinn were two of the ways it best demonstrated that. This story takes all of that to the next level: Aislinn exploring her powers as leader of a faery court, with Siobhan as her main advisor and teacher, with commentary on the girls that are usually passed over in stories - the girls who aren't brave or into serious business, the girls who are flighty, the girls who desire
and are lumped into one category because of that, no matter how different the way.
But THAT ASIDE, the story is just beautiful
and heartwarming and funny. The collision of the modern with the magical, faery queens who skype and bob heads to music together, the wistful beauty in moments when the characters consider their immortality when their families were very mortal... and the angsty but ultimately happy femmslash! Please, go read it and shower my awesome author with praise.( The other Yuletide storiesCollapse )
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