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The Night & Its Moon

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Is this book supposed to be 3rd person omniscient? 3rd person limited? neither the author nor the editor knew.

I love reading queer fantasy, and seeing myself in the bisexual protagonists was a lovely experience. I was greatly looking forward to reading this book, but found it wasn’t quite my cup of tea after all. I started just screaming at Amaris by this point because she was like, ‘UGH, IT’S NOT MY FAULT. I DID NOTHING WRONG; IT’S ALL THESE DARK FAE’S FAULT BECAUSE I AM BLAMELESS!!!!’ I want to fight her so badly. When the fae find out she’s a reever, and they’re all like, GASP, I TOO KNEW A REEVER, and she’s immediately like, ‘oh, was his hair red? Yeah, that’s Ash’s dad.’ I was about to give up on this bullshit for the third time. But I persevered. She throws a fit that Gadriel and Zaccai keep calling her a witch but then continues disrespecting them by calling them demons.uaimh reev is a fortress set in the mountains where the reevers are trained and taught to kill monsters and protect the realm. kaer morhen is a fortress set in the mountains where the Witchers are trained and taught to kill monsters and protect the realm. both reevers and Witchers are sworn to take no part in king's wars. much like the brothers of the night's watch in game of thrones. This story is outstanding - it is creative and unique and dynamic. I completely love the characters and plot. The magic system is also really innovative and clear-cut. Also, the cover and graphics of this book are pretty enough to make this a great addition to one’s bookshelf regardless of if they liked the story inside or not! It’s like a piece of decor. And, of course, the bi and queer rep is a beautiful thing to see. And, as a simply stated fact, this book's dedication is the best and most hilarious one I have ever read.

So the girls decide they’re going to run away together before Millicent can come to take Amaris. They start gathering knowledge and supplies, but we don’t get to hear about any of them. Amaris gets her period, and it’s the worst period ever because none of the matrons bothered to teach these girls about their bodies, and now all of the girls think Amaris is dying. Anywho, Nox and Amaris are primed to run away, and an injured assassin with a gravelly voice shows up( I wonder who he could be!), ruining their plans to escape, so they have to delay. Nox confesses her love to Amaris, and Amaris, oblivious, is like, ‘yeah, same!’ The plot is written in a manner that builds and pulls you into a vivid fantastical world while examining themes of race, objectification, feminism, equality, self-empowerment, child trauma, abuse, misandry and misogyny. This is orchestrated by having two main characters who have a similar origin but are separated during their young adult years, breaking their hearts and the readers'. This separation decreases the ~spice~ significantly in this novel, but the mature themes constitute this novel as being in the adult genre, contrary to what another review stated.I will be continuing to read the rest of this series. And I have high hopes for progress of the book qualities moving foreword. The Moon displays these eight phases one after the other as it moves through its cycle each month. It takes about 27.3 days for the Moon to orbit Earth. However, because of how sunlight hits the Moon, it takes about 29.5 days to go from one new moon to the next new moon.

IMPORTANT NOTE: this is a slow burn romance with blooming side romances on the way to the ultimate God (or should I say Goddess) Tiered romance. So, do not expect spicy s3x scenes. I thought this would bother me- but instead it made my heart warm like the following quote: “Nox meditated on that love, holding it close to her heart, letting it fill her.” So many times in literature we forget the comfort of love and I think Piper CJ did that really well. Everything was so emotional that I physically ached. Everything they feel is so genuine and human. After witnessing the behaviour from both the author and the editor towards readers critiquing this book, I will not be reading this and I strongly urge you to do the same.There’s weird mixing of archaic and modern terms. Terms like “she has not yet bled” and a “woman’s moon time” are more primitive, but then characters know and use “sexism” and “tokenism” and refer to serotonin, dopamine, and testosterone, ideas that wouldn’t have been understood in a modern way. It's like the author wants to make sure readers are aware that SHE is aware of these concepts, so she drops them into a context that doesn’t make sense. I literally never do this. I never one star. If I don’t like a book or it’s not for me, I move on. As a writer, I cringe at the thought of putting up a review like this. But honestly, this book left me confused and frustrated. I don’t even know what I was reading half the time.

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