• Back to university in seven days...
•
I’d much rather be looking over the harbour of Villefranche again.
•
At least I get to go back there next year with my favourite person💕
•
There’s a few holiday posts gone up about this last cruise (link in bio✌🏻)
•
#blogger #travelblogger #travel #trip #holiday #foodblogger #bloggerlife #bloggersofinstagram #villefranche #royalcarribeancruise #royalcaribbean #independenceoftheseas
  • Spending the day with my laptop catching up on posts, emails and everything I’ve let slide over the past three weeks😂
•
Oh and I start third year in eight days....😱
•
I’ve finally put my August Wrap up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
•
I had a real good reading month 😂
•
#bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookblogger #blogger #bookish #bookreview #bookreviewer #wrapup #bookshelf #book #books
  • #throwback to a lovely Sunday breakfast with my favourite person💕
•
After a lovely night in Manchester we headed to @pkbcoffee - a favourite place of ours.
•
And the best eggs royale I’ve ever had! Sam’s breakfast tacos were pretty good too😉
•
#nightout #datenight #manchester #thelowry #peterstreetkitchen #potkettleblack #blogger #travelblogger #foodblogger #eggsroyale #drinks #couple #dateday #foodphotography
  • On a rare Saturday off my favourite person and I ventured off to Ikea on a furniture hunt.
•
Did we get furniture? No. But I do now have new lamps and a very cool teapot.
•
Ah the power of IKEA.
•
There’s a review up of This Cruel Design on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
•
#qotd - IKEA meatballs, yay or nay?
•
#bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookish #bookreview #bookreviewer #bookblogger #blogger #book #ya #yascifi #thiscrueldesign #ikea #ikeatrip
  • Well and truly a victim of the plane lurgy😂
•
A night of netflix and tea for me.
•
I’m thinking about starting the Dark Crystal tonight too.
•
There’s a review up of This Mortal Coil by @emily.suvada which I adored! •
And there’s a little recommend post up for the Slytherins out there (Link in bio✌🏻)
•
#qotd - what superpower would you want?
•
#bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookish #bookblog #bookblogger #blogger #ya #yalit #yascifi #bookreview #bookshelf #thismortalcoil #emilysuvada
  • I am wrapped up in a blanket and determined to finish Supermarket by Bobby Hall! I have about ten pages left😱
•
But this headache is making it so difficult 😫
•
There’s a new review up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
•
#qotd - how do you deal with headaches. I need help😂
•
#bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookish #bookblog #bookblogger #blogger #bookreview #scifi #thelongwaytoasmallangryplanet #beckychambers
  • All unpacked and getting back on track with little jobs, posts and also going back to Uni....
•
Before Sam and I went away I fully intended to keep posting on my blog and on here.
•
That really didn’t end up happening and the little digital break was so nice☺️
•
Equally as nice to be back and there’s a full review of Dark Age by Pierce Brown up on my blog - be warned it’s full of spoilers 😂 (Link in bio✌🏻)
•
#qotd - Beach holiday or city break?
•
#bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookblogger #blogger #bookish #bookshelf #darkage #piercebrown #redrising #scifi #book #books #bookworm
  • Home and nearly unpacked from an amazing ten days with this one💕
•
Now I need a brew and a nap😂
•
Can’t wait for the next adventure ✈️
•
#favouriteperson #couple #holiday #vacation #trip #blogger #travelblogger #palermo #sicily #monreale #bloggersofinstagram #bloggerlife
  • Half way through my last shift set before we go on holiday💕
•
I can’t wait to be in Sicily with my favourite person eating all the pasta and pizza.
•
I can’t wait to get some more sun and take lots and lots of pictures🙊
•
There’s a new post up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻) - the first in a new series: The Cruise Diaries🚢
•
#QOTD - last film you cried at?
•
#blogger #travelblogger #travel #holiday #vacation #bloggerlife #cruise #cruisediaries #royalcaribbeancruise #independenceoftheseas #royalcaribbean
  • Soon off to get my hair done...I don’t even want to acknowledge how bad my roots are again😂
•
Then meeting my favourite person for some drinks in our local💕
•
In the meantime I’m still in laptop mode contemplating how long it’s going to take me to write my Dark Age review🤦🏻‍♀️
•
There’s a significantly smaller review up of Seraph of the Age Volume Sixteen (Link in bio✌🏻)
•
#qotd: do you review everything you read?
•
#bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookish #bookworm #bookblogger #blogger #book #bookreview #manga #seraphoftheend #vizmedia
  • #throwback to a lovely meal out at @common_bar with @felfiramoondesigns and @coffeeeyesandblankstares 💕
•
I could eat this again today🤤
•
#blogger #dayout #lunchdate #foodblogger #foodporn #eggsbenedict #bloggerlife #common #friendsandfood #foodie #foodphotography
Books Reviews Young Adult Fiction

Once & Future* by Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy

July 1, 2019
Once & Future by Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy

Firstly, a huge thank you to Rock the Boat for sending over a copy of Once & Future for me to review.

This book has every kind of representation you could think of from the LGBTQIAP+ spectrum. Okay, well most areas are represented by a character and are otherwise explicitly discussed. I felt that the representation was incredibly sweet and sensitive though, as I'm not a member of the rainbow flag coalition myself, I cannot say whether it is accurate (I support from the sidelines though, hehe.)

At first, I was a little dubious about this one but after only a few pages I was hooked. I loved everything about this book. I mean gender-bent King Arthur in space what more could you want? Oh I know. Dragons. THERE'S DRAGONS.

Ari is arguably the main character but she has a group of friends and allies around her, that as far as secondary characters go are just as well developed. You come to care for all of them because of the level of detail put into their creation and as a result, your heart is in your mouth with every turn of the page. There's usually the odd character that you wouldn't reaaaaally care about if they died in a book...not this one. I was a weepy mess so so often with his book. George R R Martin eat your heart out. Ari is headstrong, feisty and often acts without thinking but she learns over the course of the novel how to let others help her. Those people being her knights. I love how the knights were integrated into the book and changed to fit the tone of this story. As I said there was so much rep that the knights of the round table shoulder really have been the knights of the rainbow table.

But it didn't feel forced. With Once & Future the only way I can explain it was, whilst I was reading I had thoughts of well duh, course Ari is bi or obviously Lamarack is gender fluid. The characters simply were. They existed exactly as they should've been. I think that's down to how tangible they felt. I can't properly explain how it made me feel but that's kind of the gist.

As for the plot it is perhaps one of the best well-paced novels I've ever read and frankly, I need book two now.

INFO

Name: Once & Future*

Author: Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy

Publisher: Rock the Boat

Pages: 349

ISBN: N/A

Rating: 5/5

Have you read Once & Future*?

What did you think?

Thank you for reading,

Katie x

    Leave a Reply