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#Imaginative Fantasy Themed LGBT #fantasy themed LGBT story Set in an alternate universe where magical beings co exist with humans this story follows half human half fae transgender teen Darren as he meets befriends and eventually forms a omantic elationship with Vlad a moody and mysterious newly turned vampire teen who moves in down the street and is haunted by his pastThe two magical teens get off to a ocky start but I enjoyed watching their elationship unfold First they became friends and allies supporting each other in times of personal need and helping one another cultivate and control their magical abilities It was only once these strong
Bonds Of Friendship And Trustof friendship and trust formed that omantic feelings evolved making their transition from friends to boyfriends natural and authentic I eally enjoyed the cast of characters present here Darren in particular was a great YA lead His personality was highly entertaining often saying and doing things that had me chuckling in delight I also appreciated how candid and elatable he was particularly in elation to being a trans teenager dealing with eal world issues like puberty and self image as well as the fantastical elements of his development like the progression of his fae abilities and the impact they had on his everyday lifeAlthough I loved many elements of this story from the characters themselves to the sweet omance that blossomed between Darren and Vlad I think the world building was probably my most favourite thing about this story I was completely immersed in this small town magical world Mostly I enjoyed Wayne s uniue and often humorous take on many of the traits we commonly elate to various magicalmythical beings Everything about this story was fresh and fun and I greatly appreciated thatI had a good time eading Showers Flowers and Fangs and I not so subtly have my fingers crossed for a seuel in this fun little #world Darren is a half human half fae transgender teen and when we first meet him on the first page #Darren is a half human half fae transgender teen and when we first meet him on the first page is suffering from menstruation cramps I don t know why but I eally love that the author adds this scene to the book Anyway Darren then meets this newly turned vampire Vlad the Vampire he s from Ukraine who s also a newcomer in town Their first meeting is not exactly meet cute Darren thinks Vlad is sniffing him which is RUDE laugh but then Darren befriends Vlad because he seems lonely this vampireThis is a delightful and wonderful ead I Darren is your average half human half fae trans teenager busy figuring out his powers and puberty while trying to survive finals When Vlad a newly turned vampire moves in with the witch down the street he and Darren get off on the wrong foot. OVED Darren so much I loved his positivity I loved the way
Darren approached Vlad and slowly coaxed this vampire out of his shellapproached Vlad and slowly coaxed this vampire out of his shell loved how their friendship bloomed I loved how Darren sometimes acting a bit dramatic yes he s a teenager after all when he thinks he hurts Vlad or when he thinks Vlad is being sadI think I spent eading this book with a lot of smile to my face because Darren is just ADORABLE and his moments with Vlad were super cuteThere s a slight mystery behind Vlad elusiveness on why he seemed to want to keep himself secret from people and I thought it added to a fun time near the end Especially because it also showed a new aspect of Darren s power as half human half faeI love Aidan Wayne s stories that I have ead so far and this one is another winner for mePS This falls into low steam category of Young Adult book only couple of kissesA Guest Review for The Blogger Girls The ARC is provided by the publisher for an exchange of fair and honest eview No high ating is euired for any ARC eceived Some books just have all the elements
#I Love To See #love to see diving into a story and Showers Flowers and Fangs checked all the boxes for me The worldbuilding is excellent with a mix of supernatural species set in a uniue world with its own history and ules that added a sense of mystery and enabled me to discover its secrets as events unfolded The main character Darren is trans half human and half fae but his special power only emerges slowly and the eveal is very well done The plot focuses on Darren discovering the truth about vampires dealing with challenges in school and figuring out his mysterious powers There is the threat of Vlad s mother but it bubbles along in the background while Darren and #Vlad deal with the est of their problems until everything comes to head and there is #deal with the est of their problems until everything comes to head and there is epic confrontation a fight a etreat and another battle I found it very engaging and was almost unable to put the book down for much needed breaks It s one of the best YA books I have ever eadPlease find my full eview of the second edition on Rainbow Book Reviews A Joyfully Jay eview 5 starsHow is it a story about a half fae and his vampire boyfriend can be so wholesome Not only is Darren adorable but he manages to be charming and sweet and good Vlad may not be Prince Charming but he has some smooth moves such as coming to visit bearing chocolate after Darren mentions it in passing as a wonderful way to start a elationship though he s talking about an. Darren is always one to give somebody a second chance though and as they become friends he ealizes Vlad is just lonely and struggling with his new powers That’s something Darren can definitely elate to and he’s happy to lend his suppor. Almost boyfriend from when he was thirteen Darren Is A Little Oblivious And Vlad is a little oblivious and Vlad a little subtle fortunately though Darren eventually manages to catch on After Vlad tells him what he s trying to do It s cuteDarren is a good person He s willing to give everyone trying to do It s cuteDarren is a good person He s willing to give everyone meets a chance and is willing to forgive most slights so long as they weren t intentional Even when he s showing Vlad his magic it s not so much showing off as sharing with great joy and enthusiasm He honestly truly and sincerely wants Vlad to be happy to come out of his #Shell And Out Of His Room And Make Friends With #and out of his oom and make friends with When Darren ealizes he has feelings for Vlad he s eluctant to confess them because he doesn t want to make Vlad uncomfortable or take away Vlad s only friend himself or have Vlad feeling obligated to humor them He isn t selfish even in his most self centered momentsRead Elizabeth s eview in its entirety here 45 stars I have one word for this adorableThis was such an enjoyable ead Due to the shortness of this book the worlbuilding is a little bit I dunno what word to usemaybe brief but actually not in a bad way we get enough information that we need to understand whatwho the main characters arethe supernatural elements are explained and I eally liked how uniue this little world is The fae stuff especially was delightful I would love to ead in this universe because I loved all the little glimpses into some other supernatural creatures Darrenthe main characteris incredibly likeable I was in love with him from page 1 basically I don t want to make false assumptions about the author but judging from the use of theythem in the descriptionthis is an ownvoices story It showed I liked how Darren being trans wasn t just used as an afterthought this is Darrenhe is trans and then it s never mentioned again or something like that I ve seen that in other books It plays a big ole because you have the experience of a trans person combined with the uniue experience of a supernatural being I loved that Vlad is a great character too Naturally we don t eally spend a lot of time in his head but we learn enough about him through Darren s eyes Vlad s initial shyness combined with his empathy and him being so acceptance made for a winning combination He and Darren are a perfect fit then The friendship between them is super cute and the budding omancealbeit a bit on the short sidetoo For my taste it took them a bit too long to get there but that s the only criticism that I have. T But while he coaxes Vlad out of his shell Darren ends up learning about Vlad’s past and the danger Vlad is in Darren only wants to help help Vlad feel comfortable in his own skin and help him feel safeHe hadn’t planned on falling in lov.