There were parts that I loved but Playing Offside still left a somewhat bitter taste in my mouth.
I absolutely love that Rachel Reid put the issue of famous (sports) persons sexually assaulting other people into one of her books. In my memory there is only one other book doing that as well and interestingly enough it’s also a hockey book.
Seriously. I found it exhausting to read, because everything felt kinda… like there was no spark. Which is especially sad if it’s a story about magic and the Fae.
Their romance is also build on a long-ish friendship if you’re not counting the years they lost sight of each other and I’m a sucker for that.
This is your typical YA novel but with an aroace main character.
The first being alright while the latter needs to happen way more often. I do have a slight problem with that rep though.
This might be one of the worst insta love pairings I’ve encountered.
This novella has been updated by the author to tackle issues the queer community expressed about it.
I was so excited for Fated but somehow I managed to surpress the knowledge that this means the end of the Temper saga. I couldn’t ignore that knowledge anymore while actually reading it though. I didn’t want it to end and even though Fated is over 600 pages long it still feels too short.
The way I am cheering for Jillian and Claudia though? That’s all down to Delilah’s writing style. And I say this even though it’s a really fast-paced romance.
Her way of inventing and handling magic fits perfectly into that setting and it even isn’t something that has been done many times before. In a way, it feels realistic too and I wouldn’t be that surprised if it actually were true.