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I read fantasy, crime, true crime, lgbt-romance and books written by my favourite comedians. List not necessarily complete.
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Review: Midsummer's Moon

Midsummer's Moon  - Megan Derr

Midsummer's Moon is a werewolf-story. The main-character of that werewolf-story is Lowell the werewolf. Lowell is a werewolf. The author is very worried that the reader might forget that werewolf Lowell is a werewolf so the fact that Lowell is a werewolf is mentioned approximately five times per paragraph. 

Did I already mention that Lowell is a werewolf? A very sad and miserable werewolf. Werewolf Lowell is also supposed to be 18 years old but alternated between sounding like an emo-teenager, written by somebody who has never met a teenager and sounding like a six year old, written by somebody who has never met a six-year old.

Also Lowell is a werewolf. A sad and miserable werewolf. The author is almost as worried about the reader forgetting that werewolf Lowell is sad and miserable as she is about the reader forgetting that Lowell is a werewolf, so the fact that Lowell the werewolf is sad and miserable is mentioned about three times per paragraph. 

So we spent about 90% of the story establishing that Lowell, the sad and miserable werewolf is a sad and miserable werewolf and dropping hints that Lowell, the sad and miserable werewolf is in fact as special werewolfy snowflake but while everybody knows what kind of special snowflake Lowell, the sad and miserable werewolf, is they don't tell him because of reasons. But they are not very got at not saying anything so they keep implying that Lowell, the sad and miserable werewolf, is somehow different from all the other werewolves without going into more detail. As a result Lowell, the sad and miserable werewolf, gets even sadder and more miserable because he is certain that he is even more a freak than he had thought and everybody will hate him for that.

In the last 10% some drama happens but Lowell the sad and miserable werewolf can immediately use all his special werewolf snowflake powers that he learned about only two paragraphs before and solve all the drama. Afterwards Lowell is no longer a sad and miserable werewolf but just a werewolf.

The End.

Werewolf.

 

ARC received by NetGalley.