I can confidently say that If You Only Knew, by Jea Hawkins, did not live up to my expectations. Perhaps my expectations were far too high going into to reading this short Kindle exclusive. I read the back of the book and was immediately intrigued as to how the premise of this story could be anything other than problematic and how Hawkins was able to pull it off.
Unpredictable, original, and unapologetically queer, Reverie was a glittery, phantasmagoric adventure that grabbed me with its filigree talons and refused to let go. I stepped into this book without really reading the synopsis because I follow the author on twitter—he is absolutely hilarious—and I figured I’d go on somewhat of a blind book date. I wasn’t sure what I was getting into other than a YA queer fantasy. Damn, I was not disappointed.
Holy queer witches! I was stoked for this book when I heard all the hype surrounding it. Sapphic witches? Uh, yes, please.