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The Second Mango (Mangoverse #1)

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Ueen Shulamit never expected to inherit the throne of the tropical land of Perach so young At twenty grief stricken and fatherless she's also coping with being the only lesbian she knows after her sweetheart ran off for an unknown reason Not to mention she's the victim of severe digestive problems that everybody think she's faking W. DNF 19% no ratingThis just wasn't for me The premise was a little ridiculous and a few casual comments here and there left me feeling icky euating body parts to being one particular gender implying she wouldn't want to be raped by a man because she's a lesbian and not because you know rape is rape Also at some point the MC is cleaning a petrified woman a woman literally made a statue by a sorcerer and she says she doesn't want to clean her breasts because she would enjoy it and that would be wrong Well no shit but why was the comment about enjoying it even necessary It's just weirdly predatory and combined with how desperately she wants to find a woman it made it uncomfortable to read

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Hen she meets Rivka an athletic and assertive warrior from the north who wears a mask and pretends to be a man she finds the source of strength she needs so desperatelyUnfortunately for her Rivka is straight but that's okay Shulamit needs a surrogate big sister just as much as she needs a girlfriend Especially if the warrior's willi. Wonderfully warm sweet and inviting high fantasy with positive and affirming representation The Second Mango is a fairy tale that tells the truth based on women forming strong friendships and falling in love rescuing each other and themselves and saving the day Special note seeing chronically ill characters being supported believed and loved will always be important It shouldn't be as rare and refreshing as it is but that doesn't change how good it is to see hereThe characters in this book and its continuing series discover many different kinds of strength to fight to rule to have faith in the most frightening of times and faith in oneself They remind us and especially young marginalized readers that we can do the same It can even be fun I've read several of this series out of order not a problem here and they're all easy enjoyable reads that leave you feeling reassured refreshed and brave We need books like this especially now Beastie Boys Book young marginalized readers that we can do the same It can even be fun I've read several of this series out of order not a problem here and they're all easy enjoyable reads that leave Midnight Tango you feeling reassured refreshed and brave We need books like this especially now

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Ng to take her around the kingdom on the back of her dragon in search of other women who might be open to same sex romance The real world outside the palace is full of adventure however and the search for a royal girlfriend uickly turns into a rescue mission when they discover a temple full of women turned to stone by an evil sorcer. I’ve been meaning to read the Mangoverse books for a while Once again SapphicAThon is giving me an excuse to start at leastDetails at a glanceGenre Fantasy some have categorised it as YA but the main MC is 20 so noFirst published 2013 current version published 2016 due to reversion of rightsFormat PaperbackPairings FF MFSexual content Sex scenesRep Disabled brown Jewish lesbian MC Jewish MC brown Jewish unlabelled bisexual LI Jewish LI All characters are JewishOwnvoices Yes Jewish author is also bisexualContent warnings Ableist language sexism not condoned cissexism bimisiabiphobia attempted rape cis character crossdressing homophobiahomomisia not condonedI have some complicated feelings about this book I liked the story and will probably read the rest of the books in the series but there’s also a lot of stuff that does not sit right with meHaving an entire fantasy world populated by Jewish people is really cool There are multiple nations though we primarily see Perach which is populated by darker skinned Jewish people Perach is mostly Hebrew speaking and the northern region populated by taller paler people mostly speaks Yiddish Hebrew and Yiddish words are peppered throughout the narrativeI also really liked seeing a character with food intolerances severe enough that they are absolutely disabling ueen Shulamit can’t digest wheat or fowl but most people in her life think she’s making it up to be special I’m lactose intolerant and my father is celiac It’s of an inconvenience in a modern world like ours assuming you can afford expensive dietary alternatives but in a place like Perach those kinds of digestive problems present a real problem They also affect the way Shulamit engages with her faith being that she can’t eat many of the traditional dishesThe plot is pretty silly but the book is unapologetic about it Shulamit wants a royal girlfriend We’re going on a uest to find one It does make sense given being the only ueer person that you know can be extremely isolatingI found myself invested in both love stories though I will say the sex scenes come at very strong odds with the rather simple even childish writing style That was jarring It didn’t bother me too much but anyone who says this book is like a middle grade definitely should add a caveat that it isn’t actually suitable for middle grade readersAnyway the writing style is simplistic but that also makes it easy to readHowever what’s impossible to ignore is the fact this story is extremely cissexist Breasts and genitals are constantly made out to be what makes someone’s gender There’s also a line about women preferring to live as men and it’s completely unclear whether this means butch women or horribly misgendered trans men Given one of the two main characters crossdresses constantly to avoid misogyny regarding her profession as a warrior this is extremely disappointingThere’s also one “slut” line about a bisexual character that didn’t sit right with me The author is bi but given this situation was coming from a character’s personal insecurities about this bisexual person it really grossed me out There’s also another insecurity from this character that of course the bisexual character isn’t going to stay with a woman because she’s also attracted to men When I first read it I was going to give the benefit of the doubt but when it came clear the dialogue was actually feeding off the insecurities of a character you’re meant to sympathise with I lost my patience But hey at least it’s one fucking line of dialogue I should probably consider myself lucky there wasn’t even when I tend to go into bisexual authors’ books not expecting to encounter any of that bullshitAnyway there’s good stuff and some bad stuff I’m intrigued enough by the story world that I want to read some but I’

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