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Anna-Marie McLemore

Autor(a) de When the Moon Was Ours

17+ Works 3,296 Membros 119 Críticas 2 Favorited

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Obras por Anna-Marie McLemore

When the Moon Was Ours (2016) 805 exemplares
Wild Beauty (2017) 692 exemplares
The Weight of Feathers (2015) 422 exemplares
Blanca and Roja (2018) 384 exemplares
Dark and Deepest Red (2020) 324 exemplares
Miss Meteor (2020) 176 exemplares
The Mirror Season (2021) 141 exemplares
Lakelore (2022) 139 exemplares
Venom & Vow (2023) 42 exemplares
Magical Mayhem 2 exemplares
Ay Bizimken (2022) 1 exemplar
Flawless Girls 1 exemplar
Wild beauty 1 exemplar
Blanca & Roja 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Toil and Trouble: 15 Tales of Women and Witchcraft (2018) — Contribuidor — 370 exemplares
A Universe of Wishes: A We Need Diverse Books Anthology (2020) — Contribuidor — 190 exemplares
Reclaim the Stars: 17 Tales Across Realms & Space (2022) — Contribuidor — 134 exemplares
Serendipity: Ten Romantic Tropes, Transformed (2022) — Contribuidor — 124 exemplares
Hungry Hearts: 13 Tales of Food & Love (2019) — Contribuidor — 119 exemplares
That Way Madness Lies (2021) — Contribuidor — 112 exemplares
Color outside the Lines: Stories about Love (2019) — Contribuidor — 81 exemplares
At Midnight: 15 Beloved Fairy Tales Reimagined (2022) — Contribuidor — 59 exemplares
The Collectors: Stories (2023) — Contribuidor — 47 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
20th century

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McLemore is a queer, trans, mixed-race Latinx author. They are nonbinary and prefers they/them pronouns.



YA about girls with flower magic em Name that Book (Agosto 2020)


Gr 8 Up—Ciela, a pansexual Mexican American girl, and Lock, a white boy who is new to the community, were
raped at the same party. Ciela pursues a friendship with Lock to help them work through their trauma. This lyrical
book, full of magical realism and layered characters, is an honest and frank look at consent, power, and the
aftermath of assault.
BackstoryBooks | 4 outras críticas | Apr 1, 2024 |
Dark and Deepest Red is a gorgeous and smart magical realist remix of Hans Christian Andersen's "The Red Shoes" that flits back and forth in time (the present day vs the early 16th century) to weave a lyrical fairy tale about generational trauma, the pressure to "pass"/inexpressible identities (Romani, Mexican, and trans, respectively), and the powers of love, empathy, and self-acceptance. As usual, McLemore's lush prose and sophisticated understanding of magic and monstrosity (and their roles in the histories of queer communities, especially those of color) put her work head and shoulders above most YA fairy tale retellings.

I'm presently writing a dissertation on positive reclamations of monstrosity in queer YA (including a chapter on witches/witchcraft) and was desperately looking for more novels with representation of communities of color and/or trans representation, and Dark and Deepest Red absolutely did not disappoint. I'll absolutely be discussing it in one of my chapters... which means I have to restructure my outline! ....yay? It'll definitely be worth it, though, as I cannot recommend this book enough.

Thank you to the publishers and NetGalley for providing me with a digital arc in exchange for an honest review.
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Chaucerettescs | 7 outras críticas | Mar 9, 2024 |
This book's has an incredibly rich atmosphere, and the colors, and visual details are beautiful. If I could have read it in one shot, I probably would have loved it, but I put it down and never felt compelled to finish it.
mslibrarynerd | 24 outras críticas | Jan 13, 2024 |
This books started slow, but I loved it tremendously. It had the romantic, dreamy, vibe of The Night Circus, and a star crossed love that I am all in for.
mslibrarynerd | 26 outras críticas | Jan 13, 2024 |



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