I did it. I finally finished this collection of short stories after almost five months. I was flirting with throwing this into my DNF pile, but I stuck it out, and here I am writing this.
I’m not sure what to say. I was looking forward to discovering some new authors and add more diversity into my home library, but this was the worst collection of short stories I’ve read. However, others seem to have enjoyed it, so this is a me thing.
Maybe this was a miss for me since I’ve been struggling to enjoy YA books lately? Maybe I just didn’t like the over-sexualization of almost every LGBTQ+ character; It’s like the only way these authors know to show readers that the MC gay or lesbian is to have them immediately makeout or lust for another character, which is not realistic. Maybe because almost every story was an underdeveloped romance? Maybe there was a lot of telling and not enough showing? I think it’s a medley of things that annoyed me in these stories. They were just not to my taste at all.
I don’t remember most stories since I read them months ago, and none made me want to go out of my way to find more works from the authors. So I’m disappointed that I didn’t enjoy this as much as I thought I would.