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I was very excited about this book because of the entirely queer cast and the fantastical elements of the world, so I went in with some pretty high expectations. I only read about 50ish pages because shortly into my reading, I learned that many BIPOC reviewers were finding extreme issues with some of the characters., particularly racist and microaggression depictions. I took the time to read through some of those reviews before continuing and found them to be pretty legit since I'd seen a few yellow flags already within those pages. While I was excited and did enjoy the writing style (besides the characterization of the leads), I cannot support this novel. I flipped ahead through more pages to certain parts and found spots where the earlier reviewers were indeed correct. Even though the LGBTQIA+ rep was what sucked me in initially to reading this, its other representation of BIPOC individuals is not good. I do not recommend.