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The Island of Excess Love Love in the Time of Global Warming #2Too He was too Felipa prideful and didn t communicate with Does the guy on the cover haveantlers Imagine you re back in time when those fanfics about a boy and a girl complite strangers meet each other immediately fall inlove with each other fuck than the boy dies in some odd circumstances and the girl is surprisinglyregnant and if there is a happy end than she finds a man in the face of her BFF and live happily ever after are still The Vavasour Macbeth popular and consider it for a moment would you like it even though you know that it is not what it s supposed to be Especially when it s a book about apocalypse You know I am an easy reader I rate books with five or four stars often than with 3 or even 2 but with 1 I rate as rare asossible Just think about how bad this book was that I rated it with one starIt wasn t full with The Blueprint (English Edition) problems around food or water or survival no it was full with teen drama like some soup operish teen fiction but at the time of global warmingI regret reading this book and I m gonna try to forget it and stay with theossitive feelings about the first one this was the world s most ointless seuel and the ending Was FUCKING BULLSHITview Spoilerwhy FUCKING BULLSHITview spoilerwhy en have to be The Master Masons of Chartres pregnant with the king s baby all bc hex couldn t get herregnant i bet fucksidsnfs what bullshit is this COMPLETELY UNNECESSARY i guess i get it though new life rebirth hex accepting shit VARSITY ABDL (Age Play, Forced Regression, Enema, Domestic Discipline, Spanking Romance) pen accepting shit we we still also i don t mind cheating in books but only when it s done well and this wasn t it just made me ANGRY hide spoiler Oh man I love Francesca Lia Block and this was totally going to get five stars from me Spoilers spoilers spoilers BUTPen has sex with the Enchanted King on the Island after Hex throws a fit about illusions and storms off without saying a where he s going b if he s even coming back It doesn t appear like he s coming back For all intents andurposes it looks like homeboy flew the coop and abandoned them all Not to mention the Island is a wild Road House - The Novel place of enchantments and everyone is vaguely high on love drugs the whole time they re there The King loves Pen and has seen her inrophecies Built this whole island for her so she would be in comfort and rest in order to go further on her journey and Gnosis put the world back to orderHex LEAVES Pen thoroughly distraught turns to theerson who appears to love her to most in the world and makes a conscious choice to sleep with themWhich she then beats herself up about slut shames and generally is way too hard on herself without Left to Die-a First Hand Account of Life in the Superdome during Hurricane Katrina placing any blame on the situation Hex left her in And then later is like But I was drunk and high and you know what that s likeAnd I m like girl you made a conscious choice and that s okay Hex fucked up too You re both allowed to fuck up and still love each other Abandoning yourartner is not okay Neither is cheating but she didn t even know it was cheating because he left And then she s regnantNow this is a retelling of Greek epics which means this baby might be Achilles but Pen has also been both Odysseus AND Aeneas so far and the Iliad happens BEFORE The Odyssey or The Aeneid In Episodic Aeneid in episodic so I don t know where Block is going with thisAlso I am SICK of women becoming regnant to advance the The Wingman Chronicles plot It s boring cliche and I expected better I was really impressed with Francesca Lia Block s Love in the Time of Global Warming Naturally since I am incapable of doing thirty seconds worth of research on a book before I read it I didn t realize it had a seuel until I finished it I try to never uit a series unless I m really not feeling it so here we are at The Island of Excess Love There may be spoilers ahead for the first book Trigger warnings rape misgenderingPen her brother Venice and their friends Hex Ez and Ash have been scraping by at theink house after the apocalypse but their adventures are far from over When a ghost ship appears in the sea outside their home it starts them on a uest that loosely arallels The Aeneid to an island ruled by a magical king. Ms Until the day a foreboding ship appears in the harbor across from their home As soon as the ship arrives they all start having strange visions of destruction and violence Trance like they head for the ship and their new battles beginThis companion. ,

Who thrives on beauty and temptationIt s entirely clear to me why no one has ever heard of this seuel since it falls well short of its redecessor in a number of ways I didn t fully think through the ramifications of a seuel before I decided to read this but I realized in the first few chapters that no matter what happened I robably wasn t going to like it My children Were Safe And Happy At The End Of The Last safe and happy at the end of the last and I wanted them to stay that way but then there wouldn t be a book of courseI found the Odyssey arallels in Global Warming interesting and occassionally over my head but the Aeneid connections feel a lot forced I m familiar and sympathetic with Dido s story than Aeneas s but I m not sure the The Brother-Offended Checklist parallel brought a whole lot to the story Block is telling It has elements in it that are interesting but overall it didn t keep my attention the way the first novel did and the writing seemed to lack some of the beautymysticism as wellWhile Iraised Global Warming for its diverse cast and LGBT representation Excess Love has been criticized for some of its roblematic themes The first is that Hex is in no way done justice as a trans character here When the king is courting Pen she mentions that she s never been with a man before as if Hex is suddenly not a man and he s misgendered several times before that That s not okay More on the other after the spoilers markNot surprisingly the king s advances drive a wedge between Pen and Hex There were a lot of directions the character development could have gone but that fallout isn t adeuately dealt with Ez and Ash are little than background characters and no one except Venice gets the development they deserve I found myself unsatisfied with the way Block leaves things All in all I think it s well worth it to read Global Warming but also erfectly acceptable to Detour (Something in Common, pretend that Excess Love never happened I enjoyedarts of it because I enjoy the characters and the world building but it also has to be taken with a heap of saltSPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS TURN BACK BEFORE IT S TOO LATEIt s not really clear whether Pen is in control when she sleeps with the king but it looks an awful lot like she s magically date raped Worse she recieves a lot of criticism and slut shaming for it I understand Hex s feelings of betrayal but rather than focus on the relationship dynamic between the two of them the narrative maintains a critical tone toward Pen She s awash in feelings of guilt and shame and we re offered little insight into Hex s feelings other than his anger at her There are better ways to handle issues like this but again it doesn t get the roper attention and things are left rather open ended i couldn t give this 1 star because i really really love HOW FLB WRITES IT S GOOD FLB writes it s good of how much i hate the actual story lmaoedit i slept on it and this homophobic transphobic rape apologist mess is a 1 stari can t get over what the message of this seuel is i m furious honestly view spoilerbasically Pen is raped she is literally magic enchanted and drunk and a man has sex with her and i can t remember if she specifically identifies as anything in the first book but RIGHT BEFORE this happens she says she s never desired a cis man before and her mind rotests that she s betraying Hex but this man verbally gets inside her head and tells her they re meant to be together she s REALLY CLEARLY being magically manipulated but it s not treated like that first of all the sex is implicitly described as being better than what she had with Hex and it s treated as a dumb mistake she made that hurts her boyfriend and she apologizes so much for it and it essentially breaks them up and i m just SO MAD OH AND DID I MENTION SHE GETS mad OH AND did i mention she gets from that and there s no uestion about whether or not she keeps the baby not even a split second hm this guy manipulated me and now i m Bear Creek Road pregnant and this child is going to come into a world where giants eateople maybe i should consider not having it hide spoiler. To Love in the Time of Global Warming follows Pen as she searches for love among the ruins this time using Virgil’s epic Aeneid as her guide A Good Authority Good Authority powerful and stunning book filled with Francesca Lia Block’s beautiful language and inspiring characte.