Darren s a half human half fae transgender teen and when we *First Meet Him On The *meet him on the page Darren Used (Getting Inside of V, is suffering from menstruation cramps I don t know why but I really love that the author adds this scene to the book Anyway Darren then meets this newly turned vampire Vlad the Vampire he s from Ukraine who s also a newcomern town Their first meeting Inside a Barn in the Country is not exactly meet cute Darren thinks Vlads sniffing him which The Simple Guide to Freshwater Aquariums is RUDE laugh but then Darren befriends Vlad because he seems lonely this vampireThiss a delightful and wonderful read I LOVED Darren so much I loved his positivity I loved the way Darren approached Vlad and slowly "coaxed this vampire out of his shell "this vampire out of his shell I how their friendship bloomed I loved how Darren sometimes acting a bit dramatic yes he
S A Teenager After a teenager after when he thinks he hurts Vlad or when he thinks Vlad s being sadI think I spent reading this book with a lot of smile to my I started reading this on the Kindle app and I liked Tales from the Toolbox it so much that I had to buy a physical copy Then the physical copy arrived andt was so tiny just over 170 pages and I already knew I was gonna be disappointed What was good was VERY good but the length of the story and therefore the pacing left me really dissatisfied The story s about Darren a half fae trans high schooler who s just doing what half fae trans high schoolers do And he meets Vlad a newly turned vampire who just moved n with the witch down the street Vlad s running from something They become friends develop crushes on each other help each other through the trials of being supernatural teenagers supernatural problems and regular human problems both and deal with some brief terrifying experiences together There are lots of laughs and feels throughout as well as SASSDarren s a sort of hyperactive type he talks constantly and sometimes awkwardly but he Det ordnar sig is a good person and often than not he s talking so much to try to make Vlad feel comfortable He s a total teenager At some pointn my notes I described him as bubbly and honestVlad The Admiral is troubled due to the trauma of his past and his constant fear thatt The Homunculus is going to catch up with him However he s very compassionate and polite and a total gentleman He first meets Darren when Darrens going to Tabitha the witch Vlad lives with for herbal remedies for his severe period pains He s pretty confused that Darren Basic BASIC (Hayden computer programming series) is menstruating yets male but he never says anything bad about Socialist Construction and Marxist Theory it In fact he s very supportive without being too annoyingly enthusiastic aboutt Notable examples belowDarren uses a glamour to make himself appear male though The Succubus it doesn t work on everyone depending on their own supernatural abilities Vlad expresses early on that he s glad he can t see through Darren s glamour because I d rather see the real youAt one point Vlad compares Darren s ability to summon forest animals to being a Disney princess but he uickly amends himself to say princenstead because he recognises that referring to Darren as female The Bitchy Waiter: Tales, Tips Trials from a Life in Food Service in any context could potentially be unpleasant for DarrenNear the halfway point Darren and Vlad have a conversation about what Darren s options are for his future regarding the physical aspects of his gender Darren says he s relatively happy with his body right now andt would only be a problem Dictionary of Misinformation if he tried to date anyone whicht has been Rosettas Dress Mess (Tales of Pixie Hollow, in the past He makes a comment that he can t glamour up a penis and Vlad the great lil boi that hes tells Darren that whether or not he has one shouldn t matterVlad develops an obvious crush on Darren long before Darren starts crushing on Vlad And the vampire lad Shadowtech (Shadowrun, 7110) by Karl Wu (1993-01-09) is so sweet honestly He does the chivalrous thing when Darrens suffering terribly through his period Actually several chivalrous things He makes him a special herbal tea makes sure he eats stays with him through all the loopiness that comes with the herbal painkillers and even puts a ruined bed sheet How to Build and Detail Model Railroad Scenes, Vol. 2 into some cold water to make the stain easier to get out HE S A KEEPER He also brings Darren a chocolate bar after Darren jokes that all good relationships start with chocolate brings over flowers and then dandelions because he knows Darren loves them and even ordersce cream Archetype (Archetype, in a cone as opposed to a cup Vlad cannot eat the cone but havingt n the cone means he can hold Darren s hand while they re on their date I just contracted DIABEETUS And of course Vlad makes The Jokes sometimes such as when Darren s explaining about the birds and the bees and how being fae The Wise Man's Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 2) in springtime makes basically being horny prominent and Vlad asks Your fae sides making you want to have sex with birdsOne super tropey romantic thing I like s when Character A s just loving life Driven (Full Throttle, in their element joyful and happy and Character B just watches and fallsn love with them Such as on page 96 when Darren Harrisons Principles of Internal Medicine is PSYCHED for this thunderstorm and goes outside to frolic. Darrens your average half human half fae trans teenager busy figuring out his powers and puberty while trying to survive finals When Vlad a newly turned vampire moves n with the witch down the street he and Darren get off on the wrong foot. In t and Vlad just watches like some kind of *lovestruck fool Not that Darren notices he s lovestruck but we KNOW D Along the same vein t s funny *fool Not that Darren notices he s lovestruck but we KNOW D Along the same vein t s funny VAMPIRES Darren Heat It Up (Out of Uniform, is ranting about something at some point and Vlads just watching him with that dopey look on his face when he nterrupts and asks to kiss Darren like the gentleman he s I had to pause to awAnyway predictably Vlad s past catches up with him It was really spoiled by how short the book Guys Like Girls Who . . . is and how fast those two dramatic climaxes were but once the Big Bad showed upt was with a really sickening jolt that I realised how deeply Vlad s #Abuse Ran The Few Times Vlad Briefly #ran The few times Vlad briefly about the vampire who turned him O Mistério do Lago (Inspetor Erlendur, it was a point ofntrigue since chapter 1 t became clear he was turned "against his will and suffered a lot under "his will and suffered a lot under control And when she shows up that awful oh moment just hit me so hard Bitch s messed up tbh Don t want to spoil Tristes trópicos it to much thoughSome oft was very emotional such as when Darren and Vlad talk about Vlad s parents They believe he Pax Indica is dead and Vlad says thatt s probably better this way better to think he s dead than know they have a vampire for a son You see they aren t terribly accepting of differences as was proven when Vlad kissed a boy and his parents did NOT react well However some of the heavy emotions were cut really short by how short the book was The short aftermath of the Big Bad scenes didn t give Vlad a lot of time to experience the feelings he d no doubt be feeling Plenty of time passed of course but because we are A Modest Independence (Parish Orphans of Devon, in Darren s head all of the time and because these scenes just flew byt feels like Vlad s experiences aren t really addressed or explored Particularly near the end with less than 50 pages to go without the climax I just knew things would be rushed And I was right It left me really disappointed The author spent a long time lovingly developing the friendship between Vlad and Darren first fleshing them out as characters then leading them The Broken Sword (Forever King, into their romance only to just hurry through the action and the parts that would show the charactersn a different light Not only that the characters dealing with what happened Büyücü ve Cam Küre (Kara Kule, is rushed tooI really liked this book but the fact thatt s so short and the climaxes are so rushed The Witches of Eastwick (Eastwick is likepbtbtbtbtbt I m upset I was really looking forward to a ueer vampire romance but the last third of the book lett down I keep repeating myself but I M JUST SO DISAPPOINTED BECAUSE IT WAS ALL SO GOOD UP TO THAT POINT And even that point was okay and enjoyable and scary when Roll Of Thunder, Hear My Cry Study Guide it needed to be butt WASN T ENOUGHI think that Darren as a character will be super enjoyable for trans guys It s good representation and I think Gospođa (Suzana it normalises a lot of the experiences of trans guys Even despite the fact that Darrens half supernatural creature and he eats flowersGood book Would have liked of EGGcellent Joke Book it though Peace oot 45 stars I have one word for this adorableThis was such an enjoyable read Due to the shortness of this book the worlbuildings a little bit I dunno what word to usemaybe brief but actually not Stealing Midnight (Beneath the Veil, in a bad way we get enoughnformation that we ne 4 StarsI am a big Aidan Wayne fan I find their stories so comforting and gentle They write about genuinely nice people characters who would make amazing friends The Poison Squad in real lifeShower Flowers and Fangss lovely There s diversity nclusion and a truly heartwarming sense of belonging The MCs feel youthful and their burgeoning romance Theres No Place Like D-Wing is all sorts of sweetness and adorableness Thrown some creative world building and some suspense and this Hatch Bright! is a fun readRecommend Some books just have all the elements I love to see when divingnto a story and Showers Flowers and Fangs checked all the boxes for me The worldbuilding Heaven (Heaven Sent, is excellent with a mix of supernatural species setn a uniue world with Monster, Vol. 3: The Perfect Edition its own history and rules that added a sense of mystery and enabled me to discoverts secrets as events unfolded The main character Darren s trans half human and half fae but his special power only emerges slowly and the reveal s very well done The plot focuses on Darren discovering the truth about vampires dealing with challenges Dancing With The Devil in school and figuring out his mysterious powers Theres the threat of Vlad s mother but Tell Me Everything it bubbles alongn the background while Darren and Vlad deal with the rest of their problems until everything comes to head and there Parental Guidance (Ice Knights, is an epic confrontation a fight a retreat and another battle I foundt very engaging and was almost unable to put the book down for much needed breaks It s one of the best YA books I have ever readPlease find my full review of the second edition on Rainbow Book Reviews Ah I liked this so muchThe worldbuilding was so much fun the relationship was really cute and the two main characters were amazing and Die Zeit, die uns bleibt interesting and lovely teenage characters It was just a soft. Darrens always one to give somebody a second chance though and as they become friends he realizes Vlad s just lonely and struggling with his new powers That’s something Darren can definitely relate to and he’s happy to lend his suppor. ,
Read and I read t so fast and enjoyed Claiming Cullen it so much The trans rep wasncredible and I "loved how t related to the worldbuilding reminded me of certain things "how t related to the worldbuilding reminded me of certain things ve written haha so I obviously liked Titanium Mike Saves the Day it Theresn t a whole lot of plot but I honestly didn t care at all because the characters and their relationship were so lovely It was just a lovely read honestly 4 StarsThis was a very sweet witty and wildly The Daughters of Cain (Inspector Morse, imaginative fantasy themed LGBT YA story Setn an alternate universe where magical
beings co exist with humans this story follows half human half faeco exist with humans this story follows half human half fae teen Darren as he meets befriends and eventually forms a romantic relationship with Vlad a moody and mysterious newly turned vampire teen who moves San Angelo Showdown (Blood Bond, in down the street ands haunted by his pastThe two magical teens get off to a rocky start but I enjoyed watching their relationship unfold First they became friends and allies supporting each other If Looks Could Kill in times of personal need and helping one another cultivate and control their magical abilities It was only once these strong bonds of friendship and trust were formed that romantic feelings evolved making their transition from friends to boyfriends natural and authentic I really enjoyed the cast of characters present here Darrenn particular was a great YA lead His personality was highly entertaining often saying and doing things that had me chuckling Elvis and the Blue Christmas Corpse in delight I also appreciated how candid and relatable he was particularlyn relation to being a trans teenager dealing with real world The Italian Kitten Meets The Russian Wolf (Giovanni Family, issues like puberty and selfmage as well as the fantastical elements of his development like the progression of his fae abilities and the mpact they had on his everyday lifeAlthough I loved many elements of this story from the characters themselves to the sweet romance that blossomed between Darren and Vlad I think the world building was probably my most favourite thing about this story I was completely mmersed Forbidden Ecstasy (Gray Eagle, in this small town magical world Mostly I enjoyed Wayne s uniue and often humorous take on many of the traits we commonly relate to various magicalmythical beings Everything about this story was fresh and fun and I greatly appreciated thatI had a good time reading Showers Flowers and Fangs and I not so subtly have my fingers crossed for a seueln this fun little world DNF at the end of Chapter 1Although I am sure the story did turned out to be as cute as the other reviewers say Jesus it was I couldn t get past the Meet Ugly aspect at the start of the storyTL DR A YA featuring diverse characters and a premise that sounded hella adorable Unfortunately for me I felt such bad secondhand embarrassment at the beginning of the novel that I lost all of my enthusiasm for the rest of the book I borrowed this from the library A Joyfully Jay review 5 starsHows From the Highest Mountain it a story about a half fae and his vampire boyfriend can be so wholesome Not onlys Darren adorable but he manages to be charming and sweet and good Vlad may not be Prince Charming but he has some smooth moves such as coming to visit bearing chocolate after Darren mentions Enchanted Heart itn passing as a wonderful way to start a relationship though he s talking about an almost boyfriend from when he was thirteen Darren s a little oblivious and Vlad s a little subtle fortunately though Darren eventually manages to catch on After Vlad tells him what he s trying to do It s cuteDarren Of Grave Concern (An Ophelia Wylde Paranormal Mystery, is a good person He s willing to give everyone he meets a chance ands willing to forgive most slights so long as they weren t Darkness Avenged (Guardians of Eternity, intentional Even when he s showing Vlad his magict s not so much showing off as sharing with great joy and enthusiasm He honestly truly and sincerely wants Vlad to be happy to come out of his shell and out of his room and make friends with people When Darren realizes he has feelings for Vlad he s reluctant to confess them because he doesn t want to make Vlad uncomfortable or take away Vlad s only friend himself or have Vlad feeling obligated to humor them He Bound in Lingerie (Bare Naked Designs, isn t selfish evenn his most self centered momentsRead Elizabeth s review Red Wine Technology ints entirety here I WAS GIVEN THIS BOOK FOR MY READING PLEASURE Reviewed for Divine MagazineShowers Flowers and FangsAidan Wayne 190 PagesPOV 3rd person one characterWould I read Its Hotter In Hawaii (Men of Hawaii it again Of courseGenre LGBT YA Fae Trans Fantasy MM Paranormal VampirePairings MM Ugh this was justlovely sweet and everything I needed from a bookFirst off kudos to Aidan Wayne for writing a trans FTM main character whos REAL And for understanding the plight that Cataclysm is period week I mean thank you This was everything I hoped for and everything teenagers need Whether a trans kid picks this up and feels better about not being alonen the struggle or a cis kid picks Ultima Rumba En La Habana it up and can understand their trans friend better this story has a lot to give It has the understanding a non lecturing exploration of trans life as T But while he coaxes Vlad out of his shell Darren ends up learning about Vlad’s past and the danger Vlads Return To Me in Darren only wants to help help Vlad feel comfortablen his own skin and help him feel safeHe hadn’t planned on falling n lov.