An entertaining fanfic featuring musicians Sam, Dean and Cas in a polyamory relationship. Their band 'Animus' sets out on their second tour as bad guys plot evil in the background.
art by sweetdari
I normally avoid reading M/M/M stories, because I'm usually worried that jealousy will seep in and tear things apart, but the blurb of this book made me perk up and put it on my wishlist, for a kind soul to gift to me. Totally worth the initial anxiety. This was wonderful. I read it in one go. Put this on your list, if you haven't yet.
The author does a fantastic job exploring the intricacies and potential pitfalls of a poly relationship in this book, with fully fleshed out characters in Boris and Thomas (a married couple), and Hans (their housekeeper-cum-third), and doesn't shrink away from including realistic conflict, vulnerabilities, and hurt feelings. Theirs is not an easy journey, but it's one I was happy to follow along.
So well done.
Cordelia ends up at the poor farm when she is accused of begging. There she meets Sara, Dan, and Grace. They flee the farm after destroying people who have become monster cannibals. They travel to a town further west where Jack, a man from Sara's past, lives. He helps them to establish themselves in his town. But the monster cannibals, now called zombies, come calling causing their lives to disrupted again.
I enjoyed this story and I am not into zombies at all. But this book is more than that. It is a story of people overcoming disabilities and society's disapproval. Sara, Cordelia, Dan, Grace, and Jack are outcasts by societal standards--some because of physical/mental disabilities, other by their sexuality. I loved how they showed their strengths and became a family that protected, took care of, and loved one another. They are a unit. They worry about each other and, when circumstances cause them to be separated, they strengthen their bonds with each other. I also liked the honesty and openness they show one another.
This is well done. I was pulled into their world and story and read it in one sitting. I would read Ms. Vane again.
|3.5 stars. Fifteen year old Sam is trying to pull away from Dean to lead a life of his own. It all comes to a head in a cabin with Dean and look-alike Thomas under the influence of alcohol and marijuana. Jumps rapidly from one pov to another. Consent issues.|