Review: LOVE SPELL by Mia Kerick
Chance Cesar is a hoot! What a character! "Gender fluid" Chance tries to combine "the best of both worlds" in his life. The best aspect of his character is his will and strength. It can't be easy or smooth being anything out-of-the-way in his primarily right-wing Northern New Hampshire community, but Chance is irrepressible. Even when life is feeling like "solitary confinement," he perseveres. He has a bestie, Emily, but I believe Chance would get by even without her. After all he's practically four-dimensional himself! <smile>
The author generously provided for review a digital copy, through Reading Addiction Book Tours.
Young Adult Contemporary--LGBTQ
Strutting his stuff on the catwalk in black patent leather pumps and a snug orange tuxedo as this year’s Miss (ter) Harvest Moon feels so very right to Chance César, and yet he knows it should feel so very wrong.
As far back as he can remember, Chance has been “caught between genders.” (It’s quite a touchy subject; so don’t ask him about it.) However, he does not question his sexual orientation. Chance has no doubt about his gayness—he is very much out of the closet at his rural New Hampshire high school, where the other students avoid the kid they refer to as “girl-boy.”
But at the local Harvest Moon Festival, when Chance, the Pumpkin Pageant Queen, meets Jasper Donahue, the Pumpkin Carving King, sparks fly. So Chance sets out, with the help of his BFF, Emily, to make “Jazz” Donahue his man.
An article in an online women’s magazine, Ten Scientifically Proven Ways to Make a Man Fall in Love with You (and a bonus love spell thrown in for good measure), becomes the basis of their strategy to capture Jazz’s heart.
Quirky, comical, definitely flamboyant, and with an inner core of poignancy, Love Spell celebrates the diversity of a gender-fluid teen.