How to Repair a Mechanical Heart

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How to Repair a Mechanical Heart ➠ How to Repair a Mechanical Heart Ebook ➦ Author J.C. Lillis – Polishdarling.co.uk Eighteen year old Castaway Planet fans Brandon and Abel hate bad fan fiction especially when it pairs their number one TV crushes of all time, dashing space captain Cadmus and dapper android Sim As co Eighteen year Repair a PDF/EPUB ì old Castaway Planet fans Brandon and Abel hate bad fan fiction especially when it pairs their number one TV crushes of all time, dashing space captain Cadmus and dapper android Sim As co runners of the Internet s third most popular Castaway Planet vlog, they love to spar with the Cadsim fangirls who think Cadmus will melt Sim s mechanical heart by the Seasonfinale This summer, Brandon and How to ePUB Ù Abel have a mission hit the road in an RV to follow the traveling Castaway Planet convention, interview the actors and showrunner, and uncover proof that a legit Cadsim romance will NEVER, EVER HAPPENA Brandon and Abel romance also not happening Brandon s sick of his struggle to make gay and Catholic compute, so it s safer to love a TV android Plus Abel s got a hot new boyfriend with to Repair a PDF/EPUB ¶ a phoenix tattoo, and how can Brandon compete with that But when mysterious messages about them start popping up in the fan community, they make a shocking discovery that slowly forces their real feelings to the surface Before they get to the last Castaway Planet convention, Brandon s going to find out the truth can a mechanical heart be reprogrammed, or will his first shot at love be a full system failure.

    Download Book Best Sellers in PDF format romance also not happening Brandon s sick of his struggle to make gay and Catholic compute, so it s safer to love a TV android Plus Abel s got a hot new boyfriend with to Repair a PDF/EPUB ¶ a phoenix tattoo, and how can Brandon compete with that But when mysterious messages about them start popping up in the fan community, they make a shocking discovery that slowly forces their real feelings to the surface Before they get to the last Castaway Planet convention, Brandon s going to find out the truth can a mechanical heart be reprogrammed, or will his first shot at love be a full system failure."/>
  • Kindle Edition
  • 255 pages
  • How to Repair a Mechanical Heart
  • J.C. Lillis
  • English
  • 22 January 2018

About the Author: J.C. Lillis

JC Lillis Repair a PDF/EPUB ì lives in Balti with her patient family and a ragtag band of tropical fish, some of which will be dead by the time you read this She loves thrift store art, dollhouses, koi ponds, retrofuturism, and peanut butter and banana sandwiches She hates writing bios.



10 thoughts on “How to Repair a Mechanical Heart

  1. Julio Genao Julio Genao says:

    Nothing less than completely marvelous.Full of joy, and humor, and the thing in all of us worth writing about.Snappy dialogue, a wonderful cast of secondary characters, and the tasty, J.C Lillis Brand writing that bring the boys to the yard And subsequently me as well, as I am a fan of the boys Her prose is delicious.And this story is as close to the story my heart wants to tell as makes no difference.Recommended Nothing less than completely marvelous.Full of joy, and humor, and the thing in all of us worth writing about.Snappy dialogue, a wonderful cast of secondary characters, and the tasty, J.C Lillis Brand writing that bring the boys to the yard And subsequently me as well, as I am a fan of the boys Her prose is delicious.And this story is as close to the story my heart wants to tell as makes no difference.Recommended

  2. Santino Hassell Santino Hassell says:

    I can relate to this book in bits and pieces I was raised Catholic but when my parents found me with a guy, they knew Catholic guilt wouldn t stick They weren t religious enough themselves They went the you re less of a man, you re a failure as a son route instead But even without the religious component, I still made the connection This book was really about being taught to believe certain things, being trained to feel like you should fulfill certain expectations, and the fucking tragedy I can relate to this book in bits and pieces I was raised Catholic but when my parents found me with a guy, they knew Catholic guilt wouldn t stick They weren t religious enough themselves They went the you re less of a man, you re a failure as a son route instead But even without the religious component, I still made the connection This book was really about being taught to believe certain things, being trained to feel like you should fulfill certain expectations, and the fucking tragedy of realizing that you cannot live up to that I did not cope well as a 18 year old who was suddenly and completely exposed to his parents, so I understood when Brandon had his relapse Although my own relapses were way way different and a littleliteral ha I also understood how hard it is to explain to people who could never understand Even if you know it sounds ridiculous, even if you know those ingrained guiding principles are wrong, it s not easy to just chuck them And when you can t, you re judged by the people who are supposed to understand.There are other things I loved about this book At first I judged two 18 year olds who walked around clutching action figures, but when Brandon described the feeling of being around people who understood his geeky passion at the con, I got it I was judging them, but shit, I know for a fact people judge me Having to explain to people why I love MMOs, why I make GoT reference tables to ensure that all people read and love ASoIaF, and why I spend so much time in writing communities and talking to internet people has become a little embarrassing It s nice when I don t have to explain.This book was a total riot and made me laugh several times It also made me smile which is actually harder Abel and Brandon s moment at the cafe, their hesitance once they realized they both were really into each other, the hot and heavy magical week or two when everything seemed perfect and right, and then the covers being ripped off and reality setting back in until you re suddenly just aware of his flaws and your flaws and the reality of those flaws put together That was real.There were other things too Feeling like you have to live up to the expectations of people in reality and people online, and navigating around that damn minefield, and of course the idea of having to be brave in ways that mean nothing to others but everything to you.This was an awesome book I aspire to reach a level of writing where I can weave in my themes this well

  3. Heather K (dentist in my spare time) Heather K (dentist in my spare time) says:

    Don t hate me friends I m struggling a little with how to write a coherent review for this book As with any book that most of my Goodreads friends love and I don t quite connect with in the same way, I feel like I missed the party bus and I m left standing in the dust waving my hands screamingGuys Wait up You forgot about meI so so so wanted to be invited to the How to Repair a Mechanical Heart love fest but I think my own personal preferences got in the way.Let me start with what Don t hate me friends I m struggling a little with how to write a coherent review for this book As with any book that most of my Goodreads friends love and I don t quite connect with in the same way, I feel like I missed the party bus and I m left standing in the dust waving my hands screamingGuys Wait up You forgot about meI so so so wanted to be invited to the How to Repair a Mechanical Heart love fest but I think my own personal preferences got in the way.Let me start with what I loved This book was funny and well written no two ways about it I just about died reading the posts on the Abandon fan fic site The fanfic girls squeeing and blogging about their exploding vaginas was some of the funniest stuff I have read in a while I could have read a book just of blog posts by this author Brilliant stuff I also loved the actors from Castaway Planet in all of their drunken, anti role model glory These were some moments that I really loved this book and thought it was going to be a 4 or 5 star read for me However, not all of the parts of this book worked for my own tastes.I think my major issue is that I don t really like religious themed books The constant insertion of the priest talking in Brandon s head just irritated me, and I felt like so much of the focus of the story was on religion and Brandon getting over his Catholic guilt While other readers might like that journey, I quickly grew bored with it The preachy aspect of the book was too much for me I can work with fade to black sex in books and still love them I don t mind it as long as I feel the chemistry between the two guys Here, I feltof a friend vibe than anything else My favorite moments were when Brandon was describing the emotions of his first touches with Abel the way his whole body froze and broke out in sweats. that kind of level of detailed description is what I live for However, once they had their first fade to black hook up, all of those intimate details evaporated I wantedintimacy, even if I couldn t get the dirty details I have to say, though I have never been involved in fanfic another one of my problems with this book I think I would have connected with the story muuuuuchif I was in a fan community , I can tell that the writer is no stranger to the world of fan dom Her writing about the fan fic bloggers and the Castaway Planet con felt so authentic Those moments were the highlight of the book for me Don t get me wrong, this was a very cute and enjoyable read, however, I won t be putting this one on my favorites shelf

  4. Ami Ami says:

    PERFECT JUST PERFECT.I owe this book a gushy opinion but I did need time to write up a proper one THIS, was my first reaction after I finished it I went drawing pink little hearts around this book, and write AMI LUV U 4EVER for the Church of AbandonAnywaaaay, few hours after that first posted opinion, I am ready for a proper one WARNING This is going to be loooooong, especially because it will start with a personal story You all just have to suck it up My first fandom was back in the PERFECT JUST PERFECT.I owe this book a gushy opinion but I did need time to write up a proper one THIS, was my first reaction after I finished it I went drawing pink little hearts around this book, and write AMI LUV U 4EVER for the Church of AbandonAnywaaaay, few hours after that first posted opinion, I am ready for a proper one WARNING This is going to be loooooong, especially because it will start with a personal story You all just have to suck it up My first fandom was back in the mid 90 s when The X Files was a major hype, and my family first had Internet it was new it was shiny and I got all sucked into shipping, and making icons, and making fanarts, and making bad bad poems about Mulder and Scully Then, over the years, I also started slashing, and reading some hockey RPFs, and even if I didn t read any fanfics or actors RPFs, I totally got why people were so in love with Jared and Jensen grin Then this book came along thank you for everyone involved, who bring this book to my attention LA, Tina, Cole and it was like reading a love letter for fans who were involved in fandom at one point of their lives warts and all I could see myself in these characters, I giggled and chuckled and almost shouted Oh, my GOSH, I did that several times over The main character was Brandon He was out to his family and he had been having crush with his best friend and fellow vlog Abel for quite awhile But Brandon grew up in religious Catholic family and he was pretty messed up because of it This religious issue wasn t done in preaching way these people were genuinely concerned about Brandon Which, I have to admit, was pretty reasonable If you grew up with certain beliefs, I don t think you could quickly turn yourself back from it This part of the story was really well done, in my opinion The rest of the plot was also a definite winner The all out squeeing of fandom world The friendship The romance I was choked up a bit with the ending, it was so lovely The self discovery, self growth, and self acceptance.For the past several weeks, I have been burned out with published m m titles and ended up reading some free online ones, i.e hockey RPFs What I did notice was when it came to published m m titles, I couldn t help feeling like they were a bit polished It is understandable, since to be published, these stories need to meet some requirements set by editors, publishers, or market demands Free online fics, however, could maintain being quirky, and loose, and wild, although there are a lot of frogs too before you find the princes and princesses In this sense, this book, being self published, was able to keep that It was quirky, charming, witty, smart, and all out endearing The dialogs were fresh and I had to stop myself from highlighting everything because I felt like I hadn t read those lines before, EVER, in any of the published m m titles It was a gem of a story, that s for sure, and it deserves to be widely read by fans of this genre Even if you don t like YA, for example I don t read YA either but this one is worth it.PS This book has ROADTRIP Someone should ve mentioned that fact to me sooner

  5. Rosalinda *KRASNORADA* Rosalinda *KRASNORADA* says:

    Hey_mamacitas Listen to me, will ya THIS BOOK JESUS HORATIO CHRIST ON A MOTORBIKE WITH A DIME STORE UKULELE AND A RASPBERRY BERET, CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS UNBEARABLE WONDERFUL MADNESS I need to come back with a proper review but right now I can only FANGIRL like craaaaazy And yes, this is me kissing the book, because that s how I rollTEAM ABANDON FOREVER Thanks Susan and Lenore, your reviews made me bump this up, I owe you big time x Hey_mamacitas Listen to me, will ya THIS BOOK JESUS HORATIO CHRIST ON A MOTORBIKE WITH A DIME STORE UKULELE AND A RASPBERRY BERET, CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS UNBEARABLE WONDERFUL MADNESS I need to come back with a proper review but right now I can only FANGIRL like craaaaazy And yes, this is me kissing the book, because that s how I rollTEAM ABANDON FOREVER Thanks Susan and Lenore, your reviews made me bump this up, I owe you big time x

  6. prag ♻ prag ♻ says:

    If I could pay people to read this book, I would As it is, all I want is to Because this is a book worth reading It s a book worth loving This is why I read so that once in a while, I come across a book that changes my worldview Sure, the protagonist s struggle with his religion and sexuality was incredibly important, but the big deciding factor for me on this one was that I really enjoyed it But then, who wouldn t Fanfiction Check.Vlogger protagonists Check.Adorable characters Che If I could pay people to read this book, I would As it is, all I want is to Because this is a book worth reading It s a book worth loving This is why I read so that once in a while, I come across a book that changes my worldview Sure, the protagonist s struggle with his religion and sexuality was incredibly important, but the big deciding factor for me on this one was that I really enjoyed it But then, who wouldn t Fanfiction Check.Vlogger protagonists Check.Adorable characters Check.Lots of snowbaz esque kissing Check.A road trip with angst, drama andkissing Check.WHAT MORE COULD I POSSIBLY WANT Imagine you re having a nutella cookie cup With the creamiest vanilla icing, mixed with pieces of fresh, juicy strawberries on top You have blue cotton candy in one hand, and background music is playing your favorite song, that one song that makes can make you happy no matter what The weather is great too, and right at that moment, you feel invincible Now multiply this feeling by oh, about a thousand times. Then, maybe you ll have a rough idea of what this book feels like It s an ephiphany in itself a realisation that things can be okay It s an embodiment of all the things that make you happy, all the while dealing with the demons in your head God is like junior high, Brandon Graduate already I don t want to get into the plot, because that would be slight spoilery, and plus, where s the fun if you know everything before reading to it What I can say is that you absolutely need to get your hands on this I can t see your eyes Are you freaking Status Naked On bed With boy Systems overheating Sudden doubts multiplying Meltdown imminent No, I lie And if all my rambling didn t convince you to read this book, consider this I spent about an hour writing this review because this book deserves recognition instead of finishing my project that accounts for 50% of my grade and needs to be submitted about five hours ago. What if I do everything all wrong What if I die of happiness and go right to hell pre review I never thought I d take one glance at a blurb, and say But here I am.Anyway, I m going to read this ASAP all the while mentally berating myself for not finding it earlier

  7. Emma Sea Emma Sea says:

    Inarticulate squeeing and love is all I got at this point hugs book Some next day thoughts Although Abel and Brandon are the MCs, I thought the shippers were the star of this book They are the women and girls who had me laughing and smiling to myself like a madwoman For a cute, light read, this actully addresses some deep angst and internal conflict involved in being Catholic and gay I m making some huge assumptions here, because I am neither Catholic nor gay, so I don t know if this actuall Inarticulate squeeing and love is all I got at this point hugs book Some next day thoughts Although Abel and Brandon are the MCs, I thought the shippers were the star of this book They are the women and girls who had me laughing and smiling to myself like a madwoman For a cute, light read, this actully addresses some deep angst and internal conflict involved in being Catholic and gay I m making some huge assumptions here, because I am neither Catholic nor gay, so I don t know if this actually comes anywhere near the experience, but it seems to resonate as some value of realistic to me I also believe that if people who were Catholic did some research about the history of their church doctrine they would be less conflicted, and blow me down, this book actually addresses that point too religion is not all about the dogma, it s also about community, and sharing your life with the people you love.The character of Bec seemed to be overlooked somewhat at times view spoiler When they boys finally got together I thought for a few pages that they must have left Bec behind accidentally on purpose as she completely disappeared hide spoiler Also, read Ami s review, because she covers a lot of my thoughts about the writing i.e awesome.This is a YA book, with fade to black sex, but I unesitatingly recommend it to all m m readers, if you usually like YA or not Funny, adorable, and thought provoking, it will suck you in and make you want these boys to be real Dammit,tell me they re real

  8. Lenore Lenore says:

    I can t review this right now because I m bouncing and squeeing all over the place and exploding into sparkling confetti and little shiny hearts Had it not been for the religious stuff, I d have five stared this book in a heartbeat It s four and a half stars four stars for the story and a half star for the Punxsutawney Phil reference.

  9. Silvia Silvia says:

    I keep asking for signs And here she is Someone who prays to a neon Virgin Mary and lives her whole life in all caps and thinks God and my happiness go together just fine. Wow This was so incredibly cute and heartwarming, and it s definitely a new favorite of mine.Brandon lives in a very religious family, to which he came out as gay not long ago They didn t take it well, bringing their priest into it and all, but allow him to go on a six weeks road trip with his friend Bec, in the I keep asking for signs And here she is Someone who prays to a neon Virgin Mary and lives her whole life in all caps and thinks God and my happiness go together just fine. Wow This was so incredibly cute and heartwarming, and it s definitely a new favorite of mine.Brandon lives in a very religious family, to which he came out as gay not long ago They didn t take it well, bringing their priest into it and all, but allow him to go on a six weeks road trip with his friend Bec, in the hopes that hebecomes straight and falls in love with her, I guess This road trip will connect all the locations of the conventions of Castaway Planet, a show Brandon is huge fan of Little does his family know that Abel, co host of the most famous Castaway Planet vlog channel together with Brandon and very openly gay, will go on the road trip with them.They have one purpose besides meeting the Castaway Planet actors at the conventions prove the Cadsim Cadmus Sim, protagonists of the show crazy fangirl shippers wrong by asking the actors and creators of the show whether something happened or not between Cadmus and Sim in the season finale, because it obviously can t have happened, despite what every piece of Cadsim fanfiction says I mean, Sim is a freaking android, so there s no way No way Fangirls go a bit beyond Cadsim shipping though, and Brandon and Abel will have to deal with them in a different way.There are so many themes within these 250 pages First off, the fandom and fanfic themes are huge and interwoven in the narrative, a bit similarly but evenso to Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell If you are or have ever been an active member of any fandom, this element alone will appeal to youWhen I give the world my characters, it s because I don t want to keep them for myself You don t like what I made them doSecond, is obviously the romance There s not much I can say without spoiling it, but know it s just adorable.Last but not least is the religion I wouldn t say that Brandon is struggling with internalized homophobia because he never thinks his feelings are wrong, but throughout the story he remembers what Father Mike told him or he imagines what he would say Horrible things that I don t even want to repeat here, coated with a facade of understanding and God loves you I glance past the rides and snack stands to where the blond stone wall of the church is, but I can t let my eyes linger there either It s like looking at a house you don t live in any You wish you could go in again, but strangers live there now and you aren t welcome, and it wouldn t be the same anyway. The religious element isn t too heavy and, as an atheist, its presence didn t bother me What bothered me were Brandon s family s hateful words don t get me wrong, they re not the worst family I ve ever read about, but for some reason this made me legit angry cry evenwhile reading their words.Despite the last few things I wrote about, this is a very fun and overall lighthearted novel I really have no idea why I haven t heard about it before my friend Pragya read it and recommended it to me, because it seems like it should be on everyone s bookshelves.P.S I made a Spotify playlist from this J.C Lillis blog post.___I was promised fluff so here we are reading another contemporary smh

  10. Susan Susan says:

    4.5 starsbright, shining starsI ADORED this book like hugging my Kindle and giving it a peck on the cheek and then the forehead and a light tap on the cheek kind of adoration If I had any talent, THIS would be the book I would have wanted to write because it s me in a nutshell well, if I was 18 again, and male, and gay but yeah, in every other sense 1 I m a total geek, especially sci fi Battlestar Galactica is my personal favorite And yes, I ve been to ComicCon many times 2 I love g 4.5 starsbright, shining starsI ADORED this book like hugging my Kindle and giving it a peck on the cheek and then the forehead and a light tap on the cheek kind of adoration If I had any talent, THIS would be the book I would have wanted to write because it s me in a nutshell well, if I was 18 again, and male, and gay but yeah, in every other sense 1 I m a total geek, especially sci fi Battlestar Galactica is my personal favorite And yes, I ve been to ComicCon many times 2 I love geek humor and the crazies who embrace it 3 I grew up in the church so I know all about the nagging, judgmental voice in my head 4 I m obsessed with RV s I ve always wanted one.5 Brandon and Abel are the exact types of people I d write about quirky, obsessive, funny, adorable though Brandon s neurosis started to wear me down a bit towards the end 6 Extreme fandom anyone who s seen me commenting on every status update and discussion board about Special Forces and all my s, has seen how crazy I can get This obsessive behavior is perfectly captured in this book I don t even typically like YA books, but I LOVED this one.Now, with all that being said, I don t know that this book is for everyone I think you have to like the weird, off types to enjoy the characters and their nuttiness But, if you do man, this book will be a real treat

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10 thoughts on “How to Repair a Mechanical Heart

  1. Julio Genao Julio Genao says:

    Nothing less than completely marvelous.Full of joy, and humor, and the thing in all of us worth writing about.Snappy dialogue, a wonderful cast of secondary characters, and the tasty, J.C Lillis Brand writing that bring the boys to the yard And subsequently me as well, as I am a fan of the boys Her prose is delicious.And this story is as close to the story my heart wants to tell as makes no difference.Recommended Nothing less than completely marvelous.Full of joy, and humor, and the thing in all of us worth writing about.Snappy dialogue, a wonderful cast of secondary characters, and the tasty, J.C Lillis Brand writing that bring the boys to the yard And subsequently me as well, as I am a fan of the boys Her prose is delicious.And this story is as close to the story my heart wants to tell as makes no difference.Recommended


  2. Santino Hassell Santino Hassell says:

    I can relate to this book in bits and pieces I was raised Catholic but when my parents found me with a guy, they knew Catholic guilt wouldn t stick They weren t religious enough themselves They went the you re less of a man, you re a failure as a son route instead But even without the religious component, I still made the connection This book was really about being taught to believe certain things, being trained to feel like you should fulfill certain expectations, and the fucking tragedy I can relate to this book in bits and pieces I was raised Catholic but when my parents found me with a guy, they knew Catholic guilt wouldn t stick They weren t religious enough themselves They went the you re less of a man, you re a failure as a son route instead But even without the religious component, I still made the connection This book was really about being taught to believe certain things, being trained to feel like you should fulfill certain expectations, and the fucking tragedy of realizing that you cannot live up to that I did not cope well as a 18 year old who was suddenly and completely exposed to his parents, so I understood when Brandon had his relapse Although my own relapses were way way different and a littleliteral ha I also understood how hard it is to explain to people who could never understand Even if you know it sounds ridiculous, even if you know those ingrained guiding principles are wrong, it s not easy to just chuck them And when you can t, you re judged by the people who are supposed to understand.There are other things I loved about this book At first I judged two 18 year olds who walked around clutching action figures, but when Brandon described the feeling of being around people who understood his geeky passion at the con, I got it I was judging them, but shit, I know for a fact people judge me Having to explain to people why I love MMOs, why I make GoT reference tables to ensure that all people read and love ASoIaF, and why I spend so much time in writing communities and talking to internet people has become a little embarrassing It s nice when I don t have to explain.This book was a total riot and made me laugh several times It also made me smile which is actually harder Abel and Brandon s moment at the cafe, their hesitance once they realized they both were really into each other, the hot and heavy magical week or two when everything seemed perfect and right, and then the covers being ripped off and reality setting back in until you re suddenly just aware of his flaws and your flaws and the reality of those flaws put together That was real.There were other things too Feeling like you have to live up to the expectations of people in reality and people online, and navigating around that damn minefield, and of course the idea of having to be brave in ways that mean nothing to others but everything to you.This was an awesome book I aspire to reach a level of writing where I can weave in my themes this well


  3. Heather K (dentist in my spare time) Heather K (dentist in my spare time) says:

    Don t hate me friends I m struggling a little with how to write a coherent review for this book As with any book that most of my Goodreads friends love and I don t quite connect with in the same way, I feel like I missed the party bus and I m left standing in the dust waving my hands screamingGuys Wait up You forgot about meI so so so wanted to be invited to the How to Repair a Mechanical Heart love fest but I think my own personal preferences got in the way.Let me start with what Don t hate me friends I m struggling a little with how to write a coherent review for this book As with any book that most of my Goodreads friends love and I don t quite connect with in the same way, I feel like I missed the party bus and I m left standing in the dust waving my hands screamingGuys Wait up You forgot about meI so so so wanted to be invited to the How to Repair a Mechanical Heart love fest but I think my own personal preferences got in the way.Let me start with what I loved This book was funny and well written no two ways about it I just about died reading the posts on the Abandon fan fic site The fanfic girls squeeing and blogging about their exploding vaginas was some of the funniest stuff I have read in a while I could have read a book just of blog posts by this author Brilliant stuff I also loved the actors from Castaway Planet in all of their drunken, anti role model glory These were some moments that I really loved this book and thought it was going to be a 4 or 5 star read for me However, not all of the parts of this book worked for my own tastes.I think my major issue is that I don t really like religious themed books The constant insertion of the priest talking in Brandon s head just irritated me, and I felt like so much of the focus of the story was on religion and Brandon getting over his Catholic guilt While other readers might like that journey, I quickly grew bored with it The preachy aspect of the book was too much for me I can work with fade to black sex in books and still love them I don t mind it as long as I feel the chemistry between the two guys Here, I feltof a friend vibe than anything else My favorite moments were when Brandon was describing the emotions of his first touches with Abel the way his whole body froze and broke out in sweats. that kind of level of detailed description is what I live for However, once they had their first fade to black hook up, all of those intimate details evaporated I wantedintimacy, even if I couldn t get the dirty details I have to say, though I have never been involved in fanfic another one of my problems with this book I think I would have connected with the story muuuuuchif I was in a fan community , I can tell that the writer is no stranger to the world of fan dom Her writing about the fan fic bloggers and the Castaway Planet con felt so authentic Those moments were the highlight of the book for me Don t get me wrong, this was a very cute and enjoyable read, however, I won t be putting this one on my favorites shelf


  4. Ami Ami says:

    PERFECT JUST PERFECT.I owe this book a gushy opinion but I did need time to write up a proper one THIS, was my first reaction after I finished it I went drawing pink little hearts around this book, and write AMI LUV U 4EVER for the Church of AbandonAnywaaaay, few hours after that first posted opinion, I am ready for a proper one WARNING This is going to be loooooong, especially because it will start with a personal story You all just have to suck it up My first fandom was back in the PERFECT JUST PERFECT.I owe this book a gushy opinion but I did need time to write up a proper one THIS, was my first reaction after I finished it I went drawing pink little hearts around this book, and write AMI LUV U 4EVER for the Church of AbandonAnywaaaay, few hours after that first posted opinion, I am ready for a proper one WARNING This is going to be loooooong, especially because it will start with a personal story You all just have to suck it up My first fandom was back in the mid 90 s when The X Files was a major hype, and my family first had Internet it was new it was shiny and I got all sucked into shipping, and making icons, and making fanarts, and making bad bad poems about Mulder and Scully Then, over the years, I also started slashing, and reading some hockey RPFs, and even if I didn t read any fanfics or actors RPFs, I totally got why people were so in love with Jared and Jensen grin Then this book came along thank you for everyone involved, who bring this book to my attention LA, Tina, Cole and it was like reading a love letter for fans who were involved in fandom at one point of their lives warts and all I could see myself in these characters, I giggled and chuckled and almost shouted Oh, my GOSH, I did that several times over The main character was Brandon He was out to his family and he had been having crush with his best friend and fellow vlog Abel for quite awhile But Brandon grew up in religious Catholic family and he was pretty messed up because of it This religious issue wasn t done in preaching way these people were genuinely concerned about Brandon Which, I have to admit, was pretty reasonable If you grew up with certain beliefs, I don t think you could quickly turn yourself back from it This part of the story was really well done, in my opinion The rest of the plot was also a definite winner The all out squeeing of fandom world The friendship The romance I was choked up a bit with the ending, it was so lovely The self discovery, self growth, and self acceptance.For the past several weeks, I have been burned out with published m m titles and ended up reading some free online ones, i.e hockey RPFs What I did notice was when it came to published m m titles, I couldn t help feeling like they were a bit polished It is understandable, since to be published, these stories need to meet some requirements set by editors, publishers, or market demands Free online fics, however, could maintain being quirky, and loose, and wild, although there are a lot of frogs too before you find the princes and princesses In this sense, this book, being self published, was able to keep that It was quirky, charming, witty, smart, and all out endearing The dialogs were fresh and I had to stop myself from highlighting everything because I felt like I hadn t read those lines before, EVER, in any of the published m m titles It was a gem of a story, that s for sure, and it deserves to be widely read by fans of this genre Even if you don t like YA, for example I don t read YA either but this one is worth it.PS This book has ROADTRIP Someone should ve mentioned that fact to me sooner


  5. Rosalinda *KRASNORADA* Rosalinda *KRASNORADA* says:

    Hey_mamacitas Listen to me, will ya THIS BOOK JESUS HORATIO CHRIST ON A MOTORBIKE WITH A DIME STORE UKULELE AND A RASPBERRY BERET, CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS UNBEARABLE WONDERFUL MADNESS I need to come back with a proper review but right now I can only FANGIRL like craaaaazy And yes, this is me kissing the book, because that s how I rollTEAM ABANDON FOREVER Thanks Susan and Lenore, your reviews made me bump this up, I owe you big time x Hey_mamacitas Listen to me, will ya THIS BOOK JESUS HORATIO CHRIST ON A MOTORBIKE WITH A DIME STORE UKULELE AND A RASPBERRY BERET, CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS UNBEARABLE WONDERFUL MADNESS I need to come back with a proper review but right now I can only FANGIRL like craaaaazy And yes, this is me kissing the book, because that s how I rollTEAM ABANDON FOREVER Thanks Susan and Lenore, your reviews made me bump this up, I owe you big time x


  6. prag ♻ prag ♻ says:

    If I could pay people to read this book, I would As it is, all I want is to Because this is a book worth reading It s a book worth loving This is why I read so that once in a while, I come across a book that changes my worldview Sure, the protagonist s struggle with his religion and sexuality was incredibly important, but the big deciding factor for me on this one was that I really enjoyed it But then, who wouldn t Fanfiction Check.Vlogger protagonists Check.Adorable characters Che If I could pay people to read this book, I would As it is, all I want is to Because this is a book worth reading It s a book worth loving This is why I read so that once in a while, I come across a book that changes my worldview Sure, the protagonist s struggle with his religion and sexuality was incredibly important, but the big deciding factor for me on this one was that I really enjoyed it But then, who wouldn t Fanfiction Check.Vlogger protagonists Check.Adorable characters Check.Lots of snowbaz esque kissing Check.A road trip with angst, drama andkissing Check.WHAT MORE COULD I POSSIBLY WANT Imagine you re having a nutella cookie cup With the creamiest vanilla icing, mixed with pieces of fresh, juicy strawberries on top You have blue cotton candy in one hand, and background music is playing your favorite song, that one song that makes can make you happy no matter what The weather is great too, and right at that moment, you feel invincible Now multiply this feeling by oh, about a thousand times. Then, maybe you ll have a rough idea of what this book feels like It s an ephiphany in itself a realisation that things can be okay It s an embodiment of all the things that make you happy, all the while dealing with the demons in your head God is like junior high, Brandon Graduate already I don t want to get into the plot, because that would be slight spoilery, and plus, where s the fun if you know everything before reading to it What I can say is that you absolutely need to get your hands on this I can t see your eyes Are you freaking Status Naked On bed With boy Systems overheating Sudden doubts multiplying Meltdown imminent No, I lie And if all my rambling didn t convince you to read this book, consider this I spent about an hour writing this review because this book deserves recognition instead of finishing my project that accounts for 50% of my grade and needs to be submitted about five hours ago. What if I do everything all wrong What if I die of happiness and go right to hell pre review I never thought I d take one glance at a blurb, and say But here I am.Anyway, I m going to read this ASAP all the while mentally berating myself for not finding it earlier


  7. Emma Sea Emma Sea says:

    Inarticulate squeeing and love is all I got at this point hugs book Some next day thoughts Although Abel and Brandon are the MCs, I thought the shippers were the star of this book They are the women and girls who had me laughing and smiling to myself like a madwoman For a cute, light read, this actully addresses some deep angst and internal conflict involved in being Catholic and gay I m making some huge assumptions here, because I am neither Catholic nor gay, so I don t know if this actuall Inarticulate squeeing and love is all I got at this point hugs book Some next day thoughts Although Abel and Brandon are the MCs, I thought the shippers were the star of this book They are the women and girls who had me laughing and smiling to myself like a madwoman For a cute, light read, this actully addresses some deep angst and internal conflict involved in being Catholic and gay I m making some huge assumptions here, because I am neither Catholic nor gay, so I don t know if this actually comes anywhere near the experience, but it seems to resonate as some value of realistic to me I also believe that if people who were Catholic did some research about the history of their church doctrine they would be less conflicted, and blow me down, this book actually addresses that point too religion is not all about the dogma, it s also about community, and sharing your life with the people you love.The character of Bec seemed to be overlooked somewhat at times view spoiler When they boys finally got together I thought for a few pages that they must have left Bec behind accidentally on purpose as she completely disappeared hide spoiler Also, read Ami s review, because she covers a lot of my thoughts about the writing i.e awesome.This is a YA book, with fade to black sex, but I unesitatingly recommend it to all m m readers, if you usually like YA or not Funny, adorable, and thought provoking, it will suck you in and make you want these boys to be real Dammit,tell me they re real


  8. Lenore Lenore says:

    I can t review this right now because I m bouncing and squeeing all over the place and exploding into sparkling confetti and little shiny hearts Had it not been for the religious stuff, I d have five stared this book in a heartbeat It s four and a half stars four stars for the story and a half star for the Punxsutawney Phil reference.


  9. Silvia Silvia says:

    I keep asking for signs And here she is Someone who prays to a neon Virgin Mary and lives her whole life in all caps and thinks God and my happiness go together just fine. Wow This was so incredibly cute and heartwarming, and it s definitely a new favorite of mine.Brandon lives in a very religious family, to which he came out as gay not long ago They didn t take it well, bringing their priest into it and all, but allow him to go on a six weeks road trip with his friend Bec, in the I keep asking for signs And here she is Someone who prays to a neon Virgin Mary and lives her whole life in all caps and thinks God and my happiness go together just fine. Wow This was so incredibly cute and heartwarming, and it s definitely a new favorite of mine.Brandon lives in a very religious family, to which he came out as gay not long ago They didn t take it well, bringing their priest into it and all, but allow him to go on a six weeks road trip with his friend Bec, in the hopes that hebecomes straight and falls in love with her, I guess This road trip will connect all the locations of the conventions of Castaway Planet, a show Brandon is huge fan of Little does his family know that Abel, co host of the most famous Castaway Planet vlog channel together with Brandon and very openly gay, will go on the road trip with them.They have one purpose besides meeting the Castaway Planet actors at the conventions prove the Cadsim Cadmus Sim, protagonists of the show crazy fangirl shippers wrong by asking the actors and creators of the show whether something happened or not between Cadmus and Sim in the season finale, because it obviously can t have happened, despite what every piece of Cadsim fanfiction says I mean, Sim is a freaking android, so there s no way No way Fangirls go a bit beyond Cadsim shipping though, and Brandon and Abel will have to deal with them in a different way.There are so many themes within these 250 pages First off, the fandom and fanfic themes are huge and interwoven in the narrative, a bit similarly but evenso to Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell If you are or have ever been an active member of any fandom, this element alone will appeal to youWhen I give the world my characters, it s because I don t want to keep them for myself You don t like what I made them doSecond, is obviously the romance There s not much I can say without spoiling it, but know it s just adorable.Last but not least is the religion I wouldn t say that Brandon is struggling with internalized homophobia because he never thinks his feelings are wrong, but throughout the story he remembers what Father Mike told him or he imagines what he would say Horrible things that I don t even want to repeat here, coated with a facade of understanding and God loves you I glance past the rides and snack stands to where the blond stone wall of the church is, but I can t let my eyes linger there either It s like looking at a house you don t live in any You wish you could go in again, but strangers live there now and you aren t welcome, and it wouldn t be the same anyway. The religious element isn t too heavy and, as an atheist, its presence didn t bother me What bothered me were Brandon s family s hateful words don t get me wrong, they re not the worst family I ve ever read about, but for some reason this made me legit angry cry evenwhile reading their words.Despite the last few things I wrote about, this is a very fun and overall lighthearted novel I really have no idea why I haven t heard about it before my friend Pragya read it and recommended it to me, because it seems like it should be on everyone s bookshelves.P.S I made a Spotify playlist from this J.C Lillis blog post.___I was promised fluff so here we are reading another contemporary smh


  10. Susan Susan says:

    4.5 starsbright, shining starsI ADORED this book like hugging my Kindle and giving it a peck on the cheek and then the forehead and a light tap on the cheek kind of adoration If I had any talent, THIS would be the book I would have wanted to write because it s me in a nutshell well, if I was 18 again, and male, and gay but yeah, in every other sense 1 I m a total geek, especially sci fi Battlestar Galactica is my personal favorite And yes, I ve been to ComicCon many times 2 I love g 4.5 starsbright, shining starsI ADORED this book like hugging my Kindle and giving it a peck on the cheek and then the forehead and a light tap on the cheek kind of adoration If I had any talent, THIS would be the book I would have wanted to write because it s me in a nutshell well, if I was 18 again, and male, and gay but yeah, in every other sense 1 I m a total geek, especially sci fi Battlestar Galactica is my personal favorite And yes, I ve been to ComicCon many times 2 I love geek humor and the crazies who embrace it 3 I grew up in the church so I know all about the nagging, judgmental voice in my head 4 I m obsessed with RV s I ve always wanted one.5 Brandon and Abel are the exact types of people I d write about quirky, obsessive, funny, adorable though Brandon s neurosis started to wear me down a bit towards the end 6 Extreme fandom anyone who s seen me commenting on every status update and discussion board about Special Forces and all my s, has seen how crazy I can get This obsessive behavior is perfectly captured in this book I don t even typically like YA books, but I LOVED this one.Now, with all that being said, I don t know that this book is for everyone I think you have to like the weird, off types to enjoy the characters and their nuttiness But, if you do man, this book will be a real treat


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