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Review | Loveless by Alice Oseman

Loveless

MY RATING: 5 Stars

If you have been following my blog for a while, you know that I’m a major fan of Alice Oseman. As you can tell, I’ve got a small yet mightly collection of her books. I need to own them all but just taking my time! I’m addicted to her writing style and the way she touches upon the LGBTQ+ themes.

I literally haven’t loved characters as much as these. I might even love them more than Harry Potter! *shockhorror*

Her books are so relatable for so many reasons. Heartstopper follows two school boys in secondary school and made me relive some of my school horrors! Haha! Solitaire has one of my favourite characters of all time in it: Tori Spring!! She is the big sister of Charlie from Heartstopper and she is so freaking sassy! I love her! Seeing as I love Alice’s books, it’s no surprise that I had to preorder her newest book: Loveless!

It’s actually her book birthday today so HAPPY PUBLICATION DAY, LOVELESS!

Synopsis

Georgia has never been in love, never kissed anyone, never even had a crush – but as a fanfic-obsessed romantic she’s sure she’ll find her person one day.

As she starts university with her best friends, Pip and Jason, in a whole new town far from home, Georgia’s ready to find romance, and with her outgoing roommate on her side and a place in the Shakespeare Society, her ‘teenage dream’ is in sight.

But when her romance plan wreaks havoc amongst her friends, Georgia ends up in her own comedy of errors, and she starts to question why love seems so easy for other people but not for her. With new terms thrown at her – asexual, aromantic – Georgia is more uncertain about her feelings than ever.

Is she destined to remain loveless? Or has she been looking for the wrong thing all along?

Review

The book follows Georgia and her friend Jason during their first year at Durham University. Ever since she was at school Georgia had loved love. She had loved the romance in the Disney films and read slash fanfictions like Draco/Harry and Korra/Asami. The idea of loving someone and dating them seemed amazing to her, but the reality of it was that it grossed her out.

She was eighteen and had never been kissed.

I literally have never connected with a character like this before. I mean…I’ve had a couple of characters that I’ve connected with like Luna Lovegood, but sexuality is a whole different thing.

You rarely see characters who are asexual or aromatic and, yet again, Alice brings it to life. Ever since I’ve read her books, she has shown so much understanding to the LGBTQ+ community. Whether her characters are gay, bisexual, transgender or more, she gives life to them and her fans.

As we follow Georgia’s journey towards identifying her sexuality, what that could possibly me and how it would affect the people she was close to. She has her best friend Jason who is super close to, her roommate Rooney who seems to love sex, Pip who seems like a closed book and more. I love all the references to Scooby Doo and the fact that they’re all in a Shakespeare society! MY PEOPLE!

What I particularly adored about Loveless was the different types of love.

It isn’t just one shoe fits all! It can come in so many forms: romantic love, family love and platonic love. You can really feel some of Alice’s personal experiences of being aromatic asexual. We throw the word love around so easy these days! At least I do! When I say that I love someone, I genuinely do! I care so much for my friends and they are my world. I just don’t feel the need to go past that!

Hugs are good though! ALL THE HUGS!!

So much happens in Loveless that both break my heart and had me giggling for ages! If you want to know more about asexuality or the LGBTQ+ community, click here! They’re amazing!!

Have you ever read any of Alice Oseman’s books?

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7 Comments

  • Reply
    Lindsey
    9th July 2020 at 5:09 pm

    Aww lovely review. I haven’t read any of these books yet but I’m seeing them everywhere and haven’t heard a bad thing about them. This sounds like a delightful read!

    Lindsey | https://aramblingreviewer.wordpress.com

    • Reply
      Daisy
      9th July 2020 at 5:13 pm

      You’d really enjoy them, lovely!! Charlie and Nick are super precious! The stories are powerful too! xx

  • Reply
    Paige
    9th July 2020 at 5:15 pm

    This is such a sweet review – the books look great! Not to focus on the covers; but they are so bright and vibrant that they would look good on any bookshelf too. Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply
      AccordingToDaisy
      10th July 2020 at 4:31 pm

      Aww, thank you! I was a little nervous to post it but glad you enjoyed! I adore Alice’s covers! They look so uniform on my shelf and I just like bright/pastel colours in general. Haha!

  • Reply
    Lucy
    10th July 2020 at 5:44 pm

    This is a lovely review Daisy! It sounds like you really enjoyed the book! x

    Lucy | http://www.lucymary.co.uk

    • Reply
      AccordingToDaisy
      10th July 2020 at 5:51 pm

      I really did! It was so close to my own experiences! xx

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