A Place For Wolves

A Place For Wolves

The author has stated that he has asked the publisher to withdraw this book from publication. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe meets Code Name Verity in this heartbreaking and poignant historical thriller. James Mills isn't sure he can forgive his parents for dragging him away from his life, not to mention his best friend and sister, Anna. He's never f/>Aristotle The author has stated that he has asked the publisher to withdraw this book from publication. Aris...

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Title:A Place For Wolves
Author:Kosoko Jackson
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:Kosovo, 1997 (Serbia)

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Number of Pages:320 pages pages

A Place For Wolves Reviews

  • Marie
    Mar 04, 2019

    I have to be absolutely fucking honest here, everybody. I?ve never been so disgusted in my life. I?m going to give you a bit of a history lesson. It is going to be extremely summarized, because I don?t have the space to give you all the information in great detail. If you want...

    I?m a bit conflicted with this book. I started it with much enthusiasm, since the book sounded really awesome and I was surprised NetGalley granted me an eARC. But about 37% into the book, the enthusiasm dimmed down. Because of one big problematic aspect that glared down at me as ...

    A book about a romance and victimization of two non-Muslim, American boys set during a real-life historical genocide, with the villain being part of the demographic that was ethnically cleansed because - by the author?s own words - not everything is black & white? FUCKING YIKE...

    As discussions of this book evolve, it becomes clear to me that the book i blurbed while on submission years ago is either different from the version that went out in arcs, or i have areas of ignorance i need to work on (or both, considering i'm quite ignorant about a great many things...

    Update 2/28/19: due to my ignorance with regards to the war in Kosovo, and information I?ve since learned, I can no longer in good conscience recommend this book. I hope Kosoko is able to fix the problems that have been raised and find a way to bring this story to readers without cau...

    a muslim terrorist villain in a book about a muslim ethnic cleansing that happened in real life? not today satan. ...

    edit: i'm really grateful to jackson for issuing such a heartfelt apology & pulling the book from print but where are all the other people who were working on this book, defending him like they always do when white authors fuck up okay, so i was always kind of :/// abt the id...

    EDIT A Place For Wolves is up for preorder!!!! Preorder through my indie, and you'll get a signed, personalized copy, with a bonus special edition treat! East City Books (my indie): http://bit.ly/EastWolves IndieBound: http://bit.ly/IndieWolves BN: http://bit.ly/BNWolves A...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the author for sending me this book in exchange for my honest review. Actual rating: 2.5/5 stars I wanted to like this book, I really did. But it just didn't sit with me right. Now, the gay rep in this book was own voices and was done fantastically. ...

    Genocide isn't a romantic backdrop for your story. ...

    If you?re going to write a book that takes place during a time where my culture has endured so much suffering have some goddamn respect. Saying Albanians are not all good and Serbians are not all bad as if the latter didnt commit fucking GENOCIDE against the former is disgusting. I?...

    i don't need a book about soft gay boys cuddling during a genocide that neither of them are part of or really affected by, an authors note that says there is two sides to every story of ethnic cleansing, and a muslim villain who comes from the group being ethnically cleansed. hard ...

    . ...

    I will not be reading this due to the issues brought up in this review and this review. ...

    After reading this review and and this one, I'm not going to read this book. Usually, one or two reviews don't put me off reading a book that I was interested in but this is too much for me. I'm happy that at least the own voices PoC LGBTQAIP+ rep is good but it doesn't justify how the...

    fun fact: this is all ive ever needed in my entire life. how am i a little in love with this book even though i haven't read a single page of it? i think it's because i'm so fucking glad it is a thing that will be published. it has a little of my heart in that way.@ all publishers...

    A book centered on Americans present during a genocide of Muslims, showing those Muslims as terrorists. The author would do well to quit writing. ...

    I added this to my to read shelf just based on seeing that it was being compared to Aristotle and Dante + Code Name Verity, but after reading some reviews I'm no longer interested as the book is coming off as very disrespectful to the communities that were impacted from this event. ...

    Hot damn. That was one of the best debuts I have ever read. The characters, the story, the writing... all so, so good. Bonus points for rep and bringing historical events to life. I adored this. Even though I was anxious over the lives of my main men throughout the whole novel. ...

    People may not like what I'm going to say, but I feel like there is a lot of virtue-signalling surrounding this book. While I understand why some people are angry, they should also remember that this is a work of fiction. It is perhaps somewhat insensitive that what is essentially ...

    a book with blatant islamophobia? keep it ...

    I received an ARC of this book via Netgalley in exchange for a free and honest review. Confession: I finished this book a while ago, and I have been putting off my review because I was hesitant to bring my concerns forward. This book has had largely positive reviews, and I was worri...

    I really tried hard with this book, but I could not finish it. The description, comparing it to Code Name Verity and Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, made me super excited to read it, because I loved both those books. But I just couldn?t get into it. Choppy w...

    How about we don?t vilify victims of genocide and falsely compare them to their oppressors because they choose violence to fight back? Mmkay? ...

    I'm not not enjoying this book but I'm not really enjoying it either. The setting feels very opaque to me at 50 pages in, and that's after doing a bunch of googling about the Kosovo war (when and where the book is set). And I don't feel especially interested in the main character. I th...

    I'm definitely not reading this. First, I'm sick and tired of American authors using other country's cultures and now recent history (that Albanians are still in the process of healing from) to write about more American characters. And that's just plain disgusting. It is wrong. I...

    4.5 stars! For the past two days I have been engrossed in this book. You know how I know it?s good? Because my 15 minute pumping (and reading) sessions started stretching to 20 minutes - even at 3 am!!! This book is Aristotle and Dante meets How I Live Now. Two of my favorite...

    Okay, I've just finished the book. I will give a full review tomorrow, but I just want to make one very important point: at no point, anywhere in this novel, is the main villain's religion mentioned or implied. Absolutely nothing the character says or does indicates that he is Musli...

  • Taylor Bright (BuriedInBookland)
    Feb 24, 2019

    I have to be absolutely fucking honest here, everybody. I?ve never been so disgusted in my life. I?m going to give you a bit of a history lesson. It is going to be extremely summarized, because I don?t have the space to give you all the information in great detail. If you want...

    I?m a bit conflicted with this book. I started it with much enthusiasm, since the book sounded really awesome and I was surprised NetGalley granted me an eARC. But about 37% into the book, the enthusiasm dimmed down. Because of one big problematic aspect that glared down at me as ...

    A book about a romance and victimization of two non-Muslim, American boys set during a real-life historical genocide, with the villain being part of the demographic that was ethnically cleansed because - by the author?s own words - not everything is black & white? FUCKING YIKE...

    As discussions of this book evolve, it becomes clear to me that the book i blurbed while on submission years ago is either different from the version that went out in arcs, or i have areas of ignorance i need to work on (or both, considering i'm quite ignorant about a great many things...

    Update 2/28/19: due to my ignorance with regards to the war in Kosovo, and information I?ve since learned, I can no longer in good conscience recommend this book. I hope Kosoko is able to fix the problems that have been raised and find a way to bring this story to readers without cau...

    a muslim terrorist villain in a book about a muslim ethnic cleansing that happened in real life? not today satan. ...

    edit: i'm really grateful to jackson for issuing such a heartfelt apology & pulling the book from print but where are all the other people who were working on this book, defending him like they always do when white authors fuck up okay, so i was always kind of :/// abt the id...

    EDIT A Place For Wolves is up for preorder!!!! Preorder through my indie, and you'll get a signed, personalized copy, with a bonus special edition treat! East City Books (my indie): http://bit.ly/EastWolves IndieBound: http://bit.ly/IndieWolves BN: http://bit.ly/BNWolves A...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the author for sending me this book in exchange for my honest review. Actual rating: 2.5/5 stars I wanted to like this book, I really did. But it just didn't sit with me right. Now, the gay rep in this book was own voices and was done fantastically. ...

  • Shaun Hutchinson
    Sep 10, 2018

    I have to be absolutely fucking honest here, everybody. I?ve never been so disgusted in my life. I?m going to give you a bit of a history lesson. It is going to be extremely summarized, because I don?t have the space to give you all the information in great detail. If you want...

    I?m a bit conflicted with this book. I started it with much enthusiasm, since the book sounded really awesome and I was surprised NetGalley granted me an eARC. But about 37% into the book, the enthusiasm dimmed down. Because of one big problematic aspect that glared down at me as ...

    A book about a romance and victimization of two non-Muslim, American boys set during a real-life historical genocide, with the villain being part of the demographic that was ethnically cleansed because - by the author?s own words - not everything is black & white? FUCKING YIKE...

    As discussions of this book evolve, it becomes clear to me that the book i blurbed while on submission years ago is either different from the version that went out in arcs, or i have areas of ignorance i need to work on (or both, considering i'm quite ignorant about a great many things...

    Update 2/28/19: due to my ignorance with regards to the war in Kosovo, and information I?ve since learned, I can no longer in good conscience recommend this book. I hope Kosoko is able to fix the problems that have been raised and find a way to bring this story to readers without cau...

  • Cynthia
    Feb 26, 2019

    I have to be absolutely fucking honest here, everybody. I?ve never been so disgusted in my life. I?m going to give you a bit of a history lesson. It is going to be extremely summarized, because I don?t have the space to give you all the information in great detail. If you want...

    I?m a bit conflicted with this book. I started it with much enthusiasm, since the book sounded really awesome and I was surprised NetGalley granted me an eARC. But about 37% into the book, the enthusiasm dimmed down. Because of one big problematic aspect that glared down at me as ...

    A book about a romance and victimization of two non-Muslim, American boys set during a real-life historical genocide, with the villain being part of the demographic that was ethnically cleansed because - by the author?s own words - not everything is black & white? FUCKING YIKE...

    As discussions of this book evolve, it becomes clear to me that the book i blurbed while on submission years ago is either different from the version that went out in arcs, or i have areas of ignorance i need to work on (or both, considering i'm quite ignorant about a great many things...

    Update 2/28/19: due to my ignorance with regards to the war in Kosovo, and information I?ve since learned, I can no longer in good conscience recommend this book. I hope Kosoko is able to fix the problems that have been raised and find a way to bring this story to readers without cau...

    a muslim terrorist villain in a book about a muslim ethnic cleansing that happened in real life? not today satan. ...

    edit: i'm really grateful to jackson for issuing such a heartfelt apology & pulling the book from print but where are all the other people who were working on this book, defending him like they always do when white authors fuck up okay, so i was always kind of :/// abt the id...

    EDIT A Place For Wolves is up for preorder!!!! Preorder through my indie, and you'll get a signed, personalized copy, with a bonus special edition treat! East City Books (my indie): http://bit.ly/EastWolves IndieBound: http://bit.ly/IndieWolves BN: http://bit.ly/BNWolves A...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the author for sending me this book in exchange for my honest review. Actual rating: 2.5/5 stars I wanted to like this book, I really did. But it just didn't sit with me right. Now, the gay rep in this book was own voices and was done fantastically. ...

    Genocide isn't a romantic backdrop for your story. ...

    If you?re going to write a book that takes place during a time where my culture has endured so much suffering have some goddamn respect. Saying Albanians are not all good and Serbians are not all bad as if the latter didnt commit fucking GENOCIDE against the former is disgusting. I?...

    i don't need a book about soft gay boys cuddling during a genocide that neither of them are part of or really affected by, an authors note that says there is two sides to every story of ethnic cleansing, and a muslim villain who comes from the group being ethnically cleansed. hard ...

    . ...

    I will not be reading this due to the issues brought up in this review and this review. ...

    After reading this review and and this one, I'm not going to read this book. Usually, one or two reviews don't put me off reading a book that I was interested in but this is too much for me. I'm happy that at least the own voices PoC LGBTQAIP+ rep is good but it doesn't justify how the...

    fun fact: this is all ive ever needed in my entire life. how am i a little in love with this book even though i haven't read a single page of it? i think it's because i'm so fucking glad it is a thing that will be published. it has a little of my heart in that way.@ all publishers...

    A book centered on Americans present during a genocide of Muslims, showing those Muslims as terrorists. The author would do well to quit writing. ...

    I added this to my to read shelf just based on seeing that it was being compared to Aristotle and Dante + Code Name Verity, but after reading some reviews I'm no longer interested as the book is coming off as very disrespectful to the communities that were impacted from this event. ...

    Hot damn. That was one of the best debuts I have ever read. The characters, the story, the writing... all so, so good. Bonus points for rep and bringing historical events to life. I adored this. Even though I was anxious over the lives of my main men throughout the whole novel. ...

    People may not like what I'm going to say, but I feel like there is a lot of virtue-signalling surrounding this book. While I understand why some people are angry, they should also remember that this is a work of fiction. It is perhaps somewhat insensitive that what is essentially ...

    a book with blatant islamophobia? keep it ...

    I received an ARC of this book via Netgalley in exchange for a free and honest review. Confession: I finished this book a while ago, and I have been putting off my review because I was hesitant to bring my concerns forward. This book has had largely positive reviews, and I was worri...

    I really tried hard with this book, but I could not finish it. The description, comparing it to Code Name Verity and Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, made me super excited to read it, because I loved both those books. But I just couldn?t get into it. Choppy w...

    How about we don?t vilify victims of genocide and falsely compare them to their oppressors because they choose violence to fight back? Mmkay? ...

  • Regsly
    Feb 26, 2019

    I have to be absolutely fucking honest here, everybody. I?ve never been so disgusted in my life. I?m going to give you a bit of a history lesson. It is going to be extremely summarized, because I don?t have the space to give you all the information in great detail. If you want...

    I?m a bit conflicted with this book. I started it with much enthusiasm, since the book sounded really awesome and I was surprised NetGalley granted me an eARC. But about 37% into the book, the enthusiasm dimmed down. Because of one big problematic aspect that glared down at me as ...

    A book about a romance and victimization of two non-Muslim, American boys set during a real-life historical genocide, with the villain being part of the demographic that was ethnically cleansed because - by the author?s own words - not everything is black & white? FUCKING YIKE...

    As discussions of this book evolve, it becomes clear to me that the book i blurbed while on submission years ago is either different from the version that went out in arcs, or i have areas of ignorance i need to work on (or both, considering i'm quite ignorant about a great many things...

    Update 2/28/19: due to my ignorance with regards to the war in Kosovo, and information I?ve since learned, I can no longer in good conscience recommend this book. I hope Kosoko is able to fix the problems that have been raised and find a way to bring this story to readers without cau...

    a muslim terrorist villain in a book about a muslim ethnic cleansing that happened in real life? not today satan. ...

    edit: i'm really grateful to jackson for issuing such a heartfelt apology & pulling the book from print but where are all the other people who were working on this book, defending him like they always do when white authors fuck up okay, so i was always kind of :/// abt the id...

    EDIT A Place For Wolves is up for preorder!!!! Preorder through my indie, and you'll get a signed, personalized copy, with a bonus special edition treat! East City Books (my indie): http://bit.ly/EastWolves IndieBound: http://bit.ly/IndieWolves BN: http://bit.ly/BNWolves A...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the author for sending me this book in exchange for my honest review. Actual rating: 2.5/5 stars I wanted to like this book, I really did. But it just didn't sit with me right. Now, the gay rep in this book was own voices and was done fantastically. ...

    Genocide isn't a romantic backdrop for your story. ...

    If you?re going to write a book that takes place during a time where my culture has endured so much suffering have some goddamn respect. Saying Albanians are not all good and Serbians are not all bad as if the latter didnt commit fucking GENOCIDE against the former is disgusting. I?...

    i don't need a book about soft gay boys cuddling during a genocide that neither of them are part of or really affected by, an authors note that says there is two sides to every story of ethnic cleansing, and a muslim villain who comes from the group being ethnically cleansed. hard ...

    . ...

    I will not be reading this due to the issues brought up in this review and this review. ...

    After reading this review and and this one, I'm not going to read this book. Usually, one or two reviews don't put me off reading a book that I was interested in but this is too much for me. I'm happy that at least the own voices PoC LGBTQAIP+ rep is good but it doesn't justify how the...

    fun fact: this is all ive ever needed in my entire life. how am i a little in love with this book even though i haven't read a single page of it? i think it's because i'm so fucking glad it is a thing that will be published. it has a little of my heart in that way.@ all publishers...

    A book centered on Americans present during a genocide of Muslims, showing those Muslims as terrorists. The author would do well to quit writing. ...

    I added this to my to read shelf just based on seeing that it was being compared to Aristotle and Dante + Code Name Verity, but after reading some reviews I'm no longer interested as the book is coming off as very disrespectful to the communities that were impacted from this event. ...

    Hot damn. That was one of the best debuts I have ever read. The characters, the story, the writing... all so, so good. Bonus points for rep and bringing historical events to life. I adored this. Even though I was anxious over the lives of my main men throughout the whole novel. ...

    People may not like what I'm going to say, but I feel like there is a lot of virtue-signalling surrounding this book. While I understand why some people are angry, they should also remember that this is a work of fiction. It is perhaps somewhat insensitive that what is essentially ...

    a book with blatant islamophobia? keep it ...

    I received an ARC of this book via Netgalley in exchange for a free and honest review. Confession: I finished this book a while ago, and I have been putting off my review because I was hesitant to bring my concerns forward. This book has had largely positive reviews, and I was worri...

    I really tried hard with this book, but I could not finish it. The description, comparing it to Code Name Verity and Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, made me super excited to read it, because I loved both those books. But I just couldn?t get into it. Choppy w...

    How about we don?t vilify victims of genocide and falsely compare them to their oppressors because they choose violence to fight back? Mmkay? ...

    I'm not not enjoying this book but I'm not really enjoying it either. The setting feels very opaque to me at 50 pages in, and that's after doing a bunch of googling about the Kosovo war (when and where the book is set). And I don't feel especially interested in the main character. I th...

    I'm definitely not reading this. First, I'm sick and tired of American authors using other country's cultures and now recent history (that Albanians are still in the process of healing from) to write about more American characters. And that's just plain disgusting. It is wrong. I...

  • anna (readingpeaches)
    Feb 26, 2019

    I have to be absolutely fucking honest here, everybody. I?ve never been so disgusted in my life. I?m going to give you a bit of a history lesson. It is going to be extremely summarized, because I don?t have the space to give you all the information in great detail. If you want...

    I?m a bit conflicted with this book. I started it with much enthusiasm, since the book sounded really awesome and I was surprised NetGalley granted me an eARC. But about 37% into the book, the enthusiasm dimmed down. Because of one big problematic aspect that glared down at me as ...

    A book about a romance and victimization of two non-Muslim, American boys set during a real-life historical genocide, with the villain being part of the demographic that was ethnically cleansed because - by the author?s own words - not everything is black & white? FUCKING YIKE...

    As discussions of this book evolve, it becomes clear to me that the book i blurbed while on submission years ago is either different from the version that went out in arcs, or i have areas of ignorance i need to work on (or both, considering i'm quite ignorant about a great many things...

    Update 2/28/19: due to my ignorance with regards to the war in Kosovo, and information I?ve since learned, I can no longer in good conscience recommend this book. I hope Kosoko is able to fix the problems that have been raised and find a way to bring this story to readers without cau...

    a muslim terrorist villain in a book about a muslim ethnic cleansing that happened in real life? not today satan. ...

    edit: i'm really grateful to jackson for issuing such a heartfelt apology & pulling the book from print but where are all the other people who were working on this book, defending him like they always do when white authors fuck up okay, so i was always kind of :/// abt the id...

  • CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
    Jan 09, 2019

    I have to be absolutely fucking honest here, everybody. I?ve never been so disgusted in my life. I?m going to give you a bit of a history lesson. It is going to be extremely summarized, because I don?t have the space to give you all the information in great detail. If you want...

    I?m a bit conflicted with this book. I started it with much enthusiasm, since the book sounded really awesome and I was surprised NetGalley granted me an eARC. But about 37% into the book, the enthusiasm dimmed down. Because of one big problematic aspect that glared down at me as ...

    A book about a romance and victimization of two non-Muslim, American boys set during a real-life historical genocide, with the villain being part of the demographic that was ethnically cleansed because - by the author?s own words - not everything is black & white? FUCKING YIKE...

    As discussions of this book evolve, it becomes clear to me that the book i blurbed while on submission years ago is either different from the version that went out in arcs, or i have areas of ignorance i need to work on (or both, considering i'm quite ignorant about a great many things...

    Update 2/28/19: due to my ignorance with regards to the war in Kosovo, and information I?ve since learned, I can no longer in good conscience recommend this book. I hope Kosoko is able to fix the problems that have been raised and find a way to bring this story to readers without cau...

    a muslim terrorist villain in a book about a muslim ethnic cleansing that happened in real life? not today satan. ...

    edit: i'm really grateful to jackson for issuing such a heartfelt apology & pulling the book from print but where are all the other people who were working on this book, defending him like they always do when white authors fuck up okay, so i was always kind of :/// abt the id...

    EDIT A Place For Wolves is up for preorder!!!! Preorder through my indie, and you'll get a signed, personalized copy, with a bonus special edition treat! East City Books (my indie): http://bit.ly/EastWolves IndieBound: http://bit.ly/IndieWolves BN: http://bit.ly/BNWolves A...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the author for sending me this book in exchange for my honest review. Actual rating: 2.5/5 stars I wanted to like this book, I really did. But it just didn't sit with me right. Now, the gay rep in this book was own voices and was done fantastically. ...

    Genocide isn't a romantic backdrop for your story. ...

    If you?re going to write a book that takes place during a time where my culture has endured so much suffering have some goddamn respect. Saying Albanians are not all good and Serbians are not all bad as if the latter didnt commit fucking GENOCIDE against the former is disgusting. I?...

    i don't need a book about soft gay boys cuddling during a genocide that neither of them are part of or really affected by, an authors note that says there is two sides to every story of ethnic cleansing, and a muslim villain who comes from the group being ethnically cleansed. hard ...

    . ...

    I will not be reading this due to the issues brought up in this review and this review. ...

    After reading this review and and this one, I'm not going to read this book. Usually, one or two reviews don't put me off reading a book that I was interested in but this is too much for me. I'm happy that at least the own voices PoC LGBTQAIP+ rep is good but it doesn't justify how the...

    fun fact: this is all ive ever needed in my entire life. how am i a little in love with this book even though i haven't read a single page of it? i think it's because i'm so fucking glad it is a thing that will be published. it has a little of my heart in that way.@ all publishers...

    A book centered on Americans present during a genocide of Muslims, showing those Muslims as terrorists. The author would do well to quit writing. ...

    I added this to my to read shelf just based on seeing that it was being compared to Aristotle and Dante + Code Name Verity, but after reading some reviews I'm no longer interested as the book is coming off as very disrespectful to the communities that were impacted from this event. ...

    Hot damn. That was one of the best debuts I have ever read. The characters, the story, the writing... all so, so good. Bonus points for rep and bringing historical events to life. I adored this. Even though I was anxious over the lives of my main men throughout the whole novel. ...

    People may not like what I'm going to say, but I feel like there is a lot of virtue-signalling surrounding this book. While I understand why some people are angry, they should also remember that this is a work of fiction. It is perhaps somewhat insensitive that what is essentially ...

    a book with blatant islamophobia? keep it ...

    I received an ARC of this book via Netgalley in exchange for a free and honest review. Confession: I finished this book a while ago, and I have been putting off my review because I was hesitant to bring my concerns forward. This book has had largely positive reviews, and I was worri...

    I really tried hard with this book, but I could not finish it. The description, comparing it to Code Name Verity and Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, made me super excited to read it, because I loved both those books. But I just couldn?t get into it. Choppy w...

    How about we don?t vilify victims of genocide and falsely compare them to their oppressors because they choose violence to fight back? Mmkay? ...

    I'm not not enjoying this book but I'm not really enjoying it either. The setting feels very opaque to me at 50 pages in, and that's after doing a bunch of googling about the Kosovo war (when and where the book is set). And I don't feel especially interested in the main character. I th...

  • Sarah (A French Girl)
    Mar 09, 2019

    I have to be absolutely fucking honest here, everybody. I?ve never been so disgusted in my life. I?m going to give you a bit of a history lesson. It is going to be extremely summarized, because I don?t have the space to give you all the information in great detail. If you want...

    I?m a bit conflicted with this book. I started it with much enthusiasm, since the book sounded really awesome and I was surprised NetGalley granted me an eARC. But about 37% into the book, the enthusiasm dimmed down. Because of one big problematic aspect that glared down at me as ...

    A book about a romance and victimization of two non-Muslim, American boys set during a real-life historical genocide, with the villain being part of the demographic that was ethnically cleansed because - by the author?s own words - not everything is black & white? FUCKING YIKE...

    As discussions of this book evolve, it becomes clear to me that the book i blurbed while on submission years ago is either different from the version that went out in arcs, or i have areas of ignorance i need to work on (or both, considering i'm quite ignorant about a great many things...

    Update 2/28/19: due to my ignorance with regards to the war in Kosovo, and information I?ve since learned, I can no longer in good conscience recommend this book. I hope Kosoko is able to fix the problems that have been raised and find a way to bring this story to readers without cau...

    a muslim terrorist villain in a book about a muslim ethnic cleansing that happened in real life? not today satan. ...

    edit: i'm really grateful to jackson for issuing such a heartfelt apology & pulling the book from print but where are all the other people who were working on this book, defending him like they always do when white authors fuck up okay, so i was always kind of :/// abt the id...

    EDIT A Place For Wolves is up for preorder!!!! Preorder through my indie, and you'll get a signed, personalized copy, with a bonus special edition treat! East City Books (my indie): http://bit.ly/EastWolves IndieBound: http://bit.ly/IndieWolves BN: http://bit.ly/BNWolves A...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the author for sending me this book in exchange for my honest review. Actual rating: 2.5/5 stars I wanted to like this book, I really did. But it just didn't sit with me right. Now, the gay rep in this book was own voices and was done fantastically. ...

    Genocide isn't a romantic backdrop for your story. ...

    If you?re going to write a book that takes place during a time where my culture has endured so much suffering have some goddamn respect. Saying Albanians are not all good and Serbians are not all bad as if the latter didnt commit fucking GENOCIDE against the former is disgusting. I?...

    i don't need a book about soft gay boys cuddling during a genocide that neither of them are part of or really affected by, an authors note that says there is two sides to every story of ethnic cleansing, and a muslim villain who comes from the group being ethnically cleansed. hard ...

    . ...

    I will not be reading this due to the issues brought up in this review and this review. ...

    After reading this review and and this one, I'm not going to read this book. Usually, one or two reviews don't put me off reading a book that I was interested in but this is too much for me. I'm happy that at least the own voices PoC LGBTQAIP+ rep is good but it doesn't justify how the...

    fun fact: this is all ive ever needed in my entire life. how am i a little in love with this book even though i haven't read a single page of it? i think it's because i'm so fucking glad it is a thing that will be published. it has a little of my heart in that way.@ all publishers...

    A book centered on Americans present during a genocide of Muslims, showing those Muslims as terrorists. The author would do well to quit writing. ...

    I added this to my to read shelf just based on seeing that it was being compared to Aristotle and Dante + Code Name Verity, but after reading some reviews I'm no longer interested as the book is coming off as very disrespectful to the communities that were impacted from this event. ...

    Hot damn. That was one of the best debuts I have ever read. The characters, the story, the writing... all so, so good. Bonus points for rep and bringing historical events to life. I adored this. Even though I was anxious over the lives of my main men throughout the whole novel. ...

    People may not like what I'm going to say, but I feel like there is a lot of virtue-signalling surrounding this book. While I understand why some people are angry, they should also remember that this is a work of fiction. It is perhaps somewhat insensitive that what is essentially ...

  • Amy
    Feb 01, 2019

    I have to be absolutely fucking honest here, everybody. I?ve never been so disgusted in my life. I?m going to give you a bit of a history lesson. It is going to be extremely summarized, because I don?t have the space to give you all the information in great detail. If you want...

    I?m a bit conflicted with this book. I started it with much enthusiasm, since the book sounded really awesome and I was surprised NetGalley granted me an eARC. But about 37% into the book, the enthusiasm dimmed down. Because of one big problematic aspect that glared down at me as ...

    A book about a romance and victimization of two non-Muslim, American boys set during a real-life historical genocide, with the villain being part of the demographic that was ethnically cleansed because - by the author?s own words - not everything is black & white? FUCKING YIKE...

    As discussions of this book evolve, it becomes clear to me that the book i blurbed while on submission years ago is either different from the version that went out in arcs, or i have areas of ignorance i need to work on (or both, considering i'm quite ignorant about a great many things...

    Update 2/28/19: due to my ignorance with regards to the war in Kosovo, and information I?ve since learned, I can no longer in good conscience recommend this book. I hope Kosoko is able to fix the problems that have been raised and find a way to bring this story to readers without cau...

    a muslim terrorist villain in a book about a muslim ethnic cleansing that happened in real life? not today satan. ...

    edit: i'm really grateful to jackson for issuing such a heartfelt apology & pulling the book from print but where are all the other people who were working on this book, defending him like they always do when white authors fuck up okay, so i was always kind of :/// abt the id...

    EDIT A Place For Wolves is up for preorder!!!! Preorder through my indie, and you'll get a signed, personalized copy, with a bonus special edition treat! East City Books (my indie): http://bit.ly/EastWolves IndieBound: http://bit.ly/IndieWolves BN: http://bit.ly/BNWolves A...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the author for sending me this book in exchange for my honest review. Actual rating: 2.5/5 stars I wanted to like this book, I really did. But it just didn't sit with me right. Now, the gay rep in this book was own voices and was done fantastically. ...

    Genocide isn't a romantic backdrop for your story. ...

    If you?re going to write a book that takes place during a time where my culture has endured so much suffering have some goddamn respect. Saying Albanians are not all good and Serbians are not all bad as if the latter didnt commit fucking GENOCIDE against the former is disgusting. I?...

    i don't need a book about soft gay boys cuddling during a genocide that neither of them are part of or really affected by, an authors note that says there is two sides to every story of ethnic cleansing, and a muslim villain who comes from the group being ethnically cleansed. hard ...

    . ...

  • Cassandra {semi-hiatus}
    Feb 01, 2018

    I have to be absolutely fucking honest here, everybody. I?ve never been so disgusted in my life. I?m going to give you a bit of a history lesson. It is going to be extremely summarized, because I don?t have the space to give you all the information in great detail. If you want...

    I?m a bit conflicted with this book. I started it with much enthusiasm, since the book sounded really awesome and I was surprised NetGalley granted me an eARC. But about 37% into the book, the enthusiasm dimmed down. Because of one big problematic aspect that glared down at me as ...

    A book about a romance and victimization of two non-Muslim, American boys set during a real-life historical genocide, with the villain being part of the demographic that was ethnically cleansed because - by the author?s own words - not everything is black & white? FUCKING YIKE...

    As discussions of this book evolve, it becomes clear to me that the book i blurbed while on submission years ago is either different from the version that went out in arcs, or i have areas of ignorance i need to work on (or both, considering i'm quite ignorant about a great many things...

    Update 2/28/19: due to my ignorance with regards to the war in Kosovo, and information I?ve since learned, I can no longer in good conscience recommend this book. I hope Kosoko is able to fix the problems that have been raised and find a way to bring this story to readers without cau...

    a muslim terrorist villain in a book about a muslim ethnic cleansing that happened in real life? not today satan. ...

    edit: i'm really grateful to jackson for issuing such a heartfelt apology & pulling the book from print but where are all the other people who were working on this book, defending him like they always do when white authors fuck up okay, so i was always kind of :/// abt the id...

    EDIT A Place For Wolves is up for preorder!!!! Preorder through my indie, and you'll get a signed, personalized copy, with a bonus special edition treat! East City Books (my indie): http://bit.ly/EastWolves IndieBound: http://bit.ly/IndieWolves BN: http://bit.ly/BNWolves A...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the author for sending me this book in exchange for my honest review. Actual rating: 2.5/5 stars I wanted to like this book, I really did. But it just didn't sit with me right. Now, the gay rep in this book was own voices and was done fantastically. ...

    Genocide isn't a romantic backdrop for your story. ...

    If you?re going to write a book that takes place during a time where my culture has endured so much suffering have some goddamn respect. Saying Albanians are not all good and Serbians are not all bad as if the latter didnt commit fucking GENOCIDE against the former is disgusting. I?...

    i don't need a book about soft gay boys cuddling during a genocide that neither of them are part of or really affected by, an authors note that says there is two sides to every story of ethnic cleansing, and a muslim villain who comes from the group being ethnically cleansed. hard ...

    . ...

    I will not be reading this due to the issues brought up in this review and this review. ...

    After reading this review and and this one, I'm not going to read this book. Usually, one or two reviews don't put me off reading a book that I was interested in but this is too much for me. I'm happy that at least the own voices PoC LGBTQAIP+ rep is good but it doesn't justify how the...

    fun fact: this is all ive ever needed in my entire life. how am i a little in love with this book even though i haven't read a single page of it? i think it's because i'm so fucking glad it is a thing that will be published. it has a little of my heart in that way.@ all publishers...

    A book centered on Americans present during a genocide of Muslims, showing those Muslims as terrorists. The author would do well to quit writing. ...

    I added this to my to read shelf just based on seeing that it was being compared to Aristotle and Dante + Code Name Verity, but after reading some reviews I'm no longer interested as the book is coming off as very disrespectful to the communities that were impacted from this event. ...

    Hot damn. That was one of the best debuts I have ever read. The characters, the story, the writing... all so, so good. Bonus points for rep and bringing historical events to life. I adored this. Even though I was anxious over the lives of my main men throughout the whole novel. ...

  • Aimal (Bookshelves & Paperbacks)
    Feb 25, 2019

    I have to be absolutely fucking honest here, everybody. I?ve never been so disgusted in my life. I?m going to give you a bit of a history lesson. It is going to be extremely summarized, because I don?t have the space to give you all the information in great detail. If you want...

    I?m a bit conflicted with this book. I started it with much enthusiasm, since the book sounded really awesome and I was surprised NetGalley granted me an eARC. But about 37% into the book, the enthusiasm dimmed down. Because of one big problematic aspect that glared down at me as ...

    A book about a romance and victimization of two non-Muslim, American boys set during a real-life historical genocide, with the villain being part of the demographic that was ethnically cleansed because - by the author?s own words - not everything is black & white? FUCKING YIKE...

  • Kosoko Jackson
    Feb 05, 2018

    I have to be absolutely fucking honest here, everybody. I?ve never been so disgusted in my life. I?m going to give you a bit of a history lesson. It is going to be extremely summarized, because I don?t have the space to give you all the information in great detail. If you want...

    I?m a bit conflicted with this book. I started it with much enthusiasm, since the book sounded really awesome and I was surprised NetGalley granted me an eARC. But about 37% into the book, the enthusiasm dimmed down. Because of one big problematic aspect that glared down at me as ...

    A book about a romance and victimization of two non-Muslim, American boys set during a real-life historical genocide, with the villain being part of the demographic that was ethnically cleansed because - by the author?s own words - not everything is black & white? FUCKING YIKE...

    As discussions of this book evolve, it becomes clear to me that the book i blurbed while on submission years ago is either different from the version that went out in arcs, or i have areas of ignorance i need to work on (or both, considering i'm quite ignorant about a great many things...

    Update 2/28/19: due to my ignorance with regards to the war in Kosovo, and information I?ve since learned, I can no longer in good conscience recommend this book. I hope Kosoko is able to fix the problems that have been raised and find a way to bring this story to readers without cau...

    a muslim terrorist villain in a book about a muslim ethnic cleansing that happened in real life? not today satan. ...

    edit: i'm really grateful to jackson for issuing such a heartfelt apology & pulling the book from print but where are all the other people who were working on this book, defending him like they always do when white authors fuck up okay, so i was always kind of :/// abt the id...

    EDIT A Place For Wolves is up for preorder!!!! Preorder through my indie, and you'll get a signed, personalized copy, with a bonus special edition treat! East City Books (my indie): http://bit.ly/EastWolves IndieBound: http://bit.ly/IndieWolves BN: http://bit.ly/BNWolves A...

  • Heidi Heilig
    Jan 30, 2018

    I have to be absolutely fucking honest here, everybody. I?ve never been so disgusted in my life. I?m going to give you a bit of a history lesson. It is going to be extremely summarized, because I don?t have the space to give you all the information in great detail. If you want...

    I?m a bit conflicted with this book. I started it with much enthusiasm, since the book sounded really awesome and I was surprised NetGalley granted me an eARC. But about 37% into the book, the enthusiasm dimmed down. Because of one big problematic aspect that glared down at me as ...

    A book about a romance and victimization of two non-Muslim, American boys set during a real-life historical genocide, with the villain being part of the demographic that was ethnically cleansed because - by the author?s own words - not everything is black & white? FUCKING YIKE...

    As discussions of this book evolve, it becomes clear to me that the book i blurbed while on submission years ago is either different from the version that went out in arcs, or i have areas of ignorance i need to work on (or both, considering i'm quite ignorant about a great many things...

  • Isabelle | BookwyrmBites
    Feb 26, 2019

    I have to be absolutely fucking honest here, everybody. I?ve never been so disgusted in my life. I?m going to give you a bit of a history lesson. It is going to be extremely summarized, because I don?t have the space to give you all the information in great detail. If you want...

    I?m a bit conflicted with this book. I started it with much enthusiasm, since the book sounded really awesome and I was surprised NetGalley granted me an eARC. But about 37% into the book, the enthusiasm dimmed down. Because of one big problematic aspect that glared down at me as ...

    A book about a romance and victimization of two non-Muslim, American boys set during a real-life historical genocide, with the villain being part of the demographic that was ethnically cleansed because - by the author?s own words - not everything is black & white? FUCKING YIKE...

    As discussions of this book evolve, it becomes clear to me that the book i blurbed while on submission years ago is either different from the version that went out in arcs, or i have areas of ignorance i need to work on (or both, considering i'm quite ignorant about a great many things...

    Update 2/28/19: due to my ignorance with regards to the war in Kosovo, and information I?ve since learned, I can no longer in good conscience recommend this book. I hope Kosoko is able to fix the problems that have been raised and find a way to bring this story to readers without cau...

    a muslim terrorist villain in a book about a muslim ethnic cleansing that happened in real life? not today satan. ...

    edit: i'm really grateful to jackson for issuing such a heartfelt apology & pulling the book from print but where are all the other people who were working on this book, defending him like they always do when white authors fuck up okay, so i was always kind of :/// abt the id...

    EDIT A Place For Wolves is up for preorder!!!! Preorder through my indie, and you'll get a signed, personalized copy, with a bonus special edition treat! East City Books (my indie): http://bit.ly/EastWolves IndieBound: http://bit.ly/IndieWolves BN: http://bit.ly/BNWolves A...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the author for sending me this book in exchange for my honest review. Actual rating: 2.5/5 stars I wanted to like this book, I really did. But it just didn't sit with me right. Now, the gay rep in this book was own voices and was done fantastically. ...

    Genocide isn't a romantic backdrop for your story. ...

    If you?re going to write a book that takes place during a time where my culture has endured so much suffering have some goddamn respect. Saying Albanians are not all good and Serbians are not all bad as if the latter didnt commit fucking GENOCIDE against the former is disgusting. I?...

    i don't need a book about soft gay boys cuddling during a genocide that neither of them are part of or really affected by, an authors note that says there is two sides to every story of ethnic cleansing, and a muslim villain who comes from the group being ethnically cleansed. hard ...

    . ...

    I will not be reading this due to the issues brought up in this review and this review. ...

    After reading this review and and this one, I'm not going to read this book. Usually, one or two reviews don't put me off reading a book that I was interested in but this is too much for me. I'm happy that at least the own voices PoC LGBTQAIP+ rep is good but it doesn't justify how the...

    fun fact: this is all ive ever needed in my entire life. how am i a little in love with this book even though i haven't read a single page of it? i think it's because i'm so fucking glad it is a thing that will be published. it has a little of my heart in that way.@ all publishers...

    A book centered on Americans present during a genocide of Muslims, showing those Muslims as terrorists. The author would do well to quit writing. ...

    I added this to my to read shelf just based on seeing that it was being compared to Aristotle and Dante + Code Name Verity, but after reading some reviews I'm no longer interested as the book is coming off as very disrespectful to the communities that were impacted from this event. ...

    Hot damn. That was one of the best debuts I have ever read. The characters, the story, the writing... all so, so good. Bonus points for rep and bringing historical events to life. I adored this. Even though I was anxious over the lives of my main men throughout the whole novel. ...

    People may not like what I'm going to say, but I feel like there is a lot of virtue-signalling surrounding this book. While I understand why some people are angry, they should also remember that this is a work of fiction. It is perhaps somewhat insensitive that what is essentially ...

    a book with blatant islamophobia? keep it ...

    I received an ARC of this book via Netgalley in exchange for a free and honest review. Confession: I finished this book a while ago, and I have been putting off my review because I was hesitant to bring my concerns forward. This book has had largely positive reviews, and I was worri...

    I really tried hard with this book, but I could not finish it. The description, comparing it to Code Name Verity and Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, made me super excited to read it, because I loved both those books. But I just couldn?t get into it. Choppy w...

    How about we don?t vilify victims of genocide and falsely compare them to their oppressors because they choose violence to fight back? Mmkay? ...

    I'm not not enjoying this book but I'm not really enjoying it either. The setting feels very opaque to me at 50 pages in, and that's after doing a bunch of googling about the Kosovo war (when and where the book is set). And I don't feel especially interested in the main character. I th...

    I'm definitely not reading this. First, I'm sick and tired of American authors using other country's cultures and now recent history (that Albanians are still in the process of healing from) to write about more American characters. And that's just plain disgusting. It is wrong. I...

    4.5 stars! For the past two days I have been engrossed in this book. You know how I know it?s good? Because my 15 minute pumping (and reading) sessions started stretching to 20 minutes - even at 3 am!!! This book is Aristotle and Dante meets How I Live Now. Two of my favorite...

    Okay, I've just finished the book. I will give a full review tomorrow, but I just want to make one very important point: at no point, anywhere in this novel, is the main villain's religion mentioned or implied. Absolutely nothing the character says or does indicates that he is Musli...

    update 2/26/19: I saw some things people were saying on twitter about this book so I decided to go read some reviews and... wow. I didn't realize how wildly uneducated I am about the history surrounding the time period of the story, but I definitely know more now, and I agree a lot wit...

    Yikes. ...

  • Dylan
    Feb 26, 2019

    I have to be absolutely fucking honest here, everybody. I?ve never been so disgusted in my life. I?m going to give you a bit of a history lesson. It is going to be extremely summarized, because I don?t have the space to give you all the information in great detail. If you want...

    I?m a bit conflicted with this book. I started it with much enthusiasm, since the book sounded really awesome and I was surprised NetGalley granted me an eARC. But about 37% into the book, the enthusiasm dimmed down. Because of one big problematic aspect that glared down at me as ...

    A book about a romance and victimization of two non-Muslim, American boys set during a real-life historical genocide, with the villain being part of the demographic that was ethnically cleansed because - by the author?s own words - not everything is black & white? FUCKING YIKE...

    As discussions of this book evolve, it becomes clear to me that the book i blurbed while on submission years ago is either different from the version that went out in arcs, or i have areas of ignorance i need to work on (or both, considering i'm quite ignorant about a great many things...

    Update 2/28/19: due to my ignorance with regards to the war in Kosovo, and information I?ve since learned, I can no longer in good conscience recommend this book. I hope Kosoko is able to fix the problems that have been raised and find a way to bring this story to readers without cau...

    a muslim terrorist villain in a book about a muslim ethnic cleansing that happened in real life? not today satan. ...

    edit: i'm really grateful to jackson for issuing such a heartfelt apology & pulling the book from print but where are all the other people who were working on this book, defending him like they always do when white authors fuck up okay, so i was always kind of :/// abt the id...

    EDIT A Place For Wolves is up for preorder!!!! Preorder through my indie, and you'll get a signed, personalized copy, with a bonus special edition treat! East City Books (my indie): http://bit.ly/EastWolves IndieBound: http://bit.ly/IndieWolves BN: http://bit.ly/BNWolves A...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the author for sending me this book in exchange for my honest review. Actual rating: 2.5/5 stars I wanted to like this book, I really did. But it just didn't sit with me right. Now, the gay rep in this book was own voices and was done fantastically. ...

    Genocide isn't a romantic backdrop for your story. ...

    If you?re going to write a book that takes place during a time where my culture has endured so much suffering have some goddamn respect. Saying Albanians are not all good and Serbians are not all bad as if the latter didnt commit fucking GENOCIDE against the former is disgusting. I?...

    i don't need a book about soft gay boys cuddling during a genocide that neither of them are part of or really affected by, an authors note that says there is two sides to every story of ethnic cleansing, and a muslim villain who comes from the group being ethnically cleansed. hard ...

    . ...

    I will not be reading this due to the issues brought up in this review and this review. ...

    After reading this review and and this one, I'm not going to read this book. Usually, one or two reviews don't put me off reading a book that I was interested in but this is too much for me. I'm happy that at least the own voices PoC LGBTQAIP+ rep is good but it doesn't justify how the...

    fun fact: this is all ive ever needed in my entire life. how am i a little in love with this book even though i haven't read a single page of it? i think it's because i'm so fucking glad it is a thing that will be published. it has a little of my heart in that way.@ all publishers...

    A book centered on Americans present during a genocide of Muslims, showing those Muslims as terrorists. The author would do well to quit writing. ...

    I added this to my to read shelf just based on seeing that it was being compared to Aristotle and Dante + Code Name Verity, but after reading some reviews I'm no longer interested as the book is coming off as very disrespectful to the communities that were impacted from this event. ...

  • val
    Feb 26, 2019

    I have to be absolutely fucking honest here, everybody. I?ve never been so disgusted in my life. I?m going to give you a bit of a history lesson. It is going to be extremely summarized, because I don?t have the space to give you all the information in great detail. If you want...

    I?m a bit conflicted with this book. I started it with much enthusiasm, since the book sounded really awesome and I was surprised NetGalley granted me an eARC. But about 37% into the book, the enthusiasm dimmed down. Because of one big problematic aspect that glared down at me as ...

    A book about a romance and victimization of two non-Muslim, American boys set during a real-life historical genocide, with the villain being part of the demographic that was ethnically cleansed because - by the author?s own words - not everything is black & white? FUCKING YIKE...

    As discussions of this book evolve, it becomes clear to me that the book i blurbed while on submission years ago is either different from the version that went out in arcs, or i have areas of ignorance i need to work on (or both, considering i'm quite ignorant about a great many things...

    Update 2/28/19: due to my ignorance with regards to the war in Kosovo, and information I?ve since learned, I can no longer in good conscience recommend this book. I hope Kosoko is able to fix the problems that have been raised and find a way to bring this story to readers without cau...

    a muslim terrorist villain in a book about a muslim ethnic cleansing that happened in real life? not today satan. ...

    edit: i'm really grateful to jackson for issuing such a heartfelt apology & pulling the book from print but where are all the other people who were working on this book, defending him like they always do when white authors fuck up okay, so i was always kind of :/// abt the id...

    EDIT A Place For Wolves is up for preorder!!!! Preorder through my indie, and you'll get a signed, personalized copy, with a bonus special edition treat! East City Books (my indie): http://bit.ly/EastWolves IndieBound: http://bit.ly/IndieWolves BN: http://bit.ly/BNWolves A...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the author for sending me this book in exchange for my honest review. Actual rating: 2.5/5 stars I wanted to like this book, I really did. But it just didn't sit with me right. Now, the gay rep in this book was own voices and was done fantastically. ...

    Genocide isn't a romantic backdrop for your story. ...

    If you?re going to write a book that takes place during a time where my culture has endured so much suffering have some goddamn respect. Saying Albanians are not all good and Serbians are not all bad as if the latter didnt commit fucking GENOCIDE against the former is disgusting. I?...

  • Estee
    Feb 08, 2019

    I have to be absolutely fucking honest here, everybody. I?ve never been so disgusted in my life. I?m going to give you a bit of a history lesson. It is going to be extremely summarized, because I don?t have the space to give you all the information in great detail. If you want...

    I?m a bit conflicted with this book. I started it with much enthusiasm, since the book sounded really awesome and I was surprised NetGalley granted me an eARC. But about 37% into the book, the enthusiasm dimmed down. Because of one big problematic aspect that glared down at me as ...

    A book about a romance and victimization of two non-Muslim, American boys set during a real-life historical genocide, with the villain being part of the demographic that was ethnically cleansed because - by the author?s own words - not everything is black & white? FUCKING YIKE...

    As discussions of this book evolve, it becomes clear to me that the book i blurbed while on submission years ago is either different from the version that went out in arcs, or i have areas of ignorance i need to work on (or both, considering i'm quite ignorant about a great many things...

    Update 2/28/19: due to my ignorance with regards to the war in Kosovo, and information I?ve since learned, I can no longer in good conscience recommend this book. I hope Kosoko is able to fix the problems that have been raised and find a way to bring this story to readers without cau...

    a muslim terrorist villain in a book about a muslim ethnic cleansing that happened in real life? not today satan. ...

    edit: i'm really grateful to jackson for issuing such a heartfelt apology & pulling the book from print but where are all the other people who were working on this book, defending him like they always do when white authors fuck up okay, so i was always kind of :/// abt the id...

    EDIT A Place For Wolves is up for preorder!!!! Preorder through my indie, and you'll get a signed, personalized copy, with a bonus special edition treat! East City Books (my indie): http://bit.ly/EastWolves IndieBound: http://bit.ly/IndieWolves BN: http://bit.ly/BNWolves A...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the author for sending me this book in exchange for my honest review. Actual rating: 2.5/5 stars I wanted to like this book, I really did. But it just didn't sit with me right. Now, the gay rep in this book was own voices and was done fantastically. ...

    Genocide isn't a romantic backdrop for your story. ...

    If you?re going to write a book that takes place during a time where my culture has endured so much suffering have some goddamn respect. Saying Albanians are not all good and Serbians are not all bad as if the latter didnt commit fucking GENOCIDE against the former is disgusting. I?...

    i don't need a book about soft gay boys cuddling during a genocide that neither of them are part of or really affected by, an authors note that says there is two sides to every story of ethnic cleansing, and a muslim villain who comes from the group being ethnically cleansed. hard ...

    . ...

    I will not be reading this due to the issues brought up in this review and this review. ...

    After reading this review and and this one, I'm not going to read this book. Usually, one or two reviews don't put me off reading a book that I was interested in but this is too much for me. I'm happy that at least the own voices PoC LGBTQAIP+ rep is good but it doesn't justify how the...

    fun fact: this is all ive ever needed in my entire life. how am i a little in love with this book even though i haven't read a single page of it? i think it's because i'm so fucking glad it is a thing that will be published. it has a little of my heart in that way.@ all publishers...

    A book centered on Americans present during a genocide of Muslims, showing those Muslims as terrorists. The author would do well to quit writing. ...

    I added this to my to read shelf just based on seeing that it was being compared to Aristotle and Dante + Code Name Verity, but after reading some reviews I'm no longer interested as the book is coming off as very disrespectful to the communities that were impacted from this event. ...

    Hot damn. That was one of the best debuts I have ever read. The characters, the story, the writing... all so, so good. Bonus points for rep and bringing historical events to life. I adored this. Even though I was anxious over the lives of my main men throughout the whole novel. ...

    People may not like what I'm going to say, but I feel like there is a lot of virtue-signalling surrounding this book. While I understand why some people are angry, they should also remember that this is a work of fiction. It is perhaps somewhat insensitive that what is essentially ...

    a book with blatant islamophobia? keep it ...

    I received an ARC of this book via Netgalley in exchange for a free and honest review. Confession: I finished this book a while ago, and I have been putting off my review because I was hesitant to bring my concerns forward. This book has had largely positive reviews, and I was worri...

    I really tried hard with this book, but I could not finish it. The description, comparing it to Code Name Verity and Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, made me super excited to read it, because I loved both those books. But I just couldn?t get into it. Choppy w...

    How about we don?t vilify victims of genocide and falsely compare them to their oppressors because they choose violence to fight back? Mmkay? ...

    I'm not not enjoying this book but I'm not really enjoying it either. The setting feels very opaque to me at 50 pages in, and that's after doing a bunch of googling about the Kosovo war (when and where the book is set). And I don't feel especially interested in the main character. I th...

    I'm definitely not reading this. First, I'm sick and tired of American authors using other country's cultures and now recent history (that Albanians are still in the process of healing from) to write about more American characters. And that's just plain disgusting. It is wrong. I...

    4.5 stars! For the past two days I have been engrossed in this book. You know how I know it?s good? Because my 15 minute pumping (and reading) sessions started stretching to 20 minutes - even at 3 am!!! This book is Aristotle and Dante meets How I Live Now. Two of my favorite...

  • ellie
    Jan 30, 2018

    I have to be absolutely fucking honest here, everybody. I?ve never been so disgusted in my life. I?m going to give you a bit of a history lesson. It is going to be extremely summarized, because I don?t have the space to give you all the information in great detail. If you want...

    I?m a bit conflicted with this book. I started it with much enthusiasm, since the book sounded really awesome and I was surprised NetGalley granted me an eARC. But about 37% into the book, the enthusiasm dimmed down. Because of one big problematic aspect that glared down at me as ...

    A book about a romance and victimization of two non-Muslim, American boys set during a real-life historical genocide, with the villain being part of the demographic that was ethnically cleansed because - by the author?s own words - not everything is black & white? FUCKING YIKE...

    As discussions of this book evolve, it becomes clear to me that the book i blurbed while on submission years ago is either different from the version that went out in arcs, or i have areas of ignorance i need to work on (or both, considering i'm quite ignorant about a great many things...

    Update 2/28/19: due to my ignorance with regards to the war in Kosovo, and information I?ve since learned, I can no longer in good conscience recommend this book. I hope Kosoko is able to fix the problems that have been raised and find a way to bring this story to readers without cau...

    a muslim terrorist villain in a book about a muslim ethnic cleansing that happened in real life? not today satan. ...

    edit: i'm really grateful to jackson for issuing such a heartfelt apology & pulling the book from print but where are all the other people who were working on this book, defending him like they always do when white authors fuck up okay, so i was always kind of :/// abt the id...

    EDIT A Place For Wolves is up for preorder!!!! Preorder through my indie, and you'll get a signed, personalized copy, with a bonus special edition treat! East City Books (my indie): http://bit.ly/EastWolves IndieBound: http://bit.ly/IndieWolves BN: http://bit.ly/BNWolves A...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the author for sending me this book in exchange for my honest review. Actual rating: 2.5/5 stars I wanted to like this book, I really did. But it just didn't sit with me right. Now, the gay rep in this book was own voices and was done fantastically. ...

    Genocide isn't a romantic backdrop for your story. ...

    If you?re going to write a book that takes place during a time where my culture has endured so much suffering have some goddamn respect. Saying Albanians are not all good and Serbians are not all bad as if the latter didnt commit fucking GENOCIDE against the former is disgusting. I?...

    i don't need a book about soft gay boys cuddling during a genocide that neither of them are part of or really affected by, an authors note that says there is two sides to every story of ethnic cleansing, and a muslim villain who comes from the group being ethnically cleansed. hard ...

    . ...

    I will not be reading this due to the issues brought up in this review and this review. ...

    After reading this review and and this one, I'm not going to read this book. Usually, one or two reviews don't put me off reading a book that I was interested in but this is too much for me. I'm happy that at least the own voices PoC LGBTQAIP+ rep is good but it doesn't justify how the...

    fun fact: this is all ive ever needed in my entire life. how am i a little in love with this book even though i haven't read a single page of it? i think it's because i'm so fucking glad it is a thing that will be published. it has a little of my heart in that way.@ all publishers...

  • Sarah Ames-Foley
    Feb 26, 2019

    I have to be absolutely fucking honest here, everybody. I?ve never been so disgusted in my life. I?m going to give you a bit of a history lesson. It is going to be extremely summarized, because I don?t have the space to give you all the information in great detail. If you want...

    I?m a bit conflicted with this book. I started it with much enthusiasm, since the book sounded really awesome and I was surprised NetGalley granted me an eARC. But about 37% into the book, the enthusiasm dimmed down. Because of one big problematic aspect that glared down at me as ...

    A book about a romance and victimization of two non-Muslim, American boys set during a real-life historical genocide, with the villain being part of the demographic that was ethnically cleansed because - by the author?s own words - not everything is black & white? FUCKING YIKE...

    As discussions of this book evolve, it becomes clear to me that the book i blurbed while on submission years ago is either different from the version that went out in arcs, or i have areas of ignorance i need to work on (or both, considering i'm quite ignorant about a great many things...

    Update 2/28/19: due to my ignorance with regards to the war in Kosovo, and information I?ve since learned, I can no longer in good conscience recommend this book. I hope Kosoko is able to fix the problems that have been raised and find a way to bring this story to readers without cau...

    a muslim terrorist villain in a book about a muslim ethnic cleansing that happened in real life? not today satan. ...

    edit: i'm really grateful to jackson for issuing such a heartfelt apology & pulling the book from print but where are all the other people who were working on this book, defending him like they always do when white authors fuck up okay, so i was always kind of :/// abt the id...

    EDIT A Place For Wolves is up for preorder!!!! Preorder through my indie, and you'll get a signed, personalized copy, with a bonus special edition treat! East City Books (my indie): http://bit.ly/EastWolves IndieBound: http://bit.ly/IndieWolves BN: http://bit.ly/BNWolves A...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the author for sending me this book in exchange for my honest review. Actual rating: 2.5/5 stars I wanted to like this book, I really did. But it just didn't sit with me right. Now, the gay rep in this book was own voices and was done fantastically. ...

    Genocide isn't a romantic backdrop for your story. ...

    If you?re going to write a book that takes place during a time where my culture has endured so much suffering have some goddamn respect. Saying Albanians are not all good and Serbians are not all bad as if the latter didnt commit fucking GENOCIDE against the former is disgusting. I?...

    i don't need a book about soft gay boys cuddling during a genocide that neither of them are part of or really affected by, an authors note that says there is two sides to every story of ethnic cleansing, and a muslim villain who comes from the group being ethnically cleansed. hard ...

    . ...

    I will not be reading this due to the issues brought up in this review and this review. ...

  • Maria
    Jan 27, 2019

    I have to be absolutely fucking honest here, everybody. I?ve never been so disgusted in my life. I?m going to give you a bit of a history lesson. It is going to be extremely summarized, because I don?t have the space to give you all the information in great detail. If you want...

    I?m a bit conflicted with this book. I started it with much enthusiasm, since the book sounded really awesome and I was surprised NetGalley granted me an eARC. But about 37% into the book, the enthusiasm dimmed down. Because of one big problematic aspect that glared down at me as ...

  • Erin Quinn
    Dec 17, 2018

    I have to be absolutely fucking honest here, everybody. I?ve never been so disgusted in my life. I?m going to give you a bit of a history lesson. It is going to be extremely summarized, because I don?t have the space to give you all the information in great detail. If you want...

    I?m a bit conflicted with this book. I started it with much enthusiasm, since the book sounded really awesome and I was surprised NetGalley granted me an eARC. But about 37% into the book, the enthusiasm dimmed down. Because of one big problematic aspect that glared down at me as ...

    A book about a romance and victimization of two non-Muslim, American boys set during a real-life historical genocide, with the villain being part of the demographic that was ethnically cleansed because - by the author?s own words - not everything is black & white? FUCKING YIKE...

    As discussions of this book evolve, it becomes clear to me that the book i blurbed while on submission years ago is either different from the version that went out in arcs, or i have areas of ignorance i need to work on (or both, considering i'm quite ignorant about a great many things...

    Update 2/28/19: due to my ignorance with regards to the war in Kosovo, and information I?ve since learned, I can no longer in good conscience recommend this book. I hope Kosoko is able to fix the problems that have been raised and find a way to bring this story to readers without cau...

    a muslim terrorist villain in a book about a muslim ethnic cleansing that happened in real life? not today satan. ...

    edit: i'm really grateful to jackson for issuing such a heartfelt apology & pulling the book from print but where are all the other people who were working on this book, defending him like they always do when white authors fuck up okay, so i was always kind of :/// abt the id...

    EDIT A Place For Wolves is up for preorder!!!! Preorder through my indie, and you'll get a signed, personalized copy, with a bonus special edition treat! East City Books (my indie): http://bit.ly/EastWolves IndieBound: http://bit.ly/IndieWolves BN: http://bit.ly/BNWolves A...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the author for sending me this book in exchange for my honest review. Actual rating: 2.5/5 stars I wanted to like this book, I really did. But it just didn't sit with me right. Now, the gay rep in this book was own voices and was done fantastically. ...

    Genocide isn't a romantic backdrop for your story. ...

    If you?re going to write a book that takes place during a time where my culture has endured so much suffering have some goddamn respect. Saying Albanians are not all good and Serbians are not all bad as if the latter didnt commit fucking GENOCIDE against the former is disgusting. I?...

    i don't need a book about soft gay boys cuddling during a genocide that neither of them are part of or really affected by, an authors note that says there is two sides to every story of ethnic cleansing, and a muslim villain who comes from the group being ethnically cleansed. hard ...

    . ...

    I will not be reading this due to the issues brought up in this review and this review. ...

    After reading this review and and this one, I'm not going to read this book. Usually, one or two reviews don't put me off reading a book that I was interested in but this is too much for me. I'm happy that at least the own voices PoC LGBTQAIP+ rep is good but it doesn't justify how the...

    fun fact: this is all ive ever needed in my entire life. how am i a little in love with this book even though i haven't read a single page of it? i think it's because i'm so fucking glad it is a thing that will be published. it has a little of my heart in that way.@ all publishers...

    A book centered on Americans present during a genocide of Muslims, showing those Muslims as terrorists. The author would do well to quit writing. ...

    I added this to my to read shelf just based on seeing that it was being compared to Aristotle and Dante + Code Name Verity, but after reading some reviews I'm no longer interested as the book is coming off as very disrespectful to the communities that were impacted from this event. ...

    Hot damn. That was one of the best debuts I have ever read. The characters, the story, the writing... all so, so good. Bonus points for rep and bringing historical events to life. I adored this. Even though I was anxious over the lives of my main men throughout the whole novel. ...

    People may not like what I'm going to say, but I feel like there is a lot of virtue-signalling surrounding this book. While I understand why some people are angry, they should also remember that this is a work of fiction. It is perhaps somewhat insensitive that what is essentially ...

    a book with blatant islamophobia? keep it ...

    I received an ARC of this book via Netgalley in exchange for a free and honest review. Confession: I finished this book a while ago, and I have been putting off my review because I was hesitant to bring my concerns forward. This book has had largely positive reviews, and I was worri...

    I really tried hard with this book, but I could not finish it. The description, comparing it to Code Name Verity and Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, made me super excited to read it, because I loved both those books. But I just couldn?t get into it. Choppy w...

  • Maxwell
    Feb 26, 2019

    I have to be absolutely fucking honest here, everybody. I?ve never been so disgusted in my life. I?m going to give you a bit of a history lesson. It is going to be extremely summarized, because I don?t have the space to give you all the information in great detail. If you want...

    I?m a bit conflicted with this book. I started it with much enthusiasm, since the book sounded really awesome and I was surprised NetGalley granted me an eARC. But about 37% into the book, the enthusiasm dimmed down. Because of one big problematic aspect that glared down at me as ...

    A book about a romance and victimization of two non-Muslim, American boys set during a real-life historical genocide, with the villain being part of the demographic that was ethnically cleansed because - by the author?s own words - not everything is black & white? FUCKING YIKE...

    As discussions of this book evolve, it becomes clear to me that the book i blurbed while on submission years ago is either different from the version that went out in arcs, or i have areas of ignorance i need to work on (or both, considering i'm quite ignorant about a great many things...

    Update 2/28/19: due to my ignorance with regards to the war in Kosovo, and information I?ve since learned, I can no longer in good conscience recommend this book. I hope Kosoko is able to fix the problems that have been raised and find a way to bring this story to readers without cau...

    a muslim terrorist villain in a book about a muslim ethnic cleansing that happened in real life? not today satan. ...

    edit: i'm really grateful to jackson for issuing such a heartfelt apology & pulling the book from print but where are all the other people who were working on this book, defending him like they always do when white authors fuck up okay, so i was always kind of :/// abt the id...

    EDIT A Place For Wolves is up for preorder!!!! Preorder through my indie, and you'll get a signed, personalized copy, with a bonus special edition treat! East City Books (my indie): http://bit.ly/EastWolves IndieBound: http://bit.ly/IndieWolves BN: http://bit.ly/BNWolves A...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the author for sending me this book in exchange for my honest review. Actual rating: 2.5/5 stars I wanted to like this book, I really did. But it just didn't sit with me right. Now, the gay rep in this book was own voices and was done fantastically. ...

    Genocide isn't a romantic backdrop for your story. ...

    If you?re going to write a book that takes place during a time where my culture has endured so much suffering have some goddamn respect. Saying Albanians are not all good and Serbians are not all bad as if the latter didnt commit fucking GENOCIDE against the former is disgusting. I?...

    i don't need a book about soft gay boys cuddling during a genocide that neither of them are part of or really affected by, an authors note that says there is two sides to every story of ethnic cleansing, and a muslim villain who comes from the group being ethnically cleansed. hard ...

  • Tash
    Feb 26, 2019

    I have to be absolutely fucking honest here, everybody. I?ve never been so disgusted in my life. I?m going to give you a bit of a history lesson. It is going to be extremely summarized, because I don?t have the space to give you all the information in great detail. If you want...

    I?m a bit conflicted with this book. I started it with much enthusiasm, since the book sounded really awesome and I was surprised NetGalley granted me an eARC. But about 37% into the book, the enthusiasm dimmed down. Because of one big problematic aspect that glared down at me as ...

    A book about a romance and victimization of two non-Muslim, American boys set during a real-life historical genocide, with the villain being part of the demographic that was ethnically cleansed because - by the author?s own words - not everything is black & white? FUCKING YIKE...

    As discussions of this book evolve, it becomes clear to me that the book i blurbed while on submission years ago is either different from the version that went out in arcs, or i have areas of ignorance i need to work on (or both, considering i'm quite ignorant about a great many things...

    Update 2/28/19: due to my ignorance with regards to the war in Kosovo, and information I?ve since learned, I can no longer in good conscience recommend this book. I hope Kosoko is able to fix the problems that have been raised and find a way to bring this story to readers without cau...

    a muslim terrorist villain in a book about a muslim ethnic cleansing that happened in real life? not today satan. ...

    edit: i'm really grateful to jackson for issuing such a heartfelt apology & pulling the book from print but where are all the other people who were working on this book, defending him like they always do when white authors fuck up okay, so i was always kind of :/// abt the id...

    EDIT A Place For Wolves is up for preorder!!!! Preorder through my indie, and you'll get a signed, personalized copy, with a bonus special edition treat! East City Books (my indie): http://bit.ly/EastWolves IndieBound: http://bit.ly/IndieWolves BN: http://bit.ly/BNWolves A...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the author for sending me this book in exchange for my honest review. Actual rating: 2.5/5 stars I wanted to like this book, I really did. But it just didn't sit with me right. Now, the gay rep in this book was own voices and was done fantastically. ...

    Genocide isn't a romantic backdrop for your story. ...

    If you?re going to write a book that takes place during a time where my culture has endured so much suffering have some goddamn respect. Saying Albanians are not all good and Serbians are not all bad as if the latter didnt commit fucking GENOCIDE against the former is disgusting. I?...

    i don't need a book about soft gay boys cuddling during a genocide that neither of them are part of or really affected by, an authors note that says there is two sides to every story of ethnic cleansing, and a muslim villain who comes from the group being ethnically cleansed. hard ...

    . ...

    I will not be reading this due to the issues brought up in this review and this review. ...

    After reading this review and and this one, I'm not going to read this book. Usually, one or two reviews don't put me off reading a book that I was interested in but this is too much for me. I'm happy that at least the own voices PoC LGBTQAIP+ rep is good but it doesn't justify how the...

    fun fact: this is all ive ever needed in my entire life. how am i a little in love with this book even though i haven't read a single page of it? i think it's because i'm so fucking glad it is a thing that will be published. it has a little of my heart in that way.@ all publishers...

    A book centered on Americans present during a genocide of Muslims, showing those Muslims as terrorists. The author would do well to quit writing. ...

    I added this to my to read shelf just based on seeing that it was being compared to Aristotle and Dante + Code Name Verity, but after reading some reviews I'm no longer interested as the book is coming off as very disrespectful to the communities that were impacted from this event. ...

    Hot damn. That was one of the best debuts I have ever read. The characters, the story, the writing... all so, so good. Bonus points for rep and bringing historical events to life. I adored this. Even though I was anxious over the lives of my main men throughout the whole novel. ...

    People may not like what I'm going to say, but I feel like there is a lot of virtue-signalling surrounding this book. While I understand why some people are angry, they should also remember that this is a work of fiction. It is perhaps somewhat insensitive that what is essentially ...

    a book with blatant islamophobia? keep it ...

  • Lizzy Reads
    Feb 26, 2019

    I have to be absolutely fucking honest here, everybody. I?ve never been so disgusted in my life. I?m going to give you a bit of a history lesson. It is going to be extremely summarized, because I don?t have the space to give you all the information in great detail. If you want...

    I?m a bit conflicted with this book. I started it with much enthusiasm, since the book sounded really awesome and I was surprised NetGalley granted me an eARC. But about 37% into the book, the enthusiasm dimmed down. Because of one big problematic aspect that glared down at me as ...

    A book about a romance and victimization of two non-Muslim, American boys set during a real-life historical genocide, with the villain being part of the demographic that was ethnically cleansed because - by the author?s own words - not everything is black & white? FUCKING YIKE...

    As discussions of this book evolve, it becomes clear to me that the book i blurbed while on submission years ago is either different from the version that went out in arcs, or i have areas of ignorance i need to work on (or both, considering i'm quite ignorant about a great many things...

    Update 2/28/19: due to my ignorance with regards to the war in Kosovo, and information I?ve since learned, I can no longer in good conscience recommend this book. I hope Kosoko is able to fix the problems that have been raised and find a way to bring this story to readers without cau...

    a muslim terrorist villain in a book about a muslim ethnic cleansing that happened in real life? not today satan. ...

    edit: i'm really grateful to jackson for issuing such a heartfelt apology & pulling the book from print but where are all the other people who were working on this book, defending him like they always do when white authors fuck up okay, so i was always kind of :/// abt the id...

    EDIT A Place For Wolves is up for preorder!!!! Preorder through my indie, and you'll get a signed, personalized copy, with a bonus special edition treat! East City Books (my indie): http://bit.ly/EastWolves IndieBound: http://bit.ly/IndieWolves BN: http://bit.ly/BNWolves A...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the author for sending me this book in exchange for my honest review. Actual rating: 2.5/5 stars I wanted to like this book, I really did. But it just didn't sit with me right. Now, the gay rep in this book was own voices and was done fantastically. ...

    Genocide isn't a romantic backdrop for your story. ...

    If you?re going to write a book that takes place during a time where my culture has endured so much suffering have some goddamn respect. Saying Albanians are not all good and Serbians are not all bad as if the latter didnt commit fucking GENOCIDE against the former is disgusting. I?...

    i don't need a book about soft gay boys cuddling during a genocide that neither of them are part of or really affected by, an authors note that says there is two sides to every story of ethnic cleansing, and a muslim villain who comes from the group being ethnically cleansed. hard ...

    . ...

    I will not be reading this due to the issues brought up in this review and this review. ...

    After reading this review and and this one, I'm not going to read this book. Usually, one or two reviews don't put me off reading a book that I was interested in but this is too much for me. I'm happy that at least the own voices PoC LGBTQAIP+ rep is good but it doesn't justify how the...

  • Thalia  (neè Andi)
    Feb 26, 2019

    I have to be absolutely fucking honest here, everybody. I?ve never been so disgusted in my life. I?m going to give you a bit of a history lesson. It is going to be extremely summarized, because I don?t have the space to give you all the information in great detail. If you want...

    I?m a bit conflicted with this book. I started it with much enthusiasm, since the book sounded really awesome and I was surprised NetGalley granted me an eARC. But about 37% into the book, the enthusiasm dimmed down. Because of one big problematic aspect that glared down at me as ...

    A book about a romance and victimization of two non-Muslim, American boys set during a real-life historical genocide, with the villain being part of the demographic that was ethnically cleansed because - by the author?s own words - not everything is black & white? FUCKING YIKE...

    As discussions of this book evolve, it becomes clear to me that the book i blurbed while on submission years ago is either different from the version that went out in arcs, or i have areas of ignorance i need to work on (or both, considering i'm quite ignorant about a great many things...

    Update 2/28/19: due to my ignorance with regards to the war in Kosovo, and information I?ve since learned, I can no longer in good conscience recommend this book. I hope Kosoko is able to fix the problems that have been raised and find a way to bring this story to readers without cau...

    a muslim terrorist villain in a book about a muslim ethnic cleansing that happened in real life? not today satan. ...

    edit: i'm really grateful to jackson for issuing such a heartfelt apology & pulling the book from print but where are all the other people who were working on this book, defending him like they always do when white authors fuck up okay, so i was always kind of :/// abt the id...

    EDIT A Place For Wolves is up for preorder!!!! Preorder through my indie, and you'll get a signed, personalized copy, with a bonus special edition treat! East City Books (my indie): http://bit.ly/EastWolves IndieBound: http://bit.ly/IndieWolves BN: http://bit.ly/BNWolves A...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the author for sending me this book in exchange for my honest review. Actual rating: 2.5/5 stars I wanted to like this book, I really did. But it just didn't sit with me right. Now, the gay rep in this book was own voices and was done fantastically. ...

    Genocide isn't a romantic backdrop for your story. ...

    If you?re going to write a book that takes place during a time where my culture has endured so much suffering have some goddamn respect. Saying Albanians are not all good and Serbians are not all bad as if the latter didnt commit fucking GENOCIDE against the former is disgusting. I?...

    i don't need a book about soft gay boys cuddling during a genocide that neither of them are part of or really affected by, an authors note that says there is two sides to every story of ethnic cleansing, and a muslim villain who comes from the group being ethnically cleansed. hard ...

    . ...

    I will not be reading this due to the issues brought up in this review and this review. ...

    After reading this review and and this one, I'm not going to read this book. Usually, one or two reviews don't put me off reading a book that I was interested in but this is too much for me. I'm happy that at least the own voices PoC LGBTQAIP+ rep is good but it doesn't justify how the...

    fun fact: this is all ive ever needed in my entire life. how am i a little in love with this book even though i haven't read a single page of it? i think it's because i'm so fucking glad it is a thing that will be published. it has a little of my heart in that way.@ all publishers...

    A book centered on Americans present during a genocide of Muslims, showing those Muslims as terrorists. The author would do well to quit writing. ...

  • Nina
    Feb 26, 2019

    I have to be absolutely fucking honest here, everybody. I?ve never been so disgusted in my life. I?m going to give you a bit of a history lesson. It is going to be extremely summarized, because I don?t have the space to give you all the information in great detail. If you want...

    I?m a bit conflicted with this book. I started it with much enthusiasm, since the book sounded really awesome and I was surprised NetGalley granted me an eARC. But about 37% into the book, the enthusiasm dimmed down. Because of one big problematic aspect that glared down at me as ...

    A book about a romance and victimization of two non-Muslim, American boys set during a real-life historical genocide, with the villain being part of the demographic that was ethnically cleansed because - by the author?s own words - not everything is black & white? FUCKING YIKE...

    As discussions of this book evolve, it becomes clear to me that the book i blurbed while on submission years ago is either different from the version that went out in arcs, or i have areas of ignorance i need to work on (or both, considering i'm quite ignorant about a great many things...

    Update 2/28/19: due to my ignorance with regards to the war in Kosovo, and information I?ve since learned, I can no longer in good conscience recommend this book. I hope Kosoko is able to fix the problems that have been raised and find a way to bring this story to readers without cau...

    a muslim terrorist villain in a book about a muslim ethnic cleansing that happened in real life? not today satan. ...

    edit: i'm really grateful to jackson for issuing such a heartfelt apology & pulling the book from print but where are all the other people who were working on this book, defending him like they always do when white authors fuck up okay, so i was always kind of :/// abt the id...

    EDIT A Place For Wolves is up for preorder!!!! Preorder through my indie, and you'll get a signed, personalized copy, with a bonus special edition treat! East City Books (my indie): http://bit.ly/EastWolves IndieBound: http://bit.ly/IndieWolves BN: http://bit.ly/BNWolves A...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the author for sending me this book in exchange for my honest review. Actual rating: 2.5/5 stars I wanted to like this book, I really did. But it just didn't sit with me right. Now, the gay rep in this book was own voices and was done fantastically. ...

    Genocide isn't a romantic backdrop for your story. ...

  • Emily
    Feb 23, 2019

    I have to be absolutely fucking honest here, everybody. I?ve never been so disgusted in my life. I?m going to give you a bit of a history lesson. It is going to be extremely summarized, because I don?t have the space to give you all the information in great detail. If you want...

    I?m a bit conflicted with this book. I started it with much enthusiasm, since the book sounded really awesome and I was surprised NetGalley granted me an eARC. But about 37% into the book, the enthusiasm dimmed down. Because of one big problematic aspect that glared down at me as ...

    A book about a romance and victimization of two non-Muslim, American boys set during a real-life historical genocide, with the villain being part of the demographic that was ethnically cleansed because - by the author?s own words - not everything is black & white? FUCKING YIKE...

    As discussions of this book evolve, it becomes clear to me that the book i blurbed while on submission years ago is either different from the version that went out in arcs, or i have areas of ignorance i need to work on (or both, considering i'm quite ignorant about a great many things...

    Update 2/28/19: due to my ignorance with regards to the war in Kosovo, and information I?ve since learned, I can no longer in good conscience recommend this book. I hope Kosoko is able to fix the problems that have been raised and find a way to bring this story to readers without cau...

    a muslim terrorist villain in a book about a muslim ethnic cleansing that happened in real life? not today satan. ...

    edit: i'm really grateful to jackson for issuing such a heartfelt apology & pulling the book from print but where are all the other people who were working on this book, defending him like they always do when white authors fuck up okay, so i was always kind of :/// abt the id...

    EDIT A Place For Wolves is up for preorder!!!! Preorder through my indie, and you'll get a signed, personalized copy, with a bonus special edition treat! East City Books (my indie): http://bit.ly/EastWolves IndieBound: http://bit.ly/IndieWolves BN: http://bit.ly/BNWolves A...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the author for sending me this book in exchange for my honest review. Actual rating: 2.5/5 stars I wanted to like this book, I really did. But it just didn't sit with me right. Now, the gay rep in this book was own voices and was done fantastically. ...

    Genocide isn't a romantic backdrop for your story. ...

    If you?re going to write a book that takes place during a time where my culture has endured so much suffering have some goddamn respect. Saying Albanians are not all good and Serbians are not all bad as if the latter didnt commit fucking GENOCIDE against the former is disgusting. I?...

    i don't need a book about soft gay boys cuddling during a genocide that neither of them are part of or really affected by, an authors note that says there is two sides to every story of ethnic cleansing, and a muslim villain who comes from the group being ethnically cleansed. hard ...

    . ...

    I will not be reading this due to the issues brought up in this review and this review. ...

    After reading this review and and this one, I'm not going to read this book. Usually, one or two reviews don't put me off reading a book that I was interested in but this is too much for me. I'm happy that at least the own voices PoC LGBTQAIP+ rep is good but it doesn't justify how the...

    fun fact: this is all ive ever needed in my entire life. how am i a little in love with this book even though i haven't read a single page of it? i think it's because i'm so fucking glad it is a thing that will be published. it has a little of my heart in that way.@ all publishers...

    A book centered on Americans present during a genocide of Muslims, showing those Muslims as terrorists. The author would do well to quit writing. ...

    I added this to my to read shelf just based on seeing that it was being compared to Aristotle and Dante + Code Name Verity, but after reading some reviews I'm no longer interested as the book is coming off as very disrespectful to the communities that were impacted from this event. ...

    Hot damn. That was one of the best debuts I have ever read. The characters, the story, the writing... all so, so good. Bonus points for rep and bringing historical events to life. I adored this. Even though I was anxious over the lives of my main men throughout the whole novel. ...

    People may not like what I'm going to say, but I feel like there is a lot of virtue-signalling surrounding this book. While I understand why some people are angry, they should also remember that this is a work of fiction. It is perhaps somewhat insensitive that what is essentially ...

    a book with blatant islamophobia? keep it ...

    I received an ARC of this book via Netgalley in exchange for a free and honest review. Confession: I finished this book a while ago, and I have been putting off my review because I was hesitant to bring my concerns forward. This book has had largely positive reviews, and I was worri...

    I really tried hard with this book, but I could not finish it. The description, comparing it to Code Name Verity and Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, made me super excited to read it, because I loved both those books. But I just couldn?t get into it. Choppy w...

    How about we don?t vilify victims of genocide and falsely compare them to their oppressors because they choose violence to fight back? Mmkay? ...

    I'm not not enjoying this book but I'm not really enjoying it either. The setting feels very opaque to me at 50 pages in, and that's after doing a bunch of googling about the Kosovo war (when and where the book is set). And I don't feel especially interested in the main character. I th...

    I'm definitely not reading this. First, I'm sick and tired of American authors using other country's cultures and now recent history (that Albanians are still in the process of healing from) to write about more American characters. And that's just plain disgusting. It is wrong. I...

    4.5 stars! For the past two days I have been engrossed in this book. You know how I know it?s good? Because my 15 minute pumping (and reading) sessions started stretching to 20 minutes - even at 3 am!!! This book is Aristotle and Dante meets How I Live Now. Two of my favorite...

    Okay, I've just finished the book. I will give a full review tomorrow, but I just want to make one very important point: at no point, anywhere in this novel, is the main villain's religion mentioned or implied. Absolutely nothing the character says or does indicates that he is Musli...

    update 2/26/19: I saw some things people were saying on twitter about this book so I decided to go read some reviews and... wow. I didn't realize how wildly uneducated I am about the history surrounding the time period of the story, but I definitely know more now, and I agree a lot wit...

  • Tamera Cook
    Feb 22, 2019

    I have to be absolutely fucking honest here, everybody. I?ve never been so disgusted in my life. I?m going to give you a bit of a history lesson. It is going to be extremely summarized, because I don?t have the space to give you all the information in great detail. If you want...

  • Iris S.
    Feb 26, 2019

    I have to be absolutely fucking honest here, everybody. I?ve never been so disgusted in my life. I?m going to give you a bit of a history lesson. It is going to be extremely summarized, because I don?t have the space to give you all the information in great detail. If you want...

    I?m a bit conflicted with this book. I started it with much enthusiasm, since the book sounded really awesome and I was surprised NetGalley granted me an eARC. But about 37% into the book, the enthusiasm dimmed down. Because of one big problematic aspect that glared down at me as ...

    A book about a romance and victimization of two non-Muslim, American boys set during a real-life historical genocide, with the villain being part of the demographic that was ethnically cleansed because - by the author?s own words - not everything is black & white? FUCKING YIKE...

    As discussions of this book evolve, it becomes clear to me that the book i blurbed while on submission years ago is either different from the version that went out in arcs, or i have areas of ignorance i need to work on (or both, considering i'm quite ignorant about a great many things...

    Update 2/28/19: due to my ignorance with regards to the war in Kosovo, and information I?ve since learned, I can no longer in good conscience recommend this book. I hope Kosoko is able to fix the problems that have been raised and find a way to bring this story to readers without cau...

    a muslim terrorist villain in a book about a muslim ethnic cleansing that happened in real life? not today satan. ...

    edit: i'm really grateful to jackson for issuing such a heartfelt apology & pulling the book from print but where are all the other people who were working on this book, defending him like they always do when white authors fuck up okay, so i was always kind of :/// abt the id...

    EDIT A Place For Wolves is up for preorder!!!! Preorder through my indie, and you'll get a signed, personalized copy, with a bonus special edition treat! East City Books (my indie): http://bit.ly/EastWolves IndieBound: http://bit.ly/IndieWolves BN: http://bit.ly/BNWolves A...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the author for sending me this book in exchange for my honest review. Actual rating: 2.5/5 stars I wanted to like this book, I really did. But it just didn't sit with me right. Now, the gay rep in this book was own voices and was done fantastically. ...

    Genocide isn't a romantic backdrop for your story. ...

    If you?re going to write a book that takes place during a time where my culture has endured so much suffering have some goddamn respect. Saying Albanians are not all good and Serbians are not all bad as if the latter didnt commit fucking GENOCIDE against the former is disgusting. I?...

    i don't need a book about soft gay boys cuddling during a genocide that neither of them are part of or really affected by, an authors note that says there is two sides to every story of ethnic cleansing, and a muslim villain who comes from the group being ethnically cleansed. hard ...

    . ...

    I will not be reading this due to the issues brought up in this review and this review. ...

    After reading this review and and this one, I'm not going to read this book. Usually, one or two reviews don't put me off reading a book that I was interested in but this is too much for me. I'm happy that at least the own voices PoC LGBTQAIP+ rep is good but it doesn't justify how the...

    fun fact: this is all ive ever needed in my entire life. how am i a little in love with this book even though i haven't read a single page of it? i think it's because i'm so fucking glad it is a thing that will be published. it has a little of my heart in that way.@ all publishers...

    A book centered on Americans present during a genocide of Muslims, showing those Muslims as terrorists. The author would do well to quit writing. ...

    I added this to my to read shelf just based on seeing that it was being compared to Aristotle and Dante + Code Name Verity, but after reading some reviews I'm no longer interested as the book is coming off as very disrespectful to the communities that were impacted from this event. ...

    Hot damn. That was one of the best debuts I have ever read. The characters, the story, the writing... all so, so good. Bonus points for rep and bringing historical events to life. I adored this. Even though I was anxious over the lives of my main men throughout the whole novel. ...

    People may not like what I'm going to say, but I feel like there is a lot of virtue-signalling surrounding this book. While I understand why some people are angry, they should also remember that this is a work of fiction. It is perhaps somewhat insensitive that what is essentially ...

    a book with blatant islamophobia? keep it ...

    I received an ARC of this book via Netgalley in exchange for a free and honest review. Confession: I finished this book a while ago, and I have been putting off my review because I was hesitant to bring my concerns forward. This book has had largely positive reviews, and I was worri...

  • Maxx
    Feb 25, 2019

    I have to be absolutely fucking honest here, everybody. I?ve never been so disgusted in my life. I?m going to give you a bit of a history lesson. It is going to be extremely summarized, because I don?t have the space to give you all the information in great detail. If you want...

    I?m a bit conflicted with this book. I started it with much enthusiasm, since the book sounded really awesome and I was surprised NetGalley granted me an eARC. But about 37% into the book, the enthusiasm dimmed down. Because of one big problematic aspect that glared down at me as ...

    A book about a romance and victimization of two non-Muslim, American boys set during a real-life historical genocide, with the villain being part of the demographic that was ethnically cleansed because - by the author?s own words - not everything is black & white? FUCKING YIKE...

    As discussions of this book evolve, it becomes clear to me that the book i blurbed while on submission years ago is either different from the version that went out in arcs, or i have areas of ignorance i need to work on (or both, considering i'm quite ignorant about a great many things...

    Update 2/28/19: due to my ignorance with regards to the war in Kosovo, and information I?ve since learned, I can no longer in good conscience recommend this book. I hope Kosoko is able to fix the problems that have been raised and find a way to bring this story to readers without cau...

    a muslim terrorist villain in a book about a muslim ethnic cleansing that happened in real life? not today satan. ...