Wednesday, October 14, 2009

As You Are

Title: As You Are
Author: Ethan Day
Publisher: Loose Id
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ISBN: 978-1-60737-440-4
Genre: {M/M}, Contemporary
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Critter Nymph

Julian fell in love with Danny almost from the first moment they met. Used to being let down in the relationship department, Julian hopes, as Danny's new roommate, things will go differently. As a year of friendship rolls around, Julian begins to wonder if, once again, his hopes are about to be crushed.

I thoroughly enjoyed Ethan Day's As You Are. Written in the first person, we only get to see things through Julian's eyes. While he may be very witty with one-liners that will have you laughing out loud, he does not always see things clearly. It is also because of Julian that readers may have a hard time warming up to Danny. If I had any problems with the story, it was that we don't get to learn more of what made Danny the person he is today. We are only given a very narrow view of Danny's life.

Readers should not let this dissuade them from reading this book however. Julian, Danny and many of the secondary characters do an excellent job pulling the reader in while the author makes the story come alive with his descriptions. I dare you to read this book and not laugh over the dinner party scene.

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