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All Our Hidden Gifts, by Caroline O'Donoghue

retrogirl20's review against another edition

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adventurous emotional mysterious fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

5.0

This book was really good, and got me completely sucked into the world! Looking forward to book two!

anna_morrison's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging dark emotional mysterious sad tense slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0


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kay_reads's review against another edition

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adventurous dark funny medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

2.0

I wanted to love this one and the writing drew me in at first but there is just too much unbalanced queer trauma for me to enjoy this book. My biggest issue is with the gender-questioning rep because the character in question is constantly referred to in binary terms without his consent and I wish we could have seen more queer joy to balance out everything he and the other queer side characters go through throughout the story. I also wish someone would have caught the HP reference, the Hitler joke about a Hebrew name and the scene in which the mc almost pressures her love interest into sex. Throughout the book the white allocishet mc learns a lot about being an ally and I think showing that growth is good! However, it was tiring to see that she constantly centres herself and underappreciates the emotional labour of her marginalised friends who help her learn. Plus, several of her problematic remarks go unchallenged and I don't think that's ok.

lenaslibrary's review

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mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5

poppyflaxman's review

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5.0

Oh dear lord this book absolutley bangs!!!!

The whole witchy, tarot thing isn't something I normally vibe with but I trust Caroline O'Donoghue as an author and, once again, she delivers. Excellent characters, compelling plot and eery vibes. This is such a good read.

liz_paz's review against another edition

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fast-paced

4.0

hugacheesecake's review against another edition

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dark emotional mysterious tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

melinabb05's review against another edition

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mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? N/A

4.0

wildflowercth's review

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adventurous hopeful mysterious sad tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5


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moony's review against another edition

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adventurous funny mysterious fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.25