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A Spectral Hue, by Craig Laurance Gidney

carrienation76's review

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4.0

This is a hauntingly beautiful book, weaving a tale of generational trauma, love, spirituality, and fixation. I'm still mulling over the symbolism. Gidney manages to pack a lot into roughly 200 pages, leaving a lot unsaid. This adds to the mystery within the book and makes this a whirlwind read.

marsican's review against another edition

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dark mysterious reflective slow-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

3.5

rouge_red's review

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dark mysterious reflective medium-paced

4.25

A colored ghost haunting Colored people? I'm getting Color Out of Space + Salt Roads + probably some other things. It's a weird that doesn't get too out there but I was fascinated with the Fuchsia character who was like a muse/siren/spider pulling people to her and making them love/only think of her. What does it mean that she was once a slave who has preyed upon black people through nearly 150 years? Just a really interesting story. Would read from Gidney again.

zsenzsen's review

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

4.0

laurablackwell's review

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5.0

Gorgeous book, dreamy and lucid by turns. Recommended.

kace's review

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

4.0


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kikireads's review

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dark mysterious reflective tense medium-paced

4.0

readmeup's review

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dark hopeful 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? No

5.0

f18's review against another edition

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mysterious reflective 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? It's complicated

5.0


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sentencebender's review

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5.0

This book was so fantastic. Dark and scary and sexy and exciting and beautiful and just all-around wonderful.