Rhythm, Chord & Malykhin by Mariana Zapata

Rhythm, Chord & MalykhinRhythm, Chord & Malykhin by Mariana Zapata
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

If I was the type of person that could ignore multiple instances of misogyny, transphobia, homophobia, and slut-shaming then I may have given this book 5 stars. It has everything I like: great characters, road trips, musicians, comedy, interesting side characters, an interesting storyline, a slow burn romance; but I can’t let it go. I can’t. It was AWFUL. For whatever reason, the author felt compelled to have her characters demoralize anyone and everyone who isn’t a cisgendered male. It’s not ok for women to be called sluts and whores over and over again. It’s not ok for someone wish someone would “have sex with a transvestite” or to think it’s funny when someone is hit on by a person who is transgendered. It is completely beyond me why that’s hilarious ans succcchhhh a great insult. I guess transgendered folks should just lock themselves inside and never interact with other people. They certainly shouldn’t have a sexuality or show romantic interest in another person. HOW DARE THEY?!

I’m sorry. This is getting ranty, but it makes me so upset that I couldn’t have enjoyed this book without feeling guilty about it. I liked it, but I shouldn’t have because the amount of hate written in its pages is disgusting.

I’ll leave you with this, from the queen herself:

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