Title: Felix Ever After
Author: Kacen Callender
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, LGBTQIA+
To buy: Indigo (Affiliate link)
Felix Love has never been in love—and, yes, he’s painfully aware of the irony. He desperately wants to know what it’s like and why it seems so easy for everyone but him to find someone. What’s worse is that, even though he is proud of his identity, Felix also secretly fears that he’s one marginalization too many—Black, queer, and transgender—to ever get his own happily-ever-after.
When an anonymous student begins sending him transphobic messages—after publicly posting Felix’s deadname alongside images of him before he transitioned—Felix comes up with a plan for revenge. What he didn’t count on: his catfish scenario landing him in a quasi–love triangle…
But as he navigates his complicated feelings, Felix begins a journey of questioning and self-discovery that helps redefine his most important relationship: how he feels about himself.
Felix Ever After is an honest and layered story about identity, falling in love, and recognizing the love you deserve.
I cannot tell you how happy I was to receive a Skip the Line copy of this book from my library.
I also cannot explain how many tissues were used by me as I cried throughout this entire book.
Felix was a character I loved pretty much right from the beginning, the view of the world was what I loved second. Pictures are painted in this novel that still remain in my head days later.
This book is filled with so much emotion that there were a few times where I had to put my tablet down to collect myself. I wanted to protect Felix so much from all the pain he was feeling.
The characters are well-written, but flawed, just like people are. The plot within this book drove me through it, and I finished it in an hour and a half, then sat there for another half hour trying to gather my thoughts.
Please, just read this book. It is a story that needs to be read, from a story that needed to be told.