Skye & Colin
Bookreview / April 15, 2015

Skye & Colin is the latest novel by Mark A. Roeder and if it is up to me, it will the very last by this author. I have said it in the past and I will say it again, these books are bordering on annoying to me. I mean, boys that talk to ghosts? Boys with superpowers? Boys who have all kinds of secrets that they will never tell about, but keep hinting at all the time? A story that reads like it was written by a high school kid? Diamonds that you just have and make you incredibly rich? As all other Roeder books, this one fits in the Gay¬†Youth¬†Chronicles series set in the fictional town of Verona. A little town where pretty much everyone is gay, bi or at the very least curious and willing to try. And all boys are always lusting after each other and constantly going around with hard ons or in a state of arousal. Skye is uncle to Colin, but he has always thought of Colin like his son. Then one day Colin and his parents (Skye’s sister and her husband) are involved in a car accident and both parents die. In her…

Ugly
Bookreview / March 25, 2015

Ugly is a novel by Mark Roeder in his long running Gay Boys series. When I first started reading M-M romance I was really quite taken by Roeder novels and I really loved them. But the more I read of them, the more they start to annoy me. They are so wrong and unbelievable on many levels. First of all, literally everyone is gay or at the very least bi. Every single guy is drop dead gorgeous, bulky and muscled. Everyone is good at sports and all the pretty boys also like each other and pare off together. Some boys are like 16 years old or so, but they already know for sure they are gay and have already met the love of their life and are determined to stay with them for the rest of their lives. I mean honestly, how big are the odds of finding a town with at least 75 % gay people in the ages of 16 to 25? But very well, back to this novel. In this story we meet Julian. He is the son of the local funeral home owner and he is convinced he is ugly and will never find a friend…