Banned Review: The Rules and Regulations for Mediating Myths & Magic by F.T. Lukens

Desperate to pay for college, Bridger Whitt is willing to overlook the peculiarities of his new job—entering via the roof, the weird stacks of old books and even older scrolls, the seemingly incorporeal voices he hears from time to time—but it’s pretty hard to ignore being pulled under Lake Michigan by… mermaids? Worse yet, this happens in front of his new crush, Leo, the dreamy football star who just moved to town.


When he discovers his eccentric employer Pavel Chudinov is an intermediary between the human world and its myths, Bridger is plunged into a world of pixies, werewolves, and Sasquatch. The realm of myths and magic is growing increasingly unstable, and it is up to Bridger to ascertain the cause of the chaos, eliminate the problem, and help his boss keep the real world from finding the world of myths.

The Meta Details:
Source: Netgalley
Format: eBook
Length: 256 pages
Publication Date: September 7th, 2017
Genre: Fantasy, MM romance
Content Level: Young Adult
Pearl Clutching Content: HE TOUCHED A UNICORN

never touch the fucking unicorn

Trigger Warnings: fear of coming out, preordained character death
Featuring: CRYPTIDS!

Recommended for: everyone
Rating: Must read

Ginny Lurcock’s Thoughts: oh me, oh my. This was adorable. It was adorable and I adored it. It was adorable and I adored it and my adoration is eternal. It was…

Well, you get the idea…

Listen, McDowell… Imma need you to tone it down a bit. This is my review and only I get to be spastic.

I feel like this book was custom written for me. There was mild family drama with relatively understanding family. There was only one close friend. There was a baby queer having his big queer crisis. There was worrying over money and your future.

There were mother fucking cryptids…

Everything. There was every last thing. And I’m a little teary eyed over the fact that kids now can have fantasy novels where the main character struggles with coming out. And does it so well, too. Like, every time he started to annoy me or make me question him, you would learn one more piece of the puzzle and I would suddenly clutch the book to my bosom in an attempt to comfort this fictional character.

So the characters are well written, the plot is engaging, the drama (both real and mythical) is handled exceptionally well, and I just honestly wish there was more. I want a whole show made about Bridger and company. It could be the new Scooby Doo…

Just think of everything it would do for all our baby queers.

A complimentary copy of this book was provided in exchange for a fair and honest review via Netgalley.

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