Black Iris (2020)

Black Iris Leah Raeder Black Iris The next dark and sexy romantic suspense novel from the USA Today bestselling author of Unteachable It only took one moment of weakness for Laney Keating s world to fall apart One stupid gesture for a
  • Title: Black Iris
  • Author: Leah Raeder
  • ISBN: 9781442389496
  • Page: 207
  • Format: Audiobook
Black Iris Leah Raeder The next dark and sexy romantic suspense novel from the USA Today bestselling author of Unteachable.It only took one moment of weakness for Laney Keating s world to fall apart One stupid gesture for a hopeless crush Then the rumors began Slut, they called her Queer Psycho Mentally ill, messed up, so messed up even her own mother decided she wasn t worth sticking arouThe next dark and sexy romantic suspense novel from the USA Today bestselling author of Unteachable.It only took one moment of weakness for Laney Keating s world to fall apart One stupid gesture for a hopeless crush Then the rumors began Slut, they called her Queer Psycho Mentally ill, messed up, so messed up even her own mother decided she wasn t worth sticking around for.If Laney could erase that whole year, she would College is her chance to start with a clean slate.She s not looking for new friends, but they find her charming, handsome Armin, the only guy patient enough to work through her thorny defenses and fiery, filterless Blythe, the bad girl and partner in crime who has thorns of her own.But Laney knows nothing good ever lasts When a ghost from her past resurfaces the bully who broke her down completely she decides it s time to live up to her own legend And Armin and Blythe are going to help.Which was the plan all along.Because the rumors are true Every single one And Laney is going to show them just how true.She s going to show them all.
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  1. Emily May

    Two girls, cherry mouthed, glitter lashed, our skin luminous with moonlight and sweat, making out beneath pennants that still shivered with the afternoon s boy bravado.If only you bastards could see me now.You want to know the bad thing about this book I must have spent hours trying to single out the quotes I wanted to use from all this BLOODY PERFECT writing It s like Leah Raeder thinks about every single word simultaneously telling a story AND writing poetry It s after books like this that my [...]

  2. Navessa

    Gather the above words close to your heart and hold them tightly, for this is not a story about redemption or growth This is not about forgiveness Only vengeance This book is dark, guttural It speaks to that side of yourself you keep hidden from the rest of the world That reptilian part of your brain that never evolved past fuck, kill, conquer Don t worry, you re not alone Take away our modern conveniences and we re nothing but savages slaughtering each other in the primordial swamp Laney Keatin [...]

  3. LolaReviewer

    Mom used to say that if you listen, people will tell you exactly how to hurt them Because part of us wants to be hurt We want to know how strong we really are.Well, well finally I have finally read an enjoyable lesbian romance story I was on the verge of admitting it to myself that perhaps it just isn t for me Thank you, Leah Raeder, for convincing me of the contrary Thank you.I can t even describe you how complex and crazily dark, suspenseful the story is There s so much in this so many feeling [...]

  4. Leah

    Update April 28, 2015It s live And I wrote a kinda personal blog post about it Happy book birthday, Black Iris.I m feeling all sorts of weird things right now, but the main one is gratitude Thanks for letting me publish a dark, fucked up, queer ass book, Atria And thanks to everyone who s read and reviewed it.It only gets gayer from here, kids 3I m giving away a bunch of signed copies and other goodies on social media Follow me for a chance to snag something purple and pretty Twitter Raeder Read [...]

  5. Baba

    5 stars Full review posted February 8, 2015My first five star rating of the year goes to Leah Raeder s Black Iris writing That should tell you something If you don t know yet what I mean, then I m going to elaborate later Just let me get down to business stat.When I look at all those wannabe authors and how much crap has been published in Romancelandia, then it goes without saying that genuine and gifted authors like Leah Raeder A Write in a league of their ownand B Soothe my bruised reader s so [...]

  6. Steph Sinclair

    Love is not a thing we create It s an undoing.Black Iris is the story of Bonnie and Bonnie on Bitch Better Have My Money quest with a Bad Blood mentality It s not a Redemption, Coming of Age or Happily Ever After story So if you are looking for those elements, look elsewhere It s of a Bitches Get Shit Done tale with a pinch of romance Let me make this clear, Black Iris has a bunch of fucked up characters that you re not always going to like, if ever But that s cool, because they don t really ca [...]

  7. Kelly (and the Book Boar)

    Find all of my reviews at 52bookminimum Welp, I had high hopes for this one but I guess it just wasn t meant to be.No shit, right I ll be the first to admit New Adult is not generally my bag, but I seriously dug Unteachable so I thought if anyone was going to be than a one hit wonder for me in that genre it would be Leah Raeder.Is this a love story or a hate story Is it about me, or your bloody revenge Yeah, is it This is the part where I lose some friends WARNING THAR BE SPOILAGE AND RANTING [...]

  8. Lady Vigilante (Feifei)

    Ever since I finished this book I ve been thinking about it non stop and how to convey all these weird feelings I have in a cohesive review but because I m on a time crunch that won t be happening This will be short and unadulterated.Because WHAT THE FUCK WAS THIS BOOK I want to say 95% of books I read it s easy for me to tell where I ll fall in the like dislike love zone Then 4% where I get mixed feelings but in the end I ll let my heart take over Then that super rare 1% where both my brain and [...]

  9. Allison ❤️Will Never Conquer Her TBR❤️

    Review posted April 22, 2015 finally DNF at 58%It s been weeks months since I DNFed Black Iris, however, I held off writing posting my review until closer to release date Some of the issues I had with the book have faded in my 40 something year old brain but one thing is still crystal clear Leah Raeder is a talented writer Beautifully poetic I fell in love with Unteachable and could not wait to tap into this thus why I read it in February 2 months BEFORE release So what fell short, if she s such [...]

  10. Chelsea ❤Peril Please❤

    ARC provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review I am not the heroine of this story.Wellllll we go If anyone follows my reviews, even a little, they know I hardly ever rate below a three Hell, I hardly rate a three Even less frequently do I rate a book a one I mean, like, twice the last two years So, to say I am shocked at my visceral reaction to this story is an understatement I expected, at worst, maybe some indifference.Maybe a little bit of dislike But I never ever EVER expected to [...]

  11. Pam

    DNF 31 % Trying to find yourself by losing yourself completely Black Iris is a book that I wanted to love, Leah Reader is a beautiful writer, her words are chosen carefully, smart and witty But after much thought, I found that this book was not for me I am probably the minority here, and I m okay with that, and suggest you all give it a try From the very first pages I knew this was going to be a heavy hitting book, with strong subject material, which I am all for But what threw me off is the fla [...]

  12. KL (Cat)

    Scroll past if you don t want to read a decidedly ranty review with a healthy dose of profanity.Ok, too late THIS NOVEL IS SO FUCKING PROBLEMATIC LIKE YOU WOULDN T BELIEVELike what The actual Fuck Are you serious 1 Somehow the abuse of drugs is seen as ok Is this some pseudo liberal artsy text campaigning for the freedom to sell drugs or something a Laney gets rejected at school big fucking boo hoo You know what Being rejected is actually okay People don t owe you anything, least of all their lo [...]

  13. Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)

    This review can also be found at Carole s Random Life.1 StarI didn t like this book at all I was so excited to get an early copy of this book because I saw everyone raving about it on I just knew that this would be a book that I would fall in love with based on all the 5 star reviews that I saw I am not sure that I read the same book that everyone else read I disliked everything about this book I almost stop reading many times but I kept waiting for that magical moment where I would fall in love [...]

  14. Melanie

    February 27th, 2018 Okay, so this is still one of my favorite books of all time, but I never gave it a proper review because it just felt too personal But if you guys are interested in my thoughts, my dear friend Silvia is doing an amazing feature on her blog called QueerLitStories, and I wrote up a guest post, where I talked all about this book and what it meant to me Black Iris and pansexuality May 21st, 2015 I have no words, only a lot of feels that I m not sure what to do with Oh, and quotes [...]

  15. Angela

    I just can t This is a black hole of a book It leads nowhere Leah tries to cover up a slack story line and a jumpy timeline with over describing any and everything.I get she was aiming for dark and different but I think she missed the mark Unteachable was one of my favorite books last year and I was hoping Black Iris would be the same Sadly that s not the case.

  16. Aly's Bookish Wonderland

    Check out the full review HERE Girls get under each other s skin We get too close, too attached, too crazy, and then we can t let go Our claws sink too deep When we separate, we tear each other apart.Black Iris is not your typical New Adult book It s not about romance, or finding your true love or freeing yourself from the past It s about cold, hard vengeance Forget your overused, overworked Mary Sue heroines Forget your template love story Forget everything you thought you knew about revenge Le [...]

  17. Natalie Monroe

    We re all Kafka s rider, trying to get away from ourselves Maybe I m a little bitter And maybe this isn t your typical college romance novel Leah Raeder is like the dark horse of the NA genre.She always brings something fresh to the table Something that doesn t usually work, but does Unsympathetic heroine, check Unconventional character arc, check Twisted ass love triangle, check Zero morals, check Lyrical bordering purple prose, check I was staring at that rose lipped mouth, then up at his eyes [...]

  18. Faye, la Patata

    Good god If ever the day comes when I need a book about my life published, I will beg Leah Raeder to write it because I bet she can write from my perspective, own it, bring out emotions I didn t think were there before, and maybe even write sides of me I never even knew.And here I thought Unteachable was Leah Raeder s masterpiece Black Iris proved me wrong as this book made me feel as if I were the main character herself the way it was written was just so sublime and so honest and raw and dark a [...]

  19. Sue (Hollywood News Source)

    Black Iris is not only provocative and alluring, but it also explores sexuality, the sexy side of f f romance which every genre lack and the gritty, reality about mental illness, queerphobia and drugs I have zero intent on writing this mini review since everything has been said and done about Black Iris, but I want to properly do it nonetheless to show my appreciation for this book.Plenty of things struck me the most about Black Iris, one of those is, it is beautifully written I love the pretent [...]

  20. Rose

    Initial reaction I m still trying to decide how to do the review for this book Should I do a standard discussion review to kind of vet out all of my feels on this book, or should I do Black Iris The Musical which would be all in verse ROGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN HAVE NOTHING ON YOU you may say, but I don t have that kind of confidence Maybe I might do both I honestly have no idea yet.In any case, Black Iris was a read I really liked and appreciated for the journey collectively speaking There were par [...]

  21. Keertana

    I don t think I can adequately begin to express just how important of a book Black Iris is I attend an extremely liberal, accepting college but, even then, this novel made me feel less alone and comfortable in my own skin and that s no small feat Black Iris is a revenge story, one that I often found difficult to read, but Raeder s prose is pure magic and it is impossible to stay away from this book for long While Unteachable was a clear cut forbidden romance, filled with emotion and romance, Bl [...]

  22. Glass

    5 left me speechless stars How I looked while reading Black Iris And thenAnd after that big reveal After the last page FUCKING BRILLIANT READ IT

  23. Oana

    Leah Raeder has an obvious genius streak Still, I m sorry to say I couldn t get my head around this book It was too dark and too raw to work with the author s beautiful lyrical writing it was like a Quentin Tarantino scenario written in Shakespearian English and too pretentious but shallow to make me feel anything than some kind of mock amusement toward the druggies cast as characters They were so self centered they couldn t see anything beyond themselves they oozed arrogance and contempt for a [...]

  24. Blythe

    HER NAME IS BLYTHE LEAH HER NAME IS BLYTHE Is Blythe the bitchy one Please tell me Blythe is the bitchy one.

  25. Evie

    Oh My F ing God.I can t I just can not I am on the tour for this book and my stop is tomorrow, and I was really forcing myself to get through this because, you know, so many people seemed to have loved it, the publisher raved about it, I was told it was some sort of new groundbreaking, life changing, orgasmic reading experience, but all I got out of this is a freaking reading slump and a groundbreaking, life changing, non orgasmic headache This book is just too pitch black and messed up for my t [...]

  26. Dino-Jess ✮ The Book Eating Dinosaur ✮

    I m bumping this up to five stars because I loved it even the second time around I found something that resonated with me in nearly every chapter This book makes my heart hurt, and burst with joy at the same time And because this If I was gay, I wouldn t need an asterisk beside my name I wouldn t have to explain that I fall in love with minds, not genders or body parts People wouldn t say I m just a slut or faking it or undecided or confused I m not confused I don t categorize people by who I m [...]

  27. Elise (TheBookishActress)

    oh SHIT I started this yesterday and forgot to update so anyway here s today s discourse the first ten pages of this alone are worth 50000 stars this is literally my EXACT aesthetic and oh my god I know for a fact I will love this

  28. Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)

    This was fucking FANTASTIC I am officially obsessed with Leah Raeder I love her writing style and how dark the stories really get and how every one of her books has a small connection to her others UGH I LOVED THIS SO MUCH

  29. Vane J.

    I am not the heroine of this story.And I m not trying to be cute It s the truth I m diagnosed borderline and seriously fucked up I hold grudges I bottle my hate until it ferments into poison, and then I get high off the fumes I m completely dysfunctional and that s the way I like it, so don t expect a character arc where I finally find Redemption, Growth, and Change, or learn How to Forgive Myself and Others.Fuck forgiveness.Hands down This is probably the best book I ve read in 2015 and it will [...]

  30. Beth Hudspeth

    Reviewed by Hello Beautiful Book BlogThis book entrusts you with secrets, feelings that are so heavy you feel like you are holding it all together for the characters Dark isn t for everyone, but those who connect will find this is one of the best.It s going to be hard for me to put my thoughts into words about how much I loved this book It s not for the normal reasons one would love a book I didn t have a certain connection to one of the characters I didn t have a connection to the plot or the r [...]

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