I’m honestly fairly back and forth on Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens by Tanya Boteju. Part of me wants to read it and part of me would rather read something else. I have no reason to think this book won’t be really good, but its the contemporary aspect that really drags it down for me. I’ve just not had a lot of luck with them lately and therefore I feel kind of bleh about them at the moment. I might come back to this one later on.
Perpetually awkward Nima Kumara-Clark is bored with her insular community of Bridgeton, in love with her straight girlfriend, and trying to move past her mother’s unexpected departure. After a bewildering encounter at a local festival, Nima finds herself suddenly immersed in the drag scene on the other side of town.
Macho drag kings, magical queens, new love interests, and surprising allies propel Nima both painfully and hilariously closer to a self she never knew she could be—one that can confidently express and accept love. But she’ll have to learn to accept lost love to get there.
What are your feelings about Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens? Does this sound like a book you’re really interested in reading or nah? Does any particular part of it grab your attention? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!