Flowers of Luna

Flowers of Luna You are rude the woman said turning back to me and slow She put her hand on the hilt of her katana I wonder if such a slow rude person has any friends Growing up on a mining ship in deep space was

  • Title: Flowers of Luna
  • Author: Jennifer Linsky
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 339
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • You are rude, the woman said, turning back to me, and slow She put her hand on the hilt of her katana I wonder if such a slow, rude person has any friends Growing up on a mining ship in deep space was lonely, but now Ran Gray has come to the moon to make a name for herself in fashion When a chance encounter on Valentina bridge leads to cross words and crossed swor You are rude, the woman said, turning back to me, and slow She put her hand on the hilt of her katana I wonder if such a slow, rude person has any friends Growing up on a mining ship in deep space was lonely, but now Ran Gray has come to the moon to make a name for herself in fashion When a chance encounter on Valentina bridge leads to cross words and crossed swords, Ran wonders will she ever escape her family s reputation Did her opponent really just ask her out on a date And if she did, what will Ran wear Flowers of Luna is forty three kilowords of sapphic romance in a hard science fiction setting Winchell Chung has reviewed the manuscript for science accuracy and given it the coveted Atomic Rockets Seal of Approval.

    One thought on “Flowers of Luna”

    1. "I like who I am when I'm with her. And I hope that she feels the same way. If she doesn't, we shouldn't be together, no matter how I feel about it."I wasn't expecting Flowers of Luna to be such a sweet love story. It was a pleasant surprise to read this book. There is so much to love here! Girls kissing, people living on the moon, a girl who grow up in a mining ship surrounded by the women in her family, and fashion students innovating in their art.This was a refreshing story with Japanese insp [...]

    2. Originally written for The Lesbrary. My recs pitch for this book is: fashion college on the moon, with femme on femme Asian diaspora lesbian romance. Yes, I said on the moon.Flowers of Luna, by biracial Japanese-American author Jennifer Linsky, has a very familiar structure and feel if you’ve been reading a lot of young adult and new adult contemporary f/f. Ran has just started college in fashion design, and the story is mainly about how she falls for a sexy, adventurous engineering student. H [...]

    3. Interesting storyThis was a very interesting coming of age story and I enjoyed the background world history. I had never heard mirror based before, and I find that verbiage interesting. Overall a good book and well worth the read.

    4. Like a lot of readers, I was really drawn to the concept of Flowers of Luna. NA f/f romance between two Japanese diaspora girls, one of whom is biracial, on the moon? It was an easy decision to pick this one up.For the most part, the book lived up to what I hoped it would be. The writing was full of fascinating little nuggets of worldbuilding detail--particularly regarding the joint American, Russian and Japanese settlement of the moon--and the protagonist Ran's chosen career path in fashion th [...]

    5. An excellent yarn that owes a lot to classic SF and most clearly the work of Robert A. Heinlein, save with a modern sensibility RAH never came close to. The oldschool SF backdrop compliments the lesbianrry, mirror-biased - we need spacey words for things and Jennifer Linsky chose a really good one - romance quite well. The backdrop of an old, established lunar colony and hints at its complex history is tantalizing, even if we never get very deep into them. The characters are good, although the m [...]

    6. 3.5 out of 5I really enjoyed Flowers of Luna! I wanted this to be one of my top reads of the year, but I don't think it quite hit the mark. FoL has the bones of an amazing story, but the world building doesn't quite back it up. The reader gets tossed a bit into the deep end and sometimes I had a bit of a rough time picturing things. You could tell the author had a beautiful world built up in her head, I'm just not quite sure it translated across. It's like knowing exactly what you're describing [...]

    7. It should be more stars, but I'm not interested in fashion or romance. How is it even possible I enjoyed this?! Just good writing, I guess.Seriously though: I was perpetually impressed by the array of not-too-far-in-the-future gadgetry and it was more thought out and better written than a lot of what passes for popular fiction today. Nowif I can convince the author to write a Little House on the Prairie-esque prequel series about growing up on the Gray Maru.

    8. Five well-earned stars.I updated this to reflect the complete review version I was sent. Full disclosure: you can blame me for the chapter illustrations.[image error]Flowers of Luna feels like a bit of old school young-audience Heinlein, mixed in with shoujou manga. As science fiction goes, the setting is optimistic, but not the shiny utopia of Star Trek. It feels like the real world, just a couple of centuries hence. For those of us that care, the science is good, and special attention is given [...]

    9. i LOVED this. the world-building took a little getting used to but now im crazy about it. the characters and relationships were all so real and fun and it was a great romance that also had development and plot for the characters outside of just the relationship, which is so rare. i did think there was kind of a huge emphasis on sex (not erotica or anything, just like sex jokes a lot) but thats probably just bc im such a prude. all in all it was totally charming. good f/f (between 2 japanese girl [...]

    10. Won this in a giveaway,and i really didn`t know what to expect.I have to say this is the weirdest book i`ve ever read-but in a good way! :)As others have said we were thrown a bit into the deep end,but it didn't take long to get used to `life on the moon'I never thought id be reviewing a fashion romance on the moon book-but i did really enjoy it.Im not into fashion,but love gaming,so i could at least relate top those bits.I also learned lots of new words hehehe,and if she ever writes another boo [...]

    11. Fantastic world buildingThis story is such a joy! The romance is wonderful. The humor sublime. But perhaps the best part of the story is the fantastic world building and the way it is delivered at just the right pacing, without relying on info-dumps or excessive exposition. I would love to read more stories based in this world.

    12. A fun romp on the moonFashion, love, swordplay, and lots of kissing on the moon. Can't wait for the prequel and sequels. Maybe a few more clothes designs.

    13. "I like who I am when I'm with her. And I hope that she feels the same way. If she doesn't, we shouldn't be together, no matter how I feel about it."I wasn't expecting Flowers of Luna to be such a sweet love story. It was a pleasant surprise to read this book. There is so much to love here! Girls kissing, people living on the moon, a girl who grow up in a mining ship surrounded by the women in her family, and fashion students innovating in their art.This was a refreshing story with Japanese insp [...]

    14. The thing I really liked about this book was the setting but at the same time I didn't really care for the plot, so this book was a pretty level read for me. YA/NA coming-of-age plots aren't my favorite, though there are a few I adore, and this one just didn't wow me. It was a touch predictable and I found it hard to find depth in the characters. The writing itself didn't piss me off and I was able to get through it, which is much more than can be said for a lot of the books I've picked up. Prob [...]

    15. Scifi about a sheltered fashion student with a heavy legacy to live up to, who quickly falls into a sweet but sometimes complicated romance with a girl she challenged to a duel shortly after arriving on the moon, all while trying to build her fashion brand. I LOVED this, and basically every character, and the worldbuilding and snippets of Ran's family backstory were really interesting one of my only qualms is I dunno how I feel about scifi where fat people don't really seem to exist anymore? Or [...]

    16. I love a good character-driven story, one that lets me see inside the head of the protagonists. Flowers of Luna is that. In addition, there is romantic angst, humor, and wonderful descriptions of clothing I'd love to try. There's a flavor of another culture, maybe more than one. All things that make a book enjoyable plus it's just a darned good read.

    17. This is a sweet girl-meets-girl love story, set in the space-going future, with interesting bits of fashion design, Japanese culture, and a few charming nods to Dumas-esque language. I enjoyed it quite a bit, and was sorry it wasn't longer.

    18. I appreciate the fact that this book exists. It has a lot of potential and I hope the author continues to write stories starring queer couples and hopeful endings.That said, I wish there were things that had been done differently:In particular, (view spoiler)[I wish Ran and Hana's relationship had had a slower build. I was expecting the author to grow their animosity, and then slowly turn those feelings into love. Instead, the very next time they meet, they exchange smiles and pleasantries. The [...]

    19. I ENJOYED THIS SO MUCHI thought I wouldn't like the ending when the (view spoiler)["the bi/pan woman leaves the lesbian for a man and also was lying to her the whole time" (hide spoiler)] trope happened, but actually I think it is dealt with very well, and in the end I did not feel too bitter about this part anymore, although I am not happy about it either.I love the words mirror biased, parallel biased and polarity biased, but I would have enjoyed some deeper exploration of the gender and sexua [...]

    20. Review also published on my blog, Friend of Dorothy Wilde.Ran Gray, of the famous space-pirate-saboutaging Grays, just wants small things: to settle down to a peaceful life on the moon and work on amazing fashion designs. That all changes when she bumps into dashing Hana while cosplaying, sparks a duel, and falls in love. Their romance grows as the semester goes on, but Hana is strangely tight-lipped about her life between weekends--and the engineering club that's her second home. Ran's got plen [...]

    21. Beautiful futuristic romanceI devoured this book today! It's been awhile since I've been able to focus enough to read. This book was a good choice because it was engaging and flowed very well.I enjoyed the world building, the characters. The language was delicious. The imagery it invoked was gorgeous. I'm still "seeing" bits of scenery and clothing (and lack of clothing). The chapter headings were delightful as well.Lovely worldbuilding without too much exposition. Excellent characters to rea [...]

    22. I took my time reading this book because once I dipped my toes in the water, it felt so right I didn't want it to ever end. I fell in love with this world and the characters immediately. The science aspects, the art, the imagery depicted so well by the author's words. And then the relationships. I felt their emotions. I could relate my own experience. This has everything, romance, science, fiction, fantastical things, fashion, humour, and gaming! I'm wistful there was more to keep reading as I'm [...]

    23. A delightful romance in a well-constructed world, which I enjoyed thoroughly. Recommended. (Just wish it was longer. Need more time with these characters!)

    24. i felt like the scifi stuff was too much to digest considering how small the book was but by the end got used to the terminologies, etc. well, most of it.

    25. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was a really nice romance story set against the backdrop of a science-fiction world I liked a lot. Seriously I loved the world-building in this book. The way everything looked, the way the technology played into the story, the way the protagonist's history is slowly revealed without a huge info dump at the beginning. It was fun and touching and highly enjoyable. I learned a lot about fashion, which was interesting. I really like the future it imagines. Not a pe [...]

    26. To be honest, this didn't feel like a full book. The parts that were there — cute dates, fashion, bits of futuristic world building — were great. It was fun to read. But there wasn't enough there. When I swiped to the next page at the end of the book only to find there wasn't a next page, I was genuinely shocked. Not upset that there wasn't more, but actually confused about why the app was telling me I'd reached the end of the book. "But," I thought, "all of this has only been set up. We've [...]

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *