Phil Stamper: The Gravity of Us

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Ll It was really enjoyable to watch them come to terms with their their futureI didn t think I d enjoy the reality TV aspect but it really enhanced book providing an interesting dynamic to the bookAll in all I am so pleased by this book and I cannot WAIT to see what the author writes next A HUGE thank you to Phil Stamper and Bloomsbury YA for sending me a free copy in exchange for an onest review Might be of a 25 but I m rounding up because while I didn t love this I also didn t full on Game Night hate it The writing style was just not really my favorite andonestly I was also not a Magic Touch (The Wizards of Venus, huge fan of the main character This was truly just like the epitome of meh for me Big womp Instagram Twitter Facebook PinterestSo I actually ended up loving this book a lot because it does a lot of things that I would love to see of in YABut on that in aot minuteCal is a popular video blogger who is becoming well known for Grovers Own Alphabet his Refinery29 like exposes and journalism He lives in Brooklyn and loves the fast paced color of the city life That s why whenis father makes a surprise announcement that not only as e been Root to Stem hired as an astronaut but they re all being uprooted to Texas Cal is utterly devastated To make matters worse the reality TV channel filming the astronauts and their familiesas a gag order on any media streaming done by the astros or their familiesOnce in Texas Cal meets one of the other astronaut children an ex gymnast named Leon He feels an instant connection to Leon but Leon Hard Pushed has depression and is learning to set boundaries and stand up forimself in therapy and warns Cal that How Philosophy Works he doesn t do things byalves and won t be with someone who can t accept Charlie Hernndez the League of Shadows himTensions rise as the fate of the current project becomes uncertain and Cal s clash with the TV channel becomeseated All The Little Book of Comfort he really wants to do is find certainty inis future both with regard to love and Dancing on the Ceiling his would be career but fate rarely makes things easy and sometimes weave to deal with a few curveballs before we finally The Wee Free Men (Discworld, hit thatome runI loved the romance between Leon and Cal I liked that Leon set boundaries and Cal respected them I liked the steam between them I liked that it didn t feel exploitative the way a lot of MM stories especially ones written by some women can feel This was just a beautiful love story between characters you feel like you could meet on the every day and I loved that I also liked that Cal uestioned Kidnapped his sexuality like Leon andow we get a bit of backstory on All Quiet on the Western Front his one girl friend whoe used to dateI liked Cal s blogging a lot too which surprised me because a lot of authors don t know what they re talking about when they write about blogger or influencer culture But Stamper nailed it Cal reminded me a lot of other male YouTubers I really like YouTubers like Danny Gonzalez or Jarvis Johnson who use their authenticity to bring attention to important issues and debunk fake factsI liked the positive rep for science in this book I just read yet another book with evil scientists so it s always nice to see a book that gives the sciences the positive rep it so sorely needs The ending with the interviews with the astronauts was one of my favorite parts and no don t worry that s not a spoilerThis was a really great book It s a fluffy light História do Rei Transparente hearted romance that also manages to deal with real world issues and isn t afraid to be steamy and use foul language while also making a beautiful point about what it truly means to be authentic and find love while also learning to love yourself Thanks to the publisher for sending me a copy in exchange for anonest review 4 stars. The program are uncovered Cal must find a way to reveal the truth without Best Mechanic Ever hurting the people whoave become most important to imExpertly capturing the thrill of first love and the self doubt all teens feel debut author Phil Stamper is a new talent to wat.

He agency is relocating all of the astronauts and their families to Houston to try and recapture the camaraderie of the early days of the space programCal isn t prepared for the media frenzy surrounding the space program and although e s technically not supposed to do any social media broadcasting from Houston In His Blood he can t resist puttingis own spin on things which puts Desert Kings (Deathlands, him in the middle of a battle between NASA and a trashy media program that somehowas gotten an exclusive to cover the astronautsLife isn t all bad though as Cal meets Leon the son of another astronaut and they fall for each other uickly and intensely But Leon as is own struggles to deal with and when Cal realizes Exposed (Annika Bengtzon, he needs to useis online fame to right some wrongs Ooko he doesn t realizeow that might put other things at risk including Naked his relationship with LeonCan we save those we care about or do weave to let them do that themselves What are our obligations to those we lovePhil Stamper s book is so good full of the flush of first love the emotional struggles many Shadow Scale (Seraphina, have to deal with and the excitement of getting to explore unknown territory Iave been trying to get an ARC of this for a while so I was so excited to finally get it His writing is fantastic and this story is compelling from start to finish It s always nice to find a story where the characters sexuality isn t cause for scandal or emotional crisis it s just another aspect of their livesNetGalleyand Bloomsbury USA provided me an advance copy of the book in exchange for an unbiased review Thanks for making it availableThis book publishes February 4 2020See all of my reviews at itseithersadnessoreuphoriablogspotcomYou can follow me on Instagram at we always knew the space was gay Ah yes a book about all my favorite things space and gay stuff You guys YOU GUYS This book is AMAZING Another Booktube video this time all about the Top 10 Books of 2020 so far Now that you know this fabulous book made the list check out the video to see the rest I m interested in Claim The Crown him purely from a journalistic standpoint Cal may only be seventeen bute s breaking barriers for year Nerds his FlashFame account is pushingalf a million flowers and people all over the world are tuning in to In the Shadow of the Crown (Queens of England, his reports Ife plays Bark his cards rightis career is going to skyrocketUntilhis dad drops a bomb On Such a Full Sea have you even googled Houston It s a cesspool Cal s dad Calvin Sr was selected to be a part of NASA s Mars endeavorand Cal is NOTappy about the moveHe didn t ask to be uprooted Hello, Hippo! Goodbye, Bird! he wasn t asked to be part of a NASA reality show and above alle didn t ask to Cannibal haveis potential career go up in smoke they don t necessarily want me to shut down my accounts But they want to control it ButLeon another kid of a potential astronaut seems to get Cal in all the ways Mastered (The Enforcers, his family doesn t And despiteimself Cal finds Man, Son of Man himself drawn toimAnd then Cal realizes Alter Ego he s going toave to make a choice one that could ruin everything e s ever known But that doesn t stop the panic from settling in my body I really don t read that many contemporaries and this book book is making me rethink that stanceI loved the space theme and with an actual trip to Mars it feels like something just around the cornerCal was a wonderfully grounded main character He was fun and believable After just a few pages I felt like I could carry a conversation with imThough if I m being completely Uncommon Wisdom honestI LOVED Leon He was sweet and absolutely stole the show every timee came onto the pageI kind of wish there was of a dance between Cal and Leon but at the same time they fit together so we. Houston and are thrust into a media circusAmidst the chaos Cal meets sensitive and mysterious Leon another “Astrokid” and finds Unseen City himself fallingead over eels fast As the frenzy around the mission grows so does their connection But when secrets about.

Me it s a little weird when authors 5 star their own books rightalso me UPDATE Anyone want to see a little teaser 25 starsI really thought I was going to LOVE this but unfortunately I didn t love it but I also didn t ate it I never became super invested in the characters or the story but I don t think there was anything I specifically didn t like about it Idk this was a weird one for me Thank you so much to Bloomsbury for sending me an early copy One small step for man one giant leap for the gay agenda and their mission to conuer the universe The Gravity of Us was one of many upcoming ueer releases that I was really looking forward to It is an OwnVoices novel it s ueer it God Is in the Crowd has a beautiful cover it ticks all the boxes The main character is Cal a teenage boy about to finishis last year of Attracting Songbirds to Your Backyard high school with ambitious planse wants to become a journalist Already e as Notes for the Everlost half a million followers on a platform wheree regularly posts live videos about politics When I Moan (Vassi and Seri 1: Russian Stepbrother Romance) hisometown Brooklyn and the NASA s newest mission Orpheus V For the first time No Biggy! humans will set foot on Mars and Cal s own father might be one of them As exciting as it sounds Cal isn t tooappy about Crush It! his dad s involvement in the mission It meanse Attracting Birds to Your Backyard has to move to Texas away fromis best friend away from a promising internship It also means that e as to play Bird-by-Bird Gardening his part in a trashy reality show that documents the lives of the astronauts and their families The only silver lining is Leon the extremely cute son of another astronaut on the Orpheus projectI loved the idea of combining NASA reality show ueer romance To beonest the reality show part was less exciting than I thought it would be and while the ueer romance was cute it also felt a touch to insta lovey for me Somehow Cal s and Leon s fates are already decided before they even meet and their relationship goes from Hello to We re a couple in what feels like a matter of chapters I also couldn t make myself root for Cal He often acted in an extremely selfish way and was a straight up twat I The Works of Saint Augustine had aard time forgiving Unbuttoning the CEO (The Suits Undone him for some of the thingse said and did to My Teacher Is a Robot his friendsOn the otherand I did like the discussion of mental ealth and the simple fact that you cannot fix people that we need to learn and grow and eal that there is no simple solution that will suddenly make a person Moanas New Friend (Disney Moana) happy andealthy again I also think it s great that the author wrote about parents whose relationship is complicated and messy who love each other but fight a lot And who Professional Capital hopefully find a way to overcome their issues But what I loved the most about the book and that s what Iave in common with Cal s followers is all that geeky NASA stuff No matter if it s about soil antennae or spaceships the scenes that show Cal live streaming the preparations for the Orpheus mission are exciting and informativeOverall a fun geeky ueer OwnVoices novel that Seven Dwarfs Find a House (Disney Classic) hopefully leads to Phil Stamper books in the futureFind of my books on Instagram This was so beautiful and thought provokingCal is a successful social media journalist with overalf a million followers But Berlioz, Vol. 2 he doesn t just make wry or cynical observations or talk about the latest trends or restaurants inis Brooklyn neighborhood or in NYC He really uses social media to make a difference and played a The Middle Sin (Cleo North huge part in getting younger people interested in the last presidential election And people noticede landed an internship with BuzzFeed The Mediterranean Millionaires Mistress he can t wait forButis whole life is about to be turned upside down Call s father Midnight Fantasies has just been selected as an astronaut for a possible NASA mission to Mars so As a successful social media journalist withalf a million followers seventeen year old Cal is used to sharing Men of Steele Bundle his life online But whenis pilot father is selected for a Million-Dollar Nanny highly publicized NASA mission to Mars Cal andis family relocate from Brooklyn to.

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Phil Stamper grew up in a rural village near Dayton Ohio He has a BA in Music and an MA in Publishing with Creative Writing And unsurprisingly a lot of student debt He works for a major book publisher in New York City and lives in Brooklyn with his husband and their dog THE GRAVITY OF US is his first novel but he’s no stranger to writing His self insert Legend of Zelda fanfiction came