Cracked by Eliza Crewe is an urban paranormal fantasy with a snarky main character who is the reason to read this book. Meda is feisty, self-centered, sarcastic, witty, and hilarious, and she just happens to eat human souls in order to live. She was raised believing she was the only
I loved the hell out of Every Day by David Levithan. The premise is bizarre and completely unique and the questions it raises are provocative and may make you examine what you think about gender and love. To put the premise simply: Every Day is about A, a genderless, bodiless
Once, a friend of mine was struggling to describe something. She said, “It’s like thinking you’re going to Paris and then getting off the plane in Havana – still nice, but not what you were expecting.” That’s sort of how I felt about Rob Delaney’s Mother. Wife. Sister. Human. Warrior.
After a wild party, Tana wakes up in the bathtub surrounded by dead bodies. Vampires ransacked the house in the night killing everyone except Tana and her ex-boyfriend, although he’s been bitten and is going cold. In Tana’s world, vampires exist, and if a human is bitten by a vampire
This has to be a terrible time to be a pop YA novelist. The paranormal couplings have been played out and there is so much dystopia that one might suspect dystopia is secretly a 15-year-old’s version of utopia. So few options remain, short of a summer romance between a surly
My rosy feelings for Belinda Carlisle’s memoir Lips Unsealed come from equal parts twenty-five-year-old nostalgia and love for Christa’s review of the book. Her review is one of my favorite pieces ever published on MN Reads. It’s everything I love in a review: book description, clear opinion, personal connection, and
If Rob Lowe’s memoir is the biggest, best issue of Tiger Beat ever, then Gavin Edward’s Last Night at the Viper Room: River Phoenix and the Hollywood He Left Behind is the saddest. River Phoenix was a beautiful, doomed neo-hippie with a heart full of music, hopes of saving the
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