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
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
Here is the least surprising sentence that I will write today: The new Bridget Jones book really, really sucks. But we all knew that, right? It all came together for series author Helen Fielding just once, admittedly more than it does for some people, but she’s never again been able
As a forest cop, Lance Hansen’s job usually involves citing fisherman for a lack of license or similar easy-peasy no-big infraction. During a routine check on an illegal campsite Hansen finds a naked and bloody Norwegian tourist near Father Bargas’ Cross in Northern Minnesota. The man leads him to the
I absolutely loved Diane Setterfield’s The Thirteenth Tale, a great gothic mystery surrounding the details of a reclusive author’s life. I still recommend that book to people, so I was excited to finally have another book by Setterfield that I hoped would be just as fabulous. Unfortunately, Bellman & Black
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