What you think your job is at Left Bank Books: Trying to get Spike to like me
If you had a Super Power, what would it be? All cats instantly like me or maybe teleportation
What’s your sign? Leo and I am living proof that astrology is fake news
What’s in the trunk of your car? Heaps of garbage.
Stick or Automatic? Automatic
Author you love to hate: J.K. Rowling.
Could not put this book down. It's a rare thing to find a teen vampire novel with a strong female lead and a plot not entirely driven by a creepy romance. And it's not a trilogy!
This book was hard to put down, not because of a thrilling plot or suspenseful tone, but because the words just felt so good. The narrator is a highly intelligent yet somewhat delinquent teenage girl living in a remodeled garage with her elderly aunt. She copes with the recent traumatic loss of her parents by setting things on fire in attempts to join her school’s Arson Club. This unique novel is wrought with jagged, off-beat humor and subtle devastation that will almost convince you to become an arsonist yourself.
I kept having to remind myself that this was a memoir and not a work of fiction. Jeannette Walls's recounting of her childhood of poverty and neglect blurs the lines between parental love and child abuse. Walls's narrative starts as a young child, blissfully ignorant to the fact of her family's poverty and enjoying the freedom and excitement of living in the wild desert. However, as she gradually gets older and the veil of fun and innocence falls away she begins to see and feel the debilitating emotional and physical damage of growing up in poverty. She soon realizes that her parent's love and good intentions are not enough to keep her and her siblings safe. This book will thaw your heart and freeze it over, often at the same time.
For the middle aged men in your life. Or people who like laughing at middle aged men. Or just laughing in general.
Holly Black has a knack for taking stale fantasy tropes and presenting them in the most charming, refreshing ways. Her characters are strong and imperfect and wrought with moral ambiguity. If you're a fan of dark fantasy, political intrigue, badass heroines, and the occasional angsty teenage drama, then this is the book for you.
Albert's writing is both hauntingly familiar and refreshingly off-kilter. This is a dark and lovely story with elements of horror and magic that bridge the world of reality with that of fairy tales. Definitely recommend to those drawn to the macabre and who appreciate a story that takes its time.