Okay, I know that we all know that I absolutely adore Grady Hendrix’s writing. But I got an advanced copy of the new paperback release of We Sold Our Souls and it was So Good that I just have to talk about it a bit.
I picked up this book ages ago; before I got back into my YA groove. It’s an adult romance book (not a bodice ripper, but still romance), and it’s about fashion.
Taking place through numerous points of view (not just the views of nine women), this book revolves around the way those nine women’s lives are affected by one dress. It also starts and ends with the pattern maker of the dress, and has a lovely full circle feeling.
It’s a beautiful story about love, in more than one way; there are many love and loss stories within its pages. There are cheating husbands, wives, and fresh starts. It really has it all, and that made me love it.
I had been putting off reading this book for ages, but everyone suggested I bring it with me on my road trip, and I’m so glad they did. It’s a fantastic read; so much fun and love in it. I highly recommend it.
This is another lovely book from the folks at Unplugged. It was the second book I got from them, and the second I’ve read, and the second I’ve been completely blown away by.
When Hayden turns 18, she’s called to her family lawyer’s office. There, she learns that she has inherited her mother’s house under three specific conditions; she has to look for the gifts left for her there, the gifts must be used to destroy her mother’s darkest secret, and Hayden mustn’t trust anyone, especially the ravens.
If becoming old enough to legally buy cigarettes, vote, and gamble isn’t enough, imagine owning a house! Now factor in the fact that you haven’t been to the house in 10 years (since you’re mother disappeared), and you’ve got Hayden’s situation. So Hayden and her roommate Del go to Promise, Colorado for spring break, in hopes of figuring out what to do with Hayden’s inheritance.
Once they hit Promise, things really amp up. Hayden learns about a coven-like group that seems pretty intent on telling her all about her mother, and the “gifts” that were left for her are beyond haunting. It’s a bit spooky, but mostly just full of mystery and thrill as Hayden tries to find out who – and what she is.
This book was beyond incredible. It’s beautifully written, with some actual historical references, and a lot of really cool witch vibes. It may not be a good choice if you’re in a cabin in the woods, but for those of us comfy in our beds, it’s a must-read. I fell in love with Hayden immediately; she’s powerful and independent, but struggling with mental health stuff. It’s difficult, but promising. I also love her relationship with her roommate, Del. It’s something that you dream of having with a friend, and while I have a couple friends like Del, I haven’t lived with any of them.
I adored reading What the Woods Keep, and I can not recommend it enough. But make sure you have time to read towards the end; this book becomes magnetic and needs to be read!
I bought this book because there was a giant advertisement with Thomas Lennon and his beautiful dog playing in target while I was in the book section. After taking a glance at it’s inside cover and realizing that it was a middle grade book written specifically for me, I figured I needed to buy it. Only on the way home did I realize that there was a review of it from Weird Al Yankovich on the back, which further solidified my feelings.
I was originally drawn to this book by its bright cover, but when I checked out the inside flap and learned that it was actually about reliving the same day over and over again, I was hooked.
Last year, Manfried the Man came out. It was about a cat whose man got loose, and he did an entire campaign to find him. In this alternate world where cats and humans have switched, it was a really fun read. Now, on May 14, you can see what Manfried is up to again!
This graphic novel has been getting a lot of attention lately, so I’ve finally read it! I bought it a month or so ago, and I’m glad that I finally sat down to read it. It only took me about 30 minutes, so it wasn’t a long read, but it was impactful.