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Wilder Girls by Rory Power

Rory Power is a discovery of a year for me. I will read anything she writes and here are a few reasons why you should read her debut novel Wilder Girls as well.

  1. Strong female characters. Hetty, Byatt and Reese are seriously next level characters. They do not need saving, prince charming is not there to get them out of trouble. As there are no male characters. Okay, there are two, but they are not important.
  2. Pandemic. Or is it the end of the world? I have no idea. You are there, reading chapter after chapter and wondering what is happening. What is Tox? Where is the rest of the world? How come they cannot leave the island?
  3. Love story. Well sort of. Romance is not the key to saving the world. It does not make anyone better. Also, queer.
  4. Gritty. If this were a movie, it would be a creature feature with a lot of gore.
  5. The prettiest cover ever. Okay, this one is not important for a story, but you have to admit that you would buy this book for the cover alone.

Rory Power is coming back with a new novel Burn Our Bodies Down on July 7th and we can only tell you that it is as exciting to read as Wilder Girls.

In the meantime, while you are waiting for it, check out our interview with Rory Power here.

Happy reading!

Again Again by E. Lockhart

Do you remember that book that made you cry your heart out but when you thought of it afterward you realized how light and easy writing was? Almost as if it weren’t talking about tragedy, guilt and darkness that is within each of us? Like it was a story about warm summer and sand and love and long lazy days? But it was so heavy and your soul was heavy from it and you loved it to bits and pieces?

Yes, that would be how E. Lockhart writes. That is exactly how I felt after I read We Were Liars. All five times I had read it. Lockhart’s new novel Again Again makes you feel a similar way although it is a different story.

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