If a dish needs a bunch of this and a pinch of that to turn out delicious (or, like, edible; cooking is not my strong suit), what would a book need? What are the staples, the foundation of The Perfect Book According to Tissie?
When I lived with my parents, our next door neighbor was a middle aged woman with straw-colored hair. She was an avid smoker, so her apartment smelled of whatever food she was cooking along with an omnipresent, everlasting stench of stale cigarette smoke. Even the air on the landing our apartments had in common stank. Her cigarettes of choice were named Merit.
Revenge Cake gave me a lot of the same vibes of Normal People by Sally Rooney, but although I have found many similarities between Marianne and Leilani there are also a lot of differences, with the most important being that Marianne swipes through life apparently unfeeling, while Leilani is in fact terribly afraid of living and, most importantly, of failure. She is a control freak because of her anxiety, and when things escape from her tight grip, she spirals down. Hard.
Let's be honest here: don't you ever think books should come with their own OST, just like movies? I can't help but imagine how cool a lot of scenes would be with some background music. Is it just me?
Since I can't count on Santa Claus to bring me all the goodies I want, this year I'm taking the bull by the horns and wrap my own presents -- yes, let's pretend it's not something I do every year--. Here is small list of five books I would like to find in a pretty half-eaten, chewed-upon package under my barely holding Christmas tree.
Here I am reviewing Soul Bound, a urban fantasy novel by Ella M. Lee. As always, this review contains spoilers. Some are safely hidden behind white text, but some other might be inferred by the context, so read at your own peril. Most importantly though, if you like urban fantasy, read this book.