Monday, August 31, 2015

Two Books You Should Go Buy Right Now

It's been awhile since I've done a book recommendation, but today marks the release of two awesome books that I really want everyone to read.

The first is A Curious Tale of the In-between by Lauren DeStefano (full disclaimer: in some states, we're married). I've loved this book since before it was a book, and I'm so glad that it's finally, finally out and available for everyone to read!

It's the story of Pram, an unusual little girl, and her friend Felix, an even more unusual little boy because he's a ghost. When she goes off to find out more about her past and her powers, though, she gets tangled up in a mystery and must face some of her darkest fears.

Obviously, since Lauren wrote it, you can be guaranteed of beautiful, lyrical writing, prose that would knock the socks off the fanciest poet, and a story that will haunt you. Basically, it's A++ all around and you should totally go read it.

GoodReads | Amazon | IndieBound

The second book I want to tell you about is Violent Ends. This book is important. It's horrific. It's tragic. But it's the kind of book that needs to be written.

And it's also written by not one, but seventeen authors.

Rather than create a traditional anthology, author Shaun Hutchinson got seventeen authors to each write a chapter of the same book. Each chapter tells a different perspective of the same violent, tragic event: a deathly school shooting. Each chapter weaves in and out of the other stories, so that it reads as a complete, whole book from many authors and many points of view.

It's an ambitious project, to say the least, and I'm truly honored to have been a part of it. These sort of books are sadly so important these days, and this is one of the best on the subject.

GoodReads | Amazon | IndieBound

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