It's been awhile since I have literally laughed out loud at a book. That's why I love Libba Bray so much...she is freaking hilarious, and it shows so much in her writing. I had the pleasure of
I knew it was a satire, but I had no idea how much of our world and popular culture it was satirizing. Nothing is sacred in this book, and that's what makes it so much fun.
I thought I would be confused with all of the different beauty pageant contestants, but they all have such distinct and sparkling personalities, they are very easy to keep track of. I also loved how diverse the cast was. It's always a relief for me to read a book that isn't made up entirely of straight white people. Libba always does a great job of keeping things diverse (hell-o Kartik), and the diversity was actually one of the issues that was touched upon in this novel. (In a funny way, of course.)
This is a book that challenges our society's view of beauty and culture, but does it in a way that will have you laughing out loud throughout. If you haven't been exposed yet to the crazy, twisted mind of the hilarious Libba Bray, grab this book and get to know her. She's awesome.
Christine Fonseca takes a shine to A MILLION SUNS
Carolina Valdez Miller falls for FRACTURE
Jen Hayley surrenders to THE NIGHT SHE DISAPPEARED
Stasia Ward Kehoe is dazzled by DARK COMPANION
Nikki Katz wonders at THE FAULT IN OUR STARS
Debra Driza is overwhelmed by UNDER THE NEVER SKY
Jessica Love gives a trophy to BEAUTY QUEENS
Shelli Johannes-Wells takes you on a tour of The Reading Room
Tracy Banghart has double-love for THE SILVER PHOENIX and FURY OF THE PHOENIX
Hilary Wagner is in the grips of THE GATHERING STORM