If you've never watched anything related to Veronica Mars then you should probably do that before reading the book. However, if you have watched the show and haven't yet read the book...what are you waiting for!? The Thousand Dollar Tan Line picks up 10 years after high school graduation in the seedy beach town of Neptune, California. After deciding that a career in law isn't for her Veronica goes back to her roots solving crime and helping people at her dad's PI company. Luckily, the novel features all my favorite characters and witty charm that were featured in the novel.
Wool by Hugh Howey (The Omnibus Edition): I chose this specific edition because this series was originally written as 5 short stories and having the ability to read them seamlessly without having to make that mad-next-day bookstore-dash was such a luxury. I LOVE a good dystopian novel but I HATE when they turn into f*cking romance novels. THANK THE LAWD this was not one of those books. Is there romance? Yes. Is it what pushes the plotline forward unnecessarily? No. This book switches points of view quite frequently in a very refreshing way and the writing style is very "in your face". This book follows NONE of the "traditional" character rules. Anyone can die. Everyone can die. The beginning is a little slow but trust me, keep. reading.
Wool takes place in an underground Silo with hundreds of floors that is completely self-contained. Very few leave, no one comes back. Expressing any sort of disdain against the Silo or even talking about the outside world is considered treasonous and if you're discovered, you'll be sent to Cleaning. The few that leave the Silo are the Cleaners; the people sent to clean the windows of the Silo as punishment, so those within can get a "cleaner view" of the outside... a view that includes the bodies of generations of Cleaners in varying stages of decay. Like I said, no one comes back. But, things start changing in the Silo and there are whispers of a revolution.... that's when we meet Juliette (who is a total badass), a curious Mechanic from deep inside the Silo who becomes the new Sheriff and seeks to find out what's going on inside the Silo.
So, I've mentioned this before, but Kristin a/k/a Super Space Chick (your friendly neighborhood comic connoisseur) and I sometimes randomly instagram, tweet + email each other things with the other in mind. In one of those emails, I found a comic recommendation; Lady Killer, released by Dark Horse Comics. I saw the cover art and the cost (because come on y'all, comics are cheap) and IMMEDIATELY ordered everything Things From Another World had in stock (at the time, that was only the first two issues). Since then I have ordered + pre-ordered the rest of the issues and started ordering the cover variants because LOOK AT THEM and not only are they beautiful, but the storyline is amazing!
Josie Schuller is a homemaker, mother + housewife but with a twist... she's also an assassin. She's described as Betty Draper meets Hannibal Lector. Her life gets progressively more complicated as her family becomes more demanding, her job more challenging and fellow male assassins constantly underestimate her. She is eventually asked to perform a "job" that tests the limits of her ability to be cold blooded (which she subsequently refuses to do) and she finds the tables turned and a target on her own back. But who is it? That's what she's got to find out! In these pages, you'll find yourself laughing at slightly dark humor while gazing at all the blissful imagery of the early 1960's. Have fun!
// Currently reading: June - Less Than Hero by S. G. Browne and Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman, Amelia - Spider Gwen Comic Series - Jason Latour // You can find us on Goodreads, June and Amelia.