∧ Then ∧ Slave, Laura Frances
There is no sun. There is no moon. There is only gray—the smog belched from coal-fueled factories. The Workers silently shuffle to their assigned posts. The Outcasts watch from the alley walls. On every corner, a Watcher stands stone-faced, a rifle in hand. This is the only life that exists. Beyond the mountains is a dream. But dreams are foolish in a place like this.
Hannah has spent nineteen years dodging Watchers and doing as she is told.
“Do not look Watchers in the eye. Don’t give them a reason to notice you.”
But when she wakes to the valley exploding in revolution, Hannah is forced onto a dangerous path, where nothing is what she believed. Suddenly freedom is in her grasp, and the way there requires working with the men she once feared.
A very welcome change of scenery and a promising dystopian!
≈ Now ≈ Promised Lies, Marguerite Ashton
Detective Lily Blanchette has a lot on her plate. Her sister, Celine, was murdered,
her parents are on the verge of divorce, and after a whirlwind romance, she married
a man she barely knows.
When the bodies of two young women are found, it is clear that the killer is the same
person who murdered her sister, Lily sets out to find out who that is.
As the investigation comes to life, Lily realises that all is not as it seems in her life,
who can she actually trust and who is she?
Only a few chapters in!
∨ Next ∨ Big Mushy Happy Lump, Sarah Andersen
Sarah Andersen’s hugely popular, world-famous Sarah’s Scribbles comics are for those of us who boast bookstore-ready bodies and Netflix-ready hair, who are always down for all-night reading-in-bed parties and extremely exclusive after-hour one-person music festivals.
In addition to the most recent Sarah’s Scribbles fan favorites and dozens of all-new comics, this volume contains illustrated personal essays on Sarah’s real-life experiences with anxiety, career, relationships and other adulthood challenges that will remind readers of Allie Brosh’s Hyperbole and a Half and Jenny Lawson’s Let’s Pretend This Never Happened. The same uniquely frank, real, yet humorous and uplifting tone that makes Sarah’s Scribbles so relatable blooms beautifully in this new longer form.
And something different again for the end of the week!