#FictionFriday: New Beginnings

Hey book lovers!

So I’m starting something new this month with #FictionFriday (waits for applause). Basically, every Friday I’ll be posting about a fiction book I think should be on your bookshelf. Maybe even give you a nudge to go out and buy it over the weekend. Who knows?

Starting out our #FictionFriday, I’d like to talk about A Man Called Ove. Y’all, this book hit me hard. It made me feel and you guys know how much I love a book that makes me feel.

81EQHE097eLA Man Called Ove is all about a curmudgeon (how fun is that word?) who’s world is suddenly invaded by new next door neighbors: a young couple and their two chatty daughters. Told through the budding relationship between Ove and the two girls, we see a man who has felt heartache and had a rough life.

Fredrik Backman fills these pages with sadness and comedy, making it easy to fall in love with the characters. By the end of the book, you’ll look at all the grumpy old men in the world differently.

If you haven’t picked this one up yet, I highly encourage you to check it out! It’s a fast read with a great story.

If you have any recommendations for #FictionFriday, feel free to suggest them here.

And Then There Were Crows

IMG-1675Never look for a roommate on Craigslist!  I repeat, NEVER look for a roommate on Craigslist.

“…the guy waiting on the other side of my door was about to bring the whole thing to another level. A screw up of literal biblical proportions.”

Amanda Grey can tell you just how much of a bad idea it is. Living in NYC with her parents in a small apartment, Amanda is left to take care of things while her parents are traveling. But suddenly she’s run out of funds and decides to find a roommate to help pay for rent until her parents return. But who would’ve expected her roommate to be a demon?

And Then There Were Crows is filled with demons, angels, the usual fight between good and evil, and Mordor nachos. With biting sarcasm and surprisingly relatable characters, Alcy Leyva’s book will have you dying of laughter with every page. Following Amanda’s struggles as she tries to save the world (which yeah, is kinda sucky) with the help of her demon roommate, Leyva walks us through New York at the mercy of ethereal beings.

I could not put this book down. Every bit of it was perfectly executed. Fair warning: your sides will hurt but it’s so worth it. I can’t wait to see what’s next from The Shades of Hell series.