Kate at The Neverending Shelf is hosting this new and fun weekly meme where you recommend a book, old or new, that you really enjoyed.
This week, I'm going to recommend a book that is just amazing. Dangerous Angels by Francesca Lia Block is the combined edition of all of her Weetzie Bat books. I love nearly all of Francesca's books, but these were the first I read and left the biggest impact.
by Francesca Lia Block
Love is a dangerous angel...Francesca Lia Block's luminous saga of interwoven lives will send the senses into wild overdrive. These post-modern fairy tales chronicle the thin line between fear and desire, pain and pleasure, cutting loose and holding on in a world where everyone is vulnerable to the most beautiful and dangerous angel of all: love.
What I love about this series:
The style is out of this world. There's a bazillion issues dealt with - such as homosexuality, single mothers, AIDs and more. This book will transport you to a world like ours only so different. I really just recommend reading them - there's magic in Block's words that can only be discovered through reading her books.
What others thought:
Things Mean A Lot
Green Man Reviews
Francesca Lia Block's Website
An Interview with Block over on Mrs. Magoo Reads
I also highly recommend most of her other books - beware, some are "adult" and I'm talking the erotic kind. So for those of younger ages, make sure to stick to her YA stuff.