Series: Love in the Time of Global Warming #2
Published by Henry Holt and Co. on August 26, 2014
Genres: Classic Retelling, LGBT, Magical Realism, YA
Source: Library Book, Read in 2014
Pen has lost her parents. She’s lost her eye. But she has fought Kronen; she has won back her fragile friends and her beloved brother. Now Pen, Hex, Ash, Ez, and Venice are living in the pink house by the sea, getting by on hard work, companionship, and dreams. Until the day a foreboding ship appears in the harbor across from their home. As soon as the ship arrives, they all start having strange visions of destruction and violence. Trance-like, they head for the ship and their new battles begin.
This companion to Love in the Time of Global Warming follows Pen as she searches for love among the ruins, this time using Virgil’s epic Aeneid as her guide. A powerful and stunning book filled with Francesca Lia Block’s beautiful language and inspiring characters.
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Sequel doesn’t quite live up to the unique weirdness of the 1st book, but I really enjoy Block’s writing and the way she reimagines classics. I hope for more books in this series because it definitely felt unfinished at the end.
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