Whip Smart: Lola Montez Conquers the Spaniards transports us into Spain through the eyes of Lola Montez, the courtesan whose life was lived as much a lie as it was truth. Lola Montez, if that’s her real name, has made a place for herself in the annals of Spanish history. . . .
The poetic sex worker is a character I wouldn’t mind seeing more of in books, so Amber Dawn’s How Poetry Saved My Life* totally jumped out at me. A self-proclaimed “hustler’s memoir,” this book is part short story collection, part poetry collection and completely engaging. Dawn . . .
Dare Me* isn’t just a book about high school cheerleader drama - this book is serious business. Megan Abbott takes our collective fear of powerful teenage girls and pushes just the right buttons to make the reader squirm. She creates a familiar world of rivalries and alliances . . .