What shall we do, all of us? all of us passionate girls who fear crushing the boys we love with our mouths like caverns of teeth, our mushrooming brains, our watermelon hearts?
In these nine tales of transformation, what's real is what's imagined, and the seemingly ordinary gleams with the magic of possibility.
About the Author
Francesca Lia Block, winner of the prestigious Margaret A. Edwards Award, is the author of many acclaimed and bestselling books, including Weetzie Bat; the book collections Dangerous Angels: The Weetzie Bat Books and Roses and Bones: Myths, Tales, and Secrets; the illustrated novella House of Dolls; the vampire romance novel Pretty Dead; and the gothic werewolf novel The Frenzy. Her work is published around the world.
Praise for Blood Roses…
“Individual stories that are riveting and memorable…an overall collection that invites rereading.”
-Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“A strangely haunting collection of whimsy.”
“Lush as ever.”
“Dark, fantastical dreams…will startle, provoke and fascinate.”