Tuesday, November 3, 2020

BLOG TOUR: Creatures by Crissy Van Meter

 I am very excited to be a part of the Blog Tour for Creatures by Crissy Van Meter. I received a free copy for honest review from the publisher. Thanks so much to Algonquin Books and Crissy Van Meter for letting me be a part of this tour. As soon as I saw that cover, I knew I had to read it.


Title: Creatures
Author: Crissy Van Meter
Published by: Algonquin Books
Released: January 7, 2020
Source: Review Copy from Publisher
Synopsis: On the eve of Evangeline’s wedding, a dead whale is trapped in the harbor of Winter Island, the groom may be lost at sea, and Evie’s mostly absent mother has shown up out of the blue. From there, in this mesmerizing, provocative debut, Evie remembers and reckons with her complicated upbringing in this lush, wild land off the coast of Southern California. 
Evie grew up with her well-meaning but negligent father, surviving on the money he made dealing the island’s world-famous strain of marijuana, Winter Wonderland. Although he raised her with a deep respect for the elements, the sea, and the creatures living within it, he also left her to parent herself. With wit, love, and bracing  ashes of anger, Creatures probes the complexities of love and abandonment, guilt and forgiveness, betrayal and grief—and the ways in which our ability to love can be threatened if we are not brave enough to conquer the past. 
Lyrical, darkly funny, and ultimately cathartic, Creatures exerts a pull as strong as the tides. (Synopsis from Goodreads )
My Thoughts: What a debut! What an experience! This book sent me on a wild ride from page one. It's very lyrical and feels like an odd dream.
Creatures is a book that you have to be open to. You have to let the experience in. It's not a book that is going to make it easy for you.
I enjoyed the story. It could be a little tough for me at times, but it was very unique as well. It was a very interesting book to experience.
If literary fiction is your jam, I'd definitely recommend giving Creatures a read. It's a masterful debut. 



 Crissy Van Meter grew up in Southern California. Her writing has appeared in ViceBustleGuernica, and Catapult. She holds an MFA in creative writing from the New School. She lives in Los Angeles.



Thank you so much for stopping by my Blog Tour Stop for Creatures by Crissy Van Meter. Thanks to Algonquin Books and Crissy Van Meter for letting me be a part of this tour. If you're looking for a book that's a little different, I'd definitely say give this one a try.



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