Yes, my luvs, more skulls, more bones and more sexy, dark and bloody yum.
Fine, so I’m not sure about the bloody bit because I haven’t read the entire book. But I read the first chapter of Outside the Bones by Lyn Di Iorio, and I haven’t stopped texting my Piano Man ever since. I need to see if he can get the book for me. I won’t be done with school until late, and I want to start reading tonight.
My darling man (who is not just the hottest, but also the most amazing being in my world) went to the bookstore, and guess what? Outside the Bones doesn’t come out until the 28th. Oops! I guess I was a bit too excited. I just can’t help myself. I really want to read this book.
I bet you are wondering why I’m so nuts about this book. No? Wow, you are impressive. I would be pulling out my curls by now. Well, this is the “first novel [in English that] explores the mysterious and sensuously dark world of Palo Monte, an Afro-Caribbean religio-magical belief system similar to Haitian Vodun… [The heroine is] a hilariously loud and street-toughened, but ultimately tender-hearted, New Yorker named Fina Mata. She dabbles in witchcraft, and her unrequited love for her upstairs neighbor… leads her to put a spell—or fufú—on him.”
The fufú goes wrong… Can you remember the last time one of your spells backfired? No, not that time the high priestess lit her bell-shaped sleeve on fire; I’m talking about getting the completely opposite effects from your magic, and for those results to be really bad. Scary, isn’t it? Throw a witchy Latina into the mix, and the disaster has to be deliciously sidesplitting.
Oh, and I’m sooo in lust with the cover. Visit Lyn Di Iorio’s website, and let me know if you, too, were enchanted by what you saw there.