Friday, February 3, 2012

Review: Necklace of Kisses - Francesca Lia Block

Where I got it: My collection
Rating: 4.5 stars  
Cover Rating: 3.5 stars (It's okay, I like the sparkly, I guess it's just too grown-up for me. )
Genre: Adult
Publication Date: August 2, 2005
Publisher: Harper
Page Count: 272 p.
Buy it: Book Depository / Amazon
Sorta Sequel to Dangerous Angels

Weetzie Bat is older now, but still has a lot of growing up to do. She finds herself in her forties and the same person as she was in her twenties. Not that Weetzie isn't a great person, but she really needs to find herself. She decides to take a little vacation. Weetzie packs a small suitcase and slips out of the house and into the Pink Hotel. She doesn't tell anyone except for Ping, her friend that she has run her store while she discovers herself. She may be in for more than she bargained for. They may be more magic then she expected and maybe she has to help other people in order to help herself.

It is really great to see Weetzie grow up, but still hold on to some of her magic. Was it childish to run away from her life, maybe, but sometimes people need to take a break. That was the problem Weetzie had, because she fell into her life too soon. She got a house and My Secret Agent Lover Man and a whole family of misfits to call her own. It was all too soon and she couldn't be sure that she was who she was or if she was a product of the people in her life. This was a great novel of self-discovery, and how sometimes everything you want you already have. I really enjoyed the necklace of kisses part of the story, it was a very interesting idea and I hadn't been expecting it to be what it was. Some might think that grown-up Weetzie means no magic, but there was probably more magic in the Pink Hotel than in all the other Weetzie Bat books. If you love Weetzie, than you probably have already read this, but if you haven't give it a try.

First Line:
"Where were the kisses?"

Favorite Line:
"'She is,' he said."
(not very good out of context, so you'll just have to read it.)

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