Thursday, February 10, 2011

Blood Roses by Francesca Lia Block

Title: Blood Roses

Author: Francesca Lia Block

Published: HarperTeen, 2009

Pages: 144

Summary: 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? (Taken from Goodreads)

Review: A short review for a short book.  This is the first book by Francesca Lia Block I have read and I enjoyed it.  I really like her writing style and while this book is a bunch of short stories I thought that each one was highly entertaining and quite well written.

I am a huge fan of descriptive writing and Francesca Lia Block just has a way with words that is like writing magic onto a page.  I really loved the way that she wrote descriptions and just thought it was fantastic.
The one complaint I had about Blood Roses is that there were a couple too many sexual references that I wasn’t so keen on.  Other than that I have no complaints.

Blood Roses was an awesome little book that doesn’t take very long at all to read and I highly recommend it.  In addition I look forward to reading more from Francesca Lia Block.

Source: Library


  1. I like that it has magic. I have read a few books of short stories this past year and liked them. Nice review.

  2. I've had this one tentatively on wish list for a while, but after your very helpful review, I'm officially taking it off. While I do like descrptive writing, it's not out weighed by how much I don't like an abundance of sexual references in my reading material. Thanks for the review!


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