Today I’m sharing Ellen’s review of Snowflake by Heide Goody and Iain Grant, but before I do that, here’s all you need to know!
About the book:
Lori Belkin has been dumped. By her parents.
They moved out while she was away on holiday, and now, at the tender age of twenty-five, she’s been cruelly forced to stand on her own two feet.
While she’s getting to grips with basic adulting, Lori magically brings to life the super-sexy man she created from celebrity photos as a teenager.
Lori learns very quickly that having your ideal man is not as satisfying as it ought to be and that being an adult is far harder than it looks.
Snowflake is a story about prehistoric pets, delinquent donkeys and becoming the person you want to be, not the person everyone else expects you to be.
About the authors:
Heide inflicts unsuitable content upon the world by whatever devious means she can find.
She is, with Iain Grant, co-author of the Clovenhoof series, the Satan-in-suburbia comic novel and several other books set in the same world.
Heide lives in North Warwickshire, England with her husband and children.
Iain Grant is an author of short stories and novels, ranging from contemporary literature to fantasy and horror. His short stories have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies.
He is perhaps best known for the Clovenhoof comic novels co-written with Heide Goody.
Iain’s solo work includes children’s books, thrillers and a steampunk omnibus, “The Gears of Madness”.
You can contact Heide and Iain on email@example.com
Lori Belkin is a 25 year old Snowflake – you know the type; a little bit flakey, a wee needy and a hella dependant on her parents. She’s never really had a job and spends her time drawing cartoons for her blog. Upon her return from a holiday in Crete (paid for using a business loan) she discovers her parents have sold the family home without leaving a forwarding address! This manoeuvre is supposed to give Lori a wake up call but it takes a lot more than being abondoned to get through to this Snowflake. Not only does she have to find a job to prove she is capable and worldly wise she has to contend with being in possession of a magical necklace that can bring inanimate objects to life. Such objects include her imagined teen crush (sausage obsessed Ashbert), some trilobites (super cute) and miniature versions of world leaders (super insane).
Hilarity ensues as is the norm with Heide and Iain’s books and I sniggered the whole way through. I loved Lori, she actually gave me a glimpse of what my teenage daughter may become so I’ll keep this book for future reference! Lori’s best friend Cookie also adds some giggles into the mix. Part hippy and part lunatic, she is the perfect chaotic companion.
Snowflake is a book about embracing who you are and not conforming to the norm, isn’t every snowflake unique after all? So go ahead, be yourself and follow your dreams, you never know what might happen!