Wonder WomanShe will become one of the world’s greatest heroes: WONDER WOMAN. But first she is Diana, Princess of the Amazons. And her fight is just beginning. . . . Diana longs to prove herself to her legendary warrior sisters. But when the opportunity finally comes, she throws away her chance at glory and breaks Amazon law—risking exile—to save a mere mortal. Even worse, Alia Keralis is no ordinary girl and with this single brave act, Diana may have doomed the world. Alia just wanted to escape her overprotective brother with a semester at sea. She doesn’t know she is being hunted. When a bomb detonates aboard her ship, Alia is rescued by a mysterious girl of extraordinary strength and forced to confront a horrible truth: Alia is a Warbringer—a direct descendant of the infamous Helen of Troy, fated to bring about an age of bloodshed and misery. Together, Diana and Alia will face an army of enemies—mortal and divine—determined to either destroy or possess the Warbringer. If they have any hope of saving both their worlds, they will have to stand side by side against the tide of war.

OolaAmerican Psycho was a fantasy look inside the warped mind of a psychopath. Much of what happened in the movie was imagined by the first person narrator (or shooter?) Symbolism is everywhere: the shallow adherence to vanity, grooming, fitness, status extends to business cards. But the cards symbolize a lost identity, with everyone trying to outdo each other by being more like everyone else than THEY are. Individuality is gone from the culture, replaced by hedonism and narcissism. People become mere numbers, easy to exploit or kill. No one notices the dying, they are too busy gazing at mirrors. Everyone mirrors their associates. It is satire, as was the movie version of the book The Wolf of Wall Street. (DiCaprio is nothing like the “hero” in the movie, yet many people imagine he is, and quote lines from the movie using his image.) Author Brett Easton Ellis said he didn’t want viewers to think Psycho was fantasy or reality. “It’s ambiguous.” What do YOU think? OOLA is a mind-bendingly original novel about the way that–particularly in the changeable, unsteady just-post-college years–sex, privilege, desire, and creativity can bend, blur, and break. In a novel that reads like the wicked love child of American Psycho and Lolita, Brittany Newell bursts into the literary world with a narrative as twisted and fresh as it is addicting.

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