Saturday, October 12, 2019

Bunny by Mona Awad

by Mona Awad
Published: 2019
Publisher: Viking
Genre: Horror
Hardback: 307
Rating: 5

First sentence(s):
We call them Bunnies because that is what they call each other. Seriously. Bunny.

Zombie sighting:
Where she drinks her spiked gunpowder tea and draws th eworld as a series of zombies.
-chapter 6, page 51

Samantha Heather Mackey couldn't be more of an outsider in her small, highly selective MFA program at New England's Warren University. A scholarship student who prefers the company of her dark imagination to that of most people, she is utterly repelled by the rest of her fiction writing cohort--a clique of unbearably twee rich girls who call each other "Bunny," and seem to move and speak as one.

But everything changes when Samantha receives an invitation to the Bunnies' fabled "Smut Salon," and finds herself inexplicably drawn to their front door--ditching her only friend, Ava, in the process. As Samantha plunges deeper and deeper into the Bunnies' sinister yet saccharine world, beginning to take part in the ritualistic off-campus "Workshop" where they conjure their monstrous creations, the edges of reality begin to blur. Soon, her friendships with Ava and the Bunnies will be brought into deadly collision.

The spellbinding new novel from one of our most fearless chroniclers of the female experience, Bunny is a down-the-rabbit-hole tale of loneliness and belonging, friendship and desire, and the fantastic and terrible power of the imagination.

My two-bits:
Loved how there are references and hints of fairy tales, Alice in Wonderland and Watership Down.

Appreciation for writers and their imaginations.

Plenty of creepy and snickering moments.


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