Dear Lindsay Ribar and Rocks Fall, Everyone Dies,
Doesn’t this book look magical?[quote cite=”Goodreads” url=”http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23716100-rocks-fall-everyone-dies”]Twin Peaks meets Stars Hollow in this paranormal suspense novel about a boy who can reach inside people and steal their innermost things—fears, memories, scars, even love—and his family’s secret ritual that for centuries has kept the cliff above their small town from collapsing.
Aspen Quick has never really worried about how he’s affecting people when he steals from them. But this summer he’ll discover just how strong the Quick family magic is—and how far they’ll go to keep their secrets safe.
With a smart, arrogant protagonist, a sinister family tradition, and an ending you won’t see coming, this is a fast-paced, twisty story about power, addiction, and deciding what kind of person you want to be, in a family that has the ability to control everything you are.[/quote]
Here are my reasons why I want to read this book:
- The title is amazing! I think “Rocks Fall, Everyone Dies” usually comes into play during role playing games when players have epically pissed the Game Master off, and he kills them all (in the game). I wonder if the title will play any other role than the threat of rocks falling.
It sounds very Twin Peaks-esque. For those who may not have watched Twin Peaks (or maybe you have), one of the things I love about that show is the ominous and foreboding atmosphere. I’m always just waiting for some weird creepy stuff to occur. Rock Fall, Everyone Dies gives that Twin Peaks atmosphere with the small town setting and the weird paranormal happenings. Anything that makes me think of Twin Peaks gets an automatic “I need to read this ASAP” from me!
- Family magic rules this town! For centuries, Aspen Quick’s family use magic to keep the cliffs from destroying their house (that’s what I assume, at least). But the question is—how do they do it and what do they. Where does the magic stem from? Why can’t they just move? What’s so special about this town? So many questions!
- I want to see Aspen’s struggle with his family’s secret and the consequences of doing magic.
Who else is excited about this book?