For May, I read a book recommended by a bookseller, Hemlock Grove. It was recommended to me by a bookstore clerk in Seattle when he saw how many thriller books I was buying. It ventures into different myth and what exists right in front of us. It is fiction, but the author incorporates many realistic aspects. The main characters are neither good nor bad. They exist in a gray area between what is right and wrong. Is a “monster” doing what it needs to in order to survive, still in the wrong, or are those hunting it? It is difficult to explain without giving anything away. The book is amazing, and hard to put down. There is also a Netflix series based on the book which is great. I would not recommend this book for the faint of heart, or if you aren’t alright with following a cruel MC. If you’re looking for something that is reminiscent of being thrown out of an airplane, realizing you have a parachute, and then realizing that parachute is broken, this book is for you. The Netflix series follows the book very closely, so that’s nice too.
Both book covers