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Ryan La Sala

Autor(a) de Reverie

4+ Works 1,027 Membros 53 Críticas

About the Author

Obras por Ryan La Sala

Reverie (2019) 472 exemplares
The Honeys (2022) 358 exemplares
Be Dazzled (2021) 121 exemplares
Beholder (2023) 76 exemplares

Associated Works

House Party (Joy Revolution) (2023) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
Connecticut, USA
Locais de residência
New York, New York, USA
Educação
Northeastern University
Agente
Peter Knapp (Park & Fine) [literary]
Debbie Deuble Hill (APA) [film & TV]

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Ryan La Sala uses he/they pronouns.

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Críticas

teen/adult audio fiction (10 hours, 38 min, overdrive or hoopla)
 
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reader1009 | 15 outras críticas | Feb 27, 2024 |
Of note: I listened to this one on audio, and I am SO GLAD I did, because that was an amazing audio performance. Seriously, very, very creepy, with the voice changes and occasional background noises.

Athan was wonderfully frustrating as a protagonist, masking his fears, trauma, and worries under a maddening smirk and wisecracks. Dom, the strange boy who saves his life and then demands his help, deserved all the sympathy that I as a reader felt for him as he struggled toward the completion of a momentous task he'd obviously set himself long ago, only to have to deal with this maddening guy determined to flirt with him and who (how very dare!) actually insists on knowing what's going on. The chemistry is intense between the two...which makes it all the more tragic when they need to push past that due to the eldritch horror hunting them and the secret death/art cult killing everyone.

It was scary. It was mind-warping. I loved every minute. I also gotta question whether La Sala actually thought he was writing a happy-ish ending in that epilogue, because both my husband and I found it more foreboding than sweet. But I also think it's better that way, so.
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clrichm | 4 outras críticas | Feb 19, 2024 |
After devouring The Honeys in about 24 hours, I have been anxiously awaiting to read Beholder - and it did NOT disappoint. What a perfectly creepy way to round out the month of Halloween. I kept finding moments I had to immediately go back and reread because my brain couldn’t believe the words the first time. The way this world is crafted, similar to The Honeys, drops you immediately into a world you learn cannot be trusted. The writing has me on the edge of my seat and I can not wait to get my hands on Ryan La Sala’s next book.

The moments of charm or humor give such a delightful balance to the haunting moments of confusion & terror. The main character reminded me of so many people I know while still feeling alive on the page. The writing style kept my full attention through and wishing I could see some mock ups of the designs / artwork mentioned. I will definitely be rereading this one again soon!
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Nlwilson607 | 4 outras críticas | Jan 24, 2024 |
The chokehold that this book had on me from the first chapter. What an absolutely beautiful tale of suspense, mourning, and breaking through your own insecurities while shattering outdated gender norms. I saw so much of myself in this book and was delighted at every turn I never saw coming. I may just start reading this one over again this weekend after I have a few days to let it all sink in.

I will definitely be watching out for other work by the brilliant Ryan La Sala. I’ll also be looking to get a little non binary canoe floating between shores as a tattoo because those lines spoke right to my heart… (mais)
 
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Nlwilson607 | 15 outras críticas | Jan 24, 2024 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
4
Also by
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Membros
1,027
Popularidade
#25,075
Avaliação
½ 3.6
Críticas
53
ISBN
36

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