"Always be yourself. Unless you can be a pirate, then be a pirate."
McKenna spent her childhood being frisked before family events and dances just to make sure she wasn't smuggling a book on her person. Her favorite literary genres include science-fiction, mystery, YA, fantasy, and modern retellings of fairy tales.
S.T. is a domesticated crow who enjoys hanging out with his owner Big Jim and munching on Cheetos, among other simple pleasures. When Big Jim's eyeball falls out of his head, S.T. starts to feel like something isn't quite right. Hopeful and hilarious, this book is not your usual apocalypse. --McKenna
The perfect book for a chilly night and the turning of seasons, this Gothic tale follows Melmoth, who is cursed to wander the world alone as humanity's eternal witness. --McKenna
Both humorous and heart-breaking, this book explores the intimate relationship between writer and reader, past and present, fact and fiction. --McKenna
In the first book of the Kingkiller Chronicles, Rothfuss expertly weaves a complex, epic fantasy story that evokes the feeling of hearing ancient stories in front of a fire. This book is poetic and adventurous, magical and mysterious. --McKenna
A road trip...but with flippers, and to the bottom of the ocean. A perfect blend of pop science, personal narrative, and compelling reporting. --McKenna
Described as How to Train Your Dragon meets Top Gun and Enders Game, this book is an action-packed ride! --McKenna
A thrilling dystopian novel and a murder mystery in one, this book is a 21st century version of Orwell's 1984 that doesn't disappoint! --McKenna
A sharp, lovely synthesis of emotional memoir and critical theory, this book will crack you open like a walnut and leave you out to dry. Truly incredible. --McKenna