The Cannibals of Candyland

The Cannibals of Candyland - Carlton Mellick III tbh this was the weirdest book I've ever read in my entire life, and I absolutely loved every second of it. I loved the gore, especially in contrast with the sugary sweet setting. I loved Franklin as a character, I love Jujy as a character, and more importantly, I genuinely enjoyed the romantic aspect of this book, which I did not expect at all. No, seriously. Not even a little. There was a surprising amount of "edge of your seat" factor in this story, and I actually felt a lot of genuine sadness, anger, and joy throughout it.

This was dark, cynical, unabashedly and unapologetically fucking gross, and it's something I think everyone who's even a tiny bit macabre - or, in normal terms, fucked up, should read.