In August 2017, Lani Sarem’s debut novel “Handbook for Mortals: Book 1 of the series” rose from total obscurity to the number 1 spot on the New York Times Young Adult bestseller list, despite not even really being a young adult novel? I mean, the protagonist is like 24.

This blog exists to provide analysis of “Handbook for Mortals: Book 1 of the series,” which includes important themes such as: Zade is so beautiful, Zade is so much better than other girls, and, everything in the world revolves around Zade.