d_ragondaughter Oh, that must be...
Me: The thing that I ordered!
Us: Wait.. the thing that you ordered?
d_ragondaughter Hang on... this has both of our names on it....
It was, in fact, a holiday present from the fantastic sekiharatae (thank you Tae!!!), with books! (always awesome)
One of them had a cover that... um... well.. it was very... eye-catching?
d_ragondaughter Gah! Giant bat-winged horses are going to EAT YOUR HEAD!!!
Me: *has unfortunate flashbacks to the unfortunate flying fire-breathing potbellied panthers from the "Lord of Something-or-Other-and-Shadows" book* That's legitimately disturbing.... and yet nobody else on the cover seems to be paying attention.
d_ragondaughter: *dramatic voice* "Carousel Tides pulls you into the chiiiilll foggy REALITY of peeling-paint sand-grit coastal Maine and then hands you... something ELSE! -- the hidden world lurking in the shadows-- orrrrrrr under the land's surface or just offshore, where Black Dogs HUNT!! the night and selkies toss UNPLEASANT TRUTHS !!!! over their shoulders before diving into the next wave...*
Me: "That dress totally makes you look fat!"
d_ragondaughter: ... "Oh, sweetie, you're totally fooling yourself! He's gay!"
Me: Attack of the Snarky Selkies!
d_ragondaughter: ... This is gonna be a thing now, isn't it....
*In the interest of veracity, I double-checked my attempts to visually represent her DRAMATIC VOICE... d_ragondaughter said, "Did I really sound like that? ... *reads* I'm... just going to go stand in the corner now."