Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The Buzz

Future Imperfect by K. Ryer Breese publishes today from Thomas Dunne/St. Martin's Press!

This is one of those books that can easily be pitched in one sentence: A boy who can see the future (but only when he knocks himself out) falls in love with a girl who can see the past (but only when she's sexually intimate with someone) and together they must stop a future murder from happening.

This novel is wild, exhilarating, twisted, thoughtful, funny, violent, dark, romantic, gross, addictive, gritty, unique... I could keep going, but it would be so much more fun if you read it yourself and let me know what you think of it in one word.

Disclaimer: this book is definitely not for the weak-stomached!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Summer of May

Cecilia Galante's The Summer of May publishes today!!

Cecilia is one of my favorite kind of authors, someone who can write any genre, because her writing is all about characters--whether they're elementary school kids, pre-teens, teens, or adults-- she can get inside all of their heads so well that you feel like you know them personally.

The Summer of May is her third middle grade novel, but she also has two teen novels, an upcoming early reader series, and she's currently working on an adult novel. She's a Jane of all trades!

To top it all off she has a great blog on writing:

One of my favorite things is how she signs off on her blog posts. Cecilia, I'm taking a page for your blog today:

Onwards, Always!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The Girl Who Was on Fire

The Girl Who Was On Fire: Your Favorite Authors on Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games Trilogy went on sale yesterday, April 5th! I'm really excited about this anthology because I just love thought-provoking YA fiction and this anthology looks deeper into the incredibly rich world that Suzanne Collins created.

Also, one of my favorite clients, Adrienne Kress (Alex and the Ironic Gentleman, Timothy and the Dragon's Gate) is a contributor for the anthology. Her essay "The Inevitable Decline of Decandence" addresses society's obsession with decadence and how it inevitably leads our downfall. Let's just say, it's quite timely for the current situation we find ourselves in.

If you're a fan of The Hunger Games you're going to love The Girl Who Was on Fire.

And, if you haven't read The Hunger Games, what the heck are you waiting for?! Go out and read the series and then pick up this anthology. I guarantee it will deepen your understanding of the series.