Source: Author via Goodreads Making Connections Group
Read:April 18-19, 2012
My Rating:4 Stars
Tossed into a world of magic she'd only ever read about in books, Valerie Williams goes from teenage drama queen to tooth faerie almost overnight. Struggling to maintain her social status in a high school where designer clothes and having the right boyfriend makes the person, she finds that what's on the outside doesn't always determine what's on the inside.
Having a hard time adjusting to the maturity she's been forced into, Valerie find love and makes mistakes that could cost her everything. To make matters worse, she discovers that her employer, Enamel Wear, Inc. is hiding a secret that may just leave her future hanging in the balance.
This book was a cute take on an age old tale. Valerie goes from being a normal self-absorbed teen to discovering she is a tooth faerie. Valerie seems to have it all she has the jock boyfriend, is popularm and has all the latest fashions. She soon learns she isn't as happy as she thought she was. Valerie's mom tells her she needs to get a job and breaks it to her she will be working with her. She soon learns that job is as a tooth faerie. She is paired with Rick and soon starts to discover herself. She realizes a lot of what she thought was important isn't. I loved that this book was the type of story that would appeal to the average teenager. It is truly a coming of age story. I love that the author really captured the essence of teenage life and what they deal with. She made me feel like I was reliving those years. Overall a great read and I highly recommend it.
Welcome Claire Gillian to my blog and thanks for the great interview.
What made you want to become an author?
Becoming an author was probably one part pipe dream and nine parts "I couldn't not write", if that makes any sense. Writing a novel had always been a fantasy, sort of like marrying a prince, becoming a movie star, or winning Jeopardy. It was something I'd been privately drawn to my whole life, though I rarely indulged it. I had poems and bits of stories stashed away here and there, even had a poem I wrote selected for my high school year book's closing page. I never credited those attempts as anything more than poseur efforts. It wasn't until I tried writing fan fiction that anything really took root. Showing my writing to internet strangers with only a common love for a favorite TV show (no comment on which one) and receiving a positive response, sparked me to create a story of my own. I started with just a few scenes that grew and grew until suddenly I thought I might be able to keep going until I hit fifty thousand words, the magic number for National Novel Writing Month. I never looked back after that, though the fruit of that first labor lies deep within my writer's trunk.
What was the hardest part of this story for you to write?
The ending was the hardest. I did a major rewrite of that because I was really unhappy with it plot-wise. So the ending now has a different killer and is built upon completely different motivations than my first attempt. The other part I found challenging was getting the story's starting point set at the proper place. The P.U.R.E. was my second attempt at writing a novel, started back in 2009, and I was still very green at novel writing. I have many drafts on multiple computers and flash drives to prove it. The only encouragement I had to persist with The P.U.R.E. was the common critiquer's theme of "great voice", nevermind the "buts" that inevitably followed and that I systematically tackled over the years as I learned more about the craft of writing.
What inspired you to write this book?
P.U.R.E. or PURE (gonna drop the periods here because they are a pain) was a term I always found tragically funny. It dates back to my own early years in public accounting. In many respects, Gayle is me--top graduate who had absolutely no idea how to be an auditor for a very large, very powerful CPA firm. I wanted to capture that sense of knowing you're so much better than how you're being perceived but being frustrated again and again at your constant screw ups and cluelessness. As a new hire, everyone whispered about who they believed the PUREs to be, but we all hoped the same wasn't being said about us.
I worked in public accounting for over eleven years and it's been decades since I left (yes, I'm really old) but my early experiences in a job the general public knows next to nothing about remain incredibly vivid.
What can we look forward to from you next?
I have an anthology (Tidal Whispers) that releases in June, containing my short story The Sweetest Song and stories from three other authors--Jocelyn Adams, Julie Reece and Kelly Said. After that I have a story coming out in a steampunk anthology, Conquest Through Determination. No release date on the latter one yet. I have a novella out on submission that I'd click my heels over if accepted. Beyond that, I have an urban fantasy novel in need of some spit polish before I can start shopping it, though I may write book two in the series before I do so. Then there are the other two pen names and their efforts...suffice to say there aren't enough hours in the day.
What would you like your readers to know about you?
I really try not to take myself too seriously. The P.U.R.E. may not resonate with everyone but my next book just might, because I am nothing if not tenacious. Doesn't mean I'm a bad author...at least that's what I repeat to myself over and over again at night as I go through my endless list of to-do's. In terms of technical excellence, the best of authors can fail miserably while the less talented can ascend to great heights. Making that connection with the reader goes beyond the words and sentence construction but to the heart of the material, which, in my opinion, is the characters. I don't always know what I'm doing but I always strive to make you feel...something. As Maya Angelou once said, “I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” If I've done that--made you laugh (first and foremost that), made you sigh, made you gasp--I've succeeded.
What are you reading right now? What is your favorite book genre
I just started Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare on the heels of Jennifer Armentrout's Obsidian and the Shades of Grey trilogy. I am an eclectic writer and reader who loves YA novels (dystopian and steampunk, in particular), romances (all types but with a weakness for historicals), chick lit, erotic romance, thrillers, cozy mysteries, and urban fantasies. I can't choose a favorite genre because I love diversity. When I get saturated with bad-ass urban fantasy or YA dystopian, I'll switch to a round of light-hearted, funny romances or chick lit or contemporary YA. When the heat level of the last category leaves me a little chilly, I'll warm up with a blazing fire of erotic romance, then douse it with a cozy mystery. That I also write under two other pen names demonstrates my severe literary confusion, strike that, diversity.
Wasn't that interview great and make sure you enter the giveaway below to win an e copy of the book.
Book: Guardian Author: S.B. Rodgers Pages: 218 Format: Ebook Published: Janurary 31,2012 Series: Book 1 in Guardian, Thief, Human Trilogy Source: Bewitching Book Tours Genre: Paranormal YA Rating: 4 Stars
About the Book:
It’s been almost a year since Abby Shepard’s once-perfect life crumbled into little more than a nightmare. Dumped, bullied and abused, the seventeen-year-old has all but given up hope. Little does she know that her father died protecting a family secret; a secret that has the forces of good and evil battling to claim the power lurking just beneath her skin.
The sound of the hard soles of his tall leather boots striking the exquisite black marble floor reverberated through the hall. His steps were measured and confident, never faltering in their rhythm as he strode onto the raised platform, seven sets of eyes following his every movement. He turned, sinking gracefully onto his throne.
The moment his body made contact with the cold black and silver chair, the throne room came to life. The formerly dark, high-ceilinged hall was bathed in the warm glow of firelight from both the sconces on the wall and the marble oil wells that ran the length of the room. The flickering fire cast Lucifer’s face in a sinister light, alternately black shadow and red-orange glow.
He cast his eyes downwards on his council, his Seven Generals. “Well? Why was I summoned, Draven? I was in the midst of something rather...fun.” he smirked “let’s not keep her waiting, hmm?”
Draven nodded, stepping forward. He bowed his head as he addressed his master. “My lord, if I may?” He stopped at the bottom step of the platform and swept himself into a deep, kneeling bow. His long, thick mane of black hair fell forward, revealing the angry diagonal scar that marred the length of his heavily muscled back. The scar was white and puckered in places, the lightness of it contrasting with his otherwise caramel coloured skin.
Lucifer grimaced. He knew that scar, was there when the flaming sword had bitten deep into his second in command’s flesh and thrown him aside. The wars had not been easy on Draven; his skin, Lucifer knew, was crisscrossed with those white scars recording each of his wounds. The wounds from battles that had placed him higher and higher in his lord’s favour until he became Hell’s most decorated General, the Leader of the Seven, presiding over Hell’s armies; second only to Lucifer himself.
“My lord, I apologize if I have overstepped my bounds by summoning you here. I have gathered the council before you because we feel that we have found a solution to our… most pressing dilemma.”
Lucifer beckoned him forward wordlessly. Draven stood and moved up the steps to stand on Lucifer’s right side, towering over him. His height and muscular frame made him seem even more menacing than the King of Hell, but it was clear to all who the master was. “Our plan merely awaits your approval, my lord.” Draven said, staring straight ahead.
Lucifer leaned forward, a hint of a smile tugging at his lips. Trust Draven to come up with a plan, he thought satisfactorily. “Elaborate.”
“We will find the girl and bring her to you.” A beautiful woman with curly blonde hair said excitedly.
“And exactly how do you intend to do this, General Astarte?” Lucifer drawled.
Astarte squared her shoulders and spoke. “We will send a small taskforce, one that will travel unnoticed and seek her out.”
Lucifer considered this, turned his head to glance up at Draven. “And who do you have in mind, Head General?”
Draven kept looking ahead stoically. “We have all agreed that Mammon would be best for the task.”
Lucifer’s eyebrows rose involuntarily in surprise. “Your son?”
“Yes, he’s very good at…harvesting the truth. And he holds substantial sway throughout the planet.”
“Well, if you trust him, all of you, then I suppose it wouldn’t hurt to let him try.” Lucifer gestured offhandedly “Send him in.”
The huge wooden double doors at the end of the hall swung open, pulled from the outside by unseen hands. A tall figure swathed in a flowing black cloak stepped forward, entering the chamber. A scuffling noise, out of sync with his movements came from somewhere behind him. The doors began to close behind him and he glanced between them and the throne. Draven addressed his unspoken question “Your dogs must stay outside.”
Mammon dipped his head, turned and said a few quiet words, gestured with his hands a few times. The scuffling behind the doors ceased, with the exception of a few soft rustlings, and the doors were closed. He approached the throne, his face hidden by the deep hood of the cloak. Mammon bowed deeply, removing his hood when he straightened and stared expressionlessly into Lucifer’s eyes. Lucifer stared back, taking in the young man before him. He was the opposite of his father in almost every way, he thought with some amusement. Fair-haired, feminine featured and very, very pale; he certainly took after his mother, and though he had his father’s height he had a willowy, nearly delicate frame. Those eyes that bored into his so fearlessly were hardly coloured at all; they held the faintest trace of grey in the iris, adding to his ghostly appearance.
This could be interesting, Lucifer thought. “You feel that you are ready for this task?” He asked Mammon, who opened his mouth to reply. Lucifer held up a hand to stop him. “Before you answer, understand this: failure is not an option. The girl is a game changer, and she must not be harmed.” He hardened his gaze. “Neither mentally nor physically.”
Mammon nodded once “I understand, my lord.” He said, his voice smooth and emotionless. “I will complete this mission with the utmost delicacy.”
Lucifer dismissed him with a nod “You’d better. Now leave, Hunter. You may all leave.” Draven made to move forward, to leave with the rest of the council, but was halted by Lucifer’s hand on his forearm. “Stay for a moment.” He commanded in a low voice. He waited until the rest had departed and they were alone in the grand hall. “Are you sure he is ready?” Lucifer demanded, watching his subordinate’s square-jawed face for any sign of irresoluteness.
Draven’s mouth twisted slightly in discomfort as his eyes met Lucifer’s. “His methods may be brutal, even for a demon, but…his success rate is unparalleled. He will not fail.”
“Very well. I trust you to brief him with all of the necessary details; I expect nothing less than complete success. I will not be pleased, should he fail.” Lucifer stood, turned and walked towards the hidden door in the wall behind the platform.
He had opened it when he stopped, looking over his shoulder at Draven. “Oh, and one more thing. He can kill the archangels themselves if he finds it necessary, I don’t care, but…If one hair on the head of that girl is harmed, when I’m through with him, your son will wish that he had never existed.”
Amazing,amazing,amazing is what I will say about this book. This book was more than just the typical angel versus demon book. This book started off fast paced and stayed that way. We jump right into the action by meeting Raph who we learn has orders from is master to steal a soul. We find out the soul belongs to Abby. I feel so sorry for Abby and wish I can make her life easier. She is picked on day in and day out and bullied. The author does an amazing job in showing us all these emotions. I find myself feeling the despair and pain Abby feels. We come to discover that Raph is a demon and we meet the angel Gabe. Of course Gabe is so swoon worthy and loveable. I love the fact that we get a glimpse into hell through the eyes of Satan and Lucifer. I loved the constant pull that Satan and Lucifer had towards each other and how they played their parts in the story. Gabe has some help from his side in the form of some powerful angels one being Gabriel his dad. I love that we got to see the conflicted side of the angels and demons and everything wasn't so cut and dry.The battle we witness is just the beginning of this tale. We are left with some amazing cliffhangers also with Gabe and Abby. I can't wait to see what will happen in the next book.
About the Authors and their links:
S.B. Rodgers is a pen name that stands for Sara & Becky Rodgers. Becky argued extensively that in the name of humour, the letters should be listed alphabetically, but lost out to her arch nemesis common sense. Sara and Becky met at the young ages of twenty-two months and zero days, thrust into each other’s lives by fate and situations beyond either of their control. They are sisters, frenemies and most importantly co-authors. It’s theorised that they were identical twin in a past life…not really but it’d be pretty cool. Their parents taught them that a person’s imagination is a precious gift and stories should be cherished. As a team the siblings bring very different skills to the table, each one’s strength perfectly complimenting the others weakness. They try not to take themselves very seriously and strive to look for the humour in life. Their partnership is one of extreme love and respect for each other, both as family and literary artists.
Sara is the younger of the two. She lives with one cat, five dolls and her potato head man collection in an orange room. Regrettably she is not Spiderman or Batman, but she is a card holding Pokémon master and that’s good enough for now. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She collects graphic novels and manga as well as all things written by the fantastic Neil Gaiman. When she is not reading or writing she is needle felting and posting her work on her popu-lish tumblr account: The Land of Fluff and Needles.
Becky is the classic girly-girl. Her blond hair and pink nails served as the perfect camouflage during school years were teachers undoubtedly took her day dreaming for air-headedness. To the contrary, she spent that time drifting in and out of imaginary worlds filled with fantastical creatures and memorable characters. Today she divides her time between working with animals as a certified pet stylist and typing away at new manuscripts. Among other things she describes herself as a Gleek, sci-fi nerd, smustle expert extraordinaire and above all she just “wants to believe.” She lives with her two German Shepherds-Abby and Odin-and is driven by delusions of grandeur.
Over the last couple of weeks, you’ve heard us talking about the upcoming #daemoninvasion and we’re so excited to finally share with you what is going on.
The beautiful and uber cool models, Pepe Toth and Sztella Tziotziosz, who grace the Lux covers, will be joining us in the United States! You heard right. They are flying here, from Hungary to spend a few days as Daemon and Katy! While they are here, they will be working with Vania, from VLC Productions (the team behind Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments, Melissa de La Cruz, Kimberly Derting, Moira Young, Kami Garcia and Margret Stohl, Hillary Duff, Lauren Destefano, and many, many more authors’ book trailers), to film book trailers for the Lux Series.
During the filming in Atlanta, they will be accompanying us on tour! What does that mean? You get to meet them. In the flesh. They will be participating in the signings and events. At those signings, we’ll be giving away signed posters, photos, and other swag. There will also be meet and greet events you can join in on.
At each signing, there will be advanced copies of Onyx given away!
And to top things off (as if this isn’t enough, but we don’t do anything small), there’s something very, very exciting in the works! It involves advanced copies of Opal, water, and a little destination known as the Bahamas.
I am not kidding. This will be epic.
Aare you excited? I am! This tour is going to be so, so much fun, and I’m so thrilled that Pepe and Sztella are a part of it. We owe them a huge thank you and a giant welcome making the 16 hour flight to meet the readers of the Lux Series. You! Daemon Invasion Signing and Event Schedule
June 8th FoxTale Book Shoppe Woodstock, GA 3:00pm
June 10th Barnes and Noble St Johns Town Center Jacksonville, FL 3:00pm
June 13th Barnes and Noble Waterford Lakes Town Center Orlando, FL 3:00pm
June 14th Barnes and Noble The Palladium at City Place West Palm Beach, FL 4:00pm
There are several #daemoninvasion street teamers out there and if you want to join a team to win exclusive prizes, search down the #daemoninvasion hashtag to join one of the teams!
Its cover reveal day and again I have a really amazing one for you to check out brought to you SupaGirl.
High School senior, Sofia Black, has had a very hard life. Since her father's death 7 years ago, she has had to look after her drug addicted, alcoholic mother. School isn't any better for her either. The other kids constantly tease, and ridicule her. All she wants is to get out of her small hometown in Alabama.
When new student, Jason, shows up, Sofia's world is turned upside down. She doesn't understand why he wants to befriend her so badly... And, just when she thinks she can trust him, trouble appears.
Jason's twin brother, Robbie, moves into town, and things go haywire. Sofia is now running for her life - and Jason is forced to share hidden secrets with her. She learns the truth about her father's death, and finds out that she may not be as "human" as she once thought. She struggles to accept her fate, while fighting for her life.
Book: Illicit Magic Author: Camilla Chafer Published: May 11,2011 Publisher: Audacious Format: E Book Series: Book 1 in Stella Mayweather Series Source: Bewitching Blog Tours Rating: 4 Stars
About the book:
More than three hundred years after the most terrifying witch hunts the world has ever known, it's happening again.
Racing from attack by the ruthless Brotherhood in London to the powerful witch council in New York, twenty-four-year-old novice witch Stella has to put her faith in strangers just to stay alive but she might not be any safer in their midst than from the danger she is running from.
Sent to an extraordinary safe house by the sea to learn her craft, Stella finds there is more than one dark secret in her new family: Étoile’s sister is spoken of in fear and sadness; Marc is supposed to be a powerful witch but is missing his magic; where does the owner of their safe house vanish to every day and why does Evan have the eyes of someone not quite human?
There is only one secret that someone will do anything to keep quiet, but whose secret is it and will Stella have to pay the price for silence?
In a world governed by fear and corruption, a baby was born and immediately targeted for death. Hidden away in the rural West Virginia town of Tanner, Zoe Masterson grows up feeling like an outsider—just a little different from everyone around her. As bad becomes worse, she is arrested for arson and taken to a mental hospital, where she discovers nothing is as it seems. this book is appropriate for 17+ Follow the Tour Promotional Book Tours and Shadow Stevens are offering up a tour prize - $25 Amazon Giftcard AND 5 Autographed copies of Legion Of Bats Fill out the form to Enter to Win! a Rafflecopter giveaway
If you are a lover of people with supernatural abilities this is the book for you. I started this book and couldn't put it down. It reminded me so much of if the X-men comics were made into a novel. I loved everything about this book. This book starts out with us meeting Zoe who we know is different. She ends up at what she learns is a hospital to help people with special abilities learn how to control them. Zoe meets a cool group if friends with a range of abillities from necromancing,telekinesis, and psychokinesis and more. Zoe learns that she is in fact a princess and very powerful. As events unfold Zoe learns more about herself and a world she knew nothing about. She learns about the issues in her world with race issues between the different supernatural races. The current king doesn't want anhy mixing of the races. Zoe learns of Icarus. He is so sweet,protective, and loveable. I fell so in love with him as soon as Zoe did. He wasn't like the typcial male character in that he wasn't clingly or stalkery. He was willing to even let her go if he had too. Zoe and her friends enter into battles to make their world better. I loved that the author managed to talk about race issues in an enlightening way through this story. She brought up a lot of the issues that are present in modern day time. Overall this book has it all with the supernatural abilites,battles,romance, and even the amazing message to be learned. I highly recommend this book to others.
So my giveaway has ended for this and the winner is Melissa M. Melissa I will be in contact with you to see what giftcard you would like. Thanks to all that entered and don't worry there will be another one as soon as I hit 150 followers.
So I have reached 100 followers and that means its giveaway time. I am keeping this giveaway simple. I am giving away either a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Nobles Giftcard. This giveaway will be open starting now until April 20th. Enter below.
Today I am happy to be a part of the Quoteable Quotes feature to help promote Untouched. There are 15 blog stops for this and you get to see 15 exclusive quotes from Toxic and try to guess which character said it. There is a chance to win some awesome swag along the way too. Ok are you as excited as I am yet? I am so lets get started. Make sure you leave a comment to try to guess which character my quote belongs to to have a chance at winning. Game on people and good luck.
A great quote can be inspirational. It can make us laugh, or swoon. It can make us feel connected when we’re lonely. A quote is the perfect example of the power words can hold. They can come from anywhere. Movies, books, people… I thought today I’d share some of my favorites with you.
Let’s start with people. Some of my absolute favorites come from Lord Byron.
For truth is always strange; stranger than fiction – Simple and says it all. This describes my life perfectly. Example? My 60 something year old neighbor mowing the lawn at midnight wearing nothing but a red Speedo. Seriously. You can’t make this stuff up…
If I don't write to empty my mind, I go mad – My brain is a random idea generator. Some pan out, others get filed away in a WTF were you thinking folder. Either way though, I need to get them out. If I don’t, it gets really crowded in there…
And what about movies? Everything from creepy to hilarious. Movie quotes stick with us.
I’ll be back... – You know you think badass, unstoppable killing machine when you hear that.
I see dead people – Tell me you didn’t get the chills when you saw Haley Joel Osment turn to Bruce Willis and confess his big secret?
I want my two dollars! – I don’t care how old you are, if you don’t know this quote, a small part of me just died…
Of course I saved the best for last. The book quotes. Funny, swoontastic, and all around awesome! I’ve seen everything from t-shirts to tattoos honoring these puppies. A few weeks ago, I even saw a van that had Jacob’s face (Twilight) and I'm gonna fight for you, until your heart stops beating airbrushed across the driver’s side. On the passenger’s side, Edward's face and Look after my heart - I've left it with you. Crazy, right?
Pick up your clothes. I am not your maid. How do I know this? A maid cannot kill you with a tube sock. I can. – If you haven’t read Rob Thurman’s Cal Leandros series, you need to snap it up ASAP. There are so many awesome one liners, it will make your head spin.
So, since I’m a sucker for book quotes, we’re going to play a little game! There are 15 participating blogs for this event. At each stop there will be a teaser quote from TOXIC. It will be your job to figure out who said what. A random commenter from each blog will be picked to receive a swag bag and an eBook copy of UNTOUCHED, and then those winners will be pooled and one grand prize winner will get a signed copy of TOUCH and a Touch key chain. On the last day of the event, I’ll pop by each of the blogs and give the answers!
Here's my exclusive quote:
“I don’t like cabbage. Do you see me taking on the produce section of the food store?”
Think you have the answer? These are the choices of who said this:Ginger, Dez, Alex, Kale, or Kiernan
Leave me a comment if you think you have the answer.
Good luck and make sure you leave your email address with your comment as Jus will be picking the winners and I need to be able to send her your information. Please also make sure you let us know if you have an international or a US/Candian address with your comment. The ebook giveaway is international but the signed copy and swag are US/Canadian only.
Jus Accardo is the author of YA paranormal romance and urban fantasy fiction. A native New Yorker, she lives in the middle of nowhere with her husband, three dogs, and sometimes guard bear, Oswald. Her first book, Touch, is available now from Entangled Publishing. She is represented by Kevan Lyon of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.
Wow was started by Jill at Breaking the Spine. This week I am waiting on this book below. I have started to get a love of steampunk reading and I can't wait to read this series. I received an ARC from Netgalley of this one and can't wait to read it and the first book in the series(The Girl in the Steel Corset) also. Look for my reviews on both books soon.
Book: The Girl in the Clockwork Collar Author: Kady Cross Exepected Publication Date:May 29,2012 Publisher: Harlequin Teen and Imprint of Harlequin Pages:416 Series: Book 2 in the Steampunk Chronicles
What happens when someone you love becomes a weapon to use against you...
In New York City, 1897, life has never been more thrilling -- or dangerous.
Sixteen-year-old Finley Jayne and her “straynge band of mysfi ts” have journeyed from London to America to rescue their friend Jasper, hauled off by bounty hunters. But Jasper is in the clutches of a devious former friend demanding a trade—the dangerous device Jasper stole from him...for the life of the girl Jasper loves.
One false move from Jasper and the strange clockwork collar around Mei’s neck tightens. And tightens.
From the rough streets of lower Manhattan to elegant Fifth Avenue, the motley crew of teens with supernatural abilities is on Jasper’s elusive trail. And they’re about to discover how far they’ll go for friendship.
More than ever, Finley Jayne will rely on powerful English duke Griffi n King to balance her dark magic with her good side. Yet Griffi n is at war with himself over his secret attraction to Finley...and will risk his life and reputation to save her. Sam, more machine than man, fi nds his moody heart tested by Irish lass Emily—whose own special abilities are no match for the darkness she discovers on the streets.
Now, to help those she’s come to care for so deeply, Finley Jayne must infi ltrate a criminal gang. Only problem is, she might like the dark side a little too much....
What are you waiting for this week? I would love to know and love adding to my reading pile so stop by and let me know.
In a world governed by fear and corruption, a baby was born and immediately targeted for death. Hidden away in the rural West Virginia town of Tanner, Zoe Masterson grows up feeling like an outsider—just a little different from everyone around her. As bad becomes worse, she is arrested for arson and taken to a mental hospital, where she discovers nothing is as it seems.
this book is appropriate for 17+
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Book: After Dark Author: Emi Gayle Exepected Publication Date: October 31, 2012 Series:Book 1 of The 19th Year Trilogy Target Reader: Young Adult Genre: Paranormal Romance
About the Book:
What eighteen year old Mac Thorne doesn’t know will probably kill her.
In exactly eight months, five days, three hours and thirteen minutes, Mac has to choose what she’ll be for the rest of her life.
She has no choice but to pick. As a Changeling, it’s her birthright. To Mac, it’s a birthchore. Like going to school with humans, interacting with humans, and pretending to be human during the pesky daylight hours.
Once darkness descends, Mac can change into any supernatural form that exists — which makes her as happy as she can be. That is, until Winn Thomas, the biggest geek in her senior class figures out there’s more to what hides in the dark than most are willing to acknowledge.
In this first of the 19th Year Trilogy, Winn might know more about Mac than even she does, and that knowledge could end their lives, unless Mac ensures the powers-that-be have no choice but to keep him around.