Thursday, September 6, 2012

Compelling YA Reads -- for Random Acts of Publicity

Yes, I'm participating in Random Acts of Publicity, created by Darcy Pattison.  It's a public event on facebook and you can sign up here.  For this Random Act, I'm offering teasers about four new YA novels:

Every Day by David Levithan (Knopf, 9780307931887) -- With this beautiful and highly-imaginative novel about A, a being who wakes up in a different body every morning, David Levithan teaches us what it means to be human, and what it means to truly love someone. A has managed to drift through his many lives, never getting involved -- until the day he occupies the body of Justin, boyfriend to Rhiannon.  A knows he must see Rhiannon again, even if it means risking being caught by a preacher who warns of the devil taking over bodies.

What's Left of Me by Kat Zhang (Harpercollins, 9780062114877, Coming Sept 18!)  --  In an alternate society where two souls exist inside every body, Eva and Addie started out like everyone else. Eva is the recessive one, the one who should have faded away by the time they were seven or eight.  In their strict society, it's mandatory that one soul become dominant.  But at fifteen, Eva's still there inside of Addie, weak and helpless, yet able to talk to Addie telepathically. Will Eva fade away for good or can she learn how to control their shared body again, despite the dangers?  An intriguing storyline and gorgeous writing. I read this in one sitting. 

Lindsey Lost by Suzanne Marie Phillips (Viking, 9780670784608, coming Sept 13) -- Lindsey's an Olympic hopeful, a star runner and the town's Golden Girl.  When her body is found in the woods, her brother Micah may have been the last person to see her.  But he can't remember what happened.  Did he witness the murder?  Or commit it?  There are at least four other possible suspects. A thriller so intense you'll be tearing through the pages to find out what happens.

If I Lie by Corrine Jackson (Simon Pulse, 9781442454132) *  -- Quinn is trying to survive her senior year in high school, shunned by everyone and tormented by the mean girl, because they all think Quinn cheated on her boyfriend, the town hero. But the truth isn't always what it seems.  In this well-crafted novel, Corrine Jackson paints a stunning portrait of a girl forced to keep a secret for a boy who's now MIA in Afghanistan.  

* See my interview with author Corrine Jackson in this post  -- and there's still time to enter the giveaway, but hurry!


  1. I love sharing word about great books and writers whose style I adore!

    Thanks for word about these four YAs.

  2. Awesome choices Joanne. The only one I read is What's Left of Me. Like you, I read it so quickly. It was that good.

  3. I hadn't heard of Everyday or Lindsay Lost -- but really all of these books sound so good. You always make the best recommendations. Can't wait to check these out.

    1. Hi Kat! Good to hear from you. Hope you read at least one of these.


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