All Sam ever wanted was to be free of her mother. With a happy home and Nick at her side, life should be great. But life has never been that simple. With the werewolves angry, the deal with the seasonals broken, and her mother on the run with the orb, Sam is more lost than ever. This would be a great time to make use of her prophetic dreams, if she could only figure out how to navigate them.
While Sam seems powerless, her little sister is not, and everyone wants to take advantage of her wish-granting abilities. It’s all Sam can do to keep them at bay. At nine years old with powers that could save—or end—the world and a mother who left her for dead, Violet’s had more than her share of awful. Sam’s not about to let anything else happen to her sister. But Violet is starting to realize that with all her power, maybe she doesn’t need Sam’s help at all.
Check out Chapter One of Liberty Bound.
Paperbacks coming in the next few weeks. Prophecy Girl is still on sale for 99 cents to celebrate!
I reread The Hunger Games in February. More than once, actually. I loved it more on reread, as is often the case, and found a lot of interesting things inside. I love reading books through multiple times because I learn so much about what made a particular story great. Mockingjay was so much better when I wasn’t flipping the pages at a rapid rate, terrified to find out what would happen next.
I had a lot of false starts with books this month, and the previous one. I guess I’m not finding what I want. So far, I’m loving What Kills Me by Wynne Channing, though.
What have you read lately?
I don’t often participate in cover reveals, but I had to when I saw it was for J.C. Lillis. The cover of her last novel, HOW TO REPAIR A MECHANICAL HEART, is gorgeous and while this one is distinctly different, it’s also distinctly amazing. Seriously, look at this.
What J.C. Lillis has to say about this amazingness:
I had this cover idea in my head pretty early on—the waves are a recurring image, and there’s also a Significant Umbrella in the story. I worked closely with my awesome cover designer, Mindy Dunn, who took the basic idea and made it beauteous. The book is whimsical and romantic (and hopefully funny), and I think the cover captures the tone really well. I hope you like it!
About WE WON’T FEEL A THING:
Seventeen-year-old best friends Rachel and Riley are in forbidden love.
Their situation’s. . .complicated. And their timing couldn’t be worse—in just one month, he leaves for California and she starts college in New York. The absolute last thing they need is a reckless secret-love confession mucking up their perfect plans.
There’s only one logical option: scientific intervention.
Desperate for a quick fix, they sign up for WAVES, an experimental self-help program led by mysterious scientist David A. Kerning. He swears his Forbidden Love Module can turn passion back to safe platonic friendship in “six easy steps.”
But when you arm yourself with an untested program, side effects are unpredictable.
And sometimes when you fight love—love fights back.
Genre: YA contemporary romantic fantasy
Release date: March 31, 2014
About the Author
J.C. Lillis lives in Baltimore with her patient family and a ragtag band of tropical fish, some of which will be dead by the time you read this. WE WON’T FEEL A THING is her second YA novel; she also wrote HOW TO REPAIR A MECHANICAL HEART, because she wanted to read a book about two sci-fi fanboys in love and there wasn’t one handy. She loves koi ponds, abandoned amusement parks, and peanut butter & banana sandwiches. She hates paper cuts, cabbage, and writing bios.
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