Summer has gone by like a whirlwind, and Fall is peeking around the corner. I thought I’d share my second book trailer today to give you a few more peeks into my new book that will be released in three weeks. Squeal!!!!
I’m super excited for you to read this book. It’s been so fun to write…and I’ll admit, I’m in love with my characters–Liz, Rawson, Benny and Addie. They’re fun imaginary friends (we authors have lots of those).
As I say goodbye to Summer, I wanted to pay tribute to some awesome books I’ve read in the last month that have made my summer better.
The Pursuit. This is the conclusion to the Logan Pond series. It started out with a heart-thudding scene and never let up. I kept cringing, grimacing, wringing my hands as scene after tense scene kept upping the suspense. It was a nail-biter’s nightmare (which means it was awesome in the literary sense—but terrible in the manicure department for me). There was non-stop action as Carrie, Greg, Amber, Zach and Oliver struggled to survive in the United States of Terror as Chief Zamansky and other evil power players manipulated lives and freedom. I don’t want to give anything away, but suffice it to say this trilogy really opened my eyes and made me appreciate the freedoms we have in this country. It’s a meaty meal that will satisfy those who love Dystopian stories with a touch of romance. I highly recommend it.
Christopher & Jaime. I read the advanced reader copy of this. I’m not a fan of novellas because their short length never provides enough time for my heart to attach to the characters, but Jennifer Peel is not only a writer, but a magician, because she wrote a novella, yet pulled out everything I could want from a full-length novel from her magic hat. I could NOT put it down. I had my own book to work on and other books to review, but HERS became my world for a few hours as she transported me into Christopher and Jaime’s world. I cared for them, I ached for them. That never happens to me in a novella, but the storytelling in this was stellar. I read with bated breath to see what would happen next in the heart-tugging story. This one comes out next week, so order your copy today. I can’t say enough good about it.
Asymptote. In this science fiction time-traveling tale, Harris Johnson takes on the role of protagonist. But he’s not like any other main character I’ve read about. He’s old, arrogant, absolutely brilliant, and full of regret. The story shuffles through time, which is the main element of the plot. The pacing is intentionally slow for the first half due to Johnson’s reflective thought process as he ponders the past while traveling into the future. But the second half blew my mind as time started messing with me. I loved the prose and kept highlighting like crazy. This book said we are all time travelers, and as the past circled into the present, time passed quite pleasantly in reading this book.
What about you? Have you read any awesome books this summer you loved? Pay tribute to them in the comments. Goodbye, Summer. Hello, Fall.