Saturday, July 19, 2014
Anyone who reads my blog, even sporadically, knows that I'm a devoted Holly Schindler groupie and that I have excellent reasons for being one. One is that she's always willing to challenge herself by trying something new and different with her writing. Her first published novel, A BLUE SO DARK, was a YA about a girl dealing with her mother's mental illness. Her next, PLAYING HURT, also a YA, was a (hot!) romance. Next came a middle-grade novel, THE JUNCTION OF SUNSHINE AND LUCKY, about a girl who both helps her community and discovers her own "shine" by creating folk art. And now I'm delighted to share some news about Holly's next achievement: FERAL, a YA thriller due for release on August 26th.
Here's a link to a spine-tingling video/reading by Holly of an excerpt from the book: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TClG_Ik0-mo&feature=youtu.be. Watch it... but not just before you go to bed! And here's what the Publisher's Weekly starred review has to say about FERAL:
"Opening with back-to-back scenes of exquisitely imagined yet very real horror, Schindler's third YA novel hardens to the uncompromising demands of her debut, A Blue So Dark...This time, the focus is on women's voices and the consequences they suffer for speaking...This is a story about reclaiming and healing, a process that is scary, imperfect, and carries no guarantees."
Ready to pre-order? Go to Holly's blog and she'll tell you how: http://hollyschindler.blogspot.com/2014/04/pre-order-feral.html.