First, a very happy book birthday to Amy Christine Parker for ASTRAY, the sequel to her critically acclaimed YA thriller GATED! (Book deets below!)
Second, for a limited time only, SKINWALKER, the first book in Faith Hunter’s New York Times bestselling Jane Yellowrock series, is on sale in digital form for only $1.99! Here it is for Nook, Kindle and Kobo.
Third, I’m over at Magical Words today with a post about Pop Author Psychology and (let’s face it) to plug my new Latter-Day Olympians novels RISE OF THE BLOOD and BATTLE FOR THE BLOOD. I hope you’ll come leave a comment so I have someone to talk to besides the voices in my head!
ASTRAY by Amy Christine Parker (Random House Children’s Books)
Lyla is caught between two worlds. The isolated Community that she grew up in and the outside world that she’s navigating for the very first time. The outsiders call the Community a cult, but Pioneer miraculously survived a shooting that should have killed him. Are the faithful members right to stay true to his message? Is this just a test of faith? One thing is for sure: the Community will do anything to bring Lyla back to the fold. Trapped in a spider’s web of deception, will Lyla detect the sticky threads tightening around her before it’s too late? She’ll have to unravel the mystery of what Pioneer and the Community are truly up to if she wants to survive.
Suspenseful and chilling, Astray is Amy Christine Parker’s nerve-fraying sequel to Gated. This fast-paced psychological thriller is masterfully plotted and sure to leave goose bumps. Perfect for fans of creepy YA thrillers and contemporary fiction alike.
Quotes for the series:
An Amazon Best Teen Book of the Month, July 2013 Spotlight Pick: “Gated goes inside the psychology of a fictional doomsday cult in this highly original thriller… The conclusion is a whirlwind of nail-biting action and I found myself racing through the pages to see how it was all going to end. —Seira Wilson
“This absorbing examination of a cult focuses on a teenage girl who begins to doubt their leader… Compelling and not that distant from real-world cults that have ended in tragedy.” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
“Parker skillfully explores the mindset and inner workings of an apocalyptic cult, steadily building toward the inevitable moment of truth… As for the apocalypse itself, Parker keeps things suitably ambiguous, resulting in a complex, intriguing tale rooted in real-world events.” —Publishers Weekly
“Parker is a seriously talented writer. She has that rare talent for getting inside your head and making you look at things in a certain way. I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next.” —Escape into Words
“Gated is unlike any other YA book out there. It isn’t afraid to push the limits, or to go as far as it needs to go to stay honest. Gated is a candid look at the inside of a cult, an unflinching reflection on today’s society, and of course, a masterful thriller.”— Pretty Deadly Reviews
“…a thrilling page-turner that will keep even the most reluctant readers engaged until the end.” —School Library Journal
“The suspense builds to an extremely exciting climax.” —Kirkus Reviews
3 thoughts on “So much good!”
I already snagged Faith Hunter’s book. I’ve been meaning to read this series for years and now’s the time! Zipping over to visit you now.
Um….no link to Magical Words!
Deborah, thanks so much for letting me know about the missing link (insert joke here). It’s fixed now!