Wednesday, November 30, 2011

I LOVE DARK YA Blogfest: The Next Generation

Today brings the curtains down on the I Love Dark YA blogfest hosted by the team of smart and amazing writers and bloggers over at YAtopia, all throughout the month of November.

And today, I get to talk about the dark YA book I'm most looking forward to reading.

Well, you know, there's this treasure-house of YA books out there that are brilliantly thought-provoking, atmospherically evocative and totally punch-in-the-gut worthy. There are. YAs are full of them, cos this genre is awesome.

And there's a Next-Generation of such books queuing up, and queuing up fast. Brimming with kickassery.

But can you guess which book runs away with the I'll Give Up Dinner If I Can Have This Book Right NOW Award? Can you?

THIS one.

What Goodreads says: He’s saved her. He’s loved her. He’s killed for her. 
Eighteen-year-old Archer couldn’t protect his best friend, Vivian, from what happened when they were kids, so he’s never stopped trying to protect her from everything else. It doesn’t matter that Vivian only uses him when hopping from one toxic relationship to another—Archer is always there, waiting to be noticed. 
Then along comes Evan, the only person who’s ever cared about Archer without a single string attached. The harder he falls for Evan, the more Archer sees Vivian for the manipulative hot-mess she really is. 
But Viv has her hooks in deep, and when she finds out about the murders Archer’s committed and his relationship with Evan, she threatens to turn him in if she doesn’t get what she wants… And what she wants is Evan’s death, and for Archer to forfeit his last chance at redemption.

Goodreads also says that it is expected to be published on the 6th of Dec, 2011.

Doesn't that creeptastic summary make YOU want to give up dinner just to have this book right now as well? Do. Not. Lie.
And you also have to give it to the publisher for not keeping you hanging there with a faaaar-off release date. See, they understand my enthusiasm.

Oh, and you know what's totally amazing? Kelley York's one of the contributors at YAtopia. That is testimonial to how awesome YAtopia is. It's the hub of awesome :)
A huge THANK YOU to them for hosting such a great tribute to Dark YA!

And to all those who played along for your lovely company.

And now. You. Which book would you give the I'd Give Up Dinner For You Award? (Can be something you've already read/looking forward to, non-YA/YA, dark/not) Just to settle my curiosity.


Shell Flower said...

Great choice. I can't wait to read this either. I chose Legend by Marie Lu only because I'm a dystopian freak but it was soooo hard to pick just one.

Brinda said...

I've seen this cover multiple times, but somehow I've missed reading the blurb. Wow. It sounds awesome. *adding to TBR list on Goodreads today* Thanks!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

There are soooo many YA books I want to read. I still have so many to catch up on. And then there's all the new ones due out in 2012. *starts pulling hair out*

M.J. Fifield said...

I keep seeing this book everywhere I go today. Must be a sign that I must put it at the top of my TBR list.

E.R. King said...

Yay for Kelley! I'm so excited that her big day is almost upon us.

Christa said...

I had a feeling some other people would choose this one. It's gorgeous. I can't say enough about it. It will change the way you look at YA books.

Elle Cosimano said...

The cover is creepy. LOVE it. And sounds like an intense read. Adding to my list.

Rida said...

Whoa, so intense! I'm going to add this to my tbr pile for sure.

Rebecca B said...

That does sound creeptastic! I've heard a few bloggers mention HUSHED, and I'm intrigued. Perhaps it'll be like a YA Dexter. . . .

Anonymous said...

I got all fluttery and excited when I saw you featuring this. Thank you SO much! I hope it doesn't disappoint. :)

Lucy Curtis said...

Wow that sounds amazing. It was completely not on my radar, but it is now headed directly to my TBR list.

Kerri Cuev said...

I have to read this one. Thanks for posting about it!

L.A Speedwing said...

Thanks for the blurb. It was interesting to read it but I honestly don't know if it is enough to catch my interest. There's one I like to read though, it's "Become". Name of the female protagonist "Desolation Black".
Good name or what?

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