First, let there be squealing. Because all of us Bookanistas went pretty whack-a-ding-hoy when we learned that another of our members hit the NYT bestseller list. And there was much jumping off trains in ninja cowls and rescuing kitties from tall buildings and swimming with sharks and playing...chess?
Luckily, we have video evidence.
Huge congrats, Veronica! DIVERGENT is one of the coolest reads I've picked up this year; if you haven't read it, you need to.
Anyway. Let's go on to another awesome upcoming read, TEXAS GOTHIC by Rosemary Clement-Moore. I'm so proud to be a debut twin with Rosemary--both of our books hit the shelves on July 12th. And seriously? Her book is the BEST.
Not convinced? LET ME CONVINCE YOU. Here's the info from Goodreads:
Amy Goodnight's family is far from normal. She comes from a line of witches, but tries her best to stay far outside the family business. Her summer gig? Ranch-sitting for her aunt with her wacky but beautiful sister. Only the Goodnight Ranch is even less normal than it normally is. Bodies are being discovered, a ghost is on the prowl, and everywhere she turns, the hot neighbor cowboy is in her face.
So, here's my thing. This book is so DIFFERENT from what's on the YA shelves now. I'm not sure what made Rosemary say, "I think I'm going to mash together ranching and ghosts and forensic anthropology." But it's just plain brilliant. The result is a fast-paced, witty, exciting read that feels really distinct--I'm used to YA protagonists worriedly chasing down assorted bogeys. But I'm not used to seeing them do that while also juggling a bunch of tree climbing goats, generations-long ranching feuds, and a visiting cadre of anthropology types who stir up the pot...and a few dead bodies.
In short, this book is more than just a beautiful cover. Come July 12th, you need to pick it up, and I sure as heck hope to see more Goodnight books in the future.
While you're at it, why not check out what the rest of the Bookanistas are up to!
Elana Johnson and Stasia Ward Kehoe savor Bad Taste in Boys
LiLa Roecker celebrates The Summer of the Bear
Christine Fonseca has got a surprise for a Bookanista buddy (ooh—curious?)
Beth Revis interviews Blood Magic author Teresa Gratton
Carolina Valdez Miller enjoys a special celebration
Jessi Kirby and Megan Miranda gush about Imaginary Girls
Bethany Wiggins is crazy about Delirium
Shana Silver sings praises for Starcrossed
Jen Hayley applauds Possession
Veronica Rossi hails Hereafter