Okay, so I got this ARC and the front cover is plastered with things like "Shattering" and "Powerful" and "Poignant" and "Unforgettable."
So I'm thinking, Yeah, right. This book isn't going to shatter me, haunt me, or any of those other things. I'm (super, uber, really) cynical like that.
So I open the front cover, check out the pages we authors all check out (you know, copyright page, acknowledgements, etc.). On the very first page, the editor says the book will be talked about for years.
Add another brick to my cynicism.
So I start reading. And I can't stop. YOU is written in a style I've never read before. It was gripping and compelling.
And I'm pretty happy to report that I was wrong. YOU is a fabulous novel that many, many readers will be able to find themselves in the main character. After all, the MC is YOU, which makes it "unforgettable."
Though it's only the story of an ordinary teen, it really is a book that you should add to your list of outstanding young adult literature. YOU comes out August 24, so be sure to preorder it or mark your calendar to get it in a couple of weeks.
Check out what the other Bookanistas are up to this week!
Myra McEntire - SHADOW HILLS
Christine Fonseca - LINGER
Shannon Messenger - ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS
Beth Revis - PARANORMALCY
Carolina Valdez Miller - PARANORMALCY
Bethany Wiggins and Suzette Saxton - MONSTER HIGH
Lisa and Laura Roecker - YOU
Jamie Harrington - cover love for ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS