Series: Soul Screamers 2
Debut: December 29, 2009
When Kaylee Cavanaugh screams, someone dies.
So when teen pop star Eden croaks onstage and Kaylee doesn’t wail, she knows something is dead wrong. She can’t cry for someone who has no soul.
The last thing Kaylee needs right now is to be skipping school, breaking her dad’s ironclad curfew and putting her too-hot-to-be-real boyfriend’s loyalty to the test. But starry-eyed teens are trading their souls: a flickering lifetime of fame and fortune in exchange for eternity in the Netherworld—a consequence they can’t possibly understand.
Kaylee can’t let that happen, even if trying to save their souls means putting her own at risk...
"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine,
that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
Author: L.S. Murphy
Publisher: J. Taylor Publishing
Expected Publication: January 7, 2013
There's no way sixteen year old Quincy Amarante will become the fifth grim reaper. None. Not over her shiny blue Mustang. Her Jimmy Choos. Or her dead body.
She’s supposed to enjoy her sophomore year, not learn about some freaky future Destiny says she has no choice but to fulfill.
It doesn’t take long for Quincy to realize the only way out of the game is to play along especially since Death can find her anyway, anywhere, anytime. And does.
Like when she’s reassuring her friends she wants nothing to do with former best friend Ben Moorland, who’s returned from god-knows-where, and fails. Miserably.
Instead of maintaining her coveted popularity status, Quincy’s goes down like the Titanic.
Maybe ... just maybe ... that’s okay.
It seems, perhaps, becoming a grim reaper isn’t just about the dead but more about a much needed shift in Quincy’s priorities—from who she thinks she wants to be to who she really is.
Why I am looking forward to this: The style of the summary is fun, I hope the book is written in this tone as well. I think the story will be pretty hilarious, yet valuable. And the cover is cute as well. The whole looking at it and waiting already has me grinning. x)
In Her Shoes is a weekly bookish meme hosted by Vanya at YA Story Teller. To participate, simply put yourself in the shoes of a heroine you've recently read about, and then tell what you thought of her, what you would do in her stead, or what you've learned from her.
First of all, let me tell you that both those girls were absolutely amazing. They were smart, brave, good-natured, cunning, loyal, caring, hard-working, and, most importantly, real survivors. They had a strong will, and alot of fight, and it helped them help themselves, each other, and many others.
She used to be Ariel's best friend, but now she's the shunned one. However, she comes to the conclusion what she has done that felt to Ariel like betrayal, was for her friend's own good and done in her best interest, so Sera has nothing to blame herself for. And she's right. Since this was the situation in the beginning, Sera was even avoided during life threatening moments, but I admire that she didn't mind too much. Okay, she had Hudson who sided with her instead of with the rest of the group, but still. However, I think she's someone who can forgive, and forgive completely, if she's convinced that the other side is truly sorry.
Sera seemed weak when under the most of pressures, because she panicked beforehand, but she never cracked. She somehow managed to hold on, and only broke down when there was really reason to. She even kept it more together than tough Ariel, but maybe she was just a bit more in shock. Another proof of her bravery is that Sera was defiant by not telling on Ariel, although her previously best friend had theoretically done the same to her social life, and by starting to work against their captors. She stood up when most others would've cowered, mostly alone at that, which can only be admired.
Furthermore, Sera struck me as very deep. Deciding to "betray" your best friend for her own good, that long thinking and a big load of courage. I also drew that conclusion because she liked Hudson's music for the texts and depth of it, not because he's a hit at the moment. Thus, I was very glad she ended up with the rock star as a little reward for everything she's been through. She might not have lost the same as Ariel has, but it was Sera who made the first step towards being a better person, leaving consequences aside, so she deserved happiness.
Link up and let me know whose shoes you stepped into this week!