Author: Becca Black
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
"I swear, my life was always totally normal.
Normal house, normal family, normal school. My looks are average, I don't have any superpowers, no one's showing up to tell me I'm a princess—you get the picture. But when my junior year started, something not normal happened. There were new kids at school . . . new kids with a wardrobe straight out of a 19th-century romance novel, and an inexplicable desire to stay at school until sundown.
And on top of that, James Hallowell showed up. James, who stole my sandwiches in fourth grade and teased me mercilessly through middle school. James, who now seems to have the power to make my heart race any time he comes near.
But something weird is going on. Because James rarely goes out during the day. And he seems stronger than your typical guy. And he knows the new kids, all of whom seem to be harboring some kind of deep secret. . . ."
If there can ever be a book where you get tones of pop culture its this one, Robinson caught me a few times with the way she was able to include real things that happen she treated Sophie like she was real and for that I applaud her on doing so. This story was also very livid like I was right there cheering on Sophie to do this and that I loved the whole story and how Robinson was able to put me in place on is she or isn't she. The boy next door is never really gone is he James is so wow there are no words and how she felt about him I knew just by the way she was describing her childhood and if she didn't want him I would have taken him. I loved this even though at the beginning you think you know what is to happen boom curve ball is thrown and your left with a beautiful story through and through.
Pre-order your copy today and celebrate the new year with a girl who is normal as you can get
A. M. Robinson is a debut author for 2010 and graduated from Indiana University with a double major in English and Chinese. If you wish to see what else she is up to check out her web site
Q: What started the process of writing for you?
A:It's Something I had always told myself I had to try.(Also, I thought there was a dearth of goofy vampires.)
Q:Did you do any research for the D mark and star symbol or did that just come to you?
A:Not all that much. Although I did look for a name that somewhat symbolized the organization's purpose/founding.
Q: What is one thing you loved about bringing Sophie to life?
A:I really loved channeling Sophie's sense of humor and writing her growing friendship with both Lindsay and the Vamps.
Q: If you had a power like them what it be? Mine would be to the mind wipe like men in black.
A:While I don't think I'd ever like the mind-reading full-stop, it could be helpful every now and then.
I wish the very best to her and wish her the best success ever and I can't wait to see what else she writes about looking forward to it.
After a long and heartbreaking journey to Dimitri’s birthplace in Siberia, Rose Hathaway has finally returned to St. Vladimir’s—and to her best friend, Lissa. It is nearly graduation, and the girls can’t wait for their real lives beyond the Academy’s iron gates to begin. But Rose’s heart still aches for Dimitri, and she knows he’s out there, somewhere.
She failed to kill him when she had the chance. And now her worst fears are about to come true— Dimitri has tasted her blood, and now he is hunting her. Only this time, he won’t rest until Rose joins him…forever."