Author: Eve Eschenbacher
Publication Date: May 11, 2015
Purchase Links: Amazon ~ Barnes & Nobles
Genre: Young Adult
When ordinary girl, Karen, waits out her last year of high school, she hopes for magic. Her small town has nothing for her and she longs for adventure, which she finds at a party of all places. Finally away from the small town minds she meets someone new.
Someone, who with a few scratches of ink on her skin, awakens a part of her she never knew about. All of a sudden Karen is shown a whole new world, and Gabriel wants her to make it hers. All she has to do is love him eternally. Her new life is magical and amazing, until her new powers bring a new threat.
Can she do what needs to be done? The sacrifices and decisions that will need to be made--Is she strong enough?
Author Bio: Eve Eschenbacher lives in the Pacific Northwest with her son and a very fluffy cat. By day she’s a video game voice-over producer, and by night she writes books and freelances as a Japanese translator. Always with a book and a video game close at hand, she probably spends too much time looking at screens.
Top 10 Must Read Books
1. The Last Vampire series by Christopher Pike. (Re-released as Thirst.) Christopher Pike was my introduction to YA when I was 11, and his story of Sita left an impression on my teenage self.
2. American Gods by Neil Gaiman. This is a book I’ve gone back and reread a half dozen times.
3. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. I’ve been a video game playing geek all my life, so I loved all the references.
4. Please Ignore Vera Deitz by A.S. King. I love her books, but I think this one is my favorite so far.
5. Love You, Hate You, Miss You by Elizabeth Scott. Loved the relationship between Amy and Julia, and how you discover it through the course of the book.
6. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. Very powerful storytelling.
7. Ballads of Suburbia by Stephanie Kuehnert. Also powerful storytelling.
8. The Stand by Stephen King. I’ve got a thing for stories about what happens after civilization breaks down.
9. A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R. R. Martin. Funny story on that one. When the show came out, a reviewer said, “Women would never enjoy this if it weren’t for the sex,” and my response was, “OK, challenge accepted!” Loved it.
10. Mars by Fuyumi Souryo. A manga series about a boy and a girl, both with troubled pasts, who find each other & fall in love.
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