Author: Antonia Michaelis
Publisher: Amulet Books
Published: Jan 1st, 2012
Description: A good girl. A bad boy. A fairy tale that's true. A truth that is no fairy tale.
Anna is fascinated by Abel, the moody school drug dealer with the military haircut and deep blue eyes. One day she discovers a secret: Abel is caring for his six-year-old sister, Micha, alone. Despite friends' warnings, Anna is drawn to Abel and Micha, and is under the spell of the fairy tale that he tells his sister about a little orphan queen, who is pursued by hunters for the treasure she carries: her diamond heart. It's a story with parallels to reality. Social services and Micha's abusive father could take her from Abel if they discover the truth about their situation. But when people Abel has woven into his story turn up dead, it's Anna whose heart is in danger. Is she in love with a killer?
BOOK EXCERPT: At First Chapter Extract
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It wasn't until the end of the book I actually understood what was happening in this scene. But it is absolutely PERFECT. This book is so worth every penny and I couldn't recommend it more. Stop by Wondrous Reads tomorrow, where the Jenny will be sharing (I think) the book trailer. Here is the schedule:
Feb 14 - Wondrous Reads
Feb 15 - Writing from the Tub
Feb 16 - Dog Ear Discs
Feb 17 - Readaraptor
Feb 20 - Sister Spooky
Feb 21 - Ink Scratchers
Feb 22 - I Want To Read That
Feb 23 - District YA
Feb 24 - Serendipity Reviews
Also check out the publishers TWITTER and FACEBOOK pages as they are giving away signed copies of the book during the tour.
So what do you think of the extract/book? Leave me your thoughts in the comments! :)