Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Happy Book Birthday, PRAEFATIO and TRANSPARENT!

Do you like YA paranormal as much as I do? Well, grab some popcorn and candy and settle in for an exciting double feature. Today is the release date of two books I, personally, have been itching to get my hands on: PRAEFATIO by Georgia McBride and  TRANSPARENT by Natalie Whipple.

First up, PRAEFATIO by Georgia McBride:

Seventeen-year-old Grace Ann Miller is no ordinary runaway. After having been missing for weeks, Grace is found on the estate of international rock star Gavin Vault, half-dressed and yelling for help. Over the course of twenty-four hours Grace holds an entire police force captive with incredulous tales of angels, demons, and war; intent on saving Gavin from lockup and her family from worry over her safety. Authorities believe that Grace is ill, suffering from Stockholm Syndrome, the victim of assault and a severely fractured mind. Undeterred, Grace reveals the secret existence of dark angels on earth, an ancient prophecy and a wretched curse steeped in Biblical myth. Grace’s claims set into motion an ages-old war, resulting in blood, death and the loss of everything that matters. But are these the delusions of an immensely sick girl, or could Grace’s story actually be true? Praefatio is Grace’s account of weeks on the run, falling in love and losing everything but her faith. When it’s sister against brother, light versus darkness, corrupt police officers, eager doctors and accusing journalists, against one girl with nothing but her word as proof: who do you believe?

As a huge Muse fan, you had me at rock star and Stockholm Syndrome. But I digress... What an awesome premise! I am so excited to read this!

Now onto another unique concept. Pitched as a mash-up of X-men and The Godfather, I am equally excited to read TRANSPARENT by Natalie Whipple. 

Plenty of teenagers feel invisible. Fiona McClean actually is.

An invisible girl is a priceless weapon. Fiona’s own father has been forcing her to do his dirty work for years—everything from spying on people to stealing cars to breaking into bank vaults.

After sixteen years, Fiona’s had enough. She and her mother flee to a small town, and for the first time in her life, Fiona feels like a normal life is within reach. But Fiona’s father isn’t giving up that easily.

Of course, he should know better than anyone: never underestimate an invisible girl.

So cool! I think I'll need a lot more popcorn and candy.

Congratulations on your book releases, Georgia and Natalie! 


Dorothy Dreyer said...

I think I need more reading time! Excited to get my hands on these!

Elizabeth Holloway said...

Ha! Tell me about it!