Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Kiera Cass

Ever have one of those days where you're just tootling about, doing your normal business (in my case I was about to start keying payroll), and you come across something that stops you in your tracks and totally kills any productivity that might have been in the plans for the day?

I have!

Back in the day (Dane Cook says that's a Wednesday), I was asked to review a self-published book, The Siren, by Kiera Cass.  The cover and premise looked cool so I said sure.  I'll be honest, it took me a while to actually read the book because it was self-published and I'd been burned by these before.  Once I picked it up and decided to take the plunge, however, I fell in love with this book.  This is one of those stories that even now, years later, still has stayed with me.  I can remember the feel of the book and the emotions that it pulled out of me.  I remember thinking, "Wow, this is one talented author," and, "What a unique story!"

But I digress.  What was this wondrous thing that stopped me in my tracks today?  I received an email from Amazon stating that Kiera Cass had a new book out.


"Really?  But I haven't heard anything from her since the release of The Siren."

Well apparently Ms. Cass has been under my radar and found herself an agent.  She has a new book set to be released from HarperTeen, April 24, 2012!

For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in the palace and compete for the heart of the gorgeous Prince Maxon.

But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn't want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.

Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she's made for herself- and realizes that the life she's always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.



Jillian said...

This looks sooo lovely. Can't wait!

Anonymous said...

very nice

~Sara @ Just Another Story said...

FYI- this book is also being made into a CW TV series. America Singer has already been cast it's Aimee Teegarden. I am looking forward to this book.