I LOVE DARK YA Blogfest: The Next Generation

Today brings the curtains down on the I Love Dark YA blogfest hosted by the team of smart and amazing writers and bloggers over at YAtopia, all throughout the month of November.

And today, I get to talk about the dark YA book I’m most looking forward to reading.

Well, you know, there’s this treasure-house of YA books out there that are brilliantly thought-provoking, atmospherically evocative and totally punch-in-the-gut worthy. There are. YAs are full of them, cos this genre is awesome.

And there’s a Next-Generation of such books queuing up, and queuing up fast. Brimming with kickassery.

But can you guess which book runs away with the I’ll Give Up Dinner If I Can Have This Book Right NOW Award? Can you?

THIS one.

What Goodreads says: He’s saved her. He’s loved her. He’s killed for her. 
Eighteen-year-old Archer couldn’t protect his best friend, Vivian, from what happened when they were kids, so he’s never stopped trying to protect her from everything else. It doesn’t matter that Vivian only uses him when hopping from one toxic relationship to another—Archer is always there, waiting to be noticed. 
Then along comes Evan, the only person who’s ever cared about Archer without a single string attached. The harder he falls for Evan, the more Archer sees Vivian for the manipulative hot-mess she really is. 
But Viv has her hooks in deep, and when she finds out about the murders Archer’s committed and his relationship with Evan, she threatens to turn him in if she doesn’t get what she wants… And what she wants is Evan’s death, and for Archer to forfeit his last chance at redemption.


Goodreads also says that it is expected to be published on the 6th of Dec, 2011.

Doesn’t that creeptastic summary make YOU want to give up dinner just to have this book right now as well? Do. Not. Lie.
And you also have to give it to the publisher for not keeping you hanging there with a faaaar-off release date. See, they understand my enthusiasm.

Oh, and you know what’s totally amazing? Kelley York‘s one of the contributors at YAtopia. That is testimonial to how awesome YAtopia is. It’s the hub of awesome 🙂
A huge THANK YOU to them for hosting such a great tribute to Dark YA!

And to all those who played along for your lovely company.

And now. You. Which book would you give the I’d Give Up Dinner For You Award? (Can be something you’ve already read/looking forward to, non-YA/YA, dark/not) Just to settle my curiosity.

13 thoughts on “I LOVE DARK YA Blogfest: The Next Generation

  1. Thanks for the blurb. It was interesting to read it but I honestly don't know if it is enough to catch my interest. There's one I like to read though, it's \”Become\”. Name of the female protagonist \”Desolation Black\”. Good name or what?

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