luni, 19 august 2013

Excerpt "The Outside" by Laura Bickle

Hello my beautiful friends! ^^ Today I am hosting Laura Bickle, author of The Outside. Curious? Okay, let's get started!

The Outside
The Hallowed Ones Book Two 
Laura Bickle

Genre: paranormal YA
Publisher: Harcourt 
Date of Publication: September 3, 2013
Number of pages: 320 
Cover Artist: Shane Rebenschied
Virtual book tour organized by: Bewitching Book Tours

Book Description:

One girl. One road. One chance to save what remains…

After a plague of vampires is unleashed in the world, Katie is kicked out of her Amish community for her refusal to adhere to the new rules of survival. Now in exile, she enters an outside world of unspeakable violence with only her two “English” friends and a horse by her side. Together they seek answers and other survivors-but each sunset brings the threat of vampire attack, and each sunrise the threat of starvation.

And yet through this darkness come the shining ones: luminescent men and women with the power to deflect vampires and survive the night. But can these new people be trusted, and are they even people at all?

In this edge-of-your-seat thriller, it’s up to one Amish girl to save her family, her community, and the boy she loves ... but what will she be asked to leave behind in return?

Advance Praise for The Outside

Top-notch. . . . A horror story with heart and soul.
-Kirkus, starred review

At once horrifying, hopeful, and hauntingly beautiful, this gorgeous read with its rich textures and spine-tingling suspense kept me glued to the pages in utter fascination. Laura Bickle is a master storyteller.
-Darynda Jones, NY Times Bestselling author of The Darklight Series

Praise for The Hallowed Ones

This is a book to make you fear the shadows--a horrifying and gruesome tale of faith, and things that blink red eyes in the night. I began reading in the daylight, and read on into the late hours, leaning close, biting my lip. I could not look away; I was obsessed. Katie is an unbreakable soul.
-Lauren DeStefano, New York Times Bestselling author of the Chemical Garden Trilogy

What an eerily believable, unique story! I can't stop thinking about it--or shivering.
-Melissa Marr, New York Times bestselling author of the Wicked Lovely Books

Tight pacing, suspenseful scenes, Wow! moments of tension, and exposure into a world I knew little about, The Hallowed Ones is an exciting, terse read. . . . Laura Bickle's debut novel for young adults has quickly become my favorite dystopian novel of 2012. . . . It left me wanting more, so much more. 

Readers will find it hard to put down this suspenseful, scary, compulsively readable adventure.
-Kirkus Reviews

Katie's an original character, and her thoughtful rebellion makes her an interesting addition to supernatural fictions's gallery of strong heroines.

~ Chapter one ~


~ About the Author ~

Laura Bickle’s professional background is in criminal justice and library science, and when she’s not patrolling the stacks at the public library she’s dreaming up stories about the monsters under the stairs (she also writes contemporary fantasy novels under the name Alayna Williams).

Laura lives in Ohio with her husband and six mostly-reformed feral cats. 

I hope you guys enjoyed the stop. Have a beautiful day! \^o^/

5 comentarii:

  1. Thank you so much for hosting me today!

  2. Thanks for the excerpt, I just can't wait to read this book!

  3. @Laura, it was a huge pleasure! ^^

    @Pili, with great pleasure! I know. It sounds incredibly awesome :D.

  4. Thank you so much, Pili and Bia! :-D

  5. Awesome first chapter! Can't wait to read the whole book! <3


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