Saturday, August 1, 2009

HAPPY FREAKING RELEASE DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you probably already know that this is a GINORMOUS release day of two of the most highly anticipated books for the fall season. So I just had to do a shout-out for my friends, fellow-Deb Michelle Zink for her debut novel PROPHECY OF THE SISTERS, and for my agent-mate Maggie Stiefvater for her novel SHIVER.

In case you didn’t already know, PROPHECY OF THE SISTERS is about twin sisters Lia and Alice Milthorpe who have just become orphans. They have also become enemies. As they discover their roles in a prophecy that has turned generations of sisters against each other, the girls find themselves entangled in a mystery that involves a tattoo-like mark, their parents' deaths, a boy, a book, and a lifetime of secrets.

Lia and Alice don't know whom they can trust.

They just know they can't trust each other.

I love a good prophecy, and twin sisters who are at opposite ends of the spectrum…can you say spooky????

Plus, I’ll be meeting with Michelle on her Seattle tour stop in September (don’t worry, I’m sure I’ll be sharing pics). PROPHECY OF THE SISTERS is the first in a trilogy and the buzz is HUGE! I can’t wait to get this one!!!!

And, seriously, I think everyone already knows what SHIVER is about too, but here you go:

For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf—her wolf—is a chilling presence she can't seem to live without. Meanwhile, Sam has lived two lives: In winter, the frozen woods, the protection of the pack, and the silent company of a fearless girl. In summer, a few precious months of being human... until the cold makes him shift back again.

Now, Grace meets a yellow-eyed boy whose familiarity takes her breath away. It's her wolf. It has to be. But as winter nears, Sam must fight to stay human—or risk losing himself, and Grace, forever.

Umm, wolves + love story + tragic circumstances that threaten to part them forever = WIN! At least that’s what EVERYONE is saying!!! I just got my copy in the mail and am (impatiently!) waiting for the chance to slip it to the top of my to-be-read pile.

CONGRATS to both Maggie and Michelle!!!!!!! :)

4 comments:

MeganRebekah said...

I got my copy of Shiver from Amazong last week, but haven't been able to sit down and read it. I'm waiting for a night with no obligations, as I have a feeling this will be an all-nighter.

Lisa and Laura said...

I am SO getting both of these books via Kindle. I've heard amazing things about them. Can't wait!

Michelle Zink said...

Thank you so much, Kimberly!

I've heard good things about Shiver and am really looking forward to reading it. Maggie is such a talented author that I consider it a very good omen that my first book is releasing along with one of hers!

And you're right around the corner, girlfriend...
:D

Kimberly Derting said...

Michelle - You're welcome...you totally deserve it!!! ;)