Some books I get on sale, some for reviewing, some I pick up after reading great reviews, but A Need So Beautiful was bought under very unique circumstances. I was browsing the local bookstores online and I saw that YA author Suzanne Young would be book signing this week. So, spur of the moment…I order her books online this weekend, received them on Wednesday afternoon, devoured A Need So Beautiful by Thursday, and decided I needed to show up to the signing mere hours before the event.
Of course, the short term decision had some consequences. I had to tote my toddler with me, because the hubby had other plans set tonight. I think bringing the little one did guarantee that Suzanne Young would remember me out of all the people that showed up. After all, how many fans have a child obsessed with playing with the electrical socket next to the signing desk? Just this one! And he didn’t understand why he wasn’t allowed to pull all the books off the bookshelves or crawl across the room and suck on some random person’s drink – Hey, mom….it has a STRAW!
During the event, Suzanne read an excerpt from her book The Program, which will be released April 13th. And yes, there is a sequel in development.
The Program blurb:
Sloane knows better than to cry in front of anyone.
With suicide now an international epidemic, one outburst could land her in The Program, the only proven course of treatment. Sloane’s parents have already lost one child; Sloane knows they’ll do anything to keep her alive. She also knows that everyone who’s been through The Program returns as a blank slate. Because their depression is gone—but so are their memories.
Under constant surveillance at home and at school, Sloane puts on a brave face and keeps her feelings buried as deep as she can. The only person Sloane can be herself with is James. He’s promised to keep them both safe and out of treatment, and Sloane knows their love is strong enough to withstand anything. But despite the promises they made to each other, it’s getting harder to hide the truth. They are both growing weaker. Depression is setting in.
And The Program is coming for them.
I was a little too flustered to get any pictures of the event, but I did get my readers something special. Signed copies of both books in the series. Available to one lucky US resident only…shipping is too expensive elsewhere. Oh, and a couple of bookmarks too! Yay!
Once I finish both books, I’ll write up a review. But the first one is definitely part of my top 3 reads this summer.
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You can purchase A Need So Beautiful from Amazon or Barnes & Noble. You can purchase A Want So Wicked from Amazon or Barnes & Noble. Both book are available in ebook. A Want so Wicked is available in hardcover.