I have a terrible writer's crush on Brenna Yovanoff.
Her first book, The Replacement, drew me in as much for its creepy cover as for its subject matter. It's one of the few YA 1st person male POV books out there, in a genre where there are so few male perspectives that I almost consider it a crisis. I loved it for that alone.
And then came her second book, The Space Between. And oh my. Did I ever love it. Hell, demons, Lilith's oldest daughter, an attempted suicide, and a love story holding it all together.
Now, apparently, she's coming out with a third: something called Paper Valentine, and the fact that its existence slipped past me is a big sign of just how screwed up my life has been lately. Because she is awesome, she is giving away an ARC for posting the cover reveal. Because I am a hopeless fangirl, I am posting the cover in an attempt to win said ARC. I never win anything, though, so it helps that the cover is pritttyyyy enough to warrant a post all on its own.
What is Paper Valentine about? I had to do some digging to come up with a description, as during my searches I turned up nary a blurb. Here is the announcement of the deal as it appeared in Publisher's Weekly, which contains the only bit of content I've been able to find:
NYT bestselling author of THE REPLACEMENT and THE SPACE BETWEEN Brenna Yovanoff’s PAPER VALENTINE, in which a girl haunted by the troubled ghost of her best friend finds herself sucked into a darkly mesmerizing string of murders, in which a serial killer who leaves a paper-heart ‘valentine’ on his victims’ bodies draws ever closer, again to Ben Schrank and Jocelyn Davies at Razorbill, in a good deal, in a two-book deal, for publication in Spring 2013, by Sarah Davies at the Greenhouse Literary Agency (NA).
So I suppose that means there will be a sequel? Interesting, as she's only written standalones before now. I can't wait, and may I say, PICK ME!!!! PICK ME!!!!
You can find the original post and contest on Brenna's blog, along with a series of posts about High School Brenna's adventures, told from Adult Brenna's POV.
Brenna's Blog: http://brennayovanoff.com/2012/08/21/paper-valentine-arc-contest/
Brenna's FaceBeast: https://www.facebook.com/brennayovanoff (Wow. I'm already her FB friend. Cool.)
Brenna's Twitter: https://twitter.com/brennayovanoff (And now I have a new Twitter friend!)