Christina Daley's newest novel, Radiant, will be releasing soon, and let me tell you, it's a great story! I was lucky enough to read an ARC of this cute YA novel, which I will be reviewing closer to the release date, February 12, 2013.
Here's the synopsis:
(Ages 13+) Mary is part Vietnamese. Carter is a complete jerk. Normally, they don't talk much.
But when Mary's in an accident on the way to school one morning, Carter nearly dies saving her life. The doctors say his chances of living are slim, and Mary's feeling the full weight of survivor's guilt.
However, Carter's back at school in a matter of days, as if nothing had happened. Although, he is a little "glitchy," and he's developed a sudden and intense interest in Mary. She thinks he's suffering from major brain trauma from the accident. Or that he's been possessed.
As it so happens, Carter really is possessed. And the thing controlling him is having the time of its life learning to be human.
Featuring a diverse cast of characters, RADIANT is a funny and heartfelt story about being human, being in love, and being healed.
This is a great novel for both MG and YA. I'm nearly 30, and I really loved this read! I highly suggest checking it out, adding it to your goodreads list, and watching for the release date, because it's that good! Daley is an amazing author and I've really enjoyed everything she's produced so far, so please be sure to check out Radiant!
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