Monday, May 7, 2012

King & Queens Book Blast Giveaway

Seventeen-year-old Majesty Alistair wants police to look  into her father’s fatal car wreck,wishes the baseball team she manages can reclaim the state crown, aches for Derek…or, no…maybe Alec…maybe. And she mostly wishes to retract the hateful words she said to her dad right before slamming the door in his face, because after that she never saw him again!

All her desires get sidelined, though, when she overhears two other students planning a church massacre. She doubts cops will follow up on her tip since they’re tired of her coming around with notions of possible crimes-in-the-works. And it’s not like she cries wolf. Not really. They’d be freaked too, but they’re not the ones suffering from bloody dreams that hint at disaster like some wierd, street guy forecasting the Apocalypse.

So, she does what any habitual winner with zero cred would do…try to I.D. the weirdos before they act. But, when their agenda turns out to be far bigger than she ever assumed, and even friends start looking suspect, the truth and her actions threaten to haunt her forever, especially since she’s left with blood on her hands, the blood of someone she dearly loves.

Praise for Kings & Queens:

"I think the best way for me to describe the book is quirky. "Beautifully unique" would be another term I'd use. I just.. I love this book. Each character, especially Majesty, was like a 20-Layer Cake. The book was both character-driven and plot-driven, which promises to be an exciting ride for every type of YA reader." 
~Missy from Missy's Reads & Reviews

"Best YA Book I've read all year...out of 79 books." 
~Jennifer Golub from Waiting on Sunday to Drown

"Courtney Vail thrills and shocks in her debut YA suspense, Kings & Queens. I really enjoyed reading this mystery because it reminded me of one of my favorite detective TV shows, Veronica Mars. The authentic high school drama and conspiracies were warped and utterly original." 
~Candace @ Lovey Dovey Books

"I don't think I've ever read a book like this one. A whirlpool of humor, bravery, slowly spreading horror, friendship, wrenching sadness, volatile emotion, barely contained passions: the literary equivalent of crystal meth. I hit a certain point, where the action and confusion and mystery were at their peak, that I narrowed my eyes and said, "All right, that's it! I refuse to put this book down until I know who is who, what this is really all about, how this fevered chase is going to end!" And I didn't put it down until I read the last word. Which was sometime in the very early morning. I passed out and re-awoke with a Kings&Queens hangover." ~ Lily Odell

About Author Courtney Vail

COURTNEY VAIL writes totally twisted YA and adult suspense. She enjoys braiding mystery, suspense & romance with some kind of weirdness. Her addictions to crazy coffee concoctions, Funny Bones, Ben & Jerry's, and bacon keep her both running and writing. She currently resides in New England with a comedian stud and a wild gang of kidlets.

Twitter @cvwriter

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My Journey With Candida said...

I do a lot of reading and this book sounds like I will really like it.. Thanks for a great review.