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SUMMER OF SUPERNOVAS
WOODS, Darcy. 352p. ebook available. Crown. May 2016. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780553537048.
Gr 9 Up–Seventeen-year-old Wilamena’s remaining connection with her deceased mother is the promise to honor her mother’s wishes and follow her astrologically determined destiny. Due to a rare planetary alignment, Wil has 22 days to find her perfect match. After a stargazing session at the top of a water tower turns into a
failed rescImageue attempt, handsome Grant Walker invites Wil to his parents’ club, Absinthe, as a peace offering.
The long line to enter the club turns out to be worth the wait. Though Grant has the wrong astrological sign, Wil has a magical dance with him but then learns that his brother, Seth, has the exact birth date for her predetermined love match. What ensues is a constant struggle as Wil fights to stave off her attraction to Grant while fostering a relationship with Seth. Grant; Wil’s best friend, Irina; her grandmother; and even Grant and Seth’s mother all seem to know what Wil refuses to acknowledge—she is fated to be with Grant. While readers will anticipate this challenge, they will enjoy the antics of the chase and devour each interaction between the likely couple. Not without their respective fairy tale components, the characters are also quirky and multidimensional. The tension builds to a climatic frenzy as Wil deals with a number of emotional crises. The ending is realistic and doesn’t take the easy way out of the love triangle. VERDICT This is a must-have title for upcoming beach reads recommendation lists.Lynn Rashid, Marriotts Ridge High School, Marriottsville, MD

 

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It’s official! We’ve got a fabulous venue for the SUMMER OF SUPERNOVAS book launch party! *tosses star confetti* I’ve got loads of planning yet, but wanted to share the good news that the amazing folks at Schuler Books will be hosting! :)

So please, mark your iCals. Because I would LOVE to see your magnificent face there!!!

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Did you catch the announcement of the winners of the two SUMMER OF SUPERNOVAS signed ARCs in my US giveaway (graciously hosted by YA Books Central)? Well, here’s an encore… SOSwinnerApplause! Applause!

“But wait,” you say, “I don’t live in the US and would love a chance to win an ARC of a book that features misaligned hearts, astrological charts, & opening scenes with thong flashes!”

Say no more. Because I got your international back! Click HERE for the Twitter deets on how you can easily enter by RT-ing & following the terminally lovely blogger Talina Roma & moi! The contest ends November 2nd, so go forth and enter, my global book aficionados!!!

Darcy

UPDATE: Huge heartfelt congrats to the winner of the International Giveaway–blogger extraordinaire Jamie Kramer (@booksandladders)!!! And how perfect she won the ARC because SUMMER OF SUPERNOVAS was just posted as her WOW pick! Thanks Jamie!

This must be fate. 

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In celebration of Wednesday’s explosive cover reveal hosted by the lovelies at YA Books Central, I’m having a giveaway now through October 15th! Woohoo! You, yes, YOU have a chance to win one of two signed Advance Reader Copies of my debut novel, SUMMER OF SUPERNOVAS!

And I soooooo want you to win! BUT YOU CAN’T WIN IF YOU DON’T ENTER. (Yes, I am prone to shouting the obvious.) So please click the link for FULL deets: YA Books Central Giveaway

Meanwhile, I’ll just be over here wishing on all the stars your name gets drawn… because you are meant to be together. :)

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♥ Darcy

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So there’s been some exciting news I’ve been sitting on… Haha! Why yes, it feels an awful lot like sitting on the quills of a porcupine. But now I can finally dish on the two things I’ve been dying to share!

film.jpeg copy 2Thing 1: I HAVE A FILM AGENT!!! Jody Hotchkiss, of Hotchkiss and Associates will be handling film rights for SUMMER OF SUPERNOVAS! Essentially I am fireworks in a thin veil of human flesh. :) I’m just so grateful to have such a passionate advocate for SUPERNOVAS. Fingers crossed there will be more explosive news on the horizon!

 

Thing 2: Turkish Rights have been sold to Pegasus! Which means to date, SOS will be translated Image 3into five languages… Me oh my! This feels as surreal as it sounds. As always, these amazing foreign sales would not be possible without the efforts of my incredible team of agents: Catherine Drayton and Lyndsey Blessing. I bow before you both.

Darcy

 

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