Title: The Queen of Bright and Shiny Things
Author: Ann Aguirre
Genre: Teen Fiction
Release Date: 2015
(Pictured above is my temp cover for Ann Aguirre’s new book)
Ann Aguirre is one of my favorite authors and ever since I picked up her novel, Grimspace, I have resolved to read anything this woman publishes… Including a new book out in 2015 called The Queen of Bright & Shiny Things. It is a YA love story that sounds like it’s going to be both beautiful and heart-wrenching. Here’s a little blurb from her website:
Sage Czinski is trying really hard to be perfect. If she manages it, people won’t peer beyond the surface, or ask hard questions about her past. She’s learned to substitute causes for relationships, and it’s working just fine… until Shane Cavendish strolls into her math class. He’s a little antisocial, a lot beautiful, and everything she never knew she always wanted.
Shane Cavendish just wants to be left alone to play guitar and work on his music. He’s got heartbreak and loneliness in his rearview mirror, and this new school represents his last chance. He doesn’t expect to be happy; he only wants to graduate and move on. He never counted on a girl like Sage.
But love doesn’t mend all broken things, and sometimes life has to fall apart before it can be put back together again…
It looks incredibly well conceived, and I absolutely love the way she writes about relationships. I know a lot of you out there loved her Razorland series, so now we all have something extra to look forward to! If you would like to participate in the mock-up cover design contest, here is the link to her Facebook page with all the details: https://www.facebook.com/ann.aguirre?fref=ts
Other amazing series by this author: