Monday, April 23, 2012

Breathless Reads Fall Tour

Penguin Teen is brilliant. Really, it hardly needs to be said: they are brilliant. And they prove it once again by extending the Breathless Reads program. This February, they used Breathless Reads to send me, Andrea Cremer, Jessica Spotswood, and Marie Lu on a national tour of awesome. And they've selected five new authors to induct into the Breathless Reads club--all awesome, all totally cool, and all very much breathless reads.

All this week, Breathless Reads will be announcing a new title for the Fall Breathless Reads. You can find out about each one on the Breathless Reads Facebook page or through the Publisher Weekly emails that are going out this week. One new title each day.

Today's title is ORIGIN by Jessica Khoury. Dude. I loved this book. I loved this book so much that I blurbed it:

"I loved Origin's action, romance, and mystery--and I couldn't stop thinking about the questions it raised."

You guys know I love a book that makes me think. It's probably no surprise that I'm happiest when a book will make me not just think about the plot, but also myself. ORIGIN totally does this. It forces you to question what you know is right and wrong, and the morality it raises is definitely the strength of this novel. It's what sucked me in--and I know when it comes out this fall, you'll feel the same way :)

If you'd like to get started, you can read a sample of ORIGIN for free right now. (Or, if I've embedded it correctly, below):
Breathless Reads Fall 2012 Sampler

Meanwhile, make sure to check out the Breathless Reads page every day this week for more info on the other wonderful titles that are going to be a part of this awesome program.


Shanella said...

Oh, I loved the last Breathless Reads. Wasn't there one before the last one? I remember going to Books of Wonder and getting Matched, Nightshade. The Eternal Ones and The Replacement.

By the way, the sample only shows the book cover!

Mo said...

I am definitely going to check this book out. It sounds very exciting.

Angela Brown said...

Thanks so much for the sample of Origin. Will definitely check it out.

Arianna Gordon said...

Thank you Beth for exposing me to Origin! Gosh, Razorbill is amazing! First they gave me Space/Dystopian YA, now they're giving me Biology/Action YA! This science major is too happy!

dellgirl said...

Thank you for introducing me to Breathless Reads, I had never heard of it before. This sounds like some really great reading. I'm glad I popped over here, I learned something new.

The Reading Enchantress said...

I wasn't able to make it to any of the Breathless Reads stops that you were at, but I did catch the live chat last week and I just have to say, you four ladies are awesome! You constantly going after Andrea had me laughing all night :) I'm definitely looking forward to the BR Fall tour! Thanks for sharing, Beth!