Hi my lovelies!
So, these latest gray and humid winter-not-winter days have been transfixed by a ray of light, for me at least. I mean, light-light. Literal light. Beware and behold, because I'm about to make a pun.
A few days ago, the author of two of my favourite YA novels, B.C. Johnson, announced the long-awaited sequel to one of them. Now, you're not allowed to ignore who B.C. Johnson is, because I mentioned/reviewed his books Deadgirl and The Bad Rescue of Devon Streeter freely in the past two years or so. So, unless you are a new follower/reader, I'm sure you heard me drop a vague hint about them sometime. But if you need a recap:
Deadgirl review + book trailer
Deadgirl: Puck's background (Puck being a character in the book)
Deadgirl comes back and gets a sequel
Deadgirl blog tour & my interview with B.C. Johnson (I know, NO ONE reads an interview with an author they don't know already - but this guy is fun, I promise)
Deadgirl in A Reader's Quirk #4
The Bad Rescue of Devon Streeter review
Plus, I wrote a guest post on Emily Reads Everything about the Afterlife sub-genre, where of course Deadgirl features prominently...
Now, after being first issued in 2012, then resurrected in 2015 (because the first publisher shut down shop and a new one picked the book after a while), Deadgirl is finally going to have a sequel. Which comes out on May 16th and is titled - here comes the pun I promised at the very beginning of this post - Deadgirl: Ghostlight. See? Ray of light? Ghostlight? Am I clever or not? (...No, you don't have to actually answer this question...). Now, that's a really nice title if you ask me. It has a great sound - and a great vibe. I'm really intrigued by the meaning of this "ghostlight", since Lucy - the protagonist - is not technically dead, so she isn't a ghost either. Though she shares a trait with them...oh well. I just like the title, OK? Food for the imagination, too.
Deadgirl: Ghostlight doesn't have a cover (the picture below is just a teaser), a Goodreads page or an Amazon one yet. But stay tuned. It's going to very soon (well, minus the cover, for now at least. I assume there will be a grand reveal closer to pub date). And since you are all very nice people, and some of you I even dare to call friends, you have to check this series out (one of said friends, Ruzaika, would call this "emotional blackmailing"...don't mind her, she's a psychologist in training ;P).
Before I sign off, I feel the need to warn you - Deadgirl is a
3-volume series edit: 4-volume series! (The author has just told me about his change of plans. I'm thrilled to get the chance to spend more time with Lucy...and you should be, too!). But you won't regret being involved. I swear...