As Gliterary Girl Media’s client list grows my free time takes a nose dive. As some of you are aware, we have added some fantastic new clients to the roster – a shameless promotion coming in… three… two… one…
and several others that we will name soon so stay tuned. And as a result, I am up to my neck in client books that I need to read. However, I did have a chance to read one book for pleasure that took me a day and a half (at the expense of my much needed family time) to power through. It was an amazing tale that reveals some ugly characters, nearly the most wicked I have read in a long time. But it was so interesting and captivating that if time permits, I might actually review it. I am also smack dab in the middle of a fantastic YA trilogy that will undoubtedly make it to the big or small screen one day.
So today I am highlighting three wickedly great reads.
THE VISION QUEST TRILOGY by Deborah Pratt
Readers are invited to embark on a journey to a brave new earth, set in the not-too distant future where humanity has just begun to remember the limitless powers of the human mind and spirit. It is a time when the balance of universal forces travel at the speed of thought and hangs precariously on the edge of choice. Readers will enter a future where man’s genius has created entire new species and unleashed an enemy whose presence can only end in an epic battle between the forces of good and evil. Through the eyes of a reluctant young hero, readers are invited on an odyssey that will define the future in the Age of Light. Remember the powers of imagination and with it manifest into reality the world of the Vision Quest.
GONE GIRL by Gillian Flynn
Marriage can be a real killer.
One of the most critically acclaimed suspense writers of our time, New York Times bestseller Gillian Flynn takes that statement to its darkest place in this unputdownable masterpiece about a marriage gone terribly, terribly wrong. The Chicago Tribune proclaimed that her work “draws you in and keeps you reading with the force of a pure but nasty addiction.” Gone Girl’s toxic mix of sharp-edged wit and deliciously chilling prose creates a nerve-fraying thriller that confounds you at every turn.
On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy’s diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media—as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents—the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter—but is he really a killer?
As the cops close in, every couple in town is soon wondering how well they know the one that they love. With his twin sister, Margo, at his side, Nick stands by his innocence. Trouble is, if Nick didn’t do it, where is that beautiful wife? And what was in that silvery gift box hidden in the back of her bedroom closet?
With her razor-sharp writing and trademark psychological insight, Gillian Flynn delivers a fast-paced, devilishly dark, and ingeniously plotted thriller that confirms her status as one of the hottest writers around.