Saturday, October 13, 2012

Get ready for THE INNOCENTS

Penguin Teen's second 2012 Breathless Read releases Tuesday October 16th.

Nothing ever came between sisters Alice and Charlie.
Friends didn't.
Boys couldn't.
Their family falling apart never would.
Until they got to Serenity Point. 

"The Innocents" is the first in a new series of young adult novels that weave a saga of nail-biting drama, breathless romance, and gothic mystery.

(Reprinted from Goodreads).

My thoughts on THE INNOCENTS: I love the TV series Pretty Little Liars but I couldn't get into the books, so I was a little hesitant. I mean, rich girls, beach houses...not my usual style. But from page one, I just could not put this down. I read it in one sitting and I was super-impressed by the way Lili Peloquin wrote from both Alice and Charlie's POV without being confusing. There's a hint of the supernatural interwoven with a big mystery and the whole town seems to be harboring dark secrets so you never really know who you can trust. Tension practically leaps off every page.

Lili compares this series to the TV series Revenge (her Revenge-related twitter feed is becoming quite popular), and while I don't feel that THE INNOCENTS is quite that complex or devious yet, here's hoping she's hinting about the next books in the series and telling us things will continue to get deeper and darker.

5 minutes of fill in the blanks with Lili Peloquin

1. The most fun part of writing The Innocents was: 
LP: the love scenes because I’m sleazy like that.

2. The hardest part of writing The Innocents was: 
LP: the violent scenes because I’m squeamish like that.

3. People who like ___________ will probably like The Innocents.
LP: the Vampire Academy Series by Richelle Mead 

4. Just for fun, because I am (finally) reading His Dark Materials, what would be your daemon or spirit animal?
LP: So Fiona, I decided to go the scientific route with this question. Did a little bit of research. I found an online quiz that tells you how to Find Your Daemon:  According to said test, I’m a snake. Not so flattering but there you go!

 Welp, I am off to go find out my official daemon. Don't forget to like THE INNOCENTS on FB and be sure to check out Jessica Spotswood's blog for an interview with Lili Peloquin and a giveaway on Tuesday.

P.S. I have no idea why blogger insists on black print on a white highlight background today, but hover over those apparent blank areas for useful links. Gah! I'm hoping it will fix itself before my next blog post.


  1. No worries. Formatting TOTALLY stinks sometimes. I can't wait for this one! I've like so psyched for all the breathless reads this year! Yay!

  2. Blogger did this to me too some time ago. Just highlight everything and click the X bottom to right of icons who see. Wait, I'll email you if that's easier.


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