by Jeyn Roberts
Find out more about this book and author:
Just released: September 2014
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Genre: Dystopia, Ghosts, YA
Hardback: 368 pages
A streetwise girl trains to take on a gang of drug dealers and avenge her best friend’s death in this thriller for fans of Scott Westerfeld and Robin Wasserman.
People say when you take Heam, your body momentarily dies and you catch a glimpse of heaven. Faye was only eleven when dealers forced Heam on her and her best friend, Christian. But Faye didn’t glimpse heaven—she saw hell. And Christian died.
Now Faye spends her days hiding her secret from the kids at school, and her nights training to take revenge on the men who destroyed her life and murdered her best friend. But life never goes the way we think it will. When a mysterious young man named Chael appears, Faye's plan suddenly gets a lot more complicated. Chael seems to know everything about her, including her past. But too many secrets start tearing her world apart: trouble at school, with the police, and with the people she thought might be her friends. Even Gazer, her guardian, fears she's become too obsessed with vengeance. Love and death. Will Faye overcome her desires, or will her quest for revenge consume her?
When morning comes, I must look like a zombie. Gazer sits down while I'm at the breakfast table, my cheek leaning against my coffee mug in a pathetic attempt to try to keep my face elevated.
-chapter 9, page 146
Issues about rehabilitation, revenge, death and love are masterfully intermingled and dealt with in this tale of a girl who survives an addiction.
Interesting paranormal action and activity comes into play in some scenes that help the main character come to terms with internal conflicts of the past.
Loved how things were not necessarily black and white.
The main character, Faye, is such a strong fighter and survivor. She is another one of those gals who I'm adding to my list of kick-ass fiction heroines.
For 2 winners.
WIN a copy of this book!
Open to US and Canada only.
Offer ends: October 31, 2014
TO DO: (2-parts)
1. ADD this book to your Want To Read list on Goodreads.
Tweet about this giveaway.
Recommend this on Google using the mini-button at end of this post (g+1).
Facebook or Instagram or Pinterest or Tumblr the Book Cover image.
2. TELL me what you did in comments.
AND, leave your email OR make sure I have a way to contact you (twitter link, clickable profile, etc).
Contest has ended - winner is here
* review copy and giveaway courtesy of book tour.
* added this to my Bookish Bingo challenge - square: Black cover
* part of my Dystopia Reading Challenge