Thursday, August 30, 2018

What is Kit Frick reading?

Featured at Writers Read: Kit Frick, author of See All the Stars.

Her entry begins:
As a writer of young adult suspense, I am an avid reader of mysteries, thrillers, and suspense for both teen and adult audiences. I find myself reading to keep up with the market, but also for pleasure, as I have a long-standing love for a great mystery and thrilling psychological suspense.

I’ll highlight three recent YA reads that had me entirely riveted.

I tore through The Window by Amelia Brunskill. Following her twin's sudden death, everyone wants Jess to grieve, and then move on. But it's not that simple. While her parents, the police, and her community readily accept the easiest explanation for Anna's death, Jess alone can see that all the pieces don't quite fit, and she is driven by a hunger to solve the mystery behind why her twin really died. I'm such a sucker for sibling relationships, teens who take control when the adults in their lives don't step up, lovely writing, and dark twists, and...[read on]
About See All the Stars, from the publisher:
It’s hard to find the truth beneath the lies you tell yourself.

Then: They were four—Bex, Jenni, Ellory, Ret. (Venus. Earth. Moon. Sun.) Electric, headstrong young women; Ellory’s whole solar system.

Now: Ellory is alone, her once inseparable group of friends torn apart by secrets, deception, and a shocking incident that changed their lives forever.

Then: Lazy summer days. A party. A beautiful boy. Ellory met Matthias and fell into the beginning of a spectacular, bright love.

Now: Ellory returns to Pine Brook to navigate senior year after a two-month suspension and summer away—no boyfriend, no friends. No going back. Tormented by some and sought out by others, troubled by a mysterious note-writer who won’t let Ellory forget, and consumed by guilt over her not entirely innocent role in everything and everyone she’s lost, Ellory finds that even in the present, the past is everywhere.

The path forward isn’t a straight line. And moving on will mean sorting the truth from the lies—the lies Ellory has been telling herself.
Visit Kit Frick's website.

The Page 69 Test: See All the Stars.

Writers Read: Kit Frick.

--Marshal Zeringue