On shelves today: The Blessed, the first book in a new young adult thriller trilogy by Tonya Hurley, author of the ghostgirl series!
Here’s the official book description: “A re-imagined redemption remix following three wayward teenage girls in Brooklyn that draws on the earliest martyrdom legends of St. Lucy, St. Cecelia and St. Agnes, The Blessed is a dark and gritty supernatural romance that puts an ancient twist on modern love and relationships. Along with the enigmatic Sebastian, Lucy, Agnes, and Cecilia are forced to figure out who is good and who is evil in the battle for not only love, but for their own souls.” Sounds perfectly eerie!
In celebration of the release, we’re having a giveaway.
First prize: Two tickets to the book event on October 3rd, which will take place at St. Ann’s Church at 157 Montague Street in Brooklyn, NY. The event will feature readings by the author and actress Kara Hayward (Moonrise Kingdom), who narrates the audio version of the book.
You’ll also get to enjoy musical performances by Vince Clarke (Depeche Mode, Yaz, Erasure), Stephin Merritt of The Magnetic Fields, and Gus + Scout (Gus Wenner and Scout Willis). In addition, you’ll receive a box set with two special editions of the book, a candle, and incense!
Runner-up prize: two tickets to the October 3rd event!
One caveat: since the event is in New York, you must be able to claim the prize in NYC. (Sorry, out-of-towners!) To enter, simply send your name and address to email@example.com. All entries must be received by this Thursday at 1 pm EST!
You can also watch the awesomely spooky book trailer for The Blessed over at EW.
Image via tonyahurley.com