Lauren Miller’s debut novel, Parallel, is a stunningly complex novel about a young woman named Abby who wakes up one morning only to discover that she has somehow wound up in a parallel universe where, instead of living out in L.A. and having a role in a sure-to-be-blockbuster movie, she is studying journalism at Yale. […]
Rory Samantha Green brings readers an adorably funny read with her self-published debut novel Playing Along. The book, told from the alternating perspectives of British heartthrob George and California girl Lexi, follows the two as they try to figure out how life and love fit together, narrowly missing meeting each other several times in the […]
Susan Rizzo Vincent, author of Dréa s Dream: An Unfinished Dance and founder of The Andréa Rizzo Foundation, has provided hope, comfort, and inspiration to countless individuals through her book, chronicling the experience of her and her daughter Andréa’s overcoming of childhood illness only to be separated by an unforeseeable tragedy (read the review), and through the foundation she founded in Andréa’s honor, which helps children with […]
After self-publishing her first book, The Siren, in 2009, Kiera Cass found widespread success with the release of her second novel, The Selection. The first in a trilogy, The Selection tells the story of a teenage girl plucked from society’s low castes to compete for the affection of her country’s young prince. The second book […]
I first became aware of author Jennifer E. Smith when I saw the striking cover of her 2012 novel, The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, peeking out at me from my Nook as a new release right after New Year’s Day. Somewhere between the cover and the tagline (Who would have guessed that […]
March was a great month for The Daily Quirk, with more new and exciting content than ever before! Here are a few of this past month’s highlights on The Daily Quirk!
My first experience with a Lindsey Leavitt book was Sean Griswold’s Head, a deceptively warm and funny book about a teenage girl dealing with the knowledge that her father is suffering from a degenerative illness. I recently had the pleasure of reading Leavitt’s newest book, Going Vintage (available March 26th). Going Vintage is the story […]
Emily Murdoch’s debut novel, If You Find Me, is a touching story of a young girl’s triumph over unimaginable circumstances. Told from the first person point of view of Carey, a teenage girl who has been forced by circumstance to live in a camper in the woods raising herself and her little sister, it is […]
February may be short, but there was no shortage of exciting articles this past month on The Daily Quirk! Here are a few of February’s highlights on The Daily Quirk!
In the past year, Australian born actress Lauren Watson has quickly become a fan cast favorite for roles in not one, but two hotly anticipated book to movie adaptations, “Ana” in Fifty Shades of Grey and “Abby” or “America” in Beautiful Disaster, a pretty impressive achievement for a young independent actress. We first interviewed Watson last year (read the […]
It’s no secret here at The Daily Quirk that Jennifer Echols is one of my absolute favorite authors. With four books coming out in the next year and plenty more on the agenda after that, I can only assume she is one incredibly busy lady. Her upcoming projects include her first published adult novel, Star […]
Author Kristen Simmons’ 2012 dystopian adventure, Article 5, came out during a time when young adult dystopian novels were (and still are) a dime a dozen. But with its strong leading lady, believable dystopian society, and non-stop suspense, Article 5 really was a breath of fresh air. The second book in the Article 5 series, […]
She may only be 24 years old, but Tahereh Mafi has already become a force to be reckoned with in young adult fiction. Her debut novel, Shatter Me, is a unique blend of emotional turmoil, dystopia, romance, and super powers. Mafi pulls all these elements into one suspenseful package tied together by her unusual and […]
Katja Millay’s debut novel, The Sea of Tranquility, is a moving tale of loss, love, and second chances. It tells the story of Nastya, a teenage girl, looking to hide her tragic past, and Josh, a boy who has experienced tragedies of his own, both trying to cope with the hand life has dealt them. The relationship […]