I am all excitement. Why, you may ask? Because I just found out that my favorite YA paranormal series ever has now been repackaged and is on sale. This actually came out in JULY. Why am I only finding out about it now? I don’t know. I’m kind of sorry, too, because I’ve just made a bit of a vow that I won’t buy a new book until after I’m done writing my own. (I’m considering not buying ANY books in 2011, but this may prove impossible.)
Anyhow. The books used to be called Fingerprints by Melinda Metz, who wrote the Roswell High books, and I’ve waxed rhapsodic about them in the past. Rae Voight is a popular high school girl with the perfect life, the perfect boyfriend—and a very dark secret about her mother, who died in a psych ward when she was just a baby. Still, she’s made sure to construct the perfect life for herself at her prep school, and she’s done a very good job, but one day something happens that scares Rae to her very core—because she may be going crazy, just like her mom. And if she’s not… then that’s actually worse, because if she’s not crazy, then someone wants to kill her.
I’ve always thought it was a shame that Fingerprints came before the big YA paranormal kick, because I thought it would do so much better once the audience had been suitably prepped to receive it. Well apparently I wasn’t the only one. The book is now called Echoes, which puts the first three Fingerprints books in one, and it has a brand new, gorgeous cover:
Isn’t it breathtaking? The girl on the cover is actually very similar to how I’ve pictured Rae. She’s one of my all-time favorite girl-power protags, witty and clever, hot and sarcastic… and just a little bit spoiled. And Anthony. I can’t even begin to tell you how much I love Anthony Fascinelli.
Anyhow, if you see Echoes by Melinda Metz, definitely snap it up. It is WELL worth the read. I can’t wait to get my hands on it myself… though I may have to wait a while!
You can read an excerpt of Echoes here. Enjoy! 🙂