But fifteen years of studying never prepared her for this.
Now she must abandon everything she’s ever known—the guardians who raised her, the boy she’s forbidden to love—to move to India and convince the world that Amarra is still alive.What Eva finds is a grief-stricken family; parents unsure how to handle this echo they thought they wanted; and Ray, who knew every detail, every contour of Amarra. And when Eva is unexpectedly dealt a fatal blow that will change her existence forever, she is forced to choose: Stay and live out her years as a copy or leave and risk it all for the freedom to be an original. To be Eva.
Back in March, I interviewed Sangu about her cover and it felt forever until The Lost Girl would hit shelves. Well, that time has come! The Lost Girl's release day is TODAY, and I know it'll be one of the books I spend my paycheck on when I get it. Because HOLLA, everybody has loved this book and I LOVE the cover and that blurb.
Plus, what people are saying:
“Both an interrogation of bioethics and a mesmerizing quest for identity, this debut succeeds through its careful development of the oh-so-human Eva and those around her. A provocative and page-turning thriller/romance that gets at the heart of what it means to be human.” (Kirkus Reviews)
“THE LOST GIRL was the most honest portrait of grief and loss that I’ve read in a long time. Filled with heartache, love, and things that would stir Mary Shelley’s ghost, this is a story not to be missed.” (Lauren DeStefano, New York Times bestselling author of The Chemical Garden trilogy)
“Mandanna’s debut novel is lovely and at times heartbreaking... A thoughtful study of both a girl’s search for her identity and the human reaction to death.” (Publishers Weekly)
Uh, yeah, I need this book. Don't you?! Of course you do! :P Here are places to buy:
Barnes & Noble
The Book Depository
And HAPPY RELEASE DAY, SANGU AND THE LOST GIRL! :))
Other books releasing today:
The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls by Claire Legrand (YAY CLAIRE) Also, you can win a copy here.
The Blood Keeper by Tessa Gratton (sequel to Blood Magic)
If I Lie by Corrine Jackson
A Mutiny in Time by James Dashner
Isolation: A Partials Novella by Dan Wells
Every Day by David Levithan
Unwholly by Neal Shusterman (sequel to Unwind)
Spark by Brigid Kemmerer (sequel to Storm)
Enshadowed by Kelly Creagh (sequel to Nevermore)
Foretold: 14 Tales of Prophecy and Prediction edited by Carrie Ryan (anthology)
Defiance by CJ Redwine
The Dark Light by Sara Walsh
Starling by Lesley Livingston
Speechless by Hannah Harrington
The Iron Legends by Julia Kawaga
Embers and Echoes by Karsten Knight
Inbetween by Tara Fuller
The Demon Catchers of Milan by Kat Beyer
The Dark Unwinding by Sharon Cameron
Erasing Time by C.J. Hill
The Stone Girl by Alyssa B. Sheinmel
Confessions of an Angry Girl by Louise Rozett
What book are you excited for?