"In her first YA novel, adult thriller writer Dane pens a macabre slow-burner, building tension by alternating Brenna's first-person narrative with sections in omniscient third; Brenna's peers, a deputy, and an observant doctor at White Bird's hospital all contribute insight into the mystery of Heather's death. Thoroughly eerie, the plot includes flashbacks and nightmares involving crossing over into the spirit world, while Dane's well-developed characters provide an authentic exploration of guilt, loyalty, and belonging." ~Publishers Weekly
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Publishers Weekly Reviews IN THE ARMS OF STONE ANGELS
I'm a subscriber to Publishers Weekly. It's a heavy hitter weekly review magazine out of New York and gets a lot of scrutiny from the publishing industry. Not every book gets reviewed. Since Stone Angels had been released in April, I thought my chance to see a PW review had come and gone. I was thrilled to see the New York city magazine reviewed my debut YA and posted it this week, on July 11th. Seeing my book in this iconic review mag, along with much bigger author names, still gives me goosebumps. Below is an excerpt from that review. If you'd like to see the whole enchilada, click HERE.