Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Diana Peterfreund's RAMPANT Reviewed by Publishers Weekly

Congrats to Diana Peterfreund for fantastic review from Publishers Weekly for her first young adult novel, RAMPANT, which will release August 25th.
REVIEW: "This compelling new adventure, Peterfreund’s (Secret Society Girl) YA debut, introduces an international cast of strong young women, virginal descendants of Alexander the Great, who hunt an unusual breed of monster: unicorns. Sixteen-year-old narrator Astrid Llewelyn never believed her mother’s stories about unicorns—portrayed as bloodthirsty, venomous and near impossible to kill—until one impales the boy she’s seeing. Sent to Rome (unwillingly) to train with other huntresses in response to the “Reemergence” of the supposedly extinct creatures, Astrid makes new friends and enemies, hones her powers and finds time for a little romance, while coming to grips with her new life (“Forgive me if enforced lifelong celibacy and possible death by dismemberment and poisoning don’t exactly get me excited,” she gripes). But she soon suspects (as will readers) that the war against the unicorns isn’t so cut-and-dried. With an atmospheric setting, personable ensemble cast and some reasoned discussions about virginity, this gripping page-turner evokes the same grrl-power spirit as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, packed with action, mystery and a complex and intriguing mythology. Ages 12–up (Aug.)"

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Blogger Maureen McGowan said...

How fabulous!!!!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009 at 7:12:00 PM EDT  
Blogger me said...

It sounds amazing! Such an interesting premise. Definitely something I'll be buying when it comes out.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at 7:18:00 AM EDT  
Blogger Suzette said...

Wow, Unicorns the bad guys! Tha's certainly different. May have to check that one out.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at 8:39:00 AM EDT  
Blogger Louisa Edwards said...

Awesome review!! COngrats.

Thursday, July 23, 2009 at 12:05:00 PM EDT  
Blogger cindy said...

It does sound like an interesting book to read. Nice twist on the unicorns. I will defiently have to get it when it comes out.

Friday, July 31, 2009 at 4:42:00 PM EDT  

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