Wouldn’t it be amazing to befriend your favorite author? According to Lygia Day Peñaflor‘s All of This Is True, maybe not so much!
The upcoming YA novel about YA fandom, delving into fan obsessions and the misguided social media age concept that authors must always be available to and answer to their fans, then turning it on its head for a nailbiting mystery thriller as four friends’ budding friendship with an author causes their lives to spiral out of control.
Epic Reads recently revealed the cover and an excerpt from the novel. Take a look!
So, tell me about Fatima Ro. There are a lot of people who are curious about her right now.
All right. But I’m just going to say this outright because it’s probably the one thing we still agree on—me, Soleil, and Penny. We were shallow before we met Fatima Ro. We were all about the scene. You know what I mean about the scene: the parties, the trinkets, the lifestyle. We hosted.
House parties at Penny’s place. It feels like forever ago. Ugh. [shakes head]All those people, the throbbing music… Handling all that money.
We collected a cover charge to fund subsequent parties.
That’s us. [sighs]We met on Orientation Day in seventh grade when we were grouped together for the Graham scavenger hunt. Winners become orientation leaders the following year. We won by splitting up and then finding the last clue together— the school seal on the roof.
You’re a good team.
We were, yes… before this.
All of This Is True hits bookshelves on May 15, 2018. You can preorder it now via Amazon!