Tuesday, 17 January 2012

January Release: Try Not To Breathe by Jennifer R. Hubbard

All right, time for a special January Release post!
Very intriguing, isn't it?

My Pick:  Try Not To Breathe by Jennifer R. Hubbard
Release Date: January 19th

Learning to live is more than just choosing not to die, as sixteen-year-old Ryan discovers in the year following his suicide attempt. Despite his mother’s anxious hovering and the rumors at school, he’s trying to forget the darkness from which he has escaped. But it doesn’t help that he’s still hiding guilty secrets, or that he longs for a girl who may not return his feelings. Then he befriends Nicki, who is using psychics to seek contact with her dead father. This unlikely friendship thaws Ryan to the point where he can face the worst in himself. He and Nicki confide in one another the things they never thought they’d tell anyone—but their confessions are trickier than they seem, and the fallout tests the bound of friendship and forgiveness.

At last a YA romance that really seems to have a unique plot, as well as a male viewpoint, with plenty of dark themes and characters, but also a little bit of hope thrown in there for good measure. The plot looks set to be physically complex and emotionally tough, but sometimes it's the things about a novel that make you want to stop that also make you want to keep reading. I love the premise of the story, and if I'm lucky enough to get my hands on it anytime soon I'm sure I won't be able to put it down. 

Even the title promises mystery, suspense, and drama, as well as tentative friendship and the relatively new experiences it will be for the characters to let others in. Although I do generally prefer bright colours on covers, considering the topics and material included in this book, it does give a taster of what's to come.

I don't know about you, but I'd be looking out for this one!


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