As a bit of early extra fun for the Canadian YA Lit event starting on the 1st, I've got something cool to show you from author Joëlle Anthony.
Joëlle's the author of two YA books. Last year, I read her debut Restoring Harmony and found it very intriguing. If you haven't read it, it's about sixteen-year-old Molly who lives on a small farming island on the BC coast in the year 2041 after massive oil shortages and a global economic collapse. She heads down to Portland to bring her grandparents back to Canada, but what should've been a short trip turns into a massive rescue mission and an encounter with more than a few shady characters.
Her new book, The Right & the Real, sounds rather compelling. Here's the description from Goodreads, and Joëlle's brand new book trailer in honour of her birthday. :) Happy birthday, Joëlle.
The Right & the Real: Kicked out for refusing to join a cult, 17-year-old Jamie must find a way to survive on her own. Jamie should have known something was off about the church of the Right and the Real from the start, especially when the Teacher claimed he wasn’t just an ordinary spiritual leader, but Jesus Christ, himself. But she was too taken by Josh, the eldest son of one of the church’s disciples, and his all-American good looks. Josh is the most popular boy at school too, and the first boy outside the drama geeks to give Jamie a second look. But getting her Dad involved in a cult was not part of the plan when she started dating Josh. Neither was her dad’s marriage to the fanatic Mira, or getting kicked out, or seeing Josh in secret because the church has deemed her persona non grata. Jamie’s life has completely fallen apart. Finding her way back won’t be easy, but when her Dad gets himself into serious trouble, will Jamie be ready to rescue him, and maybe even forgive him?