I just received an ARC of spooky little girl by Laurie Notard from Random House Publishing via Goodreads First Reads Program. Spooky little girl comes out 4/13/10.
From Goodreads.com :
Death is what happens while you’re busy making other plans. Coming home from a Hawaiian vacation with her best girlfriends, Lucy Fisher is stunned to find everything she owns tossed out on her front lawn, the locks changed, and her fiancé’s phone disconnected—plus she’s just lost her job. With her world spinning wildly out of her control, Lucy decides to make a new start and moves upstate to live with her sister and nephew.
But then things take an even more dramatic turn: A fatal encounter with public transportation lands Lucy not in the hereafter but in the nearly hereafter. She’s back in school, learning the parameters of spooking and how to become a successful spirit in order to complete a ghostly assignment. If Lucy succeeds, she’s guaranteed a spot in the next level of the afterlife—but until then, she’s stuck as a ghost in the last place she would ever want to be.
Trying to avoid being trapped on earth for all eternity, Lucy crosses the line between life and death and back again when she returns home. Navigating the perilous channels of the paranormal, she’s determined to find out why her life crumbled and why, despite her ghastly death, no one seems to have noticed she’s gone. But urgency on the spectral plane—in the departed person of her feisty grandmother, who is risking both their eternal lives—requires attention, and Lucy realizes that you get only one chance to be spectacular in death.
I am excited to read it. I think it will be a well deserved light funny read. It’s in my pile next to my chair underneath The Reader and The Sister Pact.
It made me wonder, who else would be interested in reading this ARC? If I get enough interest, I was thinking of sending my copy on a Blog Tour. It could travel around to those who are willing and able to read and review it on their blog in anticipation of its 4/13 release date.
If you would be interested in taking part of a Spooky Little Girl Blog Tour, leave a comment and include your email address. Depending on the amount of interest I will get it started. And if it’s only one person, hey you are the lucky recipient of my copy when I’m done. :) Just FYI though, if you want to participate I will need your mailing address and will give it to the person who will be responsible for mailing it to you, so if you are uncomfortable sharing that info, be forewarned.
Have a great weekend!