Tuesday, May 27, 2008

CRUEL SUMMER -- in stores now!!





Today's the day! CRUEL SUMMER is officially in a store near YOU!

And in case you haven't heard, it's the story of Colby Catherine Cavendish, a seventeen year old girl on the verge of the best summer of her life--when her parents decide to divorce and ship her off to a tiny Greek island to live with her "crazy" aunt. And just when she thinks her life can't possibly get any worse, she meets Yannis, a cute Greek local who makes her see her life in a whole new way . . .

The story unfolds in letters, blog posts, and journal entries, and I had a lot of fun writing it, drawing on my many years of living in Mykonos, Greece as a reference!  So I really hope you enjoy reading it too!

If you want to read an excerpt, or watch the trailer, just click HERE.

Thanks so much-- and have a good day everyone!

9 comments:

Trish Doller said...

Already finished it. Loved it. (And by the way, no thanks necessary. I've had a Featured Author endcap in the works for awhile now and CRUEL SUMMER just happened to come out at the right time to make you the first. :D Also, if I get my way, I won't be working at B&N forever, so I want to promote my fellow YA-ers as much as possible until I can afford to quit. LOL)

Alyson Noel said...

Hey Trish-
Wow, how fun for you to be able to feature your YA peeps!
And even though THANKS feels inadequate- I send a big, fat, heartfelt one to YOU!

Brooke Taylor said...

YAY--I'm heading out to buy it now :-) The cover is gorgeous!!

Caryn said...

Yay! Congratulations. I ordered it from our local bookstore just a few hours ago. :-)

keri mikulski :) said...

Yay! I ordered it on Amazon and should receive it soon! CONGRATULATIONS!!! I can't wait to read it. :)

Alyson Noel said...

Brooke, Caryn, and Keri- Thanks so much! You guys rock!!

Amy Addison said...

Our next trip to the bookstore is tomorrow! It's on my To Buy list. I can't wait!

Maybe I'll sneak in a trip today....

Clarissa said...

hey! i just finished Cruel Summer, and may i say how amazing it was. i was in a trance, i stayed up till 1:41am to finish it NO JOKE!!! i know how you haven made any sequels with your last YA boks but belive me, it wouldnt hurt to start with Cruel Summer ;) But i was wondering what 'Kalinichta' means? and Have you ever been to Greese?
love,
Clarissa
P.S. i own all of your books (exept art geeks & prom queens but i have read it)and LOVE them!!! can't wait till your next book :)

Alyson Noel said...

Hey Amy- Thanks! I've been keeping tabs on your vacation picks--looks like you're having a great time!

Clarissa- WOW- really? You stayed up until 1:414AM reading my book?? I can't thank you enough for all of your kind words on CRUEL SUMMER- I am THRILLED that you liked it! Oh, and to answer your question, yes I've been to Greece. I lived on Mykonos for many years! And "kalinichta" means "goodnight."
A sequel, huh?? I'll have to think about that . . .
:-D