Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Cruel Summer Reviews!

Ciudad magazine recently reviewed CRUEL SUMMER and here's what they had to say:

"Noël convincingly captures Colby’s self-transformation as the character comes full circle and realizes that perhaps instead of fighting life and all the things out of her control, she should let go and embrace them. Through the typing fingers of Colby Cavendish, Noël teaches her readers that all the years of suffering through teenage awkwardness are just a phase and, in the end, if a person allows it, she can learn more about herself than she ever thought possible."—Kristine Medeiros

And this is what Book Loons said in their review:

"Though Cruel Summer addresses the usual sort of teen angst, it stands out from its peers for both its unusual Greek island setting, and for the honesty and vulnerability of Colby's blog and journal entries. It makes for an absorbing read."

Also, I'm excited to announce that I will be signing books at the American Library Association's Annual conference on Monday June 30, 2008 in the Macmillan booth, so if you're around, please stop by and say hi! For more details on the event, click HERE.

And, if you plan to be in the LA area on July 13, then save the date for ROCK 'N' READ--an exciting event to be held at the Virgin Mega Store at Hollywood and Highland, brought together by the amazing debut authors, Stephanie Kuehnert and Alexa Young. There will be loads of authors (including me!) reading from their works, awesome bands playing their songs, along with signings, raffles, and all kinds of fun, so stay posted and I'll provide more details as soon as I receive them!

Have a good day everyone!


GreenBeanTeenQueen said...

Thanks again for doing an author chat with us today and sorry about the crazy weather! I just finished Cruel Summer (I had been meaning to read it sooner, but got caught up with work stuff) and I have to say I loved it! Colby was great and I want to go away for my summer and spend some time in Greece now. Thanks again and I'll keep you updated on our Summer Reading Program!:)

Alyson Noel said...

Hey Sarah-
Nope, thank YOU, I had so much fun! And I'm glad to hear you all made it through that tornado warning!
Also, thanks for the kind words on CRUEL SUMMER, I'm thrilled that you liked it! And please keep me updated on your summer program!
All the best--

Jessica Burkhart said...

Wow! Great reviews!! :)

Alyson Noel said...

Thanks Jessica-- the good ones are always appreciated!