One of Aussie YA titles creating a big buzz this year is Shirley Marr’s Fury, which is the twisty mystery of a popular girl who confesses to a murder. Eliza Boans is a girl who’s hiding a lot of secrets, and readers everywhere have been falling in love with her smart, funny narrative.
The book has been near impossible to get at a reasonable price overseas, so the lovely Miss Marr has kindly sent over a touring copy to share with U.S. bloggers! If you’d like the opportunity to read this coveted title, please sign up here. If you’re a fan of kick-ass heroines or mysteries in general, this is a must-read for any YA fan.
My full review of the novel is linked here.
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Shirley Marr Update
Shirley also recently announced that she’s signed a new 3-book contract with Walker Books, so it’s exciting that we’ll be seeing more books from her soon. Walker, by the way, releases some titles under their wonderful Candlewick Press imprint in the U.S., so fingers crossed that this means that we won’t have to jump through quite so many hoops to get to Shirley’s goodies in the future.
In the meantime, do be sure to sign up for the 2012 Fury tour! I’ve received a lot of advance requests for this and space is limited, so be sure to act quickly if you’re interested. Heartfelt thanks to Shirley for sending us a touring copy, as well as Missie over at The Unread Reader who originally offered this title on her tour to begin with.