Tuesday, June 14, 2011
A Need So Beautiful: Excerpt
As part of the promotional tour through Teen Book Scene, I'm very excited today to present to you a deleted scene from Suzanne Young's upcoming paranormal young adult release A Need So Beautiful. This title releases on June 21st from Balzer + Bray, so be sure and mark your calendars! The angel theme in young adult fiction is really starting to grow on me, so I'm eager to get my hands on this one. Enjoy!
“I wish I could help you,” Onika says, picking at the fingers of her black gloves.
I jump, startled. “What are you doing here?”
“Observing. Your friend looks awfully sick, love. Too bad you can’t help her.”
“Can you help?”
“No. But I can bet money that if you leave her now and she dies, you’ll never forgive yourself.” She smiles. “Go with her, Charlotte. The Need will wait for you, right?”
“I can’t,” I say, clutching my stomach. “It’s too painful.”
“Don’t you think you’re strong enough?”
And it’s then that I wonder if I am.
A NEED SO BEAUTIFUL (from Goodreads):
We all want to be remembered. Charlotte's destiny is to be Forgotten...
Charlotte’s best friend thinks Charlotte might be psychic. Her boyfriend thinks she’s cheating on him. But Charlotte knows what’s really wrong: She is one of the Forgotten, a kind of angel on earth, who feels the Need—a powerful, uncontrollable draw to help someone, usually a stranger.
But Charlotte never wanted this responsibility. What she wants is to help her best friend, whose life is spiraling out of control. She wants to lie in her boyfriend's arms forever. But as the Need grows stronger, it begins to take a dangerous toll on Charlotte. And who she was, is, and will become--her mark on this earth, her very existence--is in jeopardy of disappearing completely.
Charlotte will be forced to choose: Should she embrace her fate as a Forgotten, a fate that promises to rip her from the lives of those she loves forever? Or is she willing to fight against her destiny--no matter how dark the consequences.
Okay, who's excited? This girl. For more information on Suzanne and A Need So Beautiful, you can find her here:
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