HAPPY MONDAY, ALL!  SO excited to be kicking off the A Line In The Dark Blog Tour today.  To add to the excitement, A LINE IN THE DARK PUBLISHES TOMORROW, so the character aesthetics will give you a SNEAK PEEK at the novel ahead of publication.
This was my first novel by Malinda Lo and I was impressed by the special combination of titillating creepiness, friendship, unrequited love with a twist mystery.  A book focused on friendship and loyalty, it slowly unwinds into something subtly darker, deeper as it progresses.  This book also includes excellent representation for f/f romance and diverse characters

ABOUT THE BOOK

A Line In the Dark by Malinda Lo

The line between best friend and something more is a line always crossed in the dark.
Jess Wong is Angie Redmond’s best friend. And that’s the most important thing, even if Angie can’t see how Jess truly feels. Being the girl no one quite notices is OK with Jess anyway. If nobody notices her, she’s free to watch everyone else. But when Angie begins to fall for Margot Adams, a girl from the nearby boarding school, Jess can see it coming a mile away. Suddenly her powers of observation are more a curse than a gift.As Angie drags Jess further into Margot’s circle, Jess discovers more than her friend’s growing crush. Secrets and cruelty lie just beneath the carefree surface of this world of wealth and privilege, and when they come out, Jess knows Angie won’t be able to handle the consequences.

When the inevitable darkness finally descends, Angie will need her best friend.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Malinda Lo Author Photo

Malinda Lo is the author of the young adult novels AshHuntressAdaptation, and InheritanceAsh was a finalist for the William C. Morris YA Debut Award, the Andre Norton Award for YA Science Fiction and Fantasy, the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award, and was a Kirkus Best Book for Children and Teens. She has been a three-time finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. Malinda’s nonfiction has been published by The New York Times Book Review, NPR, The Huffington Post, The Toast, The Horn Book, and AfterEllen. Malinda is co-founder with Cindy Pon of Diversity in YA, a project that celebrates diversity in young adult books. She lives in Massachusetts with her partner and their dog. www.malindalo.com.

CHARACTER AESTHETICS

 

Jessica Wong

Jessica is an artist, lesbian and hopelessly devoted to her best friend, Angela Redmond.  Quiet, bordering on introverted, she is the narrator for the first half of the story. Jessica’s talent scores her a scholarship to attend the art program at Pearson Brooke Academy.

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Angela Redmond

Angela is Jessica’s much more outgoing counterpart and best friend. She works at the local ice cream shop and falls head-over-heels for Margot the day she walks in the door.

Angela Redmond.jpg

Margot Adams

Margot is the popular mean girl of Pearson Brooke Academy.  When she meets Angela, a love triangle ensues between her, Angela and Jessica.

Margot Adams.jpg

Ryan Dupree

Ryan is Margot’s best friend and side-kick.

Ryan Dupree

 

GIVEAWAY

Click the Rafflecopter link below to enter for a chance to be one (1) of three (3) winners to receive a hardcover copy of A Line in the Dark by Malinda Lo. (ARV: $17.99 each).

RAFFLECOPTER LINK

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Enter between 12:00 AM Eastern Time on October 16, 2017 and 12:00 AM on October 27, 2017.  Open to residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia who are 13 and older. Winners will be selected at random on or about October 30, 2017. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.

BLOG TOUR

With so many talented friends on this tour, you’re not going to want to miss a minute of it. Please visit these stops along the way.

 
Week One:
October 16YA Wednesdays – Character Aesthetics
October 17Twinning for Books
October 18Adventures of a Book Junkie – Author Q&A
October 19BookCrushin
October 20Read. Sleep. Repeat. – Author Guest Post | NEED PROMPT
 
Week Two:
October 23Here’s to Happy Endings – Bookish Recipe
October 24Tales of the Ravenous Reader – Playlist
October 25Sarcasm & Lemons – Author Q&A
October 26Fiction Fare – Review
October 27Boricuan Bookworms – Review & Aesthetics Board
 
 
~Carmen 
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