Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Playing Hurt and A Blue So Dark by Holly Schindler

I'm sure that many of you remember A Blue So Dark, which was released to excellent reviews in the spring of last year. Since that's been on my wishlist, and Holly Schindler's second book is out now, I just wanted to do a short post about it.

Playing Hurt

Star basketball player Chelsea “Nitro” Keyes had the promise of a full ride to college—and everyone’s admiration in her hometown. But everything changed senior year, when she took a horrible fall during a game. Now a metal plate holds her together and she feels like a stranger in her own family.

As a graduation present, Chelsea’s dad springs for a three-week summer “boot camp” program at a northern Minnesota lake resort. There, she’s immediately drawn to her trainer, Clint, a nineteen-year-old ex-hockey player who’s haunted by his own traumatic past. As they grow close, Chelsea is torn between her feelings for Clint and her loyalty to her devoted boyfriend back home. Will an unexpected romance just end up causing Chelsea and Clint more pain—or finally heal their heartbreak?

Published by Flux, and out now!

A Blue So Dark

Fifteen-year-old Aura Ambrose has been hiding a secret. Her mother, a talented artist and art teacher, is slowly being consumed by schizophrenia, and Aura has been her sole caretaker ever since Aura's dad left them. Convinced that "creative" equals crazy, Aura shuns her own artistic talent. But as her mother sinks deeper into the darkness of mental illness, the hunger for a creative outlet draws Aura toward the depths of her imagination. Just as desperation threatens to swallow her whole, Aura discovers that art, love, and family are profoundly linked—and together may offer an escape from her fears.

Published by Flux

First, the covers of her books are awesome! Second, I'm not sure how it's possible that I haven't read A Blue So Dark yet. It deals with that's definitely moved up to the top of my reading list. Check out the links below for more info on Holly and her books.

Holly's website:

If you want to check out the book, you can go here:
Amazon: Click Here
IndieBound : Click Here


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