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message 1: by Sara ♥ (last edited Aug 27, 2009 08:43AM) (new)

Sara ♥ (saranicole) | 719 comments There's a new Diana Peterfreund novel that came out on Tuesday called Rampant, which I'm totally excited about!!! Here's the description:
Forget everything you ever knew about unicorns...

The sparkly, innocent creatures of lore are a myth. Real unicorns are venomous, man-eating monsters with huge fangs and razor-sharp horns. And they can only be killed by virgin descendants of Alexander the Great.

Fortunately, unicorns have been extinct for a hundred and fifty years.

Or not.

Astrid Llewelyn has always scoffed at her eccentric mother's stories about killer unicorns. But when one of the monsters attacks her boyfriend in the woods — thereby ruining any chance of him taking her to prom — Astrid learns that unicorns are real and dangerous, and she has a family legacy to uphold. Her mother packs her off to Rome to train as a unicorn hunter at the ancient cloisters the hunters have used for centuries.

However, at the cloisters, all is not what it seems. Outside, the unicorns wait to attack. And within, Astrid faces other, unexpected threats: from crumbling, bone-covered walls that vibrate with a terrible power to the hidden agendas of her fellow hunters to — perhaps most dangerously of all — her growing attraction to a handsome art student... and a relationship that could jeopardize everything.

SO! If that sounds interesting to you, I just got an update from her website (one of those automatic mailing-list ones) and HARPER TEEN put the first 5 chapters up to read for free on their website! WOO!


message 2: by April (new)

April (booksandwine) | 312 comments I want it. May have to order this after a few paychecks!

message 3: by Sara ♥ (new)

Sara ♥ (saranicole) | 719 comments Exactly. I can't afford to go out and buy all the books I want right now... Catching Fire, Rampant, City of Glass, The Treasure Map of Boys, Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover, etc., etc., etc.

Hence my excitement over FREE! ;)

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