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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

GCC Presents Suzanne Young and A NEED SO BEAUTIFUL!

I'm excited to share a book from another author-friend, fellow-Tenner, Suzanne Young. Her latest novel, A NEED SO BEAUTIFUL, is on sale 6/21 from Balzer & Bray/HarperCollins

Book Summary:
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?

"A clever and well-written fantasy. Whether Charlotte is an angel or a being less freighted by religious tradition is left up to the reader, but the dilemma of how we can make a lasting impression is a very human concern. Young offers an elegant solution that is well worth consideration."
— Booklist, starred review

“A gripping supernatural romance… An imaginative twist on the timeless battle between dark and light.”
— Kirkus Review

“A beautiful, poignant, and gripping tale of love and sacrifice.”
-Carrie Ryan, New York Times bestselling author of THE FOREST OF HANDS AND TEETH

“A NEED SO BEAUTIFUL is equal parts haunting mystery, edge-of-your-seat thrill ride, and epic love story. Charlotte’s story captured me—and still hasn’t let me go!”
-Kimberly Derting, author of THE BODY FINDER

A Short Interview with Suzanne:

Tell me about your book in seven words or less.
A story about love and sacrifice.

 Other than your main character, who's a favorite character of yours in your novel and why?
I really love Onika. It was fun to explore such a sinister side of my writing. 

What's one piece of writing advice you would give to aspiring authors?
Keep writing. I thought about giving up several times in this journey. But I kept writing, and it’s what got me through the lower points.

What did you write when you were a teen?
I used to write murder mysteries starring all of my friends.

What's the last book you read that you really loved?
I adored Lisa Schroeder’s THE DAY BEFORE.

About Suzanne:

Suzanne Young currently lives in Portland, Oregon, where she uses the rainy weather as an excuse to stay inside and write obsessively. After earning her degree in creative writing, Suzanne spent several years teaching middle school language arts. Now she can be found at home chasing after her two children and poorly behaved dog and writing novels for teens. You can visit her online at or follow her on Twitter @suzanne_young.

Watch the book trailer:

Huge congratulations to you, Suzanne! I can't wait to read it!!


  1. I loved A Need So Beautiful! And it's funny that my review posted today, along with your post introducing the book :) Lots of love for Suzanne Young's wonderful book!

  2. Another one to add to my "to-read" shelf!

  3. I can not wait to read this!!! WOOT