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07 July 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (3): The Julian Game

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week, my Waiting on Wednesday pick is: The Julian Game by Adele Griffin (publication date 26 August 2010).

Goodreads Description:
New girl Raye Archer is desperate for a way into the In crowd, so when ice-queen Ella Parker chooses her to get back at her ex, the gorgeous Julian Kilgarry, Raye is more than game. Even if it means creating a fake Facebook identity as Elizabeth” so that she can learn enough about Julian to sabotage him. While a fun and dangerous thrill at first, what Raye hadn’t counted on was falling for Julian herself—and igniting Ella’s rage.

As Raye works to reconcile the temptress Elizabeth with her real-life self, Ella serves up her own revenge. Now it’s Raye who falls victim, as Ella creates an online smear campaign of nasty rumors and trashy photographs. Suddenly notorious, Raye has to find a way out of the web of deceit that she’s helped to build, and back to the relationships that matter.

Adele Griffin’s riveting novel explores the issues of generation Facebook: the desire to be someone else, real versus online friends, and the pitfalls and fallouts of posting your personal life online for all the world to judge.


Sabrina @ about happy books said...

Great choice. I heard about this book last week and it sounds promising. I wonder what the cover has to do with the story.

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Anonymous said...

I've heard about this one, the cover is so strange though!!

Cass said...

I've heard of this one! I actually like the cover. I think it has a mysterious edge to it, and yet it has a familiar feeling to it.

Thanks for visiting my blog + WoW! :)

Anonymous said...

The eye-catching cover alone will have readers picking it up just to see what it's all about! Nice pick.

Crystal said...

Love the cover and this sounds really good. I'm going to have to add this one to my list as well.

Jan von Harz said...

Very interesting cover, and the summary sound intriguing. Good pick.

Lea (YA Book Queen) said...

Nice choice! I've heard this one is really good,

Anonymous said...

Great pick! I've heard about this one before, and really want to read it =)

YA Book Lover said...

I have never heard of this book, but it sounds amazing. I like that someone has written about facebook and the issues surrounding it. I am going to have to check this one out once it is published! Thanks for letting me know about it!

Rachel said...

Just stopping by via the hop to say hello!

And the plot thickens...

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