Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday - Daniela

Elixir by Hilary Duff

Release Date: October 12, 2010

Summary: As the daughter of a renowned surgeon and a prominent Washington D.C. politician, Clea Raymond has felt the glare of the spotlight her entire life. And though she dreads the paparazzi who track her every move, she herself is a talented photojournalist who takes refuge in a career that allows her to travel to the most exotic parts of the world.

But after Clea’s father disappears while on a humanitarian mission, eerie, shadowy images of a strange and beautiful young man begin to appear in Clea’s photos—a man she has never seen in her life.

When Clea suddenly encounters this man in person she is stunned—and feels an immediate and powerful connection. As they grow closer, they are drawn deep into the mystery behind her father’s disappearance and discover the centuries-old truth behind their intense bond.
Torn by a dangerous love triangle and haunted by a powerful secret that holds their fate, together they race against time to unravel their past in order to save their future—and their lives. (Summary provided by Goodreads)

So I was randomly browsing upcoming YA releases and spotted this item of interest. My jaw dropped a little when I saw it, but not in an excited type of way. I don’t dislike Hilary Duff. She’s alright, but I do dislike when celebrities try and have their finger on every pie: singling, acting, designing...and now writing fiction? What? Okay, that’s not a completely novel concept but I don’t want it to become a trend or anything. Lauren Conrad, thanks a lot!

Anyway, my reaction to the story’s synapse is that it sounds decent enough. And with a name like Hilary Duff adorning the cover as the author, I suspects copies of Elixir should fly off the bookstore shelves quickly enough. I don’t know if I’ll purchase it, but I’ll definitely keep my ears perked up for any of the book’s reviews. Who knows, maybe Hilary can write.

*Waiting on Wednesday is an ingenious idea hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine.

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